What did YOU buy today? June 2016
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An interesting looking ARC, right off the bat this month: The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon. Due to be published here July 2016, it's a story with children as the protagonists, and a mystery.
Probably thriller-y, since the blurb on the front is from Paula Hawkins, author of Girl on the Train.
Picked up my history book group's November choice: Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant.
Also American Civil War, and with a local connection, Black Iron Mercy by Eric Schlehlein is a novel that came home with me. It's a print on demand title from a small Georgia publisher. I usually avoid both e-books and print-on-demand, but made an exception.
One ARC today, which doesn't come out until November: _The Shores of Tripoli_ by James L. Haley. It's an historical novel about the Barbary pirates.
Bought two novels: Speakers of the Dead: A Walt Whitman Mystery by J. Aaron Sanders, and Blood of Tyrants by Naomi Novik.
The first is an historical mystery. The latter is an alternate history fantasy novel. I own all the other of Novik's Temeraire novels with the exception of the one that came out in hardcover this week, League of Dragons.
Brought home two ARCs, leaving a few others that looked interesting behind -- wow, my apartment's full of books:
* _Saving Jake_ by Sharon Sala (pub date 10/16; contemporary romance, I've liked her romantic suspense in the past)
* First Star I See Tonight by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (pub date 8/16; contemporary romance, she usually brings the funny, and in this one she seems to be turning tropes upside down)
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