Last year I wrote about all my book buying adventures between May and September. One of the used book stores (Endless Shores in Bridgetown, NS) is one that we go to most years when we are camping in our favourite spot. It’s located very near the laundromat, so we browse the book shelves while waiting for the laundry (my husband is kind enough to go back and forth to switch over the laundry, while the rest of us stay with the books – we are often there for about 2 hours).
I am always impressed with the number of books there that I want to buy (and that I don’t remember seeing there the year before), and with how well organised it is. I have never been disappointed. So, all my Nova Scotia friends – go visit if you can!
This year I came away with:
Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh (Robert at 101 Books recently read this one and highly recommended it.)
The Devil in the White City – Erik Larson (I read my first Erik Larson book a few months ago – Dead Wake – and loved it. Maybe this one will be next.)
Liars and Saints – Maile Meloy (I’ve never read anything by Meloy yet, but now I can!)
Weeds of Nova Scotia (Yes, my husband and I are nature nerds.)
You Can Too! – Elizabeth Peirce (This is to encourage me to start canning things instead of just throwing them all in the freezer. But, the freezer seems so much easier.)
Latitudes of Melt – Joan Clark (I have her most recent book on hold at the library, but haven’t yet read any of her older books. This is one I’ve heard is good from the Literary Hoarders.)
Practical Jean – Trevor Cole (This has been on my list for a while, so I was happy to grab it up. Has anyone read his new book yet?)
Prodigy – Nancy Huston (I read Fault Lines years ago and loved it, but I haven’t read any of her others.)
The Book of Secrets – M.G. Vassanji (This man has won the Giller Prize twice, among other prizes, but I haven’t read any of his books yet.)
Has anyone read any of these, or other books by these authors that you would recommend?