1) The Magicians by Lev Grossman - I have seen this one doing the round of the blogging world, so I was intrigued to buy it.
2) New York Mosaic by Isabel Bolton - this consists of three books set against the cocktail parties and genteel society of New York's Upper East Side looking at the failedartistes, socialites and candid children. These books were originally written in the 40's and have been republished by Virago Modern Classics.
3) Surviving The Volcano by Stanley Williams - this is a non fiction book about Stanley Williams who was standing on top of a Colombian volcano called Galeras when it erupted. This is about the escape off the mountain which nearly killed him. With the help of two brave women, they manage to rescue him safely off the mountain.
4) A Gathering Light by Jennifer Donnelly - after reading Nymeth's review last week for this book, I was really please to find this one. This book is an American historical novel based around the Big Moose Lake murder case of 1906, but from the point of view of a young girl who gets caught up in it. I had never hear of the Grace Brown murder before Nymeth mentioned it, so now I want to know more.
5) The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz - another book I have been after for a while. This is meant to be really funny and follows the life of a family running a private detective agency.
6) The Lovers by John Connolly of The Book of Lost Things fame. This is a Charlie Parker thriller where Charlie seems to be surrounded by ghosts.
7) The Well of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde - I keep hearing about Jasper Fforde and how wonderful he is, so I was pleased to find this one following the adventures of Tuesday Next, a Literary Detective.
8) People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks. I really enjoyed Year of Wonders last year and couldn't resist picking this one up to try.
I had to take the girls to the library to take their books back, so I struggled to leave without some books of my own.
1) Un Lun Dun by China Mieville - another book I discovered over at Nymeth's blog. A children's book where adventures occur in the strange world below London called UnLondon, where all the lost and broken things of London end up.
3) Dewey, The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched The World by Vicki Moran. Who can resist such a beautiful cat and a beautiful story.
4) The Tricking of Freya by Christina Sunley - one of my Friday Finds I have been coveting for a while. Set in Iceland and Canada, this book looks at a young woman's obsession with uncovering a family secret.
5) James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl. I wanted a Roald Dahl book to read for a challenge where I need to read Sophie Dahl too. As I haven't read this one before, I thought it would be a good one to choose.
So another bad week for books coming into my house. Now I would just like a couple of life free weeks in order to sit on my butt and read them all!