march-2008-purchases.jpgWhen I piled this month’s purchases up I was really surprised at the number of books that I had bought without really trying. A good range, I think, with some authors that are new to me:

Blue Remembered Hills by Rosemary Sutcliffe – a lovely limited edition from the wonderful people at Slightly Foxed, with proper bookmark and everything

Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman – written for World Book Day and mentioned in my post on the Novella Challenge

The Mathematics of Love by Emma Darwin – worth looking at Emma’s blog

Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist – Scandinavian urban vampire story, so how could I resist?

The Undercover Economist by Tim Harford – heard him being interviewed by Simon Mayo about his new book, picked this up in a bookshop and became very interested

The House of Lost Souls by F G Cottam – spec buy to make up a 3 for 2 offer, looks interesting but no idea what it will be like

The Invention of Morel by Adolfo Bioy Casares – attracted by the cover which is a photo of Louise Brookes, and also in the Novella Challenge

Bobbed Hair and Bathtub Gin by Marion Meade – mentioned on someone else’s blog, it sounded like a good read

Vampire Loves by Joann Sfar – couldn’t resist it, looks great

Broken Things by Padrika Tarrant – as mentioned by dovegreyreader

Engelby by Sebastian Faulks – wasn’t sure about this when it first came out but dipped into it in a bookshop and decided to give it a go

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz – reviewed by Simon Mayo’s Book Panel, this sounded like geeky good fun

T is for Trespass by Sue Grafton – the latest Kinsey Milhone mystery, to add to my towering pile of unread Graftons