I'm back from San Francisco! Before I get started with this week's Stacking the Shelves, you may remember my pre-vacation post that included some bookish landmarks in San Fran! For those of you who have been anxiously scratching your heads wondering what they were, here are the answers:
- Kayo Books, a really funky bookstore on Post Street that specializes in noir mysteries, vintage paperbacks and pulp fiction.
- The bathtub of books at The Beat Museum.
- The poetry room on the top level of City Lights Booksellers & Publishers.
- Jack Kerouac Alley which runs along the side of City Lights and is covered in passages from Kerouac's works.
And now, it's time to look at the books I added to my shelves this week with Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga's Reviews! Not necessarily books I bought - also includes books I borrowed, was given or otherwise ended up with. Weeks where I don't buy books I'll scramble around my shelves and find some books I haven't shared in a StS post yet!
Here are the books I picked up on my trip:
This One Is Mine - Maria Semple
Scratch One - Michael Crichton (writing as John Lange)
Franny and Zooey - J.D. Salinger
Here are a few I (accidentally) picked up while waiting for my flight home in the SFO airport:
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - Rebecca Skloot
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle - Haruki Murakami
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand - Helen Simonson
And the books that were waiting for me when I got home!
Ordinary Thunderstorms - William Boyd
Hearts and Minds - Amanda Craig
Code Name Verity - Elizabeth Wein
A Week in December - Sebastian Faulks
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet - David Mitchell
So that was my week in books! As you can see it's a pretty wide-ranging list, including some I stumbled across on sale (This One Is Mine - I already have the UK version but liked this cover better and it was on sale for a few bucks, so I figure I can use one as a gift at some point), discovered on random bookstore visits (*ahem* airport *ahem*) and some further British reads! I'm excited to read all of these ASAP. What about you guys? Have you read any of these - and if so, what did you think? What did you pick up this week? Share in the comments!