My latest used-book store haul, in no particular order, looks something like this:
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon - A book about books! A mystery set in 1945 Barcelona. And it's got a lovely old leather-bound looking cover too. How could I resist?
Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver - I've been meaning to get back to this author for a while. What better time than now?
The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway - "A grand and powerful novel about how people retain or reclaim their humanity when they are under extreme duress." I saw some pretty good reviews for this book when it first came out, so may as well give it a try myself.
Island by Alistair MacLeod - Canadian author. Short stories. Ehn, could be good.
The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl - I don't know anything about this book except that it's a murder mystery based around Dante's Inferno. A literary club is called upon to help the police solve the crime. Hmm, sounds kind of Dan Brown-ish so it might be a fun weekend read.
Asylum by Patrick McGrath - Taut, tension-filled . . . a chilling story that works as both a Freudian parable and an old fashioned gothic shocker. I came across this title last fall while searching people's RIP V reading lists from last fall. Dunno, could be good. If I don't get to it now, I'll save it for a chilly, misty, spooky evening in October.