I went with the ones I could get through the library where I work, since I'm
Gerald Durell - My Family & Other Animals - picked this one solely because I liked the title
Alison Booth - Stillwater Creek - free preview copy from a book club I belong too (yaaay for freebies!), so this technically doesn't belong in the library pile, but eh, what the hell
Marcus Zusak - The Messenger - I looooooved The Book Thief, so picking up another one of Zusak's books was a no-brainer
Richard Russo - Bridge of Sighs - I recently read Empire Falls and enjoyed it, so I thought I'd give this one a shot (I'm about 1/4 through and so far it's not bad - doesn't grab me like Empire did, but it's decent)
Maggie O'Farrell - The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox - chose this on a recommendation from a coworker
John Boyne - The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas - another one where I simply liked the title (clearly I pick my books the same way I pick my wine)
Irène Némirovsky - Suite Française - I read halfway through the blurb on the jacket and was hooked - I can't wait to start this one!
Thanks for all of your suggestions! If you have any more, feel free to comment below and I'll add them to my To Read list.
P.S. In other book-related news, I just watched the trailer for The Road. This is one of my favorite books of all time, and I've been looking forward to this movie for over a year. I still think that Viggo Mortensen was absolutely inspired casting, but I'm confused by Charlize Theron's presence, since in the book the mother never appeared except in the father's recollections - I sincerely hope they just threw her in there to try to get the horny male butts in the seats and that she'll make a swift exit from the film.
P.P.S. Thanks so much for your congratulations on my last post - we're equal parts thrilled and terrified!