Here are my books. Some I already had checked out and some are new:
1. Baba Yaga Laid An Egg by Dubravka Ugresic: I adore the Canongate myth series and this one has appealed to me for a while. I'm not familar at all with the Baba Yaga stories, apart from knowing she is a crazy old woman, and I like that this was written by someone born in Yugoslavia
2. A Continent Called Palestine by Najwa Kawar Farah: This is a memoir of a Christian woman growing up in Palestine as it existed pre-Israel. I find the Middle East fascinating, so I'm looking forward to this.
3. Island of Wings by Karin Altenberg: This was on the Orange longlist and my hold only came in after it failed to get shortlisted. I'm still looking forward to this story of a minister and his wife sailing to the Hebrides in 1830.
4. Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte: Anne is the only Bronte I have yet to read, and this is quite short, so I'm hopeful I will be able to do it.
5. The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives by Lola Shoneyin: I read the 19th Wife a while back and find the idea of polygamy interesting. I've seen so many good reviews of this one.
6. Madame Tussaud by Michelle Moran: I've read Cleopatra's Daughter and have wanted to read more Moran ever since. So ignoring the two others I actually own, I decided to take one out from the library!
7. Mirrors by Eduardo Galeano: This is a non-linear, non-chronological history of the world told in snapshots. I picked this up randomly and it promises a lot.
8. Daughter of Dust by Wendy Wallace: Wendy Wallace is a journalist who has written about the life of Leila in Sudan, who was shunned by her family and who has experienced female genital mutilation.
9. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky: Just to see what all the fuss is about.
10. The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood: Because I recommended this in my Song of Achilles post and it made me want to read it again.
11. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini: This will be my first Hosseini book, I like the sound of this one better than Kite Runner.
12. March by Geraldine Brooks: Because my Penguin Threads copy of Little Women came in the post finally and I thought this would be a good companion read.
So I have a problem, right?
There's also the fact that despite having all these books out, I chose to read an ARC about the history of sex which is absolutely fascinating but a long, slow reading. I've been reading it since Sunday and I don't anticipate finishing it before next week. Thank goodness for online renewals!
Am I alone in my library addiction?