Library Loot: April 3rd

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Linda from Silly Little Mischief that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library.

Today’s library haul was more diverse than usual:

First, two nonfiction books that I am actually excited about (rare!)



What Works for Women at Work describes four patterns of workplace gender bias, AND promises to offer effective strategies for dealing with them. That’s important: so many business books, especially ones about gender, spend time discussing issues and never propose a solution. I can’t wait to see if this book delivers on its promise.

Otherhood is about being happy and childless – even if that’s not what you intended for your life.

I also picked up three fiction books – and two of them were “serious”! (For me, anyway).




The decisively non serious one: Disenchanted & Co, by Lynn Viehl. I’m hoping this book will scratch my Gail Carriger itch. I know that’s not a fair way to approach a book – but it has her name on the cover blurb! And a parasol!

The other two are potential book club picks. I am afraid my last pick, being fantasy, was way outside the group’s comfort zone. So, here, I’m going for something with more general appeal. Either A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith, or Half Broke Horses by Jeanette Walls. Readers – which one should I choose?