Monday, January 11, 2021

Little Free Library New Year Books - MAILBOX MONDAY


A couple of new year's intentions (I wouldn't go as far as resolutions) have me tidying my bookshelves and out for neighborhood walks. Both these find me hitting the nearby Little Free Libraries on a regular basis these days. I have a nice one-mile loop through my neighborhood that takes me past FIVE Little Free Libraries! I can get some exercise and drop off books along my way. 

Of course, I often end up finding books that catch my eye in the LFLs. Isn't that always the way? I am just trying to keep the outflow of books from my house greater than the inflow from the Little Free Libraries. 

Here are my recent Little Free Library finds. What new books have come into your house lately?

Buckingham Palace: The Interiors by Ashley Hicks (Rizzoli). This was my favorite find. I love fancy coffee table books, and this stunner from Rizzoli is brand new. Now that I finished the last season of The Crown, I'm happy to have another way to visit Buckingham Palace. 

A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare: 1599 by James Shapiro. Mostly Shakespeare biography, part history, this book focusses on Shakespeare's life in 1599, the year he wrote four of his most famous plays -- Henry the Fifth, Julius Caesar, As You Like It, and Hamlet.

In the Beginning: The Story of the King James Bible and How It Changed a Nation, a Language, and a Culture by Alister McGrath. This is another literary history book I found with the Shakespeare book, most likely dropped off by the same neighbor reader. It also looks great.

740 Park: The Story of the World's Richest Apartment Building by Michael Gross. Framed as the history of a fancy building in New York City, built by Jackie Kennedy's grandfather, this is a social history of New York. 


Join other book lovers on Mailbox Monday to share the books that came into your house last week. Visit the Mailbox Monday website to find links to all the participants' posts and read more about Books that Caught our Eye.

Mailbox Monday is hosted by Leslie of Under My Apple Tree, Serena of Savvy Verse & Wit, and Martha of Reviews by Martha's Bookshelf.

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