The Monster Book Haul of Monsters

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I went a little bit stir crazy a few weeks ago and decided to spend all the money on books. While I think it was a worthy investment, my savings account isn’t exactly thrilled! I now feel a little like I’m drowning in a monstrous TBR pile, so I’m putting myself in a reading challenge to try and get through some more books! 

The Monster Book Haul List… dun dun dunnnn!

1. Agnes Grey- Anne Bronte

2. Cranford- Elizabeth Gaskell

3. The Woman in Black- Susan Hill

4. Jude the Obscure- Thomas Hardy

5. Fahrenheit 451- Ray Bradbury

6. Northanger Abbey- Jane Austen

7. Mansfield Park- Jane Austen

8. Persuasion- Jane Austen (AND THE COPY IS SO PRETTY OMGHDHSHSHAJ!!!!)

9. Shirley- Charlotte Bronte

10. The Bell Jar- Sylvia Plath

11. The Silmarillion- J. R. R. Tolkien

12. Mother Courage and Her Children- Bertolt Brecht (University text)

13. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service- Ian Fleming

14. The Sound and the Fury- William Faulkner (University text)

15. The Complete Poems and Songs of Robert Burns

16. Silence for the Dead- Simone St. James

My dear, darling brother had to relieve the postman of the huge box this all came in… Never before has The Book Depository sent me an order in a big box! Are they trying to tell me something? 

Whew! Read any of these? Did you love them? Hate them? Any recommendations for others I might like? 

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2 thoughts on “The Monster Book Haul of Monsters

  1. Very interesting! 🙂
    Fahrenheit 451,Bell Jar and The Sound and the Fury are on my wish-list!
    The Silmarillion looks very interesting and I even considered buying once! As for the Brontes, I don’t know if I will love their books.But someday or the other, I’ll have to read them.

    I have also heard good things said about Elizabeth Gaskell,especially about her works Cranford and North and Sound!
    Well,Happy Reading! 🙂

    • I’ve been wanting some of these for ages!
      I read The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit last year, so the Silmarillion is the logical next step. I’m told it’s very difficult to get through though.
      Jane Eyre is a fantastic book, I definitely recommend starting with that one to start you off with the Bronte sisters.
      I’ve seen the BBC production of North and South… It’s awesome! Richard 4 *swoons*

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