Sooooo I’ve been an awful person. Despite the fact that I’ve had absolutely ZERO time for reading what I want to read, I’ve bought more books. I was also given a huge bag of books by a lovely friend.
I’ve read many of the books my friend gave me, but was happy to take them off her hands. The ones I’ve read are mainly books I have read and loved, but didn’t have a copy of, so I’m super pleased to have them in my collection! Some are also books I’ve read in childhood and War and Peace is a lovely hardback edition!
The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde (review here)
Tampa by Alissa Nutting (this is all your fault, Rachel!)
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
Emily of New Moon, Emily Climbs and Emily’s Quest by L.M. Montgomery (read when I was little)
The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton (3.5 stars, read December 2012)
Nightingale by Fiona Mackintosh
Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier
The Epigrams of Oscar Wilde
The Casual Vacancy by J.K Rowling (4.5 stars, read 2012)
Mythologies by W.B. Yeats
She also gave me a copy of The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien, but that went to my boyfriend, who doesn’t have his own copy.
Such a fabulous haul! And all for free!
In April, I was silly and went with my boyfriend to Kinokuniya in the city, which is always a very dangerous move. I managed to behave myself (yes, I’m surprised too…) and only got two books:
Summer Crossing by Truman Capote
The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter (my review should come in the near future… but let’s just say, I regret that purchase)
Then I did a couple of mini hauls from The Book Depository, which also was a terrible idea. I did need some of them, but most…. no, not really.
Mrs De Winter by Susan Hill
The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms (also known as my saviour- hallelujah!)
Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Selected Poems of Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Selected Poems of T.S. Eliot
The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
I THEN also grabbed a couple of books from Better World Books, because they were the cheapest way to get some out of print books I needed for uni. So from there, I got:
The Gift by H.D.
Rebecca West by Lorna Gibb
Selected Poems by H.D.
And there is two months worth of book shopping!
Anything here you love? Want to enable more book shopping for me? Let me know!