A Nice Chunky Book Haul

2015 is well and truly over by now, but I just got the last of the books I had ordered in mid-January, so I thought that now was as good a time as any for a book haul post!

These books were purchased throughout November, December and January. I’ve been rather good recently with restraining myself, though I can’t stop myself from buying books completely. Most of them have been bought for studying as well as general enjoyment, since I love what I’m studying!

Both of them are chunky books that will hopefully give me a good, in depth knowledge of Victorian England and Queen Victoria herself. I’ve read quite a lot of history books on the Victorians, but I’m so in love with the era that I think I’ll never be bored with it! I also got How to be a Victorian by Ruth Goodman…. as if I needed to drive the point home, right?


All these were purchased in December, as Christmas presents to myself!

I also grabbed a few of these Vintage Christmas classics after Christmas, since they were on sale… I was only going to get two, but got to the checkout to find they were actually 50% off and unmarked! So back I went for two more!

I tried to take some quick photos, but my doggies decided to try and “help” me with imagethem! Mirri is modelling The Ladies’ Paradise by Emile Zola, The Letters of Jane Austen and Castle Rackrent by Maria Edgeworth.

Mirri and Jarrah are modelling South Riding by Winifred Holtby and The Tall Man by Chloe Hooper!

(They’re both staring in the same direction because the cat had some biscuits that they wanted… they’re desperate beasts.)









I also bought a copy of Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood, which I was going to read for a unit of the masters degree that I was contemplating, but since I’ve decided not to do it, I don’t technically need it anymore… only I was too intrigued to cancel my order of that one!

I got a few books on my Kindle, including the rest of the PC Grant novels, some 18th century literature, including Maria Edgeworth and Fanny Burney’s complete novels, as well as Tom Jones by Henry Fielding, mostly because it looks hilarious.

From Better World Books, I bought some rather hideous ex-library editions of some literary biographies by Claire Tomalin, as well as Flappers by Judith Mackrell, since I didn’t get time to read it last year, despite having borrowed it from the library for several months. Looks fantastic though, despite its rather sad cover!

In all, I have purchased more books than I thought I had… but this is over several months. Some months I have bought more than this in a few weeks!


9 thoughts on “A Nice Chunky Book Haul

  1. My goodness, you have some wonderful additions to your shelves there. I read Flappers from the library when it was shiny and new , loved it, and had to buy a copy to keep. And South Riding is a particular favourite of mine. I’d say you have many happy reading hours ahead of you.

  2. What a haul! Mine would be just as “full” if I was to put three months’ worth all together, that doesn’t bear thinking about, actually!! Have fun (esp wtih South Riding).

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