As promised here is Part 2! I’m seriously facing a book buying ban after this last stint! Almost all of those below were purchased in the last 10 days! (The top left photo was purchased at the end of September just after I finished writing my recap. Needless to say I’m excited about the purchases and still have money to spend at a couple of local bookstores!
Recent Acquisitions (Don’t I sound like a library?)
Well there goes, saving any money – but I will say I was really good about not spending too much…I was going to list all the books out, but decided not to. You can click on the pictures to see what they are. I did get two in the top left photo for October and November book group (The Talented Mr. Ripley and Get Shorty) and a Pulitzer Prize Winner (The Stone Diaries) and the top right photo has one book on my Classics Club list (Down and Out in Paris and London) and one Booker Prize Winner (Midnights’ Child). The bottom left photo has this year’s Orange Prize Winner (The Song of Achilles). And in the bottom right I picked up both the Edith Wharton books I want to read from the festival (Ethan Frome and The Age of Innocence), another Pulitzer Prize Winner (Middlesex), a book that’ll make Alie happy (Twilight) and I got 1Q84 for helping out (I wanted to pay for it but they wouldn’t let me).
The rest (list added in 2014 to make finding when I purchased them easier):
- A Star Called Henry – Roddy Doyle
- Chocolat – Joanne Harris
- I Was Jane Austen’s Best Friend – Cora Harrison
- The Man Who Loved Books Too Much – Allison Hoover Bartlett
- Waiting – Ha Jin
- Atonement – Ian McEwan
- The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle – Haruki Murakami
- Reading Lolita in Tehran – Azar Nafisi
- Suite Français – Irène Némirovsky
- The Alchemyst (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel #1) – Michael Scott
- The Magician (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel #2) – Michael Scott
- The Sorceress (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel #3) – Michael Scott
- The Silmarillion – JRR Tolkien
- The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays – Oscar Wilde
But the WIN of the day is below:
Isn’t it just beautiful? I’ve lost my Bantam Classic copy (which I’m not too upset about because the typeface was so small and the line spacing minimal) and I was ecstatic to find this copy. It’s a 1963 Washington Square press version and I’m in love with it. I can’t wait to read it!
There has been minimal change this month, as expected. Participating in the Literary Others event slowed me down, but I’m still on track and will hopefully wrap up the remaining challenges in November (with the clear exception of the Classics Club). The only book I read that qualified for my 2012 challenges was Other Voices, Other Rooms.
- Mount TBR Reading Challenge
- Monthly Progress: 1 book
- Overall Progress – 23/25 (92%)
- Back to the Classics Challenge – No Change (6/9 – 67%)
- Tea and Books Reading Challenge – Completed in September
- The Classics Club – No Change (12/100 – 12%)
Well that was a lot to share and a lot to read! Thanks for being amazing and for reading this far if you did. Have an excellent November!