I’ve just gone crazy this month. Prepare yourselves!
Ad Astra: An Illustrated Guide to Leaving the Planet – Dallas Campbell. I actually bought this book a few months ago on preorder, but I didn’t get my hands on it until October 5th! It’s so beautiful.
- Spectacles – Sue Perkins
- Lessons I’ve Learned – Davina McCall
- Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s “Learned” – Lena Dunham
- The God of Small Things – Arundhati Roy
- Fates and Furies – Lauren Groff
- Jonathan Livingston Seagull: A Story – Richard Bach, Russell Munson.
To be honest, I could have bought easily double this. There was loads of books in the current sale that I would quite like to read. I tried to only buy a few, and so did quite well. The first three are all autobiographies of interesting women. I have noticed that I read biographies of men predominantly, and want to address this imbalance! The last three are all on my ‘really want’ list, so I got them!
Then it was Book Shop Day so I visited my local YMCA charity shop and came home with:
- Is it Just Me? – Miranda Hart
- Salmon Fishing in the Yemen – Paul Torday
- A Most Wanted Man – John le Carre
- The Paying Guests – Sarah Waters
Then something triggered a Rebecca Solnit spree and I ended up with :
A Field Guide to Getting Lost
The Mother of All Questions: Further Feminisms.
Pachinko – Min Jin Lee. Another kindle book at a nice price.
Next I needed the November and December book club books:
- Lies We Tell Ourselves – Robin Talley
- The Trouble With Goats and Sheep – Joanna Cannon. (Note to self: this is not The Men Who Stare at Goats, which I thought it was for a few days after it was chosen.)
and finally, I decided I needed more poetry in my life after reading The Jeanette Winterson book, so I bought Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur.
click for links to my reviews.
Folk of the Faraway Tree – Enid Blyton
A German Picture Book.
Bit of a repetitive month at bed times this month!