Books Bought and Read – February 2019

Books Bought

This year I’m not buying any new books. There are a few exceptions though, and this month it might seem like it’s all got a bit out of hand. I am starting a short story writing course – one session a month over the next six months. So, for academic purposes you understand, I bought a lot of short story books. But it’s ok, because I had to 😀

I’ll just list them all:

  • The Elephant Vanishes – Haruki Murakami
  • What We Talk About When We talk about Love – Raymond Carver
  • Unthology 7 – edited by Ashley Stokes and Robin Jones
  • Dear Life – Alice Munro
  • Any Other Mouth – Anneliese Mackintosh
  • The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories – Ernest Hemingway
  • The Overcoat and Other Short Stories – Nikolai Gogol
  • The Collected Short Stories of Katherine Mansfield 
  • Dubliners – James Joyce
  • My Oedipus Complex: and Other Short Stories – Frank O’Connor
  • The New Yorker Stories – Ann Beattie
  • Stone Mattress: Nine Wicked Tales – Margaret Atwood
  • Bradbury Classic Stories 1: The Grand Master Editions – Ray Bradbury
  • Four Bare Legs in a Bed and Other Stories – Helen Simpson

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Plus Cold Bath Street by A. J. Hartley for book club.

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And I got a book voucher and so pre-ordered a couple of books I really wanted!

  • It’s Not About the Burqa: Muslim Women on Faith, Feminism, Sexuality and Race edited by Mariam Khan
  • Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men – Caroline Criado Perez

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Books Read

I seem to be really struggling with reading this year. I’ve only been reading a book every two weeks, rather than my usual book a week. Just gonna go with it! Probably just a symptom of stress associated with an imminent house move.

Click on the book title to go to my review of the book.

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The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

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A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn

The Psychology of Time Travel by Kate Mascarenhas

Other blog posts

review of my 2018 Reading Challenge

My 2019 Reading Challenge

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