Happy Tuesday!! Since this week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is a freebie, I thought I would share a quick list of some of the books I’ve acquired recently. That’s right: A BOOK HAUL! I’ve been meaning to make one of these posts for about a month now, but there’s no better time like the present.
I read this over winter break and LOVED IT. In fact, it was even a last-minute addition to my list of Best Books of 2016. It’s so much more than a book about fashion; rather, it’s an inspirational, witty, personal account of how style can be used to reflect your inner self.
I’ve wanted to read this ever since I first watched The Princess Bride (and consequently became infatuated with Cary Elwes, as have countless other viewers). You can imagine how excited I was when I found this under the tree on Christmas day! I know very little trivia and details of how the movie was made, so I’m looking forward to learning more about it from an actual actor’s perspective.
I finished reading this thriller on the night of Friday the 13th while staying in a mountain lodge in the middle of winter… I hope that’s not a sign of something! While I did enjoy the book, I have to say that I think this is one of the rare cases where I actually like the movie adaptation more. The pacing of this six hundred page tome just couldn’t match the suspenseful, action-packed plot of the film. Full review to come!
The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Okay, I’ll be honest with you all: I picked this book up in Barnes & Noble purely because I loved the cover design. However, as soon as I realized who it was written by and what it was about I knew I would have to buy it. I had never read any Russian literature before, and who better to start with than Dostoevsky?
If you’ve been a reader of my blog for a while, then you undoubtedly know how much I love Willa Cather’s novel My Ántonia because I somehow manage to mention it in of tags and Top Ten Tuesday lists. Several people have recommended that I read Death Comes for the Archbishop next, and by some magical stroke of luck I happened upon a copy in a secondhand bookstore recently.
I first read this novel for my Intro to Lit class during my first semester of college and even though I enjoyed it then, I feel like I have gained a greater appreciation of it having had some time to think about the entire story as a whole. I’ve been wanting to reread it recently and I was lucky enough to find a copy of it at a secondhand bookstore as well.
I read this over the summer and really enjoyed it, although I feel like there were so many little details that I probably missed (which is how I usually feel when I finish a Faulkner novel). When I saw a copy of this at a secondhand bookstore recently I just had to pick it up. I’m really looking forward to rereading it (hopefully fairly soon!).
Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
I am SO GLAD that I decided to purchase this book this month!! I had been hearing amazing reviews of it everywhere online, so I was really curious to see what all of the buzz was about. Trust me when I saw that this poetry collection definitely deserves the praise it’s been receiving!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this book haul! What do you think of these books? Any recommendations based on these authors? Let me know in the comments section below!