Top Ten Tuesday: BOOK HAUL

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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.

The Truth About Style by Stacy London

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.

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21412202-2As You Wish by Cary Elwes

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.

12977531The Shining by Stephen King

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?

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545951Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather

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.

The Sound and the Fury by William FaulknerThe Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner

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.

12733Light in August by William Faulkner

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!

Yours,

HOLLY

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22 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: BOOK HAUL

    1. The Sound in the Fury is a little confusing at first, but very worth the struggle. It’s one of those novels that I know I’m going to have to keep returning to time and time again because there’s just so much there. Thank you and I hope you enjoy it! 🙂

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  1. I haven’t read any of these (and haven’t even heard of most of them tbh) but I recently saw As You Wish when I was at B&N a couple of weeks ago and I want to read it so badly! I feel like I should rewatch The Princess Bride first though because it’s been years since I’ve seen it. Luckily it’s on Netflix 🙂

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    1. I HIGHLY recommend picking up Milk and Honey!! I read it just to see what all the hype was about online, and I was blown away by how beautiful, honest, and powerful Rupi Kaur’s poetry is. I hope you enjoy it!

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  2. I’m not a superstitious person, but I can’t believe you read The Shining on Friday the 13th in a mountain cabin. That’s the beginning of a horror movie itself 😂! I’m too much of a wimp to read the book or see the movie, but I’m looking forwards to your review.

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    1. Yeah I really don’t know what I was thinking haha 🙂 Usually I’m not a huge fan of horror books or movies, but The Shining is creepy and suspenseful in a good way. Just scary enough to keep you on your toes, but nothing that would keep me up at night.

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  3. I am really curious about Milk and Honey since I’ve read mixed reviews about it. How is the inside of the book? I really love good as well as aesthetically pleasing poetry books and I’m thinking of buying it. 😀

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  4. Everytime I see milk and honey anywhere I’m like YES! you’ve experienced the beauty of her words too. I found a bunch of her poems left me feeling empowered, emotional, happy. Their so good, I hope she releases more.

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