Summer is Here! | Book Haul

Not long ago I wrote a post discussing book hauls and why I haven’t posted many in the past. However, the more I think about it the more I feel like this could be a fun way to share the books that I’m currently really excited about reading and discussing. Without further ado, here are some books that I’ve recently bought, received, or otherwise acquired:

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

I’ve been wanting to read Americanah for a while, and then my favorite professor recommended it to me and I knew I had to buy a copy for the summer. People seem to love Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s work– fingers crossed I fall in love with her writing as well!

How to Ruin Everything by George Watsky

Surprise, surprise! I feel like I’ve talked a lot about this book lately (with good reason because it’s fantastic). Initially my brother lent me his copy of How to Ruin Everything to read while I was living on campus; however, when I moved back home and went to return it to him he told me I could keep it because he’s not a fan of rereading books. (THANK YOU.) You can read my review of this essay collection here.

The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson

Recently I received this book as a gift from my wonderful boss for being accepted into a study abroad program (any guesses on where I’ll be going?!). In this sort of sequel to his 1995 book Notes from a Small Island, Bill Bryson travels across England and recounts his adventures and observations in each delightfully British location.

William Faulkner: The Yoknapatawpha Country by Cleanth Brooks

I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am that this book finally arrived in the mail the other day!! I’ve been really enjoying reading Faulkner lately and I’m super excited to read this study of how the fictional Yoknapatawpha County he created as the setting of many of his works plays a role in his texts. I read some criticism by Cleanth Brooks in one of my English classes this past semester, so I’m also really  interested to see what I think of this particular text. (Also, this edition is GORGEOUS!)

Have you read any of these books? What books have you recently acquired? What do you think of book hauls? Let me know in the comments section below!

Yours,

HOLLY

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39 thoughts on “Summer is Here! | Book Haul

  1. YOU’RE TOTALLY GOING TO ENGLAND, AREN’T YOU? Also, this is an interesting book haul! I really want to read some of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s writing, and my brother has to read Purple Hibiscus so I hopefully will read that this summer sometime.

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  2. Americanah is an AMAZING read. I recommend it literally to anyone and everyone I meet, booknerd or not! It’s extremely relevant in today’s sci fci world and deals with extremely touchy subjects like race and ideology. I hope you enjoy it! Happy reading! 😀

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  3. I remember that when I started reading Americanah, I was immediately invested and blown away by the force of her writing. I wondered why it had taken me so long to read any of her work. I hope you feel something similar! She’s so talented!

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