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:
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!
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.
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!