Hey fellow readers!
Welcome to another round of book haul shenanigans where I write about some of the newest editions to my shelves. This week I’m talking about physical books I have recently acquired.
Educated by Tara Westover
I’m sure I’m one of the last people to not have read this yet, but I decided to finally buy it and see what all of the hype is about. I know for sure that I will have to read something else along with this book because I don’t do well with these types of stories. I get really angry and then really sad — which are both feelings I know I will feel when reading this. However, it has huge praise (even Obama loved it) and seems like such an important read. I don’t know if I will get to it this year, but I am looking forward to reading it.
The Tiger’s Daughter by K. Arsenault Rivera
I haven’t heard much about this series but it keeps coming up in my recommendation lists on Amazon, Goodreads, B&N — basically anywhere I buy books. So, I decided to buy the first two books on my recent Book Outlet buying spree. The cover is gorgeous and the plot seems really intriguing. From the blurb I read it sounds like a fantasy right up my alley: warriors, prophecies, demons, and battles galore! I’m super excited to jump into this series.
Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
As soon as I finished The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, I ran out and snagged this up. This book has gotten a lot of hype and I’m sure it’s very well deserved. Evelyn Hugo has been one of – if not my favorite book of the year so far, and I’m SO excited to read this. I’m saving this book as a treat for myself after I finished my two big fantasy novels of the year. So hopefully I will be digging into this next month!
Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew J. Sullivan
Books? Mystery? Secret past? So what you’re saying this book was made for me? Cool. Cool. Somehow this book had slipped past my radar when it first came out, but I’m very happy to have found it. This book sounds like a perfect summer read for me. I love books that have twists and turns and from the reviews I’ve read this one definitely has that.
Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset, translated by Tiina Nunnally
I first found this book in the gift shop of the Scandinavian museum here in Seattle back in January but didn’t get it because it was quite pricey. I found it not too long ago at one of my local used bookstores and decided to give it a whirl. The book is described as Norway’s “great historical epic.” The book was originally three smaller books, but is now mainly comprised into one volume. It follows the life of a woman, Kristin Lavransdatter, in 14th-century Norway. I normally don’t read a lot of translated or classic works, but after I read the synopsis I knew I had to read this. Undset originally wrote this in the 1920’s and it sounds way ahead of its time. At over 1100 pages this book will take me a bit to get through, but it sounds fascinating that I don’t really care if it takes me forever to read it.
And that’s all I have for this round. Next time I will be discussing recent ebooks books I have acquired, so stay tuned!
What have you recently purchased?