A bookhaul of… uhh… large proportions

The irony hasn’t escaped me that in February, the shortest month of the year, I have accumulated the largest amount of books that I have in years. Oops.

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Now I typically buy a few books and ebooks every month but I normally tend to read about the same amount of books that are coming in so it’s no big deal. This month however, I have accumulated 23ish books and one ebook. There’s no way on earth I’m reading even close to that amount this month but at least I have the comfort of knowing that I only paid full price for two or three books and one was a Valentine’s gift from my husband.

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Here is a list of the books I got this month:

  • Utopia -Sir Thomas More (can’t wait to get to this one)
  • Dracula -Bram Stoker (a pretty copy to replace my very battered copy)
  • The Mysteries of Udolpho -Ann Radcliffe (to replace the ebook version I have…I’ve always wanted to read since the first time I read Northanger Abbey)
  • Moby Dick -Herman Melville (a nice copy to motivate me to finally get through it)
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray -Oscar Wilde
  • Don Quixote -Miguel De Cervantes (a book I plan on reading in the near future)
  • North and South -Elizabeth Gaskell (I enjoyed Cranford and this is supposed to be better)
  • Wives and Daughters -Elizabeth Gaskell
  • War and Peace -Leo Tolstoy (my copy is missing and I’d like to reread)
  • Maryanne – Daphne Du Maurier (I’ve enjoyed all her other books so this should be good)
  • Dumb Witness -Agatha Christie (the next on my Project Poirot list)
  • Cat Among the Pidgeons -Agatha Christie (This one and the next two were a let down because I ordered them online and didn’t realize they were abridged versions)
  • Hickory Dickory Dock -Agatha Christie
  • Apointment With Death -Agatha Christie
  • The Children of Henry VIII -Alison Weir (Alison Weir writes very readable history and I enjoyed her books when I was a prospective history major)
  • The Lady in the Tower -Alison Weir
  • The Six Wives of Henry VIII -Alison Weir
  • Bride of Pendorric -Victoria Holt (Gothic romance by one of my favorite authors)
  • Lord of the Far Island – Victoria Holt (Gothic Romance)
  • Memoirs of a Geisha -Arthur Golden 
  • Shopaholic Ties the Knot -Sophie Kinsella
  • The Autobiography of Henry VIII -Margaret George (I love Margaret George historical fiction because you can tell the amount of research she did, tends to be more historical than a Philippa Gregory novel)
  • The Little Prince -Antoine de Saint-Exupery (the movie kept popping up as a suggestion on netflix so I decided to read it first)
  • How to Read a Book -Mortimer Adler (I’ve heard a lot about this book and I got a lot of tips for reading some more difficult books out of it)

So as you can see, my entire haul was backlist items with not a single new release.  The majority of these books I have already read at one time or another so atleast I know that I’ll be glad to have them on my shelves.

I wish I could say that I’m done for the month but I actually plan on buying The Girl in the Tower as I have a 30% off coupon to use this weekend at the bookstore.

But that’s it.  I am looking forward to getting through the ones I haven’t read yet.  If you see anything you have questions about feel free to ask me or just let me know if there are any you love or hate in my list.

Til next time… Happy reading!

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