Bookish Finds: Books, Books, Books

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In my months away from the blog I have, like any dedicated bookworm, collected a horrific amount of books, more books than I can possibly read. The to be read pile is getting dangerously big, which is actually proving quite handy because my room is a little cold and drafty, and books it turns out can be used for insulation when they’re not being read. By next winter I’ll probably have enough to build a sizeable igloo which I can retreat to when the cold sets in again. I’ll save loads of money on heating.

Anyway, I thought I’d share a handful of my recent acquisitions that I’m excited to read!

Promising Young Women by Caroline O’Donoghue 

I’ve had an eye on this for a while. A twenty-something agony aunt becomes the Other Woman after a drunken night at the office party. It’s really interesting how easy it is to dish out advice to others but how blind-sided we are when in similar situations. Can’t wait to get into this darkly comic novel!

A Love Story for Bewildered Girls by Emma Morgan

I hadn’t heard about this book until I picked it up on one of my day long trips to Waterstones. I was pulled in by the bright cover like a literary moth to a flame. Then the blurb pulled me in. In a nutshell three women fall in love and make discoveries about themselves along the way.

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The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides

I don’t have much to say about this one except it’s been on my reading list for ever and upon writing this I’ve realised I have been mentally adding an extra ‘i’ to Jeffrey Eugenides surname for no apparent reason. Five beautiful and eccentric sisters capture the attention of a town, years later the boys who were infatuated with them try to comprehend what happened to them.

Who Killed My Father by Edouard Louis

I went to hear Edouard Louis speak at an event a few months ago and fell a little bit in love with him, and was definitely in awe of him. The way he spoke about politics, and how it effects us an a micro and macro level was so insightful. He was so eloquent and observant. There was no way I could leave empty handed. It’s an exploration of his father’s life but also the wider issues that have impacted it. I think this might be my next train read. I’m sure I’ll devour it in one sitting.

The Princess Bride by William Goldman

The film is one of my absolute favourite; ridiculous, outlandish and guaranteed to make me laugh. I was sad to hear of William Goldman’s passing last November, and then next time I saw it in a bookshop I had to pick it up. I’m very much looking forward to reading Buttercup and Westley’s story.

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Brilliant, Brilliant, Brilliant Brilliant Brilliant by Joel Golby

I’ve been on the lookout for some good non-fiction for a while and then I stumbled across Joel Goldby’s new book. I am a fan of his tweets, and if he can make sharp, funny observations in 140 characters, imagine how great his essays will be!

What books have you bought recently?

 

Author: Nicole @whatadifferenceawordmakes

Book-lover, tea enthusiast and MA student

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