I am, quite unashamedly, a bookworm. I blame my mother for instilling in me a love for reading from an early age. I am a pretty fast reader so there are never really sufficient funds to fuel my book addiction. Add to that the fact that we currently rent and so are still prone to moving around, and you can understand why I love charity shops. The books are generally cheap as chips, the money spent there goes on to fund a charitable endeavor and it’s a pretty easy decision to simply re-donate books afterwards before moving.
For my first ever book haul I got a combination of familiars and unknowns (to me):
- Margaret Atwood – The Robber Bride : I loved A Handmaid’s Tale and have reviewed Lady Oracle for the blog already so this seemed like a fairly safe bet as I’ve thoroughly enjoyed her work so far!
- Haruki Murakami – Dance Dance Dance: Norwegian Wood has become one of my all time favorite books so I am really looking forward to reading all of his books.
- Joseph Heller – Catch 22: I read this one ages ago and am really eager to revisit it.
- Jodi Picoult – The Pact: Heard many great things about her so figured it was time to give a book a try.
- Elizabeth Wurtzel – Prozac Nation: Also heard much about this one and I love a good (semi)-biographical novel. Teenage me is looking forward to it!
- Steve Toltz – A Fraction of the Whole: This one I’d never heard of but it’s supposed to be hilarious, set in Australia and a family saga of sorts so it ticks a lot of boxes for me.
Bonus: Minions folder because I’m a child. Yes, I know they’re supposedly not cool or whatever but they’re my kryptonite – I must own everything with them on it!
The book reviews will be coming on the blog soon! Stay tuned!