October Book Haul

Hi everyone,

If you’ve read my previous book haul you would know that I went slightly overboard with my book buying that month. Even though it was my birthday and I received gifts/treated myself a bit more than I would have, even I admin it was an excessive amount of books for a month.

This month is a lot tamer… featuring 6 books!

A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway

I added this book to my TBR list after reading a quote on Pinterest from this book. I was completely taken by the quote and fell in love with the beauty of it. I’ve never read any Ernest Hemingway before and, after stumbling across that quote, I’m struggling to see how and why?!

If you’re interested, this is the quote:

“We would be together and have our books and at night be warm in bed together with the windows open and the stars bright”

A Moveable Feast is based on Hemingway’s memories of his life as a struggling artist and writer in Paris (I LOVE books and memoirs set in Paris – one of my favourite cities!).

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

There’s no way I could have started delving into Ernest Hemingway without buying The Old Man and the Sea; possibily his most famous work and cause of his Nobel Prize for Literature.

I can’t wait to start reading some of Hemingway’s work.

Wessex Tales by Thomas Hardy

This is the first short story collection of Thomas Hardy’s, featuring 7 tales including The Three Strangers, The Withered Arm and Fellow-Townsmen (none of which I have ever heard of but am very intrigued to read more of Thomas Hardy’s works).

The Witches by Roald Dahl

I’m slowly starting to re-build my Roald Dahl collection. I’m very lucky that I kept some of my old, vintage copies of Roald Dahl books from when I was a child but there’s still a few that I’m missing and The Witches was one of them.

I haven’t read this book in a very long time, but have watched the film quite a lot (how amazing is the film – I love Anjelica Huston as The Grand High Witch).

What’s your favourite Roald Dahl story?

The Gunpowder Plot by Alan Haynes

A very apt book for the beginning of November and one of my favourite times of the year! I’ve always been fascinated by Bonfire Night, why we celebrate it, and the history of the Gunpowder Plot. I picked this book up very cheap from The Works and it seems to be a great overview of the plot.

I’m already planning for this to be my first book read in November.

Collected Poems of Rudyard Kipling

I was a bit shocked when this book arrived as I did not realise it was quite so big (880 pages!) This definitely won’t be a book that I read at one point during the year, I’m thinking to read a poem or two poems a day in 2020 in order to reflect and enjoy the poems individually.

This editions features an introduction to Kipling by George Orwell, and if you know me at all, you’ll know that Orwell is one of my favourite authors and I read anything by him on principle.

What books did you buy this month?

Thanks for reading!

Love, Zoë xx


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