Today I’m coming to you with my December book haul – including purchases I made myself as well as a few Christmas presents thrown in.
This may well be the last book haul I do for a little while, as I’m looking to seriously cut down on the amount of books I buy in the new year and focus more on using the library (and the countless books I already have in my collection!) But more on that in my 2019 yearly wrap up and goals for 2020 post…
I’ll Never Be Young Again by Daphne du Maurier
I haven’t yet read the Daphne du Maurier books I already have in my collection, but the blurb of this book really caught my attention, as well as the setting in bohemian Paris.
Melmoth by Sarah Perry
I really loved The Essex Serpent and have heard great things about Melmoth – it sounds gothic and very much up-my-street. Have you read it?
As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning by Laurie Lee
I’ve never read any of Laurie Lee’s work, however I have always been pulled by his books when I’ve seen them online. This one is a piece of travel writing as he leaves his country home in the Cotswolds to discover the world.
Prajñā by Mira Manek
This was a Christmas present from my boyfriend who knows how much I’m into learning about spirituality and anything related to yoga. Ayurveda is something I’ve heard a lot about through podcasts and reading other books about yoga, and is definitely something I’m interested in learning more about and incorporating into my daily life.
Dickens’ Women by Miriam Margolyes and Sonia Fraser
As my boyfriend wrote on the front of this “The perfect books for Zoë doesn’t exi-“. This is essentially me in a book. I’m very much looking forward to finding out more about how Dickens wrote his female characters and the women in his life who inspired them.
Peaky Blinders: The Real Story by Carl Chinn
Being a fan of the TV show, I’m excited to read about the true story behind the glamour and violence of the programme. The writer himself is a descendant of a peaky blinder and has conducted interviews with relatives and used unseen photographs to piece together the gang’s history.
What books did you buy this month?
Thanks for reading!
Love, Zoë xx