September #Book Haul

Here’s a look at my September book haul!

(Please excuse the shadows of the blinds. I was slightly too lazy to raise them for the photo.)

I had no idea I’d purchased so many books this month until I pulled them all together for a family photo! I typically like to add books to my library slowly as I’m running out of shelf space.

Of these, I’ve already read Brideshead Revisited, Middlemarch and A Midsummer Night’s Dream and owned copies of each – I simply wanted to own these editions too. I had to get Murder on the Orient Express after reading it.

The Last Painting of Sara De Vos, Daughter of Fortune, The Likeness, Fingersmith, The God of Small Things and To The Lighthouse were all on my TBR list. A Time of Gifts was also on my TBR and it’s helping me complete one category for the BookRiot Read Harder challenge. Awakening the Heroes Within was purchased to assist me in my own writing. The Invention of Morel, Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard and Free Food For Millionaires were all impulse buys.

My haul may not be as large as others, but I think it’s still fairly sizeable, considering that I didn’t actually mean to purchase this many books!  Five were actually just purchased today at a lovely bookstore here in Richmond. 

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Just try and tell me that photo isn’t awesome.

I’ll wait.


You couldn’t, could you? When is New Book Haul ever not awesome?

NEVER, that’s when.

I had lunch today with my dad and because he’s a lovely person who knows that his daughter is a slave to the written word, he decided to celebrate the fact that his daughter actually left her books at home by giving her more books!

Best Father Ever, Y/Y?

So now, in addition to everything else I need to read (including those library books you see in the corner of my somewhat messy desk), I now have four new books. And aren’t they lovely little darlings?

I cannot wait to sink into their literary goodness.