I managed to pop into a couple of charity shops on Friday and Saturday and I ended up with a small book haul that I might as well tell you about!
I will start off with the most exciting find, a 1st edition of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon. I love that book! I first read it when I borrowed it from a friend. I have since seen the stage adaptation in London, which is absolutely wonderful. Earlier this year I picked up a mass market paperback copy from a charity shop, fully intending to re-read it. But on Friday, my hands found this love hardback edition for a measly €1.25, so well, what’s a girl to do? Duh, buy it of course!
I also picked up a couple of classics, a Wordworth Classics edition of Sons and Lovers by D H Lawerence and The Tell-Tale Heart and Other Writings by Edgar Allan Poe, who I have been keen to try for a while.
On Saturday, after doing my usual grocery shop, I decided to pop by my usual charity shop as I needed a new pair of wellies (which I found!). Sometimes they have really good stuff there and sometimes it’s a bit meh… This time, I ended up with an eclectic bunch of books…
I think this bunch of books ended up costing me somewhere in the region of €1.75. I already have another book by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala on my shelves, in the same edition, and like that one A Backward Place is set in India and these just sound like books I would like. I just need to read them! Fire on the Mountain by Anita Desai is also set in India. Elizabeth Is Missing by Emma Healey sounded like a book I would enjoy as well. I never read anything by Marian Keyes, but I liked the colour of the cover of Last Chance Saloon and figured I would give it a go. The final, absolutely random, book is Daughter of Prophecy by Anne Kelleher Bush, which as far as I can tell is a fantasy/sci-fi type of book. I love those random fantasy mass market paperbacks!
As if my shelves are not full enough already… I will try and read one of these this month or definitely in September! Which one should I read first?