May book purchases


Crikey. I bought a lot of books in May.

Here are my fiction purchases:

The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton (already blogged here)

The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

Down There On A Visit by Christopher Isherwood

Oscar And Lucinda by Peter Carey

The Moving Finger by Agatha Christie

A Caribbean Mystery by Agatha Christie

And some nonfiction:

Amo, Amas, Amat… And All That by Harry Mount

The Condor And The Cows by Christopher Isherwood

Discovering Churches by John Harries

England’s Thousand Best Churches by Simon Jenkins

In my defence, I did take a box of old books to the charity shop last week so at least we have a bit more shelf space now. But, still… We have too many books.

Maybe we need a one-in/one-out policy like in a nightclub. I’ve suggested it before but P won’t agree and I can sort of see why. It would make spontaneous book buying difficult and spoil the fun of unexpected finds (like The Condor And The Cows – discovering that in the British Heart Foundation shop made my day infinitely nicer). I think regular clear outs will have to be the answer for now, at least until we have more room.

6 thoughts on “May book purchases

  1. Pingback: A London trip and some new books | the blue bore

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