You know when you pop into a charity shop to have a quick look at their book selection and leave feeling very pleased if you find one that you really want to read? Well, this afternoon I could times that feeling by six… just take a look at the (above) stack!
Yes, they are being added to my never-reducing TBR list (woes on that here) BUT they have the added luxury of no due date (library books) or deadlines (ARCS, blog tour books) so I can – in theory – pick them up when I fancy.
They are all so great (or so I’ve heard), I had to share:
/ The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year by Sue Townsend
- I was having a bookish chat with my friend at work and she recommended ‘a book about a woman that goes to bed for a year, I can’t remember who it’s by but it’s so funny, I think you’ll love it.’ So despite the lack of detail, I’m pretty sure this is the one she was talking about and from the blurb, I can’t wait to read it.
/ Those Who Walk Away by Patricia Highsmith
- It’s no secret I’m an Agatha Christie fan, but I recently decided to try other iconic authors from the crime / mystery genre and Patricia Highsmith was who I made a mental note to add to my library request list. I haven’t actually got round to requesting any of her works yet, so it seemed more than fortuitous to spot this on the charity shop shelf.
/ Postcards from the Edge by Carrie Fisher
- I loved Carrie’s biographies Wishful Drinking and The Princess Diarist and have heard her funny, witty tone carries through to this, her (semi-biographical) first novel.
/ Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh
- This was one that fell victim to the library due date calling (someone else had reserved it, so I couldn’t extend my renewal) and so I had to give it back – unread. It always pains me when that happens, so was v. pleased I’ve now been given another chance by the reading gods.
/ The History of Bees by Maja Lunde
- I bought this as a birthday present for a friend a few years ago and have been meaning to pick it up ever since. She sings its praises, so I’m glad I now have it to delve into soon.
/ A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
- And this one I picked up just because of its classic status. It’s got to be worth a read, right?
I’d love to hear your thoughts on any of these!