Stacking the Shelves is a meme co-hosted by Reading Reality and Tynga's Reviews. Each week bloggers share the books they got. I officially graduated on Wednesday, a Master degree in English and Spanish linguistics and literature. I am now still studying to get a teacher's degree which hopefully will be done around January if I can plan my teaching practice accordingly.
After the proclamation, I went to some bookstores in Ghent to celebrate. The first three I got in Het Paard van Troje.
1. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
I went into this bookstore to get this edition of The Count of Monte Cristo and Middlemarch, however, they didn't have the last one anymore, so I decided to buy two other books instead :)
2. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Honestly, I already had a copy of Anna Karenina but I simple couldn't resist this gorgeous Vintage edition. Hopefully, I finally feel motivated enough to pick it up!
3. Poems by Wilfred Owen
Since I wrote my thesis on First World War literature, it only felt natural to get this collection of Great War poems by Wilfred Owen.
Then we went to The English Book Shop, a second-hand bookstore in Ghent and I got the following three books.
4. The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan
Once again, I already owned a copy of this book but I mistakenly ordered the mass market paperback version and I really dislike reading classics or literary fiction in such a small font. So when I saw the hardcover for a cheap price, I was fated to pick it up. I am currently reading this book, I just had to pick it up!
5. The Republic of Thieves (Gentleman Bastard #3) by Scott Lynch
I have read and loved The Lies of Locke Lamora and I own the sequel, when I saw the correct edition to match my other books, I couldn't resist. I hope to continue the series soon!
6. A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth
If you follow this blog, you're probably tired of me going on about my thesis and the fact that I studied an Indian Great War novel. I can't guarantee this is the last time I'll mention it, but if been wanting to read A Suitable Boy for some time now, and when I saw it, it felt right to get it on that day. If you have more recommendations of books set in India, please let me know!
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