Stacking the Shelves is co-hosted by Reading Reality and Tynga's Reviews. This is part two of my massive August book haul. I did not have time to post last Saturday because my parents and I decided to visit the Battlefields of the Somme during the weekend and it turned out to be a truly impressive trip. Since I just finished writing my thesis on the First World War, I'm really interested in visiting the sites of remembrances in Belgium and France (I was already familiar with some of them before, though).
After handing in my thesis, I went to Het Paard van Troje in Ghent, a local bookshop and I got a "Let's talk about books, baby" tote bag and the following two books:
1. Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
I already read this one and really enjoyed it! I wanted to pick this one up before the Netflix show comes out this autumn.
2. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
I actually wanted to get The Bird's Nest by Shirley Jackson but they did not have in stock. So, I went with The Haunting of Hill House. Since reading We Have Always Lived in the Castle, I've been wanting to read more of Jackson's work. Any recommendations are welcome!
The next day, I went to Ghent with a friend and I went book shopping again, I just couldn't resist!
3. The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
I got this in a second-hand book shop in amazing condition!
Then we went to the Fnac and there was a 2 + 1 deal, so naturally, I got 6 books! :) I did get the feeling my friend thought I was completely nuts and she did not buy any books as she's got a lot at home she still needs to read and still needs to read all of mine as well... what?
4. Hot Milk by Deborah Levy
5. #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso
Because I really liked the Netflix show!
6. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
I've only read Animal Farm by Orwell and I need to change that asap!
7. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
8. East of Eden by John Steinbeck
I have yet to read my first Steinbeck novel.
9. The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim
Every Sunday morning if the weather is nice, there is a second-hand book fair in Ghent. I got the following books for really cheap there:
10. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
Only after I got it, I noticed somebody had written on the pages.
11. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
I got a very beat-up copy of this book.
12. Shirley by Charlotte Brontë
I got this one in a very old penguin classics edition, Jungle Book as well.
13. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
14. The Shadow of the Wind (El cementerio de los libros olvidados #1) by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
I know own this book in English, Spanish and Dutch, it's about time I try to read it too!
Which books did you recently get? Have you read any of the ones mentioned above or are you planning to? Leave your thoughts down below!
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