Stacking the Shelves #3

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Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

My last book haul post was over a month ago and I did have a day trip to Brighton where I bought loads of secondhand books, so this will be long one.

Jeffery Farnol, The Honourable Mr Tawnish

This is a Georgian historical romance published in 1913. It seems to be the first edition and it looks so lovely! Farnol was a popular author of formulaic romance novels, and from the illustrations in the book I’m sure I will thoroughly enjoy his story.

A collection of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s poems

How pretty is this collection from 1895?!

Frank McCourt, Angela’s Ashes

One thing I love to read is a childhood memoir, and I also know this is many people’s favourite book so I’m really looking forward to finally reading it.

N. Scott Momaday, House Made of Dawn

I studied Momaday’s The Ancient Child at university and loved it so much, I still think about it regularly. Now that I’m free to read what I want, I would like to discover this author’s works more in depth.

Thomas Hardy, Jude the Obscure

I always like to have a Thomas Hardy novel on my shelves: in case I get too happy I can read this and remember how miserable life truly is. I’m joking, of course! But I do love Hardy, despite (or maybe because of?) the bleakness of some of his works.

George Gissing, The Odd Women

Another happy book! I don’t think there will be a lot of optimism in this novel, but I feel like this is such an important work from the end of the 19th century that I’m really excited to finally read it.

Elena Ferrante, The Lying Life or Adults

I’m actually currently reading this one! I love Elena Ferrante and couldn’t wait too long before reading her new novel.

Amor Towles, A Gentleman in Moscow

I’ve heard such good things about this book! It seems to be very reflective as well, which is something I really enjoy in general.

James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

I actually already own a copy of this book back in France, but couldn’t resist getting this one for under £1…

A. J. Finn, The Woman in the Window

I’m trying to get out of my comfort zone in terms of reading so picked up this thriller, I’ve heard great things about it so hopefully my experiment will prove successful!

Stephen King, Carrie, ‘Salem’s Lot and Misery

I’ve started collecting old paperbacks of Stephen King’s novels, I just love how over the top and creepy they look! I read ‘Salem’s Lot already and I wasn’t expecting to love it so much. One of the best things I’ve read this year!

Have you read any of these books? Or are you tempted to get one of those? Let me know and happy reading!

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