I’ve received a few treats in the mail lately, some really exciting books that I’m so happy to add to my library.
A Place of Greater Safety by Hilary Mantel – I’ve seen lots of positive posts on this in the blogosphere and since I love Wolf Hall, I thought I would give it a try. I didn’t realize it was so chunky (748 pp.!)
Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell – I’ve still never finished a book by Elizabeth Gaskell, but 2013 will be the year I do.
City of the Mind by Penelope Lively – I’m not really sure why I bought this. It popped up on my Amazon page and was on sale so I think I thought , ‘Why not?’ Has anyone read it?
Brightness by Elizabeth Jenkins – I loved The Tortoise and the Hare so much that I want to read another novel by Jenkins. They are surprisingly hard to find; this copy of Brightness is from 1964 and is slightly battered, but I was so happy to get it.
Crampton Hodnet & A Few Green Leaves by Barbara Pym – A couple of novels from one of my new favorite authors. I have a goal to read all of her books – I think I have 6 to go.
The Oaken Heart by Margery Allingham – Lisa wrote about this back in the spring and I really became enchanted with it. Copies are a bit more than I really like to pay for books, but it has stuck in my mind all this time so I finally decided to buy it. I’m really looking forward to this one!
The Ivy Tree by Mary Stewart – I want to read all of Stewart’s novels, too, and this is the latest addition to my growing collection.
What treats have you received lately?