I haven’t bought very many books lately, but I had the urge a few weeks ago for a little book splurge and these are the result.
The Group by Mary McCarthy – I’ve read this book before as a teenager, but can’t really remember it now. I love books about women’s lives and this book that scandalized readers in 1963 ticks all of my boxes for a potential great read.
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien – Can you believe that I’ve never read Tolkien? I’m not much for fantasy novels, but I’ve enjoyed the movie adaptations of his works. I recently watched the first Hobbit film and decided that I want to read the book for a chance to stay in the world a little longer.
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe – I just finished The Moonstone and one of the narrators, Gabriel Betteredge, constantly quotes from Robinson Crusoe and really sees it as his bible. It made me curious to read it for myself.
Gothic Tales by Elizabeth Gaskell – I’m not really sure why I bought this one! Sometimes a book pops up on the Book Depository site that excites me at the moment so I put it in my cart, buy it and then can’t remember why. But it’s Elizabeth Gaskell and it’s gothic so I’m sure I’ll enjoy it!
The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers – I also read this book when I was a teen (sometimes I think I did my best reading during those years). I have a goal to read more American classics so this will be added to that growing collection.
The Collected Stories by Jean Stafford – I liked The Mountain Lion so much that I want to read more of Stafford’s work and she was known for her short stories. This collection won the Pulitzer Prize in 1970.
I will be reading Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf for the Classics Club spin.
September 15 is less than a month away! Have you chosen your Mary Stewart book yet? I’ve narrowed down my choice, but I’m not quite sure which one I’ll be reading. I’m leaning toward Airs Above the Ground. I’ve decided there will be a giveaway during the week and a possible Twitter chat, too.
Have a gorgeous Sunday!