Hello my fellow bookworms, I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year. I have already discussed the bookish Christmas presents I received – since that post I have had a belated present and spent some of my Christmas money too. Here’s what I got:
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
During the holidays I made a special trip to a local Cathedral town where my favourite charity bookshop is. There I saw these lovely copies of these two classics. North and South is on my Classics Club list while Mansfield Park I have previously read on my Kindle. I have been on the look out for this cover to add to my Austen collection; I only need Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility now.
No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
Witches Abroad by Terry Pratchett
On the same trip I picked up the 12th instalment in Terry Pratchett’s hilarious Discworld series. From looking at the title I can see it has my favourite bunch of characters in so I am super excited to read it. Then I received No Country for Old Men from a friend; who I was able to catch up with once I was home after Christmas. I have previously read The Road by McCarthy which I found great if not rather harrowing – I am interested to see what I think of this.
(Yes, you can see a cat – Bonnie decided to come give my new books a sniff while I was taking the photo)
Agatha Raisin and the Murderous Marriage by M C Beaton
Agatha Raisin and the Terrible Tourist by M C Beaton
Agatha Raisin and the Wellspring of Death by M C Beaton
Agatha Raisin and the Wizard of Evesham by M C Beaton
Agatha Raisin and the Witch of Wyckhadden by M C Beaton
Through a combination of The Works and my favourite charity bookshop I got my hands on 5 more instalments (in order) of cosy crime series, Agatha Raisin, by M C Beaton; now I have 9 I can read in a row!
Have you read anything by these authors? What new books have you got your hands on recently?