Hello my fellow bookworms! Today, I am taking part in this week’s TTT topic, which is: Most Recent Additions to My Book Collection. Well this one is pretty self-explanatory, so let gets to it!
📕 The Hero by Peter Haining (1973) – A vintage thriller about a young undistinguished agent, Richard Soulgrove, as he is chosen for a dangerous assignment to stop a nuclear threat from China, that I received in my second Teatime Bookshop Box in September last year. This a new-to-me author. (post)
📕 The Garment by Catherine Cookson (1962) – A vintage historical-romance about a woman, Grace Rouse, trapped in a loveless and childless marriage, that I received in my third Teatime Bookshop Box in October last year. I look forward to trying my first novel by this popular author. (post)
📕 The Survivor by James Herbert (1976) – A vintage horror about the sole survivor of an awful plane crash and the dreadful truth about what is buried in the old graveyard, that I received in my fourth Teatime Bookshop Box in November last year. Another author I know, but yet to read. (post)
📕 Castle Dor by Daphne du Maurier (1961) – A vintage love story that retells the ill-fated love of Tristan and Iseult, started by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch and passed to du Maurier to finish by his daughter after his death. As one of my favourite authors, I am always on the look out for VMC editions of her work, I found this during a mooch in my local Oxfam bookshop.
📕 Howards End by E.M. Forster (1910) – The classic novel about societal changes in turn-of-the-century England through the eyes of the bohemian Schlegel sisters. I found this gorgeous 1992 hardback edition during my mooch through my local St Giles bookshop. I can’t wait to get re-reading it, after originally reading it on my Kindle. (review)
📕 Pride and Prejudice (1813) & Sense and Sensibility (1811) by Jane Austen – Two of Austen’s wonderful classics novels, that are beautifully written and witty social commentaries on society in Regency England. I also found these gorgeous 2017 hardback editions at my local St Giles bookshop. A fortuitous find as I still have these to re-read on my list for The Classics Club.
📕 Celtic Daily Prayer: Book One by the Northumbria Community (2015) – A Christian non-fiction which is the first in a collection of liturgies, prayers and meditations inspired by ancient Celtic Christianity. I received this book from my dad for Christmas and I hope it will help me get in a better pattern with my prayer time in 2022. (post)
📕 Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling (1997), illustrated by Jim Kay (2015) – A beautifully illustrated hardback edition of Rowling’s magical children’s book, about an orphan boy who discovers he is a wizard! I also received this book from my dad for Christmas and I can’t wait to re-read this in such a gorgeous new format. (post)
📕 How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You by Matthew Inman (2012) – A compilation graphic novel made up of cat comics, facts, and instructional guides from the creative wonderland at TheOatmeal.com. I received a copy of this from my brother for Christmas. Hopefully, it is as funny as its title! (post)
📕 Praying with Jane: 31 Days Through the Prayers of Jane Austen by Rachel Dodge (2018) – A lovely Christian 31-day devotional, that looks into Miss Austen’s vibrant, steadfast prayer and faith life. I also received this book from my dad for Christmas and I really looking forward to it bringing my faith and one my favourite authors together. (post)
(I have linked this post into the weekly meme, Top Ten Tuesday)
Have you read any of these? What books have you recently added to your bookshelf? Please let me know in the comments below and/or leave a link for your own TTT post.