πŸ”Ÿ Top Ten Tuesday | The Most Recent Additions to My Book Collection πŸ“•

Top Ten TuesdayHello 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!

πŸ“• 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)

πŸ“• 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)

πŸ“• 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)

πŸ“• 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.

πŸ“• 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)

πŸ“• 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.

πŸ“• 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)

πŸ“• 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)

πŸ“• 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)

πŸ“• 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)

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(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.

15 thoughts on “πŸ”Ÿ Top Ten Tuesday | The Most Recent Additions to My Book Collection πŸ“•

  1. The Jane Austen book covers caught my eye before I even scrolled down to see what they were — very nice, especially the ribbon bookmarks. I thought they might be blank journals at first, so finding out they actually contain great stories instead of intimidating pages of Possibility makes them even more alluring.

    Actually this whole post is wonderful and I am very impressed with your new additions, so hopefully you don’t mind me rambling a bit…

    1. The Teatime Bookshop Box looks like so much fun (although really, what book subscription box doesn’t). I’m off to read your more detailed posts about them as soon as I’m done here.

    2. I didn’t know that Daphne du Maurier book existed by I’m intrigued. And that is a really nice-looking secondhand find, as is the Howard’s End edition.

    3. The illustrated Harry Potter books are SO gorgeous — what a perfect Christmas gift. I reread the series this way (or the first 4, at least) last year, and it’s amazing how much it enhanced the story. I think you’ll have a great time.

    4. I love that comic book too, lol. I got it for my husband several years back when we were dating and it’s currently on our coffee table because it’s so fun to randomly page through it. Especially now that a) we actually have a cat, and b) I do sometimes question what she may be plotting when she sits just out of reach somewhere on the floor and Watches us.

    5. While I’m not super religious, the prayer books look beautiful. My mom is far more religious, and she also loves Austen, so now I think I’ll have to look into that Praying with Jane book for her…
    RS

  2. I love the covers of the Pride and Prejudice & Sense and Sensibility editions you bought! I love the illustrated versions of the Harry Potter books. Such beautiful artwork.

  3. It’s so cool that so many of these books are vintage!

    Will you be participating in #VintageScienceFictionMonth on Twitter this month? The other hashtag they use is #VintageSciFiMonth. It might be right up your alley! πŸ™‚

  4. What a fun bunch of books, Jessica! πŸ₯° I’ve read Miss Austen, of course as she’s one of my favorite authors 🀩! I plan on rereading Mansfield Park for a Booktube FebRegency πŸ˜‚ challenge. I recently received AW Tozer’s And He Dwelt Among Us on the book of John, so very excited about that, oh, and a book of Denise Levertov’s poetry. πŸ˜ƒ I have some more book mail coming much to my husband’s dismay as he kindly reminded me that we have property taxes due soon. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Whoops. πŸ™ƒ Book buying ban now in place.

  5. I hadn’t heard of it before but Castle Dor by Daphne du Maurier sounds really great!

  6. Beautiful editions! I am looking at revamping some of my classics. Most of the ones I have were bought at the local library book sales so they are old paperback editions. I need to upgrade.

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