It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these posts. First I got busy, then I couldn’t find a book that applies to the two prompts I missed:
A winter story
A Christmas story
I don’t think I own a book that I would classify as a winter or Christmas story. If I do, I either haven’t seen it or haven’t yet read it to know if it is.
This week’s topic:
A Christmas present (from any year)
I think the last time I received a book as a gift for Christmas, I was a kid and I got a coloring book. These days my family refuses to gift me books because apparently I have too many. Silly family. They expressed the same opinion this year so I received no books as presents. To make up for that, I decided that the most recent stack of books I purchased would be my bookish Christmas gifts to myself. They are:
Room by Emma Donoghue
— I’ve heard and read great reviews of it and I also listened to BBC’s Book Club Podcast that she was a guest on and what she said made me even more curious about her novel.
Gris Grimly’s Frankenstein by Mary Shelley and Gris Grimly
— I’ve wanted it ever since it was published. Now I have it.
Saints by Gene Luen Yang
— Now my set is complete.
Barnes & Noble
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin
— Since learning about her, I’ve wanted to try one of her books.
The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
— Reviews on this have been mixed ever since its publication but I love the cover. That’s what made me want to get it.
Nights at the Circus by Angela Carter
— I always confuse this with Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus, which I plan to read while it snows (if it snows, hopefully it won’t) this year.
And that’s it. Though I didn’t receive books, I gave them as presents. I forgot the titles of them but one was by Tana French and the other by Louis L’Amour.