Since I start back at university this month, after a year out, I’ve been back a forth a lot, deciding weather to put together a full TBR, given that I’ll have required reading again, but for now, I’m going to. If I don’t read it, I don’t read it. What is the theme of the month? The theme is “read-the-books-you-already-have-you-don’t-need-to-spend-any-more-money-on-books”
Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander #2) by Diana Gabaldon
A couple of years ago I read Outlander and fell head over heels for a certain red headed scot, so when the kindle edition sequel was cheep on Amazon I snapped it up back in January. You may remember it from that month’s haul. I do have a spoiler free review for Outlander, that I would recommend you read. Honestly the blurb of this book doesn’t excite me, however I loved Outlander so much that I’m willing to take that risk, and hopefully I’ll love it just as much as the first. I also picked up the audiobook, narrated by Davina Porter to potentially speed things up a little.
Versailles by Elizabeth Mavssie
Maybe I haven’t mentioned this before, but I am completely in love with the Tv series of the same name shown of BBC Two, and this is the novelisation of that show. I will admit to reading the first chapter late one night, and it seems that every chapter covers one episode of the show, spanning the first series, or so I suspect anyway. If you’ve missed the show, which I thoroughly recommend, it’s a historical drama following Louis XIV of France, and the constriction of Versailles as the palace we recognise today, rather than the hunting lodge it had once been, a story full of politics, drama, and royalty.
Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray.
I picked this purely because it’s one of oldest books on my Goodreads TBR, but it’s good timing because the ITV adaptations is currently showing. I have read the first chapter or so, but it was back when I was in sixth form, so at least four years ago, and can’t remember a thing, so we’ll got back to the beginning. It sounds like typical Victorian fiction, dealing with the complexities of high society. Just what I like. Or heroine, is a penniless orphan brought up in this world as little more than ambition and wit to keep going, while her schoolfriend is a pampered society girl, and I assume there will be a love interest along the way.
I’d Die For You and other stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald
I picked this up when my friends and I made it to the famed Shakespeare and Company bookshop, opposite the gorgeous Notre Dame cathedral. The last time I read Fitzgerald was a while ago, but I’ve always liked his writing and I’ll look forward to falling back in love with him. This is a collection of eighteen short stories that have either been published but lost, or never published at all, and accompanied by a short forward by the editor. I started reading this in the airport when we were waiting for check in to open (we were very early), and am already enjoying it so far.
I will also be reading: Tower of Dawn, Vengeful, Batman Zero Year Pt.1, and Godsgrave.
As I look at this I just know that this is an extremely ambitious TBR, and I don’t anticipate finishing it, but it’s a good blend of recent books, and books that I’ve had for a good long while.
So, questions for you guys… Have you read any of these books, and if so what did you think? What are you reading this month? Let me know down below!
Thanks for reading,