I am back from my Christmas holidays and I brought back A LOT of books!
I didn’t buy most of them, I just moved them here.
(by the way it is snowing in Netherlands as you can see, I thought Fani would be so happy, but I think it didn’t snow in her city yet)
Let’s see the books more closely:
1. The trilogies
Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam trilogy, which includes:
I have no idea what they are about (something end-of-the-world-y), I haven’t read Margaret Atwood yet and I am very excited! The only bad thing is I can’t seem to fit it in any of my readathon categories 😮
I hear so many praises about this trilogy! It is about lost books and mystery. Sounds exciting… but they are huge!
2. The “classics”
The kind of books “you have” to read 🙂
In my 2016 book resolution, I mentioned that I want to read Dostoyevsky this year, so I brought along two very old copies of:
These were his only complete books I had, since the others have more than one books in this specific edition. I don’t know which one I will read first yet. I also have many of his work in ebooks, so maybe I will start with a big one!
I also brought along an old copy of:
by Harriet Beecher Stowe, because I don’t remember anything (I read it very young) and one of the readathon categories is to read “one book you haven’t read since you were a kid”.
Finally, it is time this year to read Karagatsis! I brought my sitting-in-the-shelf-for-years copy of:
- The 10 (my translation 🙂 )
I don’t know what it is about, I assume it describes greek society of some years ago, so I think I will enjoy it.
3. The uncategorized
Many many nice books 🙂
- Between Shades of Grey, by Rita Sepetys
No, it is totally irrelevant with the famous Grey trilogy. WWII in Lithuania. It was in my to-read pile forever. I decided to finally read it, because of Eleni from Over the Place. She keeps advertising it, I have no choice!
- Wonder, by R.J. Palacio
A book about a boy with a face disfigurement. It will also be a movie this year.
- Just Kids, by Patti Smith
I see lately many people reading it, so I figured it will be a good choice for the “biography” category of the readathon. It is the self-biography of Patti Smith, famous and beloved singer.
- J, by Howard Jakobson
As you can see in my photo, the greek title is E. The back cover says something about a kid that his father didn’t let him say the work starting with E (which is J in english apparently). I want to read it just to find out which word it is! No spoilers please!
- Abarat, by Clive Barker
I wanted to buy that book since I was 18, but it always seemed too expensive. It has a hard cover and nice shiny pages, which makes it expensive in Greece. This year I got the chance to have it for free, so I got it of course! It has illustrations from Clive Barker himself and it is a fantasy book.
- City on Fire, by Garth Risk Hallberg
The book everyone is talking about, with more than 1000 pages. There is a lot of hype around that book, because the editors paid 2 million dollars to buy it and it is Hallberg’s first book. I think it is some kind of record. I am curious to see what the fuss is all about. The story seems interesting.
That’s all! Overweight luggage again! The worst part is, I will have to move them back to Greece again after I read them 😕