I just went to Greece for summer vacation, which it always means: greek book haul!
This time I had a very nice list. But due to scheduling mistakes, my order was not ready until I left. Which is fine, I have many books to read. But it felt like a waste to come back with an empty suitcase. So I bought a couple of books and also brought a bunch of books I already owned but haven’t read.
The books I bought:
The graphic novels
Democracy, by Αbraham Kawa, Annie Di Donna Alecos Papadatos: This book actually never appealed to me. But then I saw it in London and I thought “is is possible that foreigners are reading it and I am not? I should support greek books!”. So I bought it and I think it will be great!
…καλά, εσύ σκοτώθηκες νωρίς, by Sylvain Ricard, Ντανιέλ Καζανάβ , Χρόνης Μίσσιος Μυρτώ Ράις: sorry, it is not translated yet… It is a graphic novel based on the autobiographical book of Hronis Missios, about his life in prison during the Greek Civil War. I admit I haven’t read the original book, for some reason I assumed it would be hard to find because it is old… and then I saw tens of copies in the biggest bookstore of Athens. But I decided to see if I like the graphic novel version first and then buy the original book.
Monstress #1, by Marjorie M. Liu & Sana Takeda: I actually didn’t buy this. My friend bought it for me as a present from the US. It is a fantasy graphic novel and it looks awesome!
The ones suggested by Goodreads friends
I saw many of my Goodreads’ friends giving 5 stars in these two books and that made me interested.
I admit that I am afraid they will be boring 😛 Chess Story is tiny, so it will be fine, but the other one is pretty big…
The pre-owned ones:
The ones I bought in the past year about were low in my list
The Passage, by Justin Cronin: Well-known and huge book, post-apocalyptic with vampires. I think. It is very big, so I will have to think about it very seriously.
High Fidelity, by Nick Hornby: I have watched the movie a couple of times, I am curious to see how it will be as a book. I postponed it since I know the story, but people say it is very good, so I will give it a try.
Ενδοχώρα, by Andreas Embirikos: This will be my poetry book for readathon 2017… my cursed category…
The Fourth Vertebra, by Martti Larni: I don’t think this book is translated in English. I found it in a book bazaar and I have no idea what it is about! But the back cover said it is funny.
These books were given to me (by friends and family). Not actually as presents, more of “here I have this book, you read, take it”. They look interesting.
The Shadow of the Shadow, by Paco Ignacio Taibo II: I have read two books by this author and I really liked them. A friend lent me this book… about 7 years ago. I tried returning it, I never found time to read it, but he was always telling me “no no keep it, I don’t want it”. I HATE lending my books, so I really tried to return it, but he didn’t care. Now he lives in England, so I assume it is mine.
After the Crash, by Michel Bussi: a well-known book, plane falls, baby lives, two families think it is their baby.
The Boy at the Top of the Mountain, by John Boyne: orphan boy goes to live with his aunt in the house she is working as a servant… the house of Adolph Hitler.
Listen, Little Man!, by Wilhelm Reich: I don’t know how to describe this book. I think most people have heard about it. It is small, I hope I will get to read it soon.
The Dressmaker, by Rosalie Ham: I was not interested in reading this book, set in small city in Australia, where a young woman returns and starts sewing dresses. But I started watching the movie on a plane, so maybe I will read it. We’ll see.
The coloring book
Looks awesome, right?
These were all my books. Too many for an unwanted book haul!