I don’t normally post hauls, but I received such great books this year – with the pandemic my wishlist was more book-heavy than ever (what else is there to do?), so I ended up getting 14 books, which I think is such a nice amount for my birthday and Christmas together. I’m hoping this does not come off brag-y, I just think the selection of books was interesting and I’m excited to read them!
I got a few of those books myself: Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart, Breasts and Eggs by Mieko Kawakami, Real Life by Brandon Taylor and Tyll by Daniel Kehlmann (translated). My sister-in-law also gave me a gift card, with which I got The Discomfort of the Evening by Marieke Lucas Rijneveld.
Four of the books I got are science/technology non-fictions: Failure is Not an Option by Gene Kranz (which I’ve already finished), Ignition by John D. Clark, The Rise and Fall of Dinosaurs by Steve Brusatte and Humble Pi by Matt Parker. Funnily enough, that is probably the category that will skew my reading stats towards more men-authored books. Otherwise it’s quite rare that I read men authors at all.
The last non-fiction I got was A Room Of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf, which I’ve read years ago and I’m excited to re-read!
I also got a lot of classics: Villette by Charlotte Bronte, The Haunting of the Hill House by Shirley Jackson, Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (which I’ve already read and loved) and Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (which is one of my favorites!).
I’m very content with this haul, which will keep me busy for a while! I’ve finished two books by now, and three of those I’ve already read before as well, but still there is a lot to get through!