Here are the books (and bookish things) I acquired over the last week or so in June. I also talked about the books I bought/borrowed in May and June here.
Jane Austen by Margaret Kennedy
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone
Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy
The Collected Works of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
It’s been a busy month and I start my new job in a week’s time, so I’m trying not to acquire too many books, but that never really works. I visited Any Amount of Books, a secondhand bookshop on Charing Cross Road, and couldn’t resist this lovely Penguin English Library edition of Two on a Tower. I’d wanted one of these editions for quite a while and so had to purchase this. It’s blue! And another classic to add to my 2014 Classics Challenge TBR. I also came across this lovely 1950s book on Jane Austen. I was given Since You’ve Been Gone, the latest novel by Morgan Matson, one of my favourite authors, by Jim and Time Between Us, described as ‘a young adult The Time Traveler’s Wife‘, by Daphne.
I met up with Laura and we’ve spent the week exploring London. I showed her all my favourite London bookshops, including Waterstones Gower Street, which is where I finally tracked down a copy of The Collected Works of A.J. Fikry. I’ve been trying to buy my own copy ever since I read it back in April, but I haven’t been able to find it. On Tuesday we spent the day in Richmond and I bought Anne of Green Gables in Waterstones, another Vintage Children’s Classics edition to add to my collection. I read it in 2012, so I need to re-read it. On Friday we headed to Oxford to meet up with Claire. I bought lovely bookmarks and a pin from The Bodleian Library shop (unfortunately we weren’t allowed in the actual library!) and a tote bag with a quote from Dodie Smith’s I Capture the Castle on it, from Blackwell’s Broad Street. And before we left, we visited The Story Museum and their 26 Characters exhibition, which is wonderful and I suggest you go if you’re nearby.
Have you read any of these?