It has been a few months since I’ve done a book haul because I’ve been trying to read books I own or just borrow from the library, but trips to the library are difficult because I can also buy books for under a dollar. Whoops. Still, I haven’t bought much and I did just completely my Goodreads reading challenge for the year, so I’ll consider them rewards.
Once and For All by Sarah Dessen
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll (Everyman’s Library edition)
The Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson by Emily Dickinson
Chances are you already know that I bought (and read) Once and for All by Sarah Dessen, but I couldn’t let make this post without mentioning it again.
I went to the library to pick up my vacation reads and found about 10 books that I could have easily purchased, but I only had a little over a dollar with me. My bookcases and my TBR can breathe a sigh of relief. I chose 2 that make the most sense for my collection. Alice because, well, it’s one of my favorite stories and I liked this Everyman’s paperback edition of the books. Then I chose the collection of Emily Dickinson poems because I would love to read more poetry and I always liked her poetry in class.
Sherlock: A Study in Pink (Sherlock, #1) by Steven Moffatt and Mark Gattis
It was only a matter of time before I read something to do with Sherlock again. This time, it’s the English translation of the manga. I’ve been seeing it on Instagram and I wanted the physical copy of it, but Amazon had the e-book version of it for .99. Couldn’t pass that up! I’ve read about half of it and, while I am liking it, there’s nothing new to it if you’ve watched the BBC show. Still, if you like anything Sherlock, it’s worth a read.
Shopaholic to the Stars (Shopaholic, #7) by Sophie Kinsella
Shopaholic to the Rescue (Shopaholic, #8) by Sophia Kinsella
Here are my vacation reads! I’m not leaving for another week, so it’s possible I’ll start Shopaholic to the Stars before that if I finish Jane Eyre, but I am wanting to read these during my trip. There’s no doubt in my mind that they’re going to be perfect beach and poolside reads. I may end up choosing an audiobook or an e-book to take just in case I decide to only read one, or in the unlikely event that I finish both, but I’m excited to pack them. It’s about time I dive back into Becky’s world.
What’s your ideal summer or vacation read? I have only been on a proper vacation a couple of times and each time, I have taken a chick lit book.