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It’s been a very (very) long time since I featured any sort of haul on my blog. I bought or received so many wonderful books this month that I just had to share. What is unusual for me is the lack of library books. My local library is closed (boo) for refurbishment (yay) and I typically go at least once a week. I am excited for it to re-open.
Let me know in the comments below what books you bought/borrowed/received in June!
I finally got around to buying a copy of Artemisia Gentileschi and Feminism in Early Modern Europe by Mary D. Garrard which I’ve had on my wishlist for a while. I became fascinated with Gentileschi’s work after reading Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough, an outstanding prosaic telling of Gentileschi’s teenage years.
I follow Chloe Timms, author of The Seawomen, on Twitter and have seen so much about her debut novel. I read an extract and had a “I absolutely have to have this” moment. I already liked the concept but it was the writing that had me sold. Very much looking forward to reading this one.
I was offered a proof of Psalms For The End Of The World by Cole Haddon which I positively leapt at. It’s out on 1st September 2022, published by Headline. Review coming soon!
Booth by Karen Joy Fowler is one of those books I don’t remember discovering, but it ended up on my wishlist and I just kept looking at it online over and over. I finally caved and even managed to get a signed edition!
I love plants and dabbling in horticulture (although I am not particularly good at it) and was immediately taken in by Botanical Curses and Poisons: The Shadow-Lives of Plants by Fez Inkwright. It’s got Severus Snape vibes that I can’t resist.
I spotted One of Us by Åsne Seierstad in a secondhand bookshop a few months ago and put it back as I have a strict ‘If it’s not on my wishlist, it’s not coming in’ policy. I enforce a cooling-off period so I don’t impulse buy books I’ll never buy. However, after having One of Us on my list for a while, it made it out of the cooling-off period and is firmly on my bookcase, waiting to be read.
What’s on your TBR list? Let me know in the comments below.
Wishing you a bookish week,