This week’s Top Ten Tuesday from The Broke and the Bookish is titled “Ten Books You’d Buy Right This Second If Someone Handed You A Fully Loaded Gift Card”. Easy peasy!
In random order (cause, you know, I can afford books, it’s more a matter of trying not to buy books faster than I read them…)
- Siri Pettersen’s Röta. Cause it’s a trilogy and I’ve only read the first part yet… (but it’s not in stock by the Swedish publisher! It’s a new book, how is this even possible?!)
- Siri Pettersen’s Kraften. See above.
- Mark Z. Danielewski’s The Familiar, Volume 3 – Honeysuckle & Pain. I love his books but he’s seriously killing me with this project. This is the third 800+ page book released within a year! How am I supposed to manage this? …I guess… only 24 books to go in the series after this one…
- Umberto Eco’s Numero Zero (yes, the goodreads page is for the Italian version… couldn’t find the English one with the same title).
- Anna Bikont’s The Crime and the Silence about what happened in a Polish village during the second world war, and how everyone pretended like it didn’t afterwards.
- Simon Sebag Montefiore’s Jerusalem: The Biography. I mean I know some things about the conflict around Jersualem, but I’d love to learn more about the history of the city.
- Frank Dikötter’s Mao’s Great Famine: The History Of China’s Most Devastating Catastrophe, 1958-62.
- Amanda Grange’s Mr Darcy’s Diary. Because this sounds like it must be awesome!
- Walter Isaacson’s Benjamin Franklin: An American Life.
- M.R. Carey’s The Girl With All the Gifts.