June has been rather a light month on the new books front, especially when compared to previous book haul posts I’ve put together! It is made up largely of books which I received for my birthday, and includes only one physical book and one Kindle book which I personally purchased.
Let us kick off with my birthday haul! This year was the first in which I didn’t give book lists out to my family, and thus I received the following lovely books from my friends. Katie treated me to three of the gorgeous little Vintage Minis, choosing Love by Jeanette Winterson, Home by Salman Rushdie, and Summer by Laurie Lee for me. I have read and very much enjoyed them all. Another dear friend named Katie bought me an absolutely wonderful tome, entitled The Graphic Canon, Volume 1, edited by Russ Kick, which brings together an awful lot of graphic novel extracts and specially commissioned works, all of which relate to early literature. I very much enjoyed reading it, and did so almost from cover to cover as I struggled so to put it down! Finally, Abbie bought me Elizabeth Kostova‘s new novel, The Shadow Land, which I have wanted to read since its publication, and am even more excited to do so after my recent trip to Bulgaria!
The two books which I purchased for myself are both non-fiction; one is a travel guide, and the other a travelogue of sorts. For an upcoming holiday which my boyfriend and I have just booked, I scoured Waterstone’s for the best guide, and – of course – picked up a Lonely Planet Guide. I’ve only looked at a couple of sections of Lonely Planet Florida so far, but can’t wait to peruse it in more detail for our trip. The sole book which I chose for my Kindle this month is Peter Mayle‘s A Year in Provence. France is a country which I adore and visit often, and I remember my parents reading the tome some years ago. When perusing their collection of books, however, I could only locate the book’s sequel, so when it was offered at 99p as part of a daily deal, I couldn’t resist!
Which books have you purchased this month? Have you read any of these?