Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly prompt hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and created by The Broke and the Bookish.
I am actually terrible at meeting authors. I completely freeze up and forget how my tongue works, I sometimes splutter “I LOVE YOUR BOOK” as I’m running away from the signing desk, and I will happily walk around the rest of the day clutching an important book to my chest.
Despite all of this, and the enormous anxiety that meeting my favourite authors brings me, there are still some fantastic writers I would love to meet (and flail in front of) preferably in front of a rather large latte.
(Also, the “top ten Tuesday” prompt never said they had to be alive. Heh.)
Hello friends! I can’t actually believe I’m bringing you my third book haul post of the month… but there we go.
I visited my bestie, Natalie, in Lichfield over the Easter holidays, and we went to Stratford-upon-Avon, and the five storey Waterstone’s in Birmingham! Therefore, whilst they are not all from Birmingham, I thought that I would share with you what I bought…
The Sonnets by William Shakespeare
Oh. My. God. Okay, so this book was a wee bit pricey, about £12 I think, but it was SO worth it. This book is smaller than my hand, and each sonnet takes up one page. It’s exclusive to William Shakespeare’s birth place, and it’s a book that is already very important to me.
The White Book by Han Kang
This is a book that I’ve been eyeing up for ages (I mentioned it in my top ten books on my immediate TBR!), and I finally bought it in Waterstones. This is different to The Vegetarian in that it isn’t a novel but more prose-poetry, and I am so excited to read it. I want to sit down and devour it all in one, is the only trouble!
Eliza and her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
Whenever I see this book I get all excited and just want to pick it up… so, eventually, I did! This is a YA book and I was able to get it in the US hardback (which I’m guessing because no one in the UK publishes it?), and I am SO excited to read it. For some reason, I didn’t put it in the same blog post I put The White Book in, but it’s definitely one I want to get to as soon as possible.
I’m really happy with all of the books I bought, and I can’t wait to get to all of them! I would love to know if you’ve read any of these in the comments below!