So I went to the bookstore to buy one book. I came out with three, which isn’t too bad. I used to have better willpower, but not now. I’m probably not going to reach my goal of spending less money on books this year. Anyhow, here are the books I bought.
Their Eyes Were Watching God
Hurston’s beloved classic–one of the most important American novels of the 20th century–follows the fortunes of Janie Crawford, a woman who was married three times and had been tried for the murder of one of her husbands in the black town of Eaton, Florida.
This is what I originally went in for. I needed it to complete my September reading challenge prompt. It’s been a good read so far.
Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson
The Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson collects more than 150 of Dickinson’s brief but memorable poems. Bursting with insights about life, love, nature, death, and immortality, these poems are among the best loved and most reprinted in English literature.
This was an impulse purchase. I never had really read anything by Emily Dickinson. I saw a copy of this and thought it was cute. When I read the first poem, I immediately wanted to read more. So of course, I bought it.
In a land where three suns almost never set, a fledgling killer joins a school of assassins, seeking vengeance against the powers who destroyed her family.
Daughter of an executed traitor, Mia Corvere is barely able to escape her father’s failed rebellion with her life. Alone and friendless, she hides in a city built from the bones of a dead god, hunted by the Senate and her father’s former comrades. But her gift for speaking with the shadows leads her to the door of a retired killer, and a future she never imagined.
Now, a sixteen year old Mia is apprenticed to the deadliest flock of assassins in the entire Republic — the Red Church. Treachery and trials await her with the Church’s halls, and to fail is to die. But if she survives to initiation, Mia will be inducted among the chosen of the Lady of Blessed Murder, and one step closer to the only thing she desires.
Ok. If you’ve been around my blog much at all you will know I bought Nevernight back in January. I showed it in my birthday haul. I bought the UK edition because I loved the cover, but it is about the size of a mass-market paperback. A weird fact about me is I don’t like mass-market paperbacks. While the other edition is stunning, I don’t enjoy reading it. So I bought this edition. I want to love Nevernight, so I am giving this book every chance possible.
That’s all the books I bought last weekend. I hope to read and enjoy all of these soon.