The Books Bought meme is hosted by Cindy at Cindy’s World of Books. It’s a weekly meme, but I’m going to post at the beginning of each month with a list of all the books I purchased the previous month.
Before I get started on what is going to be an embarrassingly long list of books, I just want to make sure that you all realise that I share most of the books I buy with Meredith, who doesn’t really buy any books. That means that I really only need to feel responsible for half of these books, right?
I blame Penguin Books for the majority of my purchases this month. If @PenguinBooksAus hadn’t tweeted the competition offering $2000 to the best tweet answer for the question “Why did the penguin cross the road?”, I would never have visited their Popular Penguins site and wouldn’t have had the brilliant idea of starting a Popular Penguins Reading Challenge.
Because I started the Challenge, I was then morally obliged to go and buy some Popular Penguin titles, both to read and to give me something to photograph for the PPRC button. See. I told you it was all their fault. I’m also contemplating a Penguin Classics challenge. I may have to hand my credit card over for safe keeping before launching that one.
Okay, I’ve rambled enough. Here, for the entire world to see, is the evidence of my book addition during the month of July:
- The Age of Reason – Jean-Paul Sartre
- The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald
- The Getting of Wisdom – Henry Handel Richardson
- The Harp in the South – Ruth Park
- Casino Royale – Ian Fleming
- Perfume – Patrick Suskind
- A Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess
- The Lucky Country – Donald Horne
- Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
- Mother Tongue – Bill Bryson
- One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
- Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh
- The Red and the Black – Stendhal
- The Best Short Stories – Guy de Maupassant
- A Wedding in December – Anita Shreve
- Usborne Children’s Book of Art
- 1-2-3 Magic for Christian Parents – Thomas Phelan, Chris Webb
- One-Piece Wearables – Sheila Brennan (sewing pattern book)
- The Graveyard Book – Neil Gaiman (for Meredith)
- Beowulf on the Beach – Jack Murnighan
- The Night my Bum Dropped – Gretel Killeen (for Meredith – because she requested it, not because the title reminded me of her)
- Nothing but Ghosts – Beth Kephart
Okay. That’s it (I think). I did go a bit crazy this month, but since I have every household bill known to western society due in August, I’m guessing that the list at the beginning of September will be very short.by