Top Ten Tuesday: Last 10 books that came into my possession



 Last Ten Books That Came Into My Possession

That’s pretty easy!


Because this happened on Saturday at the library book sale. There were also books bought for the children of course.


But I suspect you may be more interested in the ones that I got for myself. I had to tackle the two little rooms full of kids’ books first as they were crowded with eager book-grabbing buyers.

Anyway back to my loot. 

Two of which I’ve already read:

Monkey Beach by Eden Robinson (my thoughts)
Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows (which I bought for my mum to read when she visits next month)

Then the others from the top:


 This lovely collection of Katherine Mansfield’s stories, selected by Elizabeth Bowen, cover illustration by Leo Lionni.

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby, a book I’ve been meaning to read for ages and hopefully will get to now that I have my own copy!

Three Anita Brookner novels – Look at Me; Dolly; Incidents in the Rue Laugier

Alison Lurie’s Truth and Consequences. I recently read and really enjoyed Lurie’s Foreign Affairs (my thoughts) and quickly grabbed this!

Troubling a Star by Madeleine L’Engle. I didn’t realize this was part of the Austin family series, which I have exactly zero books of. This is apparently book #7. I just saw L’Engle and Antarctica on the synopsis and thought, got to have it!

The Peppered Moth by Margaret Drabble. I did somewhat enjoy the one book by Drabble that I’ve read, The Witch of Exmoor, but haven’t exactly rushed out to read the rest of her books. But I was curious about the title.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom RiggsJust last week, I had written this book onto my list of hyped books that I’ve never read. And there it was, waiting for me. So I had to get it. And hopefully read it sometime this year!

Have you read any of these? Which should I read first?

What are some books you’ve recently accumulated?


  1. I read Anita Brookner’s Look at Me long ago and you reminded me that I need to return to her work! Great to see Alison Lurie in your list as well–I vote for Truth and Consequences because I also enjoyed Foreign Affairs and would love to hear about this one. Enjoy!


  2. I love a library book sale! Katherine Mansfield’s stories are wonderful and I’ve enjoyed Anita Brookner, although not the titles you have there. Have wanted to read The Diving Bell and the Butterfly and something by Alison Lurie to a while now. Enjoy your books 🙂


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