Book Haul – April 2019

Well, I went about 2 months without buying books, but now here we are again. Finally.

Yep, towards the end of April I ended up picking up a few books. All small, short ones, and all ones I know I’ll read (or have already read). And all books I am very very happy with.

The Furthest Station – Ben Aaronovich

There’s something going bump on the Metropolitan line and Sergeant Jaget Kumar knows exactly who to call. It’s PC Grant’s speciality…

Only it’s more than going ‘bump’. Traumatised travellers have been reporting strange encounters on their morning commute, with strangely dressed people trying to deliver an urgent message. Stranger still, despite calling the police themselves, within a few minutes the commuters have already forgotten the encounter – making the follow up interviews rather difficult.

So with a little help from Abigail and Toby the ghost hunting dog, Peter and Jaget are heading out on a ghost finding expedition.

Because discovering the ghost and deciphering their urgent message might just be a matter of life and death.

I’ll keep it short and sweet with this one, as I already talked about it in my April Reading Wrap-up. I bought it when we were in the American Book Center in The Hague, a store that I just LOVE, because we had to buy a birthday present for my dad. I was just browsing the fantasy section because I can never help myself, saw this and knew I had to get it. I loved reading this, and I cannot wait to read more Aaronovich.

The Sea Raiders – H.G. Wells

Spellbinding short stories of a man-eating squid, magicians and monstrous machines, form the father of science fiction.

I picked up another few of the Penguin Little Black Classics, those cheap but wonderful introduction booklets to different classic authors. Let’s get the one I’ve finished reading out of the way first, my very first H.G. Wells. This is a collection of 3 short stories, and I enjoyed this one quite a bit. I will most likely pick up more of his books in the future.

The Figure In The Carpet – Henry James

James’s troubling late Victorian mystery of an unsolved literary riddle and sudden death has inspired endless speculation.

This one just sounded intriguing, although I am slightly scared that this will have a bit of an open ending. However, I am really excited to read this one: a mystery, a riddle, sudden death.. sounds quite exciting, doesn’t it? I am also hoping reading this will motivate me to finish The Turn Of The Screw soon, as it has been on my Currently Reading shelf for absolute eternity..

The Great Winglebury Duel – Charles Dickens

Two rollicking tales of scoundels and ne’er-do-wells from the Sketches by Boz that launched Dickens’s career.

I have never read a Charles Dickens book, so when I saw this I decided I’d get this little 56 page one as my first try. I have spotted a few illustrations already as I flipped through the booklet, which I think is a very nice touch. I can’t wait to spend an afternoon with my nose in this one, and I hope it inspires me to read more Dickens.

And those are all the books (booklets) I picked up in April. I am so happy with them all and very excited to read them. Well, the ones I haven’t yet.
I also just absolutely love and adore the Penguin Little Black Classics and I already know I will get more of them in the future.

Thanks for stopping by ❤