“Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.” This month it is hosted by Bermuda Onion.
Here’s what arrived in my house last week:
Gigi– Julie de Garneilhan– Chance Acquaintances (Colette)
I found this in a wonderful second-hand bookstore when I was visiting a friend. I wish I lived in that city, there were two walls lined with used English paperbacks! Back to the book, I’ve heard so many wonderful things about Colette, and of course Gigi is her most famous work that I couldn’t leave without this book. The other two works in this collection sound very interesting as well. Should I just start with Gigi or with one of her other works?
Holy Disorders (Edmund Crispin)
This is from the same store. I’m nearly always craving cosy crime stories, and Crispin’s mysteries featuring an Oxford professor look amazing. And I love the covers of these editions! I’ve got his The Moving Toyshop but found myself avoiding it because I just know I’m going to love it. That’s probably a weird reason not to read a book, but when I saw this one I had to get it because now I can save one mystery but devour the other.
The Heat of the Day (Elizabeth Bowen)
Elizabeth Bowen is yet another writer who is hugely acclaimed but who I hadn’t heard of before blogging. I hope this is a good one to start with, it was a lucky find on bookmooch. The Heat of the Day is about WWII London and those who haven’t left the city.
Awakenings/ Zeit des Erwachens (Oliver Sacks)
Another mooch. I love what I’ve read by Sacks so far and I’m hopeful that at some point I’ll manage to find a cheap copy of Migraine somewhere. Until then I’ll just go through his other works.
What books came into your house last week?