Having a tendency to read all different kinds of books is something I’m pretty proud of.
Sure, there are genres I avoid (like horror. Stephen King is killing me), but I tend to read really broadly. I like pushing my boundaries and reading new and interesting genres to expand my horizons and learn something.
This can be confusing for booksellers though.
Just this week, I popped into Kramerbooks (at someone else’s invitation this time), and of course, I walked away with TWO bags of books. Add this to a couple other recent Amazon purchases, and I I think I’m in competition for the weirdest book haul.
Here’s what I picked up:
After Austyn’s enthusiastic recommendation in her Comics for People Who Think They Hate Comics, and dropping Volume 1 in my lap when she visited recently, I had to pick up The Wicked + The Divine. And because I’m me, I picked up volumes 1-3. At least I know myself.
Who doesn’t want to get to know our first female President a little better? I’ve been meaning to read one of her memoirs, and this happened to be staring me in the face at Kramers. I’ll have to pick up Living History later.
I meant to pick this up in store, but couldn’t find a copy. This was high on my summer fails list, and is definitely going to sneak in before the end of the year! It sounds fantastic, and has won a long list of literary prizes. Impressive for a first novel!
Sucked. In. I’ve been reading The Gap Of Time, a retelling of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, and this has to be the most anticipated retelling yet. Atwood takes on The Tempest. And there were signed copies. Sold.
This book has been staring me in the face for MONTHS. I pick it up, leaf through. Smile all the smiles. And then somehow I leave it there? Finally got over myself, and grabbed Romeo and/or Juliet, because what could be better than choosing another adventure for the star-crossed lovers? Also, illustrations by Kate Beaton.
It’s not the weirdest collection, but it’s definitely unique.
I read what I like, and this is what I happened to be interested in this time ’round.