Today Christie and I went a-mooching through the charity shops in Erdington and Wylde Green. I was initially looking for holiday items and did pick up a very pretty 50’s inspired Next dress for a fiver. But we were both pleased with our book purchases. While Christie satisfied herself with buying the contents for the British Library, I settled for 6 titles that I feel I should have already read.
There are certain books I have inevitably heard of, classics/cult/must reads etc, but never get around to reading. I think it is about time I put these into a list and do something about actually reading them! I shall think on this for a future post!
So, today I spent £5.65 on books and ended up adding the following to my pile:-
- The French Lieutenant’s Woman by John Fowles
- Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
- The Colour Purple by Alice Walker (HB)
- The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorn (HB)
- North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
- Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe (HB)
I also saw a copy of The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo which has been highly recommended by Lauren, but sadly it was in Christie’s hands! She is a much speedier reader than I, so she has promised to lend it when she is done! Excellent stuff.
Any thoughts on the above books? What would you recommend as a classic or cult or general ‘must read’ book? I am eager to add to the list!