I have no self-control, I admit. Especially when it comes to buying books. I’m the worst.
My sister approached me one day to check out the price of a book for her on Book Depository. So I did. And I left with 6 books after that. Book Depository is where all my hard-earned savings go to hell.
So now, I have 6 extra books to pile onto my bookshelf which has no space for books. I clearly do not have my life in order.
Looking at my new purchase, I realised that I actually have a nice, balanced selection of fiction and non-fiction books. And for once, I’m actually more excited with my non-fiction selections:
1) The Letters of Vincent van Gogh by Vincent van Gogh / Edited by Ronald de Leeuw and translated by Arnold Pomerans
I don’t know how often I’ve gushed about my intrigue for van Gogh in this space, but I’ve certainly done that a fair bit. And after months of procrastinating to get this book, it’s finally here! This is the first book out of this haul that I’m starting with – also my current read – and I’M SO EXCITED. awwww yiiiis bby.2) Infinity Net: The Autobiography of Yayoi Kusama by Yayoi Kusama / Translated by Ralph McCarthy
This is the other book (besides van Gogh’s) I purchased from a reading wishlist I did a couple of months back. Honestly, one of the best parts about reading artists’ (auto)biographies are the pictures – especially of their artistic development. I’ll probably break into this book next!
Yup, hopped onto the bandwagon because I CAN’T BE LEFT OUT. I actually don’t know too much about this book, and I sorely mistook this book for a piece of fiction after reading the blurb. And I have an English degree. I should be ashamed. Very ashamed. Time to revoke my academic qualifications.
Now, onto my fictional choices, which are pretty standard everybody’s-reading-it kind of books. I just can’t escape this #basicbitch life:
I’ve heard many good things about this. That’s enough to make me buy something.
I’ve tried watching the TV version of The Handmaid’s Tale, but I think I will revisit the series only after finishing this novel.
Because I’m definitely catching the upcoming film, I’ve gotta get my reading on. Yes, I’m one of ~those~ people who likes to read before watching the film. What can I say? I just love being a stereotype.
And that’s my book haul! Oh, Book Depository, what have you done to me (and my bank account)?
What are some books on your reading list?