Thought I’d share my book haul from London.  Because it is physically impossible for me to travel and not come back with books.  And penguin pillows.  Apparently.

Book links are Book Depository affiliate links.  More about that here.  I’m aware that that post outlines a blogging schedule, and that today is actually Thursday.  Hi.  Take note of the title of the first book listed.

Anything is Possible, Elizabeth Strout – I’ve been a little obsessed since I read my My Name is Lucy Barton.  Anything is Possible was my train book, and I am exactly half-way through it.  Amazing.

A Horse Walks Into a Bar, David Grossman – I wanted this to be my train book.  I think this will be my next one-sitting read.

Yellow Blue Tibia, Adam Roberts – This was Neil’s train book.  He actually laughed out loud, and um, strongly recommends that I read it.

Christodora, Tim Murphy – I’ve been wanting to read this for a while and it was the first book I saw when we strolled into the Big Green Bookshop.

Funny story,  maybe – Whenever I travel, I like to traipse around bookshops.  Even if there’s no time to y’know, buy books.  Sometimes, I go into shops just to pet the books and promise I’ll come back to buy them later.

We went to BGB twice.

Second visit went like this…

Book Dude: You’re back.

Me:  I said I’d come back.

Book Dude: Yes, but people lie.

Me:  Yes, but I’m a book person.  We’re good for it.  Do I look like an amateur?

Back to the books…

Moonglow, Michael Chabon – Chabon is on my auto-buy list.

Manhattan Beach, Jennifer Egan –  Possible unpopular book opinion alert:  I didn’t like A Visit From The Goon Squad.  But I LOVED The Invisible Circus.  So here we are.

The Chalk Artist, Allegra Goodman –  Might have bought this for the fucking beautiful    very nice indeed book jacket.


Just look at it.

The Diary of a Bookseller, Shaun Bythell – I first read about this in the Sunday papers.  I still read those.  For the books.  Like this one.

Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls, Elena Favilla – One to read with my Isla, rebel girl extraordinaire.

Little People, Big Dreams: Frida Kahlo, Isabel Sanchez Vegara –  Another one for Isla.  Because art.  And Frida.




Notes: Books from:

The Big Green Bookshop

House of Books


Have you read any of these books?

Do you travel to find cool bookshops?




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