Now that my book buying ban is over (yay!) I can freely buy all the books I want again. Hah, just kidding, I’m still a poor student. But that doesn’t mean I can’t buy any books at all, because there are these amazing shops and markets where you can buy books for the ridiculous price of €1,-! So I did and I bought four new old books which I will tell more about down below.
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
In her early thirties, Elizabeth Gilbert had everything a modern American woman was supposed to want–husband, country home, successful career–but instead of feeling happy and fulfilled, she felt consumed by panic and confusion. This wise and rapturous book is the story of how she left behind all these outward marks of success, and of what she found in their place. Following a divorce and a crushing depression, Gilbert set out to examine three different aspects of her nature, set against the backdrop of three different cultures: pleasure in Italy, devotion in India, and on the Indonesian island of Bali, a balance between worldly enjoyment and divine transcendence.
I’ve heard a lot of good things about this book (and film!), so when I saw it for only €1,- on a bookmarket I just had to have it. It really sounds like a romantic comedy to me, and I’m a sucker for romcoms. But it definitely sounds a bit ‘deeper’ than your average romcom.
The Gunslinger by Stephen King
In The Gunslinger (originally published in 1982), King introduces his most enigmatic hero, Roland Deschain of Gilead, the Last Gunslinger. He is a haunting, solitary figure at first, on a mysterious quest through a desolate world that eerily mirrors our own. Pursuing the man in black, an evil being who can bring the dead back to life, Roland is a good man who seems to leave nothing but death in his wake.
I have to admit: I actually don’t really read the backs of Kingbooks anymore, since I just want to read them ALL! This book is the first of The Dark Tower series, of which I’ve heard a lot of good things on instagram. And I was very happy that it actually WAS the first book in the series, since I have this habit of buying all the books in a series, except for the first. I’m slowly breaking this habit though!
The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole by Sue Townsend
At sixteen, Adrian Mole’s life continues to be nothing but a set of tragic circumstances: His tempestuous relationship with an alluring schoolmate tortures him, while his intellectualism continues to be ignored by the British press. Despite it all he remains as agonizingly funny as ever in this, the second of his diaries.
I first read a book about Adrian Mole for English in highschool and man, I loved it! Although it was the fifth book in the Adrian Mole series, I read it with much pleasure. After that I read the first book The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4 and now I bought The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole for only … €1,-! I just love to read books in diary form, so I’m very looking forward to reading this book!
Land of the Living by Nicci French
Abbie Devereaux wakes in the dark. She is hooded and bound, with no idea where she is or how she got there. Kept alive by a man she never sees, his only promise is that eventually he will kill her – like the others.
Someone on instagram recommended this book to me, and I was immediately sold by the blurb. It sounds really thrilling and I hope it’ll move me as much as The Safe House did. Can’t wait!