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I can't resist wandering into bookshops and looking around for hours. I used to haunt libraries. I love books about all sorts, I don't think I'm too fussy. Right now I'm challenging myself to read all the unread books on my shelves, because I have a weakness for buying more books than I can read.

August/September Reads and October TBR


 Collection of Short Stories:


The Cranes that Built the Cranes by Jeremy Dyson ✰✰✰½


Individual Short Stories:


The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allen Poe ✰✰✰½

The Red-Headed League by Arthur Conan Doyle ✰✰✰✰

Bliss by Katherine Mansfield ✰✰✰✰

The Dead by James Joyce ✰✰





Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry ✰✰✰✰

The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien ✰✰✰✰


Collection of Short Stories:


In-Flight Entertainment by Helen Simpson ✰✰✰


Individual Short Stories:


The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka ✰✰½

The Company of Wolves by Angela Carter ✰✰✰½

Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius by Jorge Luis Borges ✰✰½

In the Abyss by H.G. Wells ✰✰½

Burning Chrome by William Gibson ✰✰✰½

Death Constant Beyond Love by Gabriel García Márquez ✰✰

Lady with Lapdog by Anton Chekov ✰✰✰


October TBR


The Best British Short Stories 2011 ed. by Nicholas Royle
White Teeth by Zadie Smith

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood