I wasn’t able to head to any exciting book shops or restaurants or bars for my birthday this year (and I usually like to spend my birthday PROPERLY enjoying myself), so a little retail therapy was certainly on the cards.
I do love collecting books. The ones I bought will add to some of my favourites sets. I did want to purchase one other book that I’ve had my eye on for a while – Mexican Gothic. However, my process is that I purchase newer releases (read: anything that’s not a classic) second hand, and I then pass them on to friends and family when I’ve read them. Mexican Gothic seems to be too new at the moment for me to pick up a second hand copy online, so I’ll just have to wait.
So, here we go, my birthday books:
1. This Side of Paradise – F. Scott Fitzgerald
A beautiful Barnes and Noble leatherbound edition by one of my favourite authors. I love collecting these big, chunky books and I adore the quality- it’s exceptional.
You can find it here.
2. Wuthering Heights – Emily Brontë
I have multiple editions of this book – my favourite novel. When I spotted this one, I had to get it. It’s a Puffin Clothbound Classic and a jewel in my collection.
You can get a copy here.
The next books are all Penguin clothbound classics. I strive to finish this collection, though they keep publishing beautiful new ones!
3. A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole (can be found here).
4. Little Women – Louisa May Alcott (get it here).
5. Animal Farm – George Orwell (available here).
I’m so pleased with this little stack. I’m already looking forward my next birthday!