Okay, I know posted my Latest Acquisitions only a couple of days ago, but I couldn’t help myself. At this very moment, I am a camper of the ridiculously happy variety. I went to my favorite bookstore this afternoon, and was overwhelmed by the number of classics in store. There were a couple of books by Henry James, numerous copies of Kate Chopin’s The Awakening, and two copies of The Jungle by Upton Sinclair. Here are the ones I did buy:
- Siddhartha by Herman Hesse – I’ve been eying this book for quite a while now, but, as usual, it was ridiculously expensive for such a short book. Luckily, I found a somewhat battered but still readable copy today.
- The Pearl by John Steinbeck – Since I completely loved Of Mice and Men, I immediately grabbed this one when I saw it. So excited for this one.
- To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf – This book, folks, is the reason why I’m a camper of the ridiculously happy variety today. I’ve been looking for a copy of this book for sooo long. I have no idea why local bookstores don’t stock anything by Virginia Woolf, Kurt Vonnegut, or Jonathan Tropper—that, however, is a subject for an entirely different post. I’m so glad I found a copy today. Boo yeah!
- Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy – I’ve heard that this book is beautiful but quite depressing.
- The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy – I’m also quite excited for this one. The cover just screams adventure and daring. I’m expecting something along the lines of The Count of Monte Cristo.
- The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington – I read once that this book was one of Fitzgerald’s inspirations while writing The Great Gatsby, one of my favorite books of all time, so I had to read this book.
- The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene – The last book, which can’t be seen in the photo because I… Gah, I can’t think of a proper excuse.