It was my 23rd birthday on Monday and to celebrate I went to Oxford for the weekend and spent my time drinking fancy cocktails and visiting lots of bookshops, it was wonderful! I’ve written a post all about my trip and some of my favourite Oxford bookshops, so keep your eyes peeled for that soon!
Now, did you really go to Oxford if you didn’t come back with a huge bag of books?
Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon – This is a beast of a book, and I honestly don’t know if I’ll have time to read it this year! Even if I don’t it’s going to sit proudly on bookshelf!
A Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern – The Night Circus is one of my favourite books of all time, so I’ve got high expectations!
The Invisible Life of Addie La Rue by V.E.Schwab – You may be thinking, Amy you have this book already, why do you need another copy? Well it’s because I only have the ebook and needed to get my hands on the American Hardback (the cover in my opinion is better)! Did this book cost me and arm and a leg? Yes! Was it worth it? 100% yes, it looks beautiful on my bookshelf! I’m halfway through this book and I’m loving everything about it, and if the universe would like to send me my own Henry then I’ll be forever grateful!
The Chief by Monica McCarty – Earlier this year myself and some friends from university discovered the wonderful world of romantic highlander novels and I’m OBSESSED! This now become a running joke within our friendship, so it wouldn’t be a birthday without one!
Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller – I brought this book a couple of months ago when I visited the bookish town of Hay-on-Wye but I ended up giving it to someone as part of a gift, so I never got the opportunity to read it! Everyone keeps telling me how good this book is, so I definitely plan on putting it on my TBR for November!
Don’t Tell Alfred by Nancy Mitford – If you’ve been following this blog for a while then you’ll know that Nancy Mitford is a staple favourite of mine, and her ‘Pursuit of Love’ series is just wonderful. The series follows an upper-class English family and their relationships within society and until now I had no idea that this book existed! Set twenty years after the events of the second book, Don’t Tell Alfred follows Fanny as she navigates her own problems and the complex world of French politics. This book has shot straight to the top of my TBR and I’m so excited to dive back into the chaotically fabulous lives of these beloved characters.