It was a little bit of an impromptu trip to Milan but I had some great guest bloggers, Lauren and Siobhan, which was exciting. And now I’m back I thought I’d show you the books I took. I’ve done posts like this before and I’m actually pretty proud that I didn’t overpack (that much), and took a lot of review copies for the coming months. Unfortunately, I had a bunch of work to do while I was away so I didn’t get much reading done. Either way, my choices for this trip were…
Penguin Little Black Classic No. 5 – Aphorisms on Love and Hate by Friedrich Nietzsche
I’ve been working through this little book for weeks now. I can’t really make up my mind on what I think of his ideas and philosophy isn’t something you can rush through. I read a couple pages while I was away but not much.
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
This has to both Germany and Florence with me. Now Milan and I have still not read it.
Kitty Raises Hell, Kitty’s House of Horrors and Kitty Goes to War by Carrie Vaughn
I’ve been trying to dive back into this series for a while now; I took these to Northumberland last year with the same theory that if I was away and wasn’t as distracted that I might finally get to them. I picked up the first one but put it down, other books were calling to me.
This Must Be The Place by Maggie O’Farrell*
This is from my Spring TBR and I’ve had it for a while. Since it’s being published in May, I wanted to see if I liked it in time for it’s release. I didn’t get around to it but it’s on my immediate TBR.
Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye*
This is another review copy I packed. It’s a gothic, serial killer retelling of Jane Eyre, which I tried to read last month and just couldn’t get into.
Tenacity by J.S. Law*
I always like to have a murder mystery with me when I go away. Normally I take a Jeffery Deaver but I kind of wanted to give Tenacity by J.S. Law another shot. I’m glad I did, it was the first book I started on the plane and I loved it. Full review coming soon but seriously, couldn’t put it down.
These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly
There was a significant lack of YA in my suitcase so I shoved These Shallow Graves in at the last minute. I needn’t have bothered because I didn’t get to it but I have no self control when packing books!
Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen by Alison Weir*
This is another from my Spring TBR, after I wrote that post I couldn’t get this book out of my head but it’s quite hefty and I wanted to properly delve into it. Milan really wasn’t my kind of place so after finishing my assignment, I delved into the next subject for my semester: Tradition and Dissent in English Christianity. Then I picked up this in my down time since Katherine was so key to that time period. And it’s great so far!