Book haul of December 2019

Christmas has come early this year. And even though I do have a fair amount of books on my Christmas wishlist (which I shared with you a couple of weeks back), I just can’t help myself. For some reason, I need to buy books! And so, I’ve decided to share my December book haul with all of you in a quick post.

My December book haul consists of 5 books, all what I would denote as classics. Another thing they have in common is the fact that they are all listed on the BBC Big Read. So it’s basically me stocking up for the first months of my reading challenge.

I hope you feel inspired and urged to share some of your buys. Or just want to utter your opinion on the ones I’ve chosen.

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“The Hobbit” by J.R.R. Tolkien

I’ve read the Hobbit once before, a long time ago. Seen the movies a couple of times, and visited Hobbiton in New Zealand (a must-do if you’re a fan, by the way!). 
Also being a great fan of The Lord of the Rings (also on the BBC Big Read, fortunately), I think this will be one of the first books of my reading challenge I will jump into.

 

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“The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald

This is one of the hard-core classics. Even though, I watched the (old and boring) movie in English class 10 years ago, I don’t remember much what it’s about. It’s definitely not what I would typically read, but having it recommended from various sources, I am looking forward to reading it. And who can resist a book looking like that? I mean, come on!

 

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“Nineteen Eighty-Four” by George Orwell

A dystopian novel set in an imagined future (1984) where a totalitarian regime is ruling. The book centres on themes like government surveillance, war and propaganda, amongst others. Also, apparently, the term Big Brother has its origin in the novel. I think this will be just up my alley!

 

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“Lord of the Flies” by William

I have heard about The Lord of the Flies on several occasions throughout my adult life, having never really understood what it’s about.
Then, I had it recommended by a colleague of mine who told me about the premise. A group of young boys crash-landing on a deserted island, trying to build a society in which they can live. Fortunately, I like Lost.

 

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“The Wind in the Willows” by Kenneth Grahame

Set in a world where animals act like humans, this is actually a children’s fantasy tale, as far as I know. The story does spark some memories from my childhood of a cartoon in TV, but that’s basically it.
Hopefully, it will inspire me somehow, as most children’s book tend to do. 

 

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