In the past month I wrote 20 The Weather Today updates about books from my bookshelves. I really enjoyed writing more personal stories than I usually would and learned a lot about which book photos work and which don’t. If you’d like to (re-)visit some highlights, click on the images below.
For me, this book perfectly captures the feeling of my first year at uni. I vaguely remember my friends and I all reading it in quick succession and relating to it strongly. I don’t think I related to it because Charlie and I had much in common (cause we didn’t), but because the way he … More TWT Day 20 || The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Stephen Chbosky
These two are by far the prettiest books I own. They sport gorgeous illustrations in rich colours with golden details, and I’m absolutely in love with the peacock pattern and flowers round the sides. I bought them earlier this year on the recommendation of my friend Lisette, who was reading The Architect’s Apprentice at the … More TWT Day 19 || The Architect’s Apprentice & The Bastard of Istanbul – Elif Shafak
This Arden edition of Titus Andronicus stems from my exchange year at the University of Hull, where I followed a year-long course just on Shakespeare’s plays. Needless to say, I learned a lot. This is one of those scholarly editions with often more notes than play on a page. Absolute heaven for literature-nerds ;). I … More TWT Day 18 || Titus Andronicus – William Shakespeare
This is one of the two manga I’ve kept after sorting out the large pile I had when I was 16. I keep it because it’s a stand-alone story, not part of a series, and because the story is just so wonderful. Train Man is one of several mangas about Densha Otoko, the purportedly true … More TWT Day 17 || Train Man – Machiko Ocha
Owning several copies of Pride and Prejudice is a tradition in my family. My grandfather reads P&P for Christmas every year, which brings him to a grand total of 58 re-reads. I believe that most years he buys a pretty edition to match, so he has more than a shelf of them now. My having … More TWT Day 16 || Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen