A Bookish Birthday, Part II

Wait, you say, your birthday was over a month ago now. And you are quite correct. But I received several unexpected presents well after the actual day, and I finally had the chance to take pictures of them. So here is part two of my birthday book haul.

The Girls at 17 Swann Street by Yara Zgheib

This is one of two books my grandparents got me (despite already having given me a check). I read this earlier in the year on audiobook and immediately knew I had to own a copy. I was a little disappointed when it wasn’t among the books my mom gave me, so I was thrilled to receive it. I’m planning to reread it before the end of the year once my mental health is in a slightly better place.

Thorn by Intisar Khanani

I was so excited to hear this retelling of “The Goose Girl” was being rereleased. It has been on my TBR since 2018, but I could never get a copy because it was out of print. There aren’t many retellings of “The Goose Girl” out there, so I’m really looking forward to reading this and writing a Fairy Tale Friday on it.

Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer

I’ve already read and reviewed this one. Technically I bought this myself, but I used a gift card and money that my uncle, aunt, and cousins gave me for my birthday. I just couldn’t help myself. As someone who loved Twilight in high school, I needed to buy it.

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

This gorgeous Folio Society edition was the one true surprise of my birthday. One of my wonderful roommate’s bought it for me, and I’m obsessed. It’s so beautiful, easily the most beautiful book I own. And, of course, it is a novel that I already adore. I have to say, this is my favorite present of all.

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