Saturday, December 31, 2011

Books Bought in Nov and Dec, 2011

The following books have been added to Mount TBR due to a November trip to UVA to visit my daughter and a very recent trip to the local Barnes and Noble.

There must be a lot of bookish people in Charlottesville, VA to support a relatively large number of used bookstores.  That makes sense for this picturesque place is where Thomas Jefferson built his home, Monticello and founded the University of Virginia.  He is responsible for one of my favorite bookish quotes:  "I cannot live without books".   In fact, we learned while on a tour of his famous home that he had three extensive book collections in his lifetime.  The first burned in a fire.  The second was sold to the government and became the nucleus of the Library of Congress.  With the money made from the sale, he immediately began buying books again (of course) for his third collection.

Listed by genre and author:

  1. Austen, Jane - Northanger Abbey
  2. Dumas, Alexandre - The Count of Monte Cristo
  3. Dumas, Alexandre - The Three Musketeers
  4. Fielding, Henry - Tom Jones
  5. Fitzgerald, F. Scott - Tender Is the Night
  6. Fitzgerald, F. Scott - The Great Gatsby
  7. Forster, E.M. - A Passage to India
  8. Hemingway, Ernest - The Sun Also Rises
  9. James, Henry - The Turn of the Screw, The Aspen Papers and Two Shoes
  10. Jeroux, Gaston - The Phantom of the Opera
  11. Joyce, James - A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  12. Nabokov, Vladimir - The Gift
  13. Richardson, Samuel - Pamela
  14. Scott, Sir Walter - Waverly
  15. Shakespeare - Romeo and Juliet
  16. Steinbeck, John - The Grapes of Wrath
  17. Waugh, Evelyn - Brideshead Revisited
  18. Wharton, Edith - The Age of Innocence
  19. Wharton, Edith - Ethan Frome, Summer, Bunner Sisters
  1. Forman, Gayle - If I Stay
  2. Morrison, Toni - Beloved
  3. See, Lisa - Peony in Love
  1. Beaty, Jerome - The Norton Introduction to Literature
  2. Roberts, Edgar and Henry Jacobs - Literature: An Introduction of Reading and Writing
  3. Rosenfeld, Jordan - Make A Scene
  1. Kincaid, Jamaica - My Brother (3)
  2. Jong, Erica - Fear of Fifty
  3. Lezine, DeQuincy - Eight Stories Up: An Adolescent Chooses Hope Over Suicide
  4. Rosenblatt, Roger - Making Toast
  5. Struss, Darin - Half Life
  6. Szabo, Ross and Melanie Hall - Behind Happy Faces
  7. Wright, Norman H - Recovery From Losses in Life
  1. Tennyson, Lord Alfred - In Memoriam A.H. H.
  2. Young, Kevin ed - The Art of Losing: Poems of Grief and Healing - I have been looking for something like this since Josh died. 
Christian Apologetics:  The Signature Classics of C.S. Lewis
  1. Mere Christianity
  2. The Screwtape Letters
  3. The Abolition of Man
  4. The Great Divorce
  5. A Problem of Pain
  6. Miracles
  7. A Grief Observed

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