Library Book Haul.

Hi there bookworms!!
Hope you're well, I took a recent trip to the library and I thought I'd show you what I picked up!
I didn't want to pick up too many as I know I only have a certain amount of time before I have to take them back, and also my local library doesn't really have the best selection of books.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice, which opens with one of the most famous sentences in English Literature, is an ironic novel of manners. In it the garrulous and empty-headed Mrs Bennet has only one aim - that of finding a good match for each of her five daughters. In this she is mocked by her cynical and indolent husband. With its wit, its social precision and, above all, its irresistible heroine, Pride and Prejudice has proved one of the most enduringly popular novels in the English language.

I really wanted to read a classic or two so I picked this book up from the library along with the next one I'm going to tell you about, just to broaden my horizons a little bit! And I've heard so much about this book from certain booktubers that I just had to give it a go.

Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
A novel by Virginia Woolf that details a day in the life of Clarissa Dalloway, a fictional high-society woman in post-World War I England. It is one of Woolf's best-known novels. Created from two short stories, "Mrs Dalloway in Bond Street" and the unfinished "The Prime Minister", the novel's story is of Clarissa's preparations for a party of which she is to be hostess. With the interior perspective of the novel, the story travels forwards and back in time and in and out of the characters' minds to construct an image of Clarissa's life and of the inter-war social structure.

I'd also heard about this book from a booktuber and it made me feel clever to take a Virginia Woolf book to the counter of the library haha.
This also goes along the same vein as Pride and Prejudice, I want to read more classics so thought this would be another good one to start with.

The Last Letter From Your Lover - Jojo Moyes
When journalist Ellie looks through her newspaper's archives for a story, she doesn't think she'll find anything of interest. Instead she discovers a letter from 1960, written by a man asking his lover to leave her husband - and Ellie is caught up in the intrigue of a past love affair. Despite, or perhaps because of her own romantic entanglements with a married man.
In 1960, Jennifer wakes up in hospital after a car accident. She can't remember anything - her husband, her friends, who she used to be. And then, when she returns home, she uncovers a hidden letter, and begins to remember the lover she was willing to risk everything for.
Ellie and Jennifer's stories of passion, adultery and loss are wound together in this richly emotive novel - interspersed with real 'last letters'.

I've been wanting to read this book for ages because I love Jojo Moyes' writing, so I thought when I saw it in the library I'd pick it up, read it and then if I really enjoy it I can buy my own copy :)

I really enjoyed looking round the library and once I'm done with all these books I'm definitely going to go back and show some more support for my local library!
Toodlepip! x


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