Shiny, new books!

When I’m back in the US (or any English-speaking country), I’m always excited to go book shopping.

My short trip to America this summer was no exception.

Shopping in my depressingly closed-down country was tough, but I still managed.

I did find some books I’m interested in reading now that I’m back home.

The only books I had heard of earlier are Ohio and Beach Read, both novels I was curious to read.

The others I picked up in the bookstores I visited, and I look forward to cracking these spines open.

I’m a bit behind on newly released novels, so very open to your recommendations.

Happy reading to all!


  1. urlphantomhive on September 4, 2020 at 7:12 am

    I also always take the opportunity when I am in London to visit English book stores, so much more choice than back home!

    • kimberlysullivan on September 6, 2020 at 3:45 pm

      Agree! Love UK bookstores. I have even *ahem* been know to be running last minute to a flight because I’ve dwindled too long in a (much smaller, but still well-stocked) Heathrow bookstore… : )

      • urlphantomhive on September 6, 2020 at 4:00 pm

        The first thing on the schedule once I get off the Eurostar at St Pancras is visiting the Hatchards at the station. 🙂

        • kimberlysullivan on September 7, 2020 at 6:29 pm

          Lucky you – I’ll be there with you vicariously! : )

  2. wordfoolery on September 4, 2020 at 9:15 am

    Have you read “This is Happiness” by Niall Williams? He’s a really good contemporary Irish author, this time writing about a rural Irish village when the team come to town to install electricity for the first time (1950s). Beautiful writing and one I’m recommending to everybody.

    • kimberlysullivan on September 6, 2020 at 3:47 pm

      Nice, Grace! This sounds like exactly the type of book I’d love, and I hadn’t heard of it before. Thanks for the tip! Looking forward to it.

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