Books I Took to Milan!

It was a little bit of an impromptu trip to Milan but I had some great guest bloggers, Lauren and Siobhan, which was exciting. And now I’m back I thought I’d show you the books I took. I’ve done posts like this before and I’m actually pretty proud that I didn’t overpack (that much), and took a lot of review copies for the coming months. Unfortunately, I had a bunch of work to do while I was away so I didn’t get much reading done. Either way, my choices for this trip were…

Books I Took to Milan!

Penguin Little Black Classic No. 5 – Aphorisms on Love and Hate by Friedrich Nietzsche
I’ve been working through this little book for weeks now. I can’t really make up my mind on what I think of his ideas and philosophy isn’t something you can rush through. I read a couple pages while I was away but not much.

Kitty Raises Hell, Kitty’s House of Horrors and Kitty Goes to War by Carrie Vaughn
I’ve been trying to dive back into this series for a while now; I took these to Northumberland last year with the same theory that if I was away and wasn’t as distracted that I might finally get to them. I picked up the first one but put it down, other books were calling to me.

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
This has to both Germany and Florence with me. Now Milan and I have still not read it.

This Must Be The Place by Maggie O’Farrell*
This is from my Spring TBR and I’ve had it for a while. Since it’s being published in May, I wanted to see if I liked it in time for it’s release. I didn’t get around to it but it’s on my immediate TBR.

Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye*
This is another review copy I packed. It’s a gothic, serial killer retelling of Jane Eyre, which I tried to read last month and just couldn’t get into.

Tenacity by J.S. Law*
I always like to have a murder mystery with me when I go away. Normally I take a Jeffery Deaver but I kind of wanted to give Tenacity by J.S. Law another shot. I’m glad I did, it was the first book I started on the plane and I loved it. Full review coming soon but seriously, couldn’t put it down.

These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly
There was a significant lack of YA in my suitcase so I shoved These Shallow Graves in at the last minute. I needn’t have bothered because I didn’t get to it but I have no self control when packing books!

Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen by Alison Weir* 
This is another from my Spring TBR, after I wrote that post I couldn’t get this book out of my head but it’s quite hefty and I wanted to properly delve into it. Milan really wasn’t my kind of place so after finishing my assignment, I delved into the next subject for my semester: Tradition and Dissent in English Christianity. Then I picked up this in my down time since Katherine was so key to that time period. And it’s great so far!

Have you read any of these books? Do you overpack when going away?

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