Glanerbrug Boekenbeurs 2017

Just like last year, the last weekend of January meant that there was going to be a second hand book fair in Glanerbrug (Enschede, the Netherlands). I’ve been there for the past couple of years and wrote about it last year as well. I explained that all of the money they raise goes to several different charities. If you’d like to read that, you can find it here.

This year, I ended up buying 10 different books (one for the boyfriend), for a total of 20 Euros. Not bad, right? Unfortunately, I was too absorbed in my book-buying, that I forgot to take any pictures at the book fair. Oops.

One cool new thing was, that when we bought the books, we all received a reusable linen bag. Love it!


6066864Now, let’s check out the books I bought. Some of them I’ve read before, some of them I’ve
just heard good things about. All of them are going to be read one day!

  1. Tirza by Arnon Grunberg
  2. The Naked Sun by Isaac Asimov
  3. Second Foundation by Issaac Asimov
  4. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  5. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
  6. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller4588
  7. Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh
  8. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
  9. Camera Obscura by Hildebrand
  10. Hitler’s Kinder by Guido Knopp

On my bookshelf #5

I hope you’re not all getting annoyed with the lists of books. I actually quite enjoy writing them. It’s interesting to go through a small number of books on your bookshelf and really look at them, instead of just casually glancing over them. I hope you’re enjoying it as much as I am (or at least a little).

# of books: 443
# unread: 104

1. The Witch’s Daughter – Paula Brackston

I know I’ve read it, but I can’t quite remember what it’s about anymore. Oops… Maybe I’ll have time to reread this one next year.

On my bookshelf #5 - these books live with me too!2. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Brontë
3. Wuthering Heights – Emily Brontë

I’m really no good at reading classics. Though, I’m pushing myself to read more of them, which is going quite well. Unfortunately these haven’t had the pleasure of being read by me yet. Yep, I just made it the book’s pleasure to be read. Accept it and move on (that’s what I’m doing, because it is a bit weird).

4. Angels & Demons – Dan Brown
5. De Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
6. De Delta Deceptie – Dan Brown
7. The Lost Symbol – Dan Brown

I used to have all of his books in English. I’m not really sure what happened to those. Of the original four I only have one in English, and then two in Dutch (which I’ve never read, but I have read them all in English). Hmm… strange things happen to books sometimes. I have to reread these at some point. Except for The Lost Symbol, I didn’t like that one much. It’ll be unhauled in the next unhaul!

8.Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops – Jen Campbell
9. More Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops – Jen Campbell

These are absolutely hilarious! (and we’ve finally reached C!) I also still want the Bookshop Book by Jen Campbell.

On my bookshelf #5 - these books live with me too!10. Dualed – Elsie Chapman

I loved this book! Got it for Christmas last year from my boyfriend and immediately read it. An absolute must-read if you like dystopian YA. There’s also a sequel, which we’ll see in next week’s installment.

Are any of your favorites in here? Have you read any of these?