Because sometimes I just need to clean out my bookshelf.
You’ll find books here that I’ve read and loved but lost my connection with over the years.
You’ll find books that weren’t my cup of tea but could be yours.
You’ll find books here that I haven’t read and that I’m no longer interested in.
So if you see anything you’d like, give me a shout!
Condition: Unread Costs: €4 + shipping In a very near future a functionally illiterate America is about to collapse. But no one’s told Lenny Abramov. He’s still turning up to work at ‘Post Human Services’, attempting to provide immortality for its super-rich clientele. He’s also wooing the impossibly cute Eunice Park – just graduated with… Continue reading Super Sad True Love Story – Gary Shteyngart (BMB)
Condition: Read but good condition Reason for saying goodbye: This was a great summer read but I don’t feel like rereading it. review Costs: € 3 + shipping Nick and her cousin, Helena, have grown up sharing sultry summer heat, sunbleached boat docks, and midnight gin parties on Martha’s Vineyard in a glorious old family… Continue reading Tigers in Red Weather – Liza Klaussmann (BMB)
Condition: Unread (tiny scratch on cover) Costs: € 5 + shipping only if outside Belgium From the Children’s Laureate of England, a stunning novel of the First World War, a boy who is on its front lines, and a childhood remembered. “They’ve gone now, and I’m alone at last. I have the whole night ahead… Continue reading Private Peaceful – Michael Morpurgo (BMB)
Condition: Unread (I have an extra copy) Costs: €5 + shipping only when outside of Belgium What does “feminism” mean today? That is the question at the heart of We Should All Be Feminists, a personal, eloquently-argued essay—adapted from her much-viewed TEDx talk of the same name—by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the award-winning author of Americanah… Continue reading We Should All Be Feminists – Chimamanda NGozi Adichie (BMB)
Condition: Read Reason why I’m saying goodbye: I didn’t click with this one. Costs: € 4 + shipping Max likes to make noise, get dirty, ride his bike without a helmet and howl like a wolf. In any other age he would have been considered a boy. These days he is considered wilful and deranged.… Continue reading The Wild Things – Dave Eggers (BMB)
Condition: Read, very much read… Reason why I’m saying goodbye? I’ve outgrown this series and am not going to revisit them. Costs: €5 + shipping About three things I was absolutely positive. First, Edward was a vampire. Second, there was a part of him—and I didn’t know how dominant that part might be—that thirsted for… Continue reading The Twilight Series – Stephenie Meyer (BMB)
Condition: Read but good condition Reason why I’m saying goodbye: Even though a lot of people love this book, I didn’t like it at all. Costs: € 4 + shipping ‘I write this sitting in the kitchen sink…’ This is the diary of Cassandra Mortmain, which tells of her extraordinary family and their crumbling castle… Continue reading I Capture The Castle – Dodie Smith (BMB)
Condition: Unread (sticker marks on cover) Reason why I’m saying goodbye: Just lost interest to be honest Costs: € 5 + shipping Everybody has a Cordova story. Cult horror director Stanislas Cordova hasn’t been seen in public since 1977. To his fans he is an enigma. To journalist Scott McGrath he is the enemy. To… Continue reading Night Film – Marisha Pessl (BMB)
Condition: Read Reason why I’m saying goodbye: Such a great book but I’m not going to reread it Costs: € 4 + shipping On a tiny, desolate, windswept island off the coast of Southern California, two families, one in the 1880s and one in the 1930s, come to start new lives and pursue dreams of… Continue reading San Miguel – T.C. Boyle (BMB)
Condition: Read (half of it) Reason I’m saying goodbye: After seeing the BBC mini series, I didn’t feel like continuing on. Costs: € 4 + shipping In the shadowy recesses of Whitehall and Washington an unholy alliance operates between the intelligence community and the secret arms trade. Jonathan Pine is ready to stand up and… Continue reading The Night Manager – John le Carré (BMB)
Condition: Unread Costs: € 5 + shipping One night, George Duncan – decent man, a good man – is woken by a noise in his garden. Impossibly, a great white crane has tumbled to earth, shot through its wing by an arrow. Unexpectedly moved, George helps the bird, and from the moment he watches it… Continue reading The Crane Wife – Patrick Ness (BMB)
Condition: Read Reason I’m saying goodbye: Am not going to reread it. Costs: € 5 + shipping To you, perceptive reader, I bequeath my history….Late one night, exploring her father’s library, a young woman finds an ancient book and a cache of yellowing letters. The letters are all addressed to “My dear and unfortunate successor,”… Continue reading The Historian – Elizabeth Kostova (BMB)