Obsessed: Quirky’s Bookish Must Have’s For June


This is me getting very, very, very excited about going back to school after a 2-year hiatus for work. It’s time. It’s about damn time actually, and once I figure out this money drama (Anyone have $50,000 USD they want to use to sponsor me? I’ll be forever grateful! 🙂 ) I’ll be on my way. Even Babe is super excited for me, she knows what all this means, to get my Masters done and so on. So here it is! My June Obsession!


Purchase: Amazon | GoodReads

Inspector Morse Series
Colin Dexter

I first heard about Inspector Morse through PBS with their Masterpiece Mysteries series. I quickly fell in love with Morse and the spin-off series, Inspector Lewis (Hint: totally check out the TV show)

Later on I decided to read the books the television series is based on and I fell in love with those too! They’re witty, funny and super snarky. If you like a good clean mystery, this series is a good one to start with!

It’s a bit old-fashioned but if you can deal with Agatha Christie, you will love this.

So willing to give it a shot?

Very Short Introduction Series
Oxford University Press

Purchase: Amazon | Oxford

The first time I picked up one of these books I was super skeptical- they’re short introductions, how much can you grasp from something so terribly thin?

Well African History book put me to shame, because in 100 pages it packed in major historical dates and events, whilst remaining relevant to its academic foundations. It had a ton of theory in it with brilliant examples, and it spear-headed my interest in African History.

Their Anthropology book is also the shiz-nit, so I’ve just decided to buy a bunch when I get to the UK. Well, a bunch pertaining to my interests of course!

October 2013 people! The countdown begins!



About Claire (BWB)

It's Claire (aka Quirky) from Bitches With Books, an online book blog that serves up a healthy dose of book reviews, lists + literary madness.
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4 Responses to Obsessed: Quirky’s Bookish Must Have’s For June

  1. DoingDewey says:

    It seems like something that’s short and packs in a lot of dates could be kind of dry. Did you enjoy the short intros or mostly just find them informative?

    • Claire (BWB) says:

      I enjoyed the ones I read (Mostly historical or social science oriented). They are packed, but to the credit of the history ones, they don’t have a lot of dates but rather evaluate the tools and problems inherent in that particular discipline.

  2. Those very short introductions look beautiful. . . and like they’d be helpful in learning about things you’re not familiar with. I might have to check some out.

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