I haven’t posted a book haul in a while, so this is a bit bigger than normal! Also, the whole wardrobe holding my TBR pile can actually take no more books. I’ve taken to piling newly-bought/received books on other bookshelves. I need to read faster… or get a bigger wardrobe. Umm. In other words, I’m finally able to use a proper camera instead of a cruddy phone camera for book pictures, so these snaps look sliiiightly prettier (though, rainy day, hardly any light, ugh)!
The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton & Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell: Buy-One-Get-One-Half-Price Waterstones offers, you are evil. I’ve been meaning to read both of these for a while now; with the Luminaries winning the Man Booker prize and with Rooftoppers being shortlisted for so many things and for winning the Waterstones prize. Couldn’t not pick copies up when I saw them! The Luminaries is dauntingly big at over 800 pages. I don’t think I’ve read a bigger book than the Order of the Phoenix D: I’ll have to find a long weekend or a holiday in the future where I can read it!
Alex as Well by Alyssa Brugman: This has already been reviewed on my blog, as I just realised as I was taking the pictures… so click here for my review-graphic.
These Broken Stars by Annie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner: I have only heard good things, but I was out-of-region on Netgalley so I was declined for a proof, and I didn’t realise it was available in the UK! I spotted it at Waterstones Piccadilly, the American edition, and I had to buy it. Such a pretty cover, and an exciting-sounding premise.
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Conan Doyle: The Graphic Novel: Walking past the gorgeous (and evil, tempting) second hand book stores near Leicester Square, just after being at the Sherlock Holmes museum on Baker Street, my brother and I noticed this in a window, and we just had to buy it after a very Sherlock-y day! I didn’t realise there were graphic novel adaptations of Sherlock Holmes novels, so I’m seriously excited about it.
Forgotten by Cat Patrick and Just Like Fate by Cat Patrick and Suzanne Young: These two both look amazing, and really thrilling! Big thank you to Cicely for Forgotten, and to Debbie for Just Like Fate (:
Sooo, that’s the book haul! What books have you received recently- or have you read any of these? I’d love to hear what you thought of them, I’m hoping to re-order the TBR soon… (: