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New Books! #46

NewBooksMemeBanner1I 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)!

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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… (:

 

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8 thoughts on “New Books! #46

  1. Excited to see what you think of Rooftoppers – I loved her descriptions of the father in particular.

    Claude is pure fun!

    My TBR pile? Currently delving into The Tiffin from Hot Key Books.

    1. Yay! I’ve only heard good things about it, so I’m looking forward to it. I read the original hound of the baskervilles years ago- so I might actually reread that before the graphic novel!:) Thanks for the comment.

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