I’ve realised it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything aside from book reviews. Starting year ten this month has been pretty hectic, homework and coursework-wise! Since the end of summer I’ve bought and received a lot of books, so here’s my book haul for the last few weeks. I’m also hoping to be posting more often soon, as I’ve got a lot of new blog posts planned. (:
Received in Post:
Thank you to Orchard books, Indigo/Orion, Hodder, Hot Key Books, Harper360/HarperTeen and Doubleday!
The Hit, Skink no Surrender & The Edge of the Water: These were all sent to my dad for review, actually… However, seeing as he no longer blogs frequently and also as these are all YA titles, so they don’t really fit his blog demographic, they were passed onto me to review! I’m looking forward to reading all of these as they all sound like great crime novels.
Breakdown by Sarah Mussi: I enjoyed Sarah Mussi’s RIOT (read my review here!) earlier this year. When I heard about this I was really excited for it, as the premise seemed fantastic! I love the striking cover too, and it’s got me sure the story is going to be a gritty dystopia.
Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes: From the Harper360 email I received, this sounded awesome. I’ve read a lot of glowing reviews, so I’m very excited about reading it but a little nervous too. I hope I enjoy it. Review up soon, as this is going to be one of my next reads!
Lockwood & Co.: The Whispering Skull by Jonathan Stroud: Squeeee!! I loved Lockwood & Co.: The Screaming Staircase (book one, read my review here) last year, so I was so grateful when this came in the post. I jumped straight into the story, and I’m hoping to finish it tonight – so a review should be up very soon.
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke: This book is one I’ve heard a lot of amazing things about. I’ve always been put off of reading it, though, because it’s just so big… Though I found this really gorgeous box of the novel split into three volumes at a charity store and my dad and I couldn’t not buy it!:D I’d really like to try this soon as the blurb had me really intrigued.
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler: I’d run out of reading material on a long journey home from a festival – I found this at a service center store and decided to read it on the way home, especially after having read Ruby’s review! I adored it and I’m hoping to write a post soon.
Since You’ve Been Gone & The Giver: I bought these in Waterstones a couple of weeks ago. Waterstones sales are awesome:D I definitely want to read The Giver as soon as possible, because the movie adaptation is out very soon.
White Teeth by Zadie Smith: This was another charity-shop find. I haven’t read any of Zadie’s books but they all sound really interesting so I’d like to start reading her work.
Saved from Dad’s book clearance: xD
The Eden Moore stories by Cherie Priest: My dad often clears out his bookshelves but I always end up re-homing things he’s about to abandon… The covers for these books looked really cool and striking. I totally judged them by their covers and put them on the TBR pile, though I’m not sure when I’ll get around to them…
Purchased from the Library:
Over the summer I volunteered at my local library for the Summer Reading Challenge. The desk I worked at was right next to the shelf of ex-library books on sale… I ended up buying a few from there on my last day!
Forget Me N0 by Anne Cassidy: Anne Cassidy’s Looking for JJ and Finding Jennifer Jones were brilliant, gritty and moving. I don’t really listen to audiobooks but I’d love to change that, and I haven’t read Anne Cassidy’s older books but I’d love to start to… so I had to buy this!:)
Kissing the Rain & The Road of the Dead by Kevin Brooks: My friend from primary school used to be hooked on Brooks’s titles and I remember always being really interested in them, as I used to steal his copies during reading classes to read the blurbs;) I’ve never actually read any of them however. These two sound great!
Everything Beautiful by Simmone Howell: I assumed at first this was a romance and I didn’t pick it up, but when I read the blurb it sounded pretty entertaining:’two rebel teens wreaking havoc in a religious summer camp’ was basically what the blurb suggested. I think it’ll be fun!
That’s it for this (pretty long!) book haul post… *exhales* Have you read any of these books, and if so what did you think? (: