I have beaten that book ban into submission. So, join me for a coffee whilst I show off my latest haul.
The Coffee: This week I’m drinking Kamwangi AA a Kenyan filter coffee from April Coffee Roasters in my trusty Ravenclaw mug because I am feeling the house pride. It tastes good but I am wishing I hadn’t smashed my chemex because I think it would have been amazing brewed that way.
Change by Various (Awesome) Authors
I was lucky enough to be accepted for this on Netgalley, but I had to get a physical copy because it is absolutely OUTSTANDING. You can read my review here.
History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera
So many people on my Twitter feed and on blogs I follow have been raving about this and promising it is a heart-breaker. I had to give it a go and test the theory. I adore that cover too.
This Savage Song and Our Dark Duet by V. E. Schwab
I picked up Our Dark Duet as part of an offer and only later realised it was the second book, so I went back for the first. I can’t believe I have never read any of V. E. Schwab’s work yet- hoping to rectify that soon.
Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
Look at that cover. I am in love with it. The cover art and the reference to George R.R. Martin sucked me in. The story sounds perfect too!
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
Maggie Steifvater is another author whose work I have never got around to reading. I know this series is well loved. If I’m totally honest I bought this solely for the tagline “if you kiss your true love, he will die” because that sounded right up my dark and twisty street.
One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus
Five people go into a detention and only four come out. Everyone is a suspect. I am all over this school murder mysery. I’m enjoying mystery/ thrillers this year and this one sounds unique. I can’t wait to read it!
The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord
The lovely Amy of Golden Book Girls has been at me to read this for ages. It sounds like a lovely story and Amy has amazing taste. I adore the cover art too: that’s been a recurring theme in this book haul.
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Sometimes I think I must be the only person who hasn’t read this. My Nana bought it for herself some time ago and couldn’t get into it. So she gave it to me to see if I got on any better. I’ve heard mixed reviews, so it will be interesting to see which camp I fall into.
The Monstrous Child by Francesca Simon
Another one I picked up for the cover art. So much for never judging a book by its cover. I really don’t like the printed on Costa sticker in the corner, but the book sounds perfectly dark and wonderful.
All the Kindle Books
Last up on my haul list are the kindle books I’ve bought recently.
Torn, A Kiss in the Dark and Undone by Cat Clarke
I already love this woman’s books and I’ve not read any. Now I own the full collection and plan to start with Girlhood next week as my hospital read.
Flawed by Cecelia Ahern
This sounds so good and it was on offer this week so it needed to be bought.
Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu
Everyone has raved about and loved this book so I had to get it whilst it was a bargain. It sounds like the kind of kick-ass feminist read everyone needs.
Arcs of Invictus, Charlotte Says and There’s Someone Inside Your House.
Every other YALC related post seemed to include one of these books and since I couldn’t get to YALC this year I requested them on netgalley. I am so excited to have been approved for all of these.
What’s new on your shelf? Have you read any of these?