Whose bright idea was it to buy book and not post a haul for over 2 months? Oh. That’s right. Mine. Balls. Join me in a (LARGE) coffee whilst I try to remember buying books?
This week I am drinking a coffee from the DRC, roasted by Square Mile. The Muungano Natural has tasting notes of cherry, rosehip and muscovado.
It’s been a long while since I left the house, and even longer since I went into a book shop. My book buying has definitely slowed down since lockdown, which is great for my TBR. I am still pre-ordering books I am excited for, but a lot of releases are being delayed and browsing on the internet isn’t really a thing. Although, anxiety + sleepless nights + Netgalley = Oops. That’s proper maths right there that is. So this is going to be… interesting. I hope you have a large coffee to hand. Let’s do this.
Well, recently Netgalley requests have been excellent. Here is what I have requested and been approved for:
Jungledrop by Abi Elphinstone. This one isn’t all that surprising, I love Abi’s books and I am so excited for this second installment in the Unmapped Chronicles. Sadly, the publication date has been delayed, but I can read an early copy now!
The Sin Eater by Megan Campisi. This is one of those adult books. But, the concept of a Sin Eater fascinates me, so I couldn’t pass up the chance to read another book about one.
The Constant Rabbit by Jasper Fforde. I am a huge Jasper Fforde fan, so any new book from him is a cause for joy. They are always bonkers and brilliant and I am looking forward to this one about human-sized rabbits.
Burn by Patrick Ness. Patrick is one of my must buy authors, although I either seem to love or DNF his books with no middle ground. But this one has my name all over it! Also, fun fact, Steph, Cora and I met at a Patrick Ness event. It was my first book event and I made some amazing friends there.
Boy Queen by George Lester. George is just the best. I love his You Tube channel and I have been excited for his book since he first mentioned it over there. I’m thrilled I got approved.
Dragon Mountain by Katie and Kevin Tsang. S has already pinched my kindle and started this one, so I guess I’ll be waiting to read it! I am excited for more from these two, and thrilled that S was excited for it too.
Requested and Read
In a move that no-one was expecting, I have actually read some of the books I requested. Look, shocking things are happening everywhere right now. Deal with it.
Dark Blue Rising by Teri Terry. Cora put this on my TBR this month, but it was always going to be one I read quickly. I inhaled this. It’s amazing. I need the second book now because I am not even remotely okay with that ending.
Wonderland by Juno Dawson. A new Juno book always skips to the top of my TBR. I have a copy of this pre-ordered, but I had to read it as soon as I was approved. I loved it. It’s bonkers and very dark in the best way.
Remember shopping in book shops? I bought these books in February and March, but it feels like actual years ago now. Most of these I have already written about in a #SixforSunday post, so I won’t say much more about them in this post.
Orphans of the Tide by Struan Murray.
Amelia Fang and the Memory Thief and Amelia Fang and the Unicorn Lords by Laura Ellen Anderson.
Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado Perez.
Fire Girl, Forest Boy Chloe Daykin
Good Girl Bad Blood by Holly Jackson. I absolutely adored Murder Lady’s first book, so of course I pre-ordered the sequel. I am thrilled to have it in my hands and looking forward to finding time to read it in one sitting.
Bought and Read
Look at me go. All these books I bought and read already. Like a sensible person.
Don’t Tell Him I’m a Mermaid by Laura Kirkpatrick. All Laura’s books are amazing. I love this middle grade series and I really hope there are going to be more.
Venom by Bex Hogan. I would like to report that Bex ripped out my heart and stomped on it and I will not be okay until Vulture. Possibly not even then.
The Strangeworld’s Travel Agency by L.D Lapinski. Loved this. So much. You can read my full review of this one here.
Reverie by Ryan La Sala. I have also reviewed this one. I don’t even know who I am any more. This is brilliant, bonkers and queer.
Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare. I love the Shadowhunter world. There will never be enough of these books for me, but this one was possibly by favourite yet.
House of Earth and Blood: Crescent City by Sarah J Maas. I have not had a great relationship with Maas books in the past, but I loved this one and am excited for more.
What books have you been adding to your TBR recently?