Here are the books I purchased this month:
Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker
Shades of Earth by Beth Revis
The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness
Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness
The Age of Miracles was a spontaneous purchase when I saw the new paperback (the cover is very pretty!) in the shop. You’ve probably heard of it before: a coming-of-age story with a science fiction twist: ’24-hour day grows longer, first in minutes, then in hours, until day becomes night and night becomes day’. I bought these pretty new editions of the Chaos Walking trilogy because I don’t own them, having borrowed them from the library when I originally read them. I’m also very much looking forward to starting Across the Universe now that I have the complete trilogy! And lastly, I know it’s silly to buy a book in a language you cannot read, but seeing as I own the English and Italian (which I bought in Rome) editions, I thought it’d be a nice to buy Le Petite Prince in Paris instead of a typical souvenir, especially as they stamp the book.
I also bought some ebooks and downloaded some e-galleys:
Petite Mort by Beatrice Hitchman (ebook)
Watch Over Me by Daniela Sacerdoti (ebook)
Missing You by Louise Douglas (ebook)
The Love of my Life by Louise Douglas (ebook)
Doll Bones by Holly Black (e-galley)
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell (e-galley)
Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein (e-galley)
All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill (e-galley)
I bought all of the ebooks on a whim due to their low prices (30p-99p). As much as I love the experience of reading on my Kindle, I find it very difficult to pay full price for an ebook when I can have the lovely physical copy for a similar price! I was recommended Petite Mort by my friend Emily – a silent film is destroyed in a fire before it was seen even by its director in 1913 – and I thought I’d give it a go. Watch Over Me was one of those books I kept seeing everywhere, and Missing You and The Love of My Life sound like the sort of films I enjoy watching! I’m sure I’ll shed a hypothetical tear while reading all three.
I’m looking forward to reading Doll Bones, which is just the sort of children’s/middle grade fantasy that I enjoy – a little odd and eerie. And it seems like everybody is taking about Rainbow Rowell since John Green raved about Elenor & Park. Fangirl sounds like a really fun novel. I’m yet to read Code Name Verity, but downloaded its companion novel, Rose Under Fire, as I’m sure I’m going to adore both. And lastly, All Our Yesterday sounds like brilliant YA science fiction and it has received positive reviews from blogger friends already.
And here’s a photo of my business card in Shakespeare & Company, Paris. Can you spot it?
So these are all of the books that I acquired in May. Do feel free to link to your own book hauls!