Behold the Pretty Books! / June Book Haul

Behold the Pretty Books! / June Book Haul

June Book Haul

Here are the books I acquired in June:

The Sea Change by Joanna Rossiter
Rules of Summer by Joanna Philbin
Summer Sisters by Judy Blume
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

I attended a Penguin Books Bloggers’ Party a little while ago, where I met Joanna Rossiter and heard about her beautiful book, The Sea Change. It’s ‘a haunting and moving novel about a mother and a daughter, caught between a tsunami and a war’ and this month I received it for review. I have also been getting into the summer mood and so it was excellent timing when Rules of Summer fell through my letterbox. As I have never read a Judy Blume book, but feel I ought to, so I also purchased Summer Sisters. I attended an author event for Rick Yancey and so also picked up a signed copy of The 5th Wave – you can read my review of it here. If you’re into YA science fiction, you’ll want to read this one.

June eBooks

June eBooks

Noble Conflict by Malorie Blackman (e-galley)
Walk Me Home by Catherine Ryan Hyde (e-galley)

I downloaded Noble Conflict, the new book from Malorie Blackman, also known as new children’s laureate! I read Noughts & Crosses when I was a genuine teenager and so I have high expectations for this one. And lastly, I was drawn to the beautiful cover for Walk Me Home. I’m not quite sure what it’s about (‘And so begins a journey, across hundreds of miles, which neither girl could have anticipated’), but I’m eager to read it!

Magnets Ahoy

Magnets Ahoy

I have also been having fun with Shakespeare Fridge Poetry!

Which books did you buy/receive/download in June?

20 thoughts on “Behold the Pretty Books! / June Book Haul

  1. Everyone has been raving about The Fifth Wave. I should probably pick it up. Also, those magnets are awesome!

  2. Looking forward to your review of Summer Sisters and Rules of Summer! I’ve been curious about those books and I’d love to hear your opinion. 🙂

  3. I’ve got The Sea Change to read soon! I hope you enjoy your books 🙂

  4. Jaz @ Fiction in Fiction in Fiction

    Oh nice haul!

    The 5th Wave is an amazing book, the concept of HOW the aliens invaded is mind blowing. Yancey thought of everything seriously.

    Happy reading (:

  5. The 5th Wave! I picked that book up too, just recently. I happen to find it really amazing 😀 Great haul 🙂

  6. Lovely haul! I need to get to The 5th Wave soon.
    The magnets look so great and fun! I need something similar. 🙂

    Happy reading!
    My haul

  7. I was unsure of The Sea Change, because it doesn’t seem like my type of book, but I’ve been seeing it everywhere now, so I don’t know. I loved The Fifth Wave, and I like Noble Conflict, but I didn’t feel like it was as good as her other novels. And all of Judy Blume’s novels are amazing! I love your fridge magnets too 🙂

  8. Hi! I just came across your blog today and am loving it – especially the reviews of London bookstores! In answer to your question, this month I picked up Vanity Fair (like you, I’m working on one classic/month), The Core by Leigh Bortins (about classical education) and Rick Steves’ Great Britain 2013 – planning a trip to England for late summer! 🙂

    • Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment! I hope you feel compelled to come back soon 🙂 Good luck with your classics challenge!

  9. Summer Sisters is good! Read it a very long time ago.

  10. Enjoy the 5th wave, I’ve heard good things!

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