It’s been an eventful few months! I’ve met up with bookish friends, spent a long weekend in Amsterdam, and attended two book blogger events. Here’s the books I’ve acquired over the past two months:
De Kleine Prins (The Little Prince) by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
Shiver the Whole Night Through by Darragh McManus
The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B by Teresa Toten
The Haunting of Sunshine Girl by Paige McKenzie
Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead
The Glory by Lauren St John
Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver
I attended Walker Books’ Blogger Brunch, where we were given an early copy of I’ll Give You the Sun, all nicely wrapped up, and The Sky is Everywhere. I’m hoping to read both of these over Christmas as I’m in the mood for some emotional contemporary YA! We were also given The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B, which sounds like a fascinating story about a teenager with OCD. We then headed to Macmillan Children’s Books’ blogger event, where I was given a copy of The Haunting of Sunshine Girl, which is based on a YouTube channel. As I enjoy YA horror, I’m looking forward to this!
I also received Shiver the Whole Night Through for review, which I’ve wanted to read ever since I saw the stunning cover! I haven’t read too much about it because I don’t want to be spoiled, but it sounds like one for the rainy months. Charlie also gave me Lauren St. John’s The Glory as I adored Dead Man’s Cove. This is her latest, slightly older, novel. Lauren’s Oliver Vanishing Girls also appeared as a surprise in the post this week. I adore Lauren Oliver and this is her contemporary mystery. I want to read this soon as I’ve still not caught up with Panic.
I buy a copy of The Little Prince every time I go on holiday, rather than buying little souvenirs that end up at the back of a drawer or under my bed. I have the original French edition (Paris), English, Italian (Rome) and now the Dutch translation from Amsterdam. We managed to find an adorable little children’s bookshop. If I ever try to learn a new language, I’m prepared. And lastly, I bought Silver Shadows as I need to find out what happens with Sydney and Adrian…
And I also downloaded some eBooks for review:
The Last Leaves Falling by Sarah Benwell
The Girl on a Train by Paula Hawkins
Love Hurts edited by Malorie Blackman
Half Lies by Sally Green
How to Fly with Broken Wings by Jane Elson
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
Secrets, Schemes and Sewing Machines by Katy Cannon
I Was Here by Gayle Forman
Marly’s Ghost by David Levithan
It’s difficult to say which books I’m most looking forward to reading. The Girl on a Train sounds like my sort of psychological thriller – ‘Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning… And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough’ – and The Last Leaves Falling has received incredibly positive reviews so far. How to Fly with Broken Wings is my sort of middle grade novel, from the author of A Room Full of Chocolate. Again, I’ve acquired a lot of contemporary YA and I’m looking forward to getting stuck into All the Bright Places (The Fault in Our Stars meets Eleanor and Park is an incredibly bold statement to make!), Secrets, Schemes and Sewing Machines (after I read Love, Lies and Lemon Pies) and I Was Here.
I better get stuck in!