Behold the Pretty Books! / January & February Book Haul

Behold the Pretty Books! / January & February Book Haul

We’re already halfway through March (and it’s no longer winter, hooray!), so here’s a little about the books I bought/borrowed/received in January and February!

Have you seen the Little Black Classics, published to celebrate 80 years of Penguin Books? I bought two: The Old Nurse’s Story (#39) by Elizabeth Gaskell and The Yellow Wall-Paper (#42) by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and I’m sure I’ll be buying many more!

I actually meant to include this in my previous Behold! post but I completely forgot: I borrowed Friends With Boys from Debbie in January. We exchanged graphic novels and I loaned her Relish: My Life in the Kitchen. Faith Erin Hicks will be illustrating Rainbow Rowell’s upcoming graphic novel, so I’m quite looking forward to this! I am signed up to Caboodle, the rewards programme from National Book Tokens. I got to pick a free book and chose another classic I’ve not yet read: Oliver Twist. One for the 2015 Classics Challenge perhaps?

I attended the Scholastic Bloggers’ Brunch in January and got to hear about their wonderful upcoming books. They were kind enough to treat us to brunch, lovely authors and publishers as well as a few goodies. Seven Days, The Sin Eater’s Daughter (written by my awesome buddy Mel) and An Island of Our Own are three completely different but wonderful-sounding books.

I do not request review copies any more, but if I’m offered them I do find it difficult to say no! I accepted Half Wild by Sally Green as Half Bad is one of the (many!) books at the top of my TBR. I’m also excited about two new books from Hot Key and Piccadilly Press: Fish Out of Water, the first YA contemporary novel from Natalie Whipple (author of Transparent) and The Scandalous Sisterhood, a charming middle grade mystery. I’ll be tucking into those shortly! I also received a surprise copy of Lottery Boy by Michael Byrne, from Walker Books, which is ‘a young boy’s story of loss and unbearable hope as he survives on London’s streets‘.

I also downloaded two eBooks for review: The Accident Season (the blogger world has been buzzing about this one recently) and All That Glitters (the fourth book in the Geek Girl series). I also bought Judith Kerr’s When Hitler Stole the Pink Rabbit and Marcus Sedgwick’s The Ghosts of Heaven.

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20 thoughts on “Behold the Pretty Books! / January & February Book Haul

  1. kaggsysbookishramblings

    Lovely haul! I have been mightily impressed by the Little Black Classics (and have purchased many….) The Russians in particular are very wonderful. The Yellow Wallpaper is magnificent – I hope you enjoy it!

  2. I always get a bit jealous when I see these pics – as if I don’t have enough books of my own! This looks like a great pile to get through.
    I love the posters for the Little Black Classics that are up in tube stations – have you spotted them? The only annoying thing is I want to stop and read them which is pretty impossible in London during rush hour!

    • I do love taking photos of books! I’m always adding ones to my wishlist after seeing them on Instagram, Tumblr or Twitter. I’ve seen the Little Black Classics tube posters and have had a similar experience, especially when the train is pulling away and I’m trying to read them from inside!

  3. When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit is a lovely read! I love Judith Kerr and inspirational lady.

  4. I can’t wait to read Half Wild! That cover looks just as striking as the first one. Friends With Boys looks interesting. I recently read my first graphic novel – and loved it – so I’m looking for others to read.

    I had no idea that Rainbow Rowell was writing a graphic novel; I can’t wait to read this now as I’m a fan.

    Pretty photos!

  5. These pics are drool worthy! I definitely judge a book by it’s cover & 7 days looks interesting as does that pink book. I need to do so he investigating! Thanks for sharing 😃

  6. It’s funny how I haven’t seen any of the Penguin Little Black Classics in my local bookstores. Beautiful pics as usual! 😀

  7. Thanks to you, I found myself buying a lot more than two Penguin Little Black Classics. They really are so pretty, though, and I’m sure that I won’t stop buying them!

    I read The Yellow Wallpaper last year for our English unit on short stories and it was a hundred percent creepy! I recommend checking out the author’s life or reading a short biography on C.P.G. to be able to fully (or at least partly) understand The Yellow Wallpaper. There aren’t a lot of analyzations available online so I’m interested in seeing your thoughts on it. Tweet me, yeah? 😀

    Happy reading, Stacey!

  8. Ooh so can’t wait to get my hands on a Penguin black classic. So sexy

  9. Looks like a great haul! I’ve just found your blog so I will definitely be having a nosey around 🙂

  10. Check this book out. Its so good: Murder Most Unladylike by Robin Stevens. Sorry to not post the direct link.

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