Behold the Pretty Books! / March Book Haul

Behold the Pretty Books! / March Book Haul

Here’s all the books I bought and borrowed in March, plus eBooks I downloaded in March and April (so far!).

I attended the UKYA Blogger Awards last month because many of my friends were nominated for (and won!) awards. Waterstones High Street Kensington kindly offered us ‘buy one get one half price’ on ALL their YA and science fiction for that night only, so of course I picked up a few books. I bought two new John Wyndham novels to add to my collection: Trouble with Lichen and The Kraken Wakes. I also bought I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak because The Book Thief has been one of my favourite novels for years, and The Ruby Circle, the last book in the Bloodlines series.

Behold the Pretty Books! / March Book Haul

At the UKYA Blogger Awards, we were also given Monster by C.J. Skuse (hurrah for boarding school novels!) and Keris Stainton was nice enough to give me a copy of her latest book, Spotlight on Sunny. I need to pick up the first book, Starring Kitty. I also attended the YA Book Prize and bought the winning novel, Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill. I can’t wait to read it – I’ve been told it’s an ‘uncomfortable’, important, feminist read.

A few of my lovely blogger friends loaned me books last month. Jim loaned me Cowgirl and Daphne loaned me My Heart and Other Black Holes. And last, but definitely not least, I received Remix by Non Pratt (author of Trouble) for review from Walker Books. It’s my current read and although I’ve not read much, I can tell it’s going to be another hilarious, brilliant and realistic story.

Behold the Pretty Books! / March Book Haul

As for eBooks, I should have stayed away from NetGalley because I got a bit carried away – I think I’ll need to dedicate a month to reading only eBooks! I picked up Don’t Stay Up Late because I love a bit of YA horror and who better to turn to than R.L. Stine? As always, I’m drawn to YA contemporary so I downloaded Everything, Everything (‘Madeline Whittier is allergic to the outside world. So allergic, in fact, that she has never left the house in all of her seventeen years’), The DUFF (because it has just been adapted into a movie) and Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella (I enjoyed the Shopaholic novels I’ve read so I’m looking forward to reading her first YA novel).

I also downloaded a couple of adult eBooks: The Quality of Silence by Rosamund Lupton (who is one of my favourite mystery authors – I loved her previous novels Sister and Afterwards) and Our Endless Numbered Days. And lastly, I bought The Humans because had been on my wishlist for a while!

Phew!

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Have you read any of these?

17 thoughts on “Behold the Pretty Books! / March Book Haul

  1. So many people have been speaking about Everything Everything but I didn’t think it was out yet!? The Duff I’ve read and seen the film already and they are so different; I read the book first and then watched the film and there are a very small amount of similarities and I found it best to treat them as two seperate things entially and I enjoyed them both :-)!
    Sarah x

  2. I’m super keen to read “Only ever yours” and read “the day of the triffids” a very long time ago but it has always stayed in my mind. I think it was the first sci fi type book I ever read for myself. Looks like some great reading in there.

  3. My Heart & Other Black Holes and The Kraken Wakes both look like excellent reads! I’m going to have to place an order for them at my local bookshop. As always, great photos, Stacey :p Have fun reading and I can’t wait to see your thoughts on these books! 🙂

  4. They’re so pretty! I haven’t read any of them, but some of these are on my TBR 🙂

  5. I just finished Remix and loved it! Hope you feel the same way. Non Pratt is awesome. 🙂

  6. I am the messenger is really good. looking forward to your pretty review 🙂

  7. I read I am the Messenger. The beginning is my favorite part. I liked it, but I personally feel like the book went downhill from there. It kinda reminded me of Every Day by David Leviathan in that there was a lot of stalking strangers.

  8. I can’t wait till Remix is published – I’m dying to read it! And I’ll be keeping an eye out for the Sophie Kinsella book and the new book from CJ Skuse sounds brilliant!

  9. Please review Monster. I’m very excited…how is it? 🙂

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