Here’s the lovely new books that I acquired in April!
I won a few books this month! I participated in a children’s books pub quiz and was put on a Dream Team with other lovely folk from the book industry – and we won! I won The Dreamsnatcher by Abi Elphinstone (a charming and fantastical middle grade adventure) because my guess as to how many words make up The Lord of the Rings series was the closest (I think I was only 1000 out!). I also won The Rain, Dog Ears and Seed.
I went to a Literary Bingo event with my friend Kara, who won and kindly picked out Six Against the Yard (six 1930s murder mysteries) for me! I couldn’t resist buying All the Light We Cannot See when I saw a pile of them in Waterstones Piccadilly, especially as it’s just won the Pulitzer Prize! And Jim loaned me We All Looked Up as it’s our book club choice for May.
I received The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness for review from Walker Books (and some American treats). I’ve been avoiding reading anything about it so when I do read it, it’ll be a complete surprise – I can’t wait! I also downloaded Extraordinary Means for review and received The Versions of Us from Orion.
I attended a blogger brunch with the lovely Ryan Graudin and heard all about her upcoming book Wolf By Wolf, which sounds utterly brilliant. She also signed a copy of The Walled City for me! I also attended the Hot Key Books & Piccadilly Press blogger brunch. I’m particularly excited about reading How to Be Bad (as I’ve read We Were Liars) and Julie Mayhew’s The Big Lie, which is set during contemporary Britain, but as if the German’s had won World War Two. We were also given Paperweight, Almost Grace, Lorali and Birdy. They all sound fab! Check out Andrew at The Pewter Wolf’s full write-up.
Have you read any of these?