Behold the Pretty Books! / April Book Haul

Behold the Pretty Books! / April Book Haul

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.

Behold the Pretty Books! / April Book Haul

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?

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24 thoughts on “Behold the Pretty Books! / April Book Haul

  1. So jealous that you have Lorali. It sounds AMAZING!!

  2. An awesome book haul! 🙂

  3. Such lovely photos!
    I haven’t read any of them, but those 1930s mysteries sounds right up your alley.

  4. Love the photos! The stacked books look as if they’re floating on a polka-dotted sea.

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  6. Great book haul. I’m still not sure about all the light we cannot see. I do want to read patrick ness and the cover of Paper grabs me for sure! Happy reading x

  7. One thing that I regretted in London was not going inside a Waterstones store. I did spot one when we were doing a city tour but the guide told me that we didn’t have time. Aww 😦 Definitely going back then, HAHA!

    Anyway, to the books. I’ve been wanting to pick up All the Light We Cannot See for ages now and this desire intensified because of the Pulitzer Prize and all the other praise that it has received. Unfortunately, I haven’t spotted a copy in my local bookstores yet and I’m loathe to order online because packages take at least a month before it reaches my country. And yes, sadly, that also includes The Book Depository.

    Wolf By Wolf and The Walled City both sound fantastic and I can’t wait to pick them up soon. Ryan Graudin seems like a lovely person and I’m so jealous that you were able to meet her at a blogger brunch. Also, I’m jealous of the Hot Key Books & Piccadilly Press blogger brunch!

    I’m really loving the cover of Six Against the Yard!

    Looks like you got some great titles this month, Stacey! Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on them. 🙂

    • I’m really sad that you didn’t get to visit a Waterstones – definitely visit Gower Street and Piccadilly next time. I hope you find a copy of ATLWCS! I waited for ages to get a copy because I couldn’t find the edition I wanted. It was only in large-format paperback, but it was published in standard-size paperback after it won the Pulitzer.

  8. Congratulations ! So many good books to devour . Happiness indeed.

  9. everyone has the rest of us just live here but me. So jealous.

  10. So many good books here! I hope you enjoy 🙂

  11. Oh I just love book hauls!

  12. Great haul! I love getting new (or new to me) books! I have read All The Light We Cannot See. It was a nice read.

  13. I loved The Dreamsnatcher and desperately want a Wildcat. I also have Extraordinary Means to read. Have you seen the trailer? I was surprised at how good it was. I’m also toying with the idea of ordering the Waterstone’s edition of Patrick Ness. X

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