Here are the books I acquired in October!
I went on a mini book shopping spree for Books Are My Bag – an amazing nationwide campaign to celebrate bookshops – and bought Chris Riddell’s Goth Girl and the Wuthering Fright. I attended an event with Chris Riddell and Emily Gravett at Waterstones Piccadilly, and it was lovely to hear how they both started out. I also bought Draw It! Colour It! Creatures, featuring many of my favourite children’s illustrators. And lastly, I bought a copy of Waterstones’ spooky October rediscovered classic, We Have Always Lived in the Castle.
I attended a brilliant Regency Tea at Walker Books and heard from three fascinating authors: Nat Luurtsema, Alison Goodman & Richard Kurti. We were given copies of Maladapted, Hour of the Bees, 20 Questions for Gloria and The Dark Days Club. I’m also particularly excited to read Nat’s hilarious story, Goldfish.
I was also sent a few books for review: Six of Crows and This Raging Light, both highly recommended to me. And I borrowed Harper and the Scarlet Umbrella from Jim. It looks adorable, illustrated by the lovely Laura Ellen Anderson!
From NetGalley, I downloaded Beautiful Broken Things, A Little Life, Number 11 and Fortune Smiles. I’ve been intrigued by A LittleLife since it was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and I’ve heard amazing things about Beautiful Broken Things from early reviewers.
I can’t wait to get stuck in! Have you read any of these?