Behold the Pretty Books! / January & February Book Haul (Part 1)

Behold the Pretty Books! / January & February Book Haul (Part 1)
Here are some of the books I’ve acquired over the past couple of months.
It’s certainly been a busy 2016! It’s hectic at work, mostly filled with lovely things like arranging competitions and creating polls about children’s lit. And I moved house. Here’s my new room:

My Room

I completely underestimated how many books would fit in my new bookshelves, so it was the perfect excuse to head home and bring more books back.

I normally don’t receive many books from publishers but 2016 has been quite busy for book post. Hodder & Stoughton kindly sent The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, which I’ve been seeing such amazing things about. I used to read a lot of science fiction (although mostly YA), so I’m hoping this will get me back into it! I also received some surprise books from Electric Monkey: The It-Girl, The It-Girl: Team Awkward and Front Lines, plus Scholastic sent Crush. I also have Eve Ainsworth’s previous novel, Seven Days, which I’ve heard excellent things about, especially her talent for writing teenage relationships.

Hot Key Books sent The Girl from Everywhere wrapped in a beautiful map and Bloomsbury Children’s sent Whisper to Me. I also received a copy of The Mystery of the Jewelled Moth from Egmont. I finished The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow very recently and loved it, so I can’t wait to read the sequel – it’s such a fun middle grade mystery with fantastic characters. And lastly, I received Truthwitch in the February Illumicrate – check out my unboxing post here.

For Galantine’s Day, I went shopping with Daphne and bought two graphic novels from Gosh! Comics: Giant Days, Vol. #1 and Roller Girl. I’ve read the first few issues of Giant Days before and loved it, so I’m looking forward to continuing. I’ve really been addicted to graphic novels lately – check out my incredible library haul here.

Behold the Pretty Books! / January & February Book Haul (Part 1)

I also downloaded a few eBooks for review: When We CollidedThe WidowTime Travelling With a Hamster, Radio Silence, False Hearts, and Not If I See You FirstI’m especially excited to read When We Collided. I’ve not yet read a novel by Emery Lord, but her books seem perfect for me. And Time Travelling With a Hamster was Waterstones’ Book of the Month, so I’m intrigued by that (“My dad died twice. Once when he was thirty-nine and again four years later when he was twelve”).

Are any of these books on your TBR?



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18 thoughts on “Behold the Pretty Books! / January & February Book Haul (Part 1)

  1. I’m excited for Truthwitch, which I’ve heard a lot of good things about, especially the focus on the bond between the main female characters. I just need to finish the couple books I’ve got on my plate before I start that one…

  2. I like your photos! They are colorful and fun! I got The Girl from Everywhere for review as well. I am excited to dive into it! Also, I have been wanting to read The Long Way to a Small and Angry Planet. :)
    Happy reading!
    -Katie

  3. Welcome to your new home! It looks like even with one wall you have a lot of space :) will you be able to bring the rest of your books soon?

    You haven’t read Emery Lord?! STACEY. She would totally be your next favorite author. Really! Her books were basically written for you.

    • I KNOW RIGHT? I do not know why this has not happened yet. But it’s my March book club book so I’ll DEFINITELY read it soon!

      I simply have too many books, so a lot will stay at my old house for now. I *could* double stack my bookshelves, but I love being able to see everything. I haven’t been able to do this for years.

      • That’s what I thought, too, seeing your shelves. I remember years ago on tumblr you’d post pictures of your shelves and I’d think “WHOA LOOK AT ALL THE WONDERFUL BOOKS — oh, but she can’t actually SEE them all!” Glad you can now! One day you’ll be able to have them in one location :)

  4. Thanks for the visual treat!! Your bookshelves are absolutely beautiful. I’m jealous…

  5. Ooooo so many beautiful books!!! I hope you enjoy all of them! :D

  6. Truthwitch was amazing! Also, I really want that edition! It is so much more attractive than mine.

  7. Loving that collection of books!!! Your new room looks super by the way x My flat is too small to host bookshelves so my book cupboard does the job nicely … for now.

    Great post :D

    Katie | http://www.bookabie.co.uk

  8. I love the titles that you picked out and you definitely added a lot of books to my TBR list! Great post, Stacey :)

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