Behold the Pretty Books! / May & June Book Haul

Behold the Pretty Books! / May & June Book Haul
Here are the books I’ve added to my shelves over the past couple of months!

I bought The Uncommoners: The Crooked Sixpence before I went to Jen’s book launch at the weird and wonderful Magpie & Stump. I was glad to see that it was picked to be Waterstones’ Children’s Book of the Month because I’ve heard such lovely things (and the cover is one of my favourites so far). In June, the Zoella Book Club launched and I couldn’t resist buying the new cover editions of All the Bright Places and The Sky is Everywhere. I also bought the eBook novella Iron to Iron, a companion to Wolf By Wolfbefore the second book is published later this year. And I went to Copenhagen in June and whenever I visit a new country, I buy a new copy of The Little Prince – so I bought it in Danish!

From work, I picked up We Are All Made of Molecules, about young teenagers Stewart and Ashley , who are dealing with grief and change, and The Reunion of Ghosts, which I chose because of its beautiful cover and the fact that it sounds rather intriguing: “the shared confessional of three sisters who have decided to kill themselves at the end of the 20th century, honoring the dark legacy that has haunted their extraordinary family for decades”.

I was sent review copies by lovely publishers: The Many Selves of Katherine North, How Not to DisappearThe Boy Most Likely To, Max, Elsewhere, Paper Butterflies and Wolf Hollow. As usual, they’re all very different books that I’m looking forward to getting stuck into, from the beautiful middle grade story Wolf Hollow to the new edition of YA favourite, Elsewhere.

And lastly, Jim loaned me G.R. Gemin’s Sweet Pizza. I read Cowgirl last year and adored it. I’m super excited to see my review quoted in the new edition – thank you Nosy Crow for sending me this!

Have you read any of these?

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16 thoughts on “Behold the Pretty Books! / May & June Book Haul

  1. Elsewhere was the first ever book my book group chose. Though they hardly ever choose YA nowadays. I can’t wait to read Replica, I love the idea of two books in one from different perspectives.

  2. neverfearlynnishere

    I read The Sky is Everywhere and it was great. I fell in love with Jandy Nelson’s writing. Elsewhere was really eh. Hopefully you like it better than I did.

    • I love The Sky is Everywhere! I think maybe Elsewhere appeals to those who read it before YA was a huge thing but in looking forward to checking it out.

  3. I really enjoyed reading Max. Such a unique story!

  4. I’ve read All The Bright Places, which was my of my favourites of 2015, but that cover of Zoella’s bookclub looks lovely! I hear great things about the Little Prince, need to read that one at some point. Lovely photos!

  5. Your books this month are just SO PRETTY. I love the new edition of Sky is Everwhere, and Elsewhere was one of my fave books as a teenager. So excited for Max!

  6. I haven’t read any of these yet but have heard so many good things about paper butterflies! Can’t wait to grab a copy of that one myself!

  7. Looking forward for your thoughts about Max. I’ve been seeing that book a lot lately. :)

  8. Paper Butterflies seems really interesting and I genuinely want to pick it up for the story and the amazing cover is a bonus. I saw the Zoella editions of books and I could not understand why they would ruin the cover for All The Bright Places. I don’t like the Zoella book club edition. But, I love love love the cover of The Sky Is Everywhere. It’s so much better than the original.

    • Oh no! I’m sorry to hear you don’t like the cover for All the Bright Places – I think they just changed the colour from blue to purple? I like the original too (I love blue!) but I got this for half price.

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