Here are the books I added to my shelves in February and March!
I visited Foyles Charing Cross Road with Charlie and we chatted to the lovely Chloe, a children’s bookseller there, about her upcoming novel The Bookshop Girl. After watching an early preview of Love, Simon, I wanted re-read the book but didn’t own a physical copy, so I bought the film tie-in edition (I like Nick Robinson, okay?!). I also bought Francesca Zappia’s Made You Up because I absolutely adored Eliza and Her Monsters (you can read my review here). From Foyles Royal Festival Hall I picked up Dodie: Secrets for the Mad on a whim. It’s a mix of doodles, poetry and prose all about self-care, mental health, life and relationships.
For my birthday, I visited Cambridge and popped into Heffers, an awesome bookshop. I bought the Lonely Planet guide to Budapest as I’m off on holiday with one of my best friends in May. As a birthday gift, my colleague Kara gave me my first Penguin Modern, Shirley Jackson’s The Missing Girl. I also want to check out Daphne du Maurier’s The Breakthrough, and Why I Am Not Going to Buy a Computer. I was given National Book Tokens for my birthday and I’m super excited even though I work there… ! I’m ready for more book-shopping!
In February, my friend Cathy gave me Milk and Honey and from work I took home Suicide Club and How to Survive the End of the World (When it’s in Your Own Head). Kara and I are buddy reading Suicide Club – we’ll be discussing it over a chocolate brownie and tea this week!
I received some lovely review copies over the past few months. I’ve already read The Exact Opposite of Okay, Skylarks and Out of the Blue so I’ll be reviewing these soon. I also received The Taste of Blue Light, We Are Young, The Wild Folk, In Your Light, and Midnight Sun. What a wonderful two months!
Have you read any of these books?