Here are some of the new books I’ve added to my shelves lately!
Gifted: I’m so proud of my friend Lucy who’s first book, The Paper and Hearts Society, is out next month. It’s all about about books, friendship and anxiety, and I reviewed it recently here. I thought it was amazing and I can’t wait for everyone to join Tabby’s book club. Team BKMRK sent me a review copy – plus Lucy sent me a PDF earlier in the year to get me out of my reading slump. (It worked).
Ironically, these two books were *actual gifts*. I asked for The Roasting Tin and The Green Roasting Tin for my birthday. I’ve been trying really hard to cook food that can be frozen and reheated, so I don’t have to buy lunch every day or spend money on microwave meals. I’ve not been doing amazingly lately, but I’m excited to get started again. I’ve discovered some really tasty meals – especially veggie meals – through batch cooking, in particular this lentil ragu.
Gifted: Earlier in the year, I went to a publisher event at Scholastic, where they told us all about their 2019 titles. One of them was Simon James Green’s LGBT rom-com, Alex in Wonderland, so I was super excited to be sent a copy (along with some gummy flamingo sweets!). It’s about shy teen Alex who works at amusement arcade with a boy called Ben… and he starts to develop feelings for him. It sounds so cute and funny – I’m planning to pick it up next!
Gifted: I’m currently reading A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson. I’ve heard so many people raving about it and I’m only a few pages in so far, but really enjoying it! Five years ago, schoolgirl Andie Bell was murdered by Sal Singh. The police know he did it. Everyone in town knows he did it. But Pippa Fitz-Mobi isn’t so sure. My copy was sent to me by Electric Monkey with a blueberry muffin, perfect for bribery (but really, I ate it).
I bought Laura Steven’s A Girl Called Shameless from West End Lane Books at their 25th birthday party. My friend Charlie and I popped in for some birthday cake and bookish celebrations – it was great to see so many people turn up! The first book, The Exact Opposite of Okay, is about Izzy, who parties, drinks, dances and… sleeps with a boy. A slut-shaming website is set up and she becomes the centre of a national scandal. I’m really looking forward to reading about Izzy’s next (mis)adventures.
Are any of these books on your TBR?
- What’s on my shelves?
- Mini Reviews: The Paper & Hearts Society, Proud & The Weight of Water
- Mini Reviews: Normal People, So Happy It Hurts & The Quiet at the End of the World
- Mini Reviews: The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, Jack of Hearts (And Other Parts) & In At the Deep End
- What’s on my shelves?