I don’t usually do book hauls, as with the Book Dragonning I have so many second hand books coming in and out of my collection it’s hard to keep track. However, I’m trying something different and just sharing my new books.
I got a nice little haul this month due to competitions and gifts
- The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin – On my list of 100 books Bucket List poster, and these Collins Classics are such nice and reasonably priced books.
- The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz – I won this from Smashbomb, so I don’t know a great deal about it. However when it’s being lauded as ‘Thrilling, exciting and totally nerve wracking’ it’s got to be good right?
- Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid – This is another one I won, from Caboodle this time. I was allowed to pick from a list and thought I’d pick this one as this had a lot of publicity last year and had an intriguing plot.
- The Tempest by William Shakespeare – One of my favourite Shakespeare stories, yet oddly enough I realised I don’t have an individual copy of it only in collections.
- Gossip from the Forest by Sara Maitland – This ended up on my wanted list after reading Ghostland by Edward Parnell (there were a lot of great reading suggestions in there) It explores the interweaving between fairytales and forestland. A “magical blend of nature writing, history and imaginative fictions” who could resist that?
- The Wild Silence by Raynor Winn – I didn’t get a chance to read ‘The Salt Path’ (Raynor Winns 2018 book that made it onto the Wainwright prize shortlist) but it has Yo-Yo’d up and down my TBR pile. Now with a second book on the Wainwright prize shortlist, they’ve definitely got to be worth a read. I also love the cover art too.
- Troy by Stephen Fry – I won a £5 national book token, so had to add to my Stephen Fry Collection
- Part of Your World by Liz Braswell and So this is Love by Elizabeth Lim – Another couple to add to my twisted fairytale collection. Part of your world is the Little Mermaid story, if Ursula had not been defeated. So this is Love is the Cinderella story if Cinderella had not tried on the glass slipper.
Hopefully my September won’t be as intense as August. I’ve got four of the Booker Prize longlist left to read. Two of the Wainwright prize shortlist as they’re library books and need to be back by the end of the month. I have another three library books that need to be back by then too
- Thin Places by Kerri Ni Dochartaigh – On the Wainwright shortlist
- Seed to Dust by Marc Hamer – On the Wainwright shortlist
- The Vegetarian by Kang Han – recommended by a work colleague
- The mermaid of Black Conch by Monique Roffrey – On the Sky Arts Bookclub reading list
- Here We Are by Graham Swift – Felixstowe Book club November read
I’m also hoping to read the two books I won last month ‘The Plot’ and ‘Such a fun age’ as I think they want me to review them too.