This is going to be a big one because I’m including all of the books that I acquired from the end of February up until last week. Strap yourselves in, and prepare yourselves. And be sure to let me know what you think of these books if you’ve already read them, or which ones you would recommend I read soon!
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
Easy by Tammara Webber
I bought these two books in Barnes & Noble when I was in the US! They’re my first ever B&N purchase. I bought them because they were on offer for about $5 each, and I couldn’t leave the store without buying something.
The Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Robin Palmer
Sylo by D.J. MacHale
This was another USA purchase, this time from the airport bookshop. I was a bit upset about having to leave Dee and her family to fly back home to England, so I bought these two books. They had a huge selection at Dulles International, so if you’re ever there be sure to check out the bookshop that’s opposite Chipotle! The guy who owns (runs?) the store was also lovely, and encouraged browsing and photos.
Something Real by Heather Demetrios
Something Like Normal by Trish Doller
I didn’t pair these two “Something”‘s up this way on purpose, I promise! But I did pair them up because the duo at Paper Riot forced me into buying them. Something Real is April’s Epic Rec from Judith, and Ellice made me buy Something Like Normal because apparently it’s awesome.
How to Love by Katie Cotugno
Geek Girl by Holly Smale
Half Bad by Sally Green
House of Secrets by Chris Columbus and Ned Vizzini
I bought these four books from WH Smith in the town next to my village, since my village doesn’t have a WHS. Back in November I received a £25 gift voucher from my company for my birthday, and what better way to spend it than on books? These cost me £1.20 all together. Bargain!
All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill
Harry Potter en de Steen der Wijzen by J. K. Rowling
These two are gifts from Judith! I had already read All Our Yesterdays, but I didn’t have a finished copy so Judith sent me hers. (She’s a weirdo who didn’t like the book all that much.) And she sent me a Dutch copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone because she’s determined to have me learn Dutch!
Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Map of Bones by James Rollins
This is the first of a giant suitcase of books that Tatum gave me when she stayed at my house. I tried to give her a bunch of books in return but she only took a few of them.
The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner
The Queen of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner
More from Tatum. I’m particularly excited to read The Queen’s Thief series because they seem to be a blend of historical and fantasy. My favourite!
The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin
Band of Brothers by Stephen E. Ambrose
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
She also gave me three books that she hated. That was nice of her.
The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova
The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafta
Tatum also disliked The Swan Thieves, so that’s great. And she spent a year telling me that The Metamorphosis is about a guy who turns into a fly, but I’ve been assured by other people that he turns into a bug instead. Because that’s so much better.
The Wilderness by C. J. Harper
Mutant City by Steve Feasey
Lastly, because I’m not showing you my e-book haul, I was sent these two books for review. The Wilderness is the sequel to The Disappeared, which I really enjoyed last year. It was unsolicited, but I hope to fit it into my reading schedule soon. Mutant City is one that I requested because HELLO, SUPERPOWERS.