Tuesday, 16 May 2017

A Little Book Haul

I love a good book haul. I love watching them on BookTube and I love buying my own books. It's a book lover's vice: continually buying books and adding them to their ever growing physical TBR shelf. A few books on my wishlist took my fancy and so I bit the bullet and ordered them; telling myself that I would read them sooner rather than later. Will I live up to this pledge? Who knows, but this is only a little book haul so I can forgive myself.

THE MUSE by Jessie Burton (2016)

I read Burton's debut novel The Miniaturist last year and completely fell in love with it (review uploaded here if you fancy having a read), but The Muse I haven't gotten around to purchasing until now. I think it's because I know it will be so different to its predecessor - no rich seventeenth-century Amsterdam setting which completely sucked me in to the story of The Miniaturist. But I'm intrigued by Burton's second novel even if I was a little tentative to pick it up at first. I know very little about its premise but I enjoyed her writing style in her debut and I've heard good things about her second novel. This is one I'm thinking of starting next month.

MORANIFESTO by Caitlin Moran (2016)

I love Caitlin Moran. I love her humour and her wit, I love her sharpness and her unapologetic brilliance, and more to the point, I love her Twitter account. The woman is brilliant. I read her debut non-fiction How to be a Woman a few years ago and I've never nodded my head in agreement at a book more. It was exactly the kind of read I didn't know I'd been missing. Moranifesto is Moran's newest contribution to the literary world: a collection of columns, essays, and general ramblings about life, from topics such as the blitheness of the rich, to the evilness of modern day printers. I've since started reading it, and it's laugh out loud funny in parts, so keep an eye out for my review in my wrap up at the end of the month. 

LIBRARY OF SOULS by Ransom Riggs (2015)

Oh hey, remember how unimpressed I was with Hollow City in my last wrap up? Well I went ahead and bought the final book in the trilogy like I inevitably thought I would. I've made it this far in the series so I feel like I should finish it, even if I do have some problems with the story. I enjoy the world and the storytelling enough to see how it all ends and I have to admit, this is one of the more unique contributions to the YA genre I've seen. 

DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME by Angela Readman (2015) 

Short story collections are fast making their way in to my mainstream reading and this latest contribution to my collection sounds especially good. I find I tend to enjoy short stories that are a bit on the wacky side and these stories are packed with magical realism. I'm excited to dive in to Readman's collection very soon.

These books all may be new on my shelves but I intend to get to them fast. I've already started one of them so I'm true to my word for the time being. Keep an eye out for my upcoming reviews to see what I make of all new reads. Until next time, feel free to check my latest reviews here

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