I recently gave into my book buying urges and picked up a fair few books that I am very excited to read. There is quite a mix in this haul of new releases, next books in series, and some spontaneous choices that are quite far out of my reading comfort zone. However, I have also recently got rid of quite a few books and series as well, and so I do feel a little less guilty about these recent book purchases!
So here are all the books I have picked up recently!
Ever since this book was first released I have been in love with the synopsis of this one that follows three sisters as they fight to become queen. I don’t know exactly what it is, but this book just sounds exactly like my sort of fantasy read, and so I finally picked up a copy for myself last month so that I can actually read this one instead of simply admiring it from afar.
I am a huge fan of Amanda Hocking, and so I have been anticipating picking this one up ever since it was first release back in January. Her books are the perfect quick, addictive reads that I always enjoy, and so I am hoping that this one focused on Norse mythology is no different.
I could not pass up picking up this book after seeing it for the first time in a book shop recently after months of staring at it online and convincing myself that I didn’t need to buy it just yet. This is the third book in young adult companion series following three entirely separate stories all shrouded in mystery, and so after reading and adoring the first two books I can’t wait to dive into this third one soon.
This one was actually a very spontaneous buy for me, as despite hearing some really good things about it, I never planned to actually pick it myself quite this soon. However, after continuously debating which graphic novel to try first, I finally just decided to get this one and give it a go. I love the sound of this one, and so can’t wait to dive into it, hopefully really soon!
This is another new release that I could not pass up picking up, as it sounded like my perfect contemporary following Alvie who has Aspergers, as she continues her life waiting for the oppurtinity to be emancipated when she turns eighteen. This is the one book in this haul that I have actually already read, and I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed it! It was such a gorgeous read that was honest, funny and heartwarming, and that I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a good contemporary.
Ever since I read Fangirl last September, I have been meaning to pick this one up, as it is the fanfiction written by Cath in that book, which is one of my favourite contemporaries. I finally found this edition of it which is my personal favourite, and so I just had to pick it up as I know that I know that I will end up enjoying this one, hopefully as much as I enjoyed Fangirl.
Everyone seemed to be so excited for the release of this African-inspired fantasy, and I was no different! I ordered this one almost as soon as it was released because I was just so desperate to read it. I actually did start this one as well, but unfortunately I only got a few pages in before I got my hands on Obsidio and became entirely distracted with that. Therefore, I haven’t picked this one back up yet despite really wanting to, and so I am hoping that it won’t be too long before I can dive back into this one for good.
This is a book I have actually already read all the way back in 2015 when I borrowed from my local library, and one I really did enjoy. However, it has now been way too long since I read this first book for me to dive straight into the rest of this trilogy, something I really would like to do, and so I have been looking for a cheap copy of this book so that I can reread it before continuing on. Thankfully I recently found this edition at a charity shop, and so I am very happy that I am now able to dive back into this series and re-immerse myself in this world.
Despite being exceptionally excited for the release of this book at the start of last year, it is only within the last month or so that I have finally picked up a copy of it for myself. This one drew me in straight away with its synopsis, and so that, along with a few good reviews of this book I have seen floating around, just makes me even more desperate to read this book now that I own it for myself.
It didn’t take me long after finishing Exit West to pick up another of Moshin Hamid’s books, with this likely his most famous and most popular. Not only am I super excited to dive back into his beautiful, flowing writing style, but I also adore the unique concept of this story, and so I wouldn’t be surprised if I read this one within the next few months.
This was definitely a very spontaneous purchase, as despite loving Brooklyn when I read it last summer, I was definitely not expecting to pick up Colm Toibin’s most recent release as my next read of his. Nonetheless, I could not pass up this book after just falling in love with its synopsis, and so although this was an unexpected buy, it is certainly not one that I regret.
This was the book in the March Fairyloot box, and despite hearing of this Melinda Salisbury before, I hadn’t actually heard a ton about this release before I recieved it. However, I am still super intrigued by this story as the synopsis doesn’t seem to give too much away, and as someone who always likes to go into not knowing a ton about them, I am very excited to see what this one has in store.
In order to continue my attempts to catch up on this extremely popular YA series, I had to pick up this, the second book, recently so that I can continue this story before I forget everything that happened in the first book. I am also just really excited to now have this book so that I can dive into whenever I need to just lose myself in an addictive read, especially as exams edge closer and closer!
What books have you picked up recently? Have you read any of these – what did you think?