As we near both the end of the year, and the end of Autumn, it seems only fitting to haul some of the books I have picked up recently, both ones that I have bought myself and ones I currently have borrowed from my library. After the huge number of new releases in October, as well as the excitement I have been feeling after re-discovering the joys of using the library, this haul is definitely one filled with so many books I can not wait to dive into.
So here are all of the books I’ve picked up throughout Autumn!
I pre-ordered this new release all the way back in March, and so I can not tell you how excited I was when it finally arrived at my door last month. As you may know, The Book Thief is one of my all time favourite books, and so this book has been on my want to read list ever since it fist appeared on Goodreads a few years ago, therefore I am super excited to finally be able to dive into a new story by Markus Zusak.
The moment I read the synopsis for this book, I knew that I just had to pick it up. I adore the idea of our protagonist becoming a different suspect every day as he tries to uncover the mystery of Evelyn’s death, and so for once I am insanely excited to dive into this thriller that I’m sure will keep me on the edge of my seat.
I have been searching for a used or cheap copy of this book ever since I first borrowed this book from my library a few years ago, and so I was super excited when I finally found one at a local charity shop. I have been desperate to reread this book that first introduced me to Carlos Ruiz Zafon, and to also just add it to my collection, which is why I couldn’t resist picking up this copy recently.
I have not read an Orwell book since I fell in love with his classic, Animal Farm, last year, and so when this one caught my attention recently, it seemed like the perfect oppurtinity to try and get back into his work, especially as I currently have no required reading for school for the first time in a while.
This fantasy following a band of mercenary girls who are hire to kill quickly, quietly and mercifully was one of my most anticipated releases for the year, and so its no surprise that I’m hauling it today. The synopsis for this dark fantasy drew me in straight away, and that, added to that fact that it is standalone, something that I am loving seeing more of in this genre, meant that I just had to pick it up.
Like so many others, I of course picked up this contemporary by the author duo of my dreams when it was first released in October, even if I have yet to actually read it myself. I have thoroughly enjoyed both Becky Albertalli’s and Adam Silvera’s books in the past, even if some (looking at you, They Both Die At The End…) broke my heart just a little, and so I can’t wait to see what spectacular story they have managed to create together.
After reading The Darkest Minds over the summer, I have been desperate to pick up the sequel and continue on this story after the ending of the first book left me wanting more. I’ve been slowly exploring and reading more dystopians again, and so I can’t wait to see what else this series holds, especially as there are now even more books being released in the future.
This one of my charity shop finds that I am so excited I spotted, as I have been curious about this dark and mysterious book ever since I first heard about it a few years ago. All I know about this story is that it follows Mara Dyer after she wakes up in hospital with no memory of the accident that killed her friends but left her unharmed, and honestly that is all I want to know!
Although I have yet to read a Neil Gaiman book, the idea of a hidden London where dark and dangerous going-ons occur is something that I couldn’t resist. I can’t wait to see how this world is created and built, as well as to discover the story set within it, and so I wouldn’t be surprised if this ends up being one of my next reads.
The October Fairyloot box included this gorgeous book with sprayed pages inside it, and honestly I have already put it straight at the top of my TBR. Not only is this a diverse fantasy featuring a main f/f romance and inspiration from Asian mythology, but I also just generally adore the sound of this brutal world where girls are chosen and cruelly forced to serve the king.
Its been way too long since I’ve read a fantasy focusing on sirens, and so when I saw this one that I have been wanting to read ever since its release earlier this year, I was super excited that I finally had the chance to read this one. This darker retelling of the Little Mermaid sounds exactly like my type of read, so it won’t be long before I dive into this book.
I have read such few contemporaries this year, so in the hope of rectifying that a little bit before 2019, I decided to pick up this book that I have heard such good things. I don’t know much about this book at all, but honestly I don’t want to, as I am really looking forward to just diving into this and seeing what it holds.
When I first heard about this book after it was released last year, I wasn’t sure whether I would end up reading it, as I am not a huge fan of thrillers in general, and have had mixed feelings about E. Lockhart’s books in the past. However, this book gained so many good reviews that after spotting at my local library, I couldn’t resist picking it up and seeing if maybe this could be another thriller that I actually end up enjoying.
This one was a very spontaneous choice after the synopsis drew me in straight in, as I have heard absolutely nothing else about this book surrounding Sky, who miraculously returns to her town three months after falling from Blackfin Pier and drowning. Its been way too long since I picked up a book I haven’t heard anything about, as now so many of the books I read come from recommendations or from simply hearing about them through this online bookish community, so I can’t wait to see what this story holds.
What books have you picked up recently? Have you read any of these – what did you think?