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I wasn’t originally planning to do a weekend post this week; it’s been quite a quiet time really.
Apparently I have absolutely NO self-control when it comes to e-books and price drops, and somehow (I’m sure I have no idea how) I seem to have had a little pre-Christmas book buying spree.
I am really pleased with the books I’ve bought so that convinced me I really should do my weekend update and share the goodness.
Aside from books I’ve purchased, I also couldn’t resist the library, and once again found some great books there, so I have quite a few new books to share.
Onto the books…
New To My Shelves This Week
The following are books I purchased for my e-reader:
Revival by Stephen King – I was SO excited to get this book. I’ve been looking forward to it for months now, ever since I first heard it was going to be published. As soon as I bought this, all other reading plans went straight out the window, because I must read this next.
The Strain by Guillermo del Toro – Since reading The Stand by Stephen King and The Girl With All The Gifts by M. R. Carey I have developed a taste for post-apocalyptic themed books.
Enchantress by James Maxwell
The Maze Runner by James Dashner
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel – This one sounds brilliant.
I also treated myself to some new Gorjuss magnetic bookmarks, which are really good, and are in my photo below. I love bookish items almost as much as I love books themselves.
And from the library I picked up:
The Oversight by Charlie Fletcher
The Christmas Party by Carole Matthews – It’s definitely the season for a couple of lovely festive reads, and I read a previous book by this author so decided to try this one. Bonus points for the lovely cover.
Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld
The Hawley Book of the Dead by Chrysler Szarlan – The description of this book likens it to The Night Circus and A Discovery of Witches. That was as much info as I needed to decide I wanted to read it.
Books I’ve Reviewed This Week
Books That Caught My Eye This Week (Must Find Out More)
Razorhurst by Justine Larbalestier – This book sounds so good. I love the 1920s – 30s, so am definitely drawn to anything set during that period. I saw this book whilst reading reviews about The Diviners, which I really enjoyed, so if this is similar then I really can’t wait to read it.
A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray – Gorgeous cover alert!
Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis
I must also give an honorary mention in this section to Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell.
I read this book a few years ago, and really enjoyed it. There’s going to be a tv adaptation, which I believe is due sometime next year, and this week I saw one of the promo pics. I’m really excited for this show, because the book was so good. The appearance of the tv show also gives me the perfect excuse to pick up the book for a re-read as well, although I can’t decide whether to wait until the show has aired, otherwise I’ll be comparing every little detail to the book and I do think that takes away some of the enjoyment.
Events I’ve Participated In This Week
Other Posts on my Blog This Week
So, that’s my bookish news to date. What have you been reading lately that you would recommend? Drop me a line in the comments…