I decided that I really shouldn’t be buying books this month. I have so many, and I really don’t need to be adding to my TBR, especially so close to Christmas. Apart from one fateful trip to a book shop with some bookish friends, I managed to go the whole month without buying any books, so that went pretty well really.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Watchers Guide
I won this beautiful book from a twitter giveaway run by the publisher for Halloween. My Buffy trivia knowledge definitely came in handy this time! I’ve been a fan of the show for years so I’m really happy to have this book. It’s stunning, and I can’t wait to go through it properly, maybe I’ll use it as an excuse to re-watch the series.
The Nowhere Girls – by Amy Reed
Now, I hauled the US hard cover edition of this book last month, and I’ve already read it. I really enjoyed it, there’s some really important representation and issues dealt with. That’s why I picked up the UK paperback this month, there was no way tabbing everything was going to be practical, and the hardcover is too stunning to deface, so I picked up the paperback so I could annotate it. I haven’t written in a book since I studied English Literature at A-Level five years ago, but this book does so well at covering different perspectives and discussing feminism, and also has some autism rep that I feel is really well written.
The Empress – by S.J. Kincaid
I recently read The Diabolic, and loved it. While it worked really well as a standalone, I couldn’t resist the sequel when I saw it in Waterstones. Actually, I read the first line, and immediately knew that I had to buy it, I have no self-control whatsoever. Since I flew through The Diabolic, I anticipate this will be a very quick read, I’m just hoping that it lives up to the first book.
If Birds Fly Back – by Carlie Sorosiak
This caught my eye in firstly because it was signed by the author, and I remember seeing some good buzz about this book when it was released. This is another case of I read the first line or two in the shop and wanted to keep on reading. It’s hard to believe that a year ago I didn’t think I liked contemporary novels. Clearly I was very wrong.
The Last Namsara – by Kristen Ciccarelli
I have been hearing so many amazing things about this book that I’m really looking forward to reading it. I haven’t been having a great time with the fantasy genre this year, but I’m hoping things will turn around, and the synopsis for this book definitely sounds interesting.
Artemis – by Andy Weir
I loved The Martian when I read it a few years back, so I’ve been looking forward to this since I first heard about it. My hope is that I will get to this over Christmas, which feels appropriate, since I first read The Martian over Christmas. Maybe it’s spark another Sci-fi phase for me and I’ll finally get through certain books that have been on my TBR for far too long.
Want to chat, about books or anything else, here are some other places you can find me: