I really love doing these haul posts. I get all super happy looking at pictures of so many books, and the fact that they’re MY books, well, that just makes it even better!
The title may be a little misleading, because although all these books apparated into my home around the Christmas period, not all of them were actually Christmas presents. This is where I have to tell myself off for potentially breaking one of my New Years Resolutions already, or at least severely hindering it! As you can see, I’m doing excellently at reducing my tbr pile by buying more books. :L
These were a real surprise for me, I had no idea I was going to get them! I’ve heard that they’re really good from various people, but because I read Cornelia Funke’s Reckless and found it really boring I was a little unsure about putting these on my wishlist. But now I’ve got them anyway, and I’m really excited to read them! 🙂
The book series – or the first book anyway, is about a man who if he reads aloud brings the world within the book alive! Now doesn’t that sound awesome?! 😀
I’m also really excited about these next two books! Everyone on the internet seems to be going crazy about Divergent; it’s another YA dystopian book so I’m really curious to check it out! Call me a sheep. 😛 I’m not particularly sold on the idea of factions divided by personality traits quite yet e.g. brave, selfless honest etc., but I have been assured by a lot of people that it’s good, so I’m willing to give it a go. 🙂
I’m also looking forward to sinking my teeth into the latest book in the Kissed by an Angel series, especially since the last one Evercrossed ended on such a cliffhanger!
TRUDI CANAVAN!!! YAYZ! 😀 This last book completes the Traitor Spy Trilogy (not that I’ve read any of the trilogy yet, lol!) I’ve been waiting for the last book to come out so that I can read all three books back to back because Trudi is a favourite author! I really hope they won’t disappoint. The series is set 20 years on after the previous events in The Black Magician’s Trilogy which is fantastic, so I really recommend it to anyone who loves fantasy books.
I honestly can’t remember what this book is supposed to be about, and I don’t want to read the blurb because then it will be more of a surprise when I get around to reading it. 🙂 I put it on my wishlist after seeing it on jumbldminds blog post where I instantly fell in love with the front cover. I love anything that looks like old parchment paper or has ancient symbols on it, something about those kind of covers always draws me in. It’s almost like I start coming up with my own story just by looking at the cover, it sparks my imagination!
Super excited about these too! The glaringly bright book covers all belong to the Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood series by Charlaine Harris! They are the first 10 books which I treated myself to just before Christmas because The Book People had an amazing offer on them. I think it worked out less than a £1 for each book, now how an earth could I let that pass me by?! 😛
This one is a belated Christmas present which I only just got today, and yipeeee am I so excited! 😀 Tis a Barnes & Noble leather-bound classic and they only happen to make THE PRETTIEST BOOK COVERS ON THE PLANET. With the hardback, and the tinted gold pages, and the ajbjnfffff! 😀 I’m so excited to read this, it’s two books in a series that retell the story of The Wizard of Oz from the wicked witches perspective. I went to see the stage show last year (featuring Matt Willis, in extremely tight trousers *happy sigh*) and ever since then I’ve really wanted to read the books!!!
Can you tell I’m hyperventilating? 😛
Books bought from charity shops by family members for me after Christmas, out of the kindness of their own heart. 😛
Woop woop! The film for Beautiful Creatures is coming out this year so I’m pretty excited my family managed to pick this one out for me! Major score. 😀 The Gunslinger also looks pretty awesome, as does The Far Pavilions. I’m pretty intrigued to read Lady Chatterley’s Lover too because of the history and controversy around it when it was released. The Dark Demon one however, I don’t think I will be reading for some time, seeing as I looked it up and it turns out it’s book 16 in a series!!!! Blimey.
Charity shop books bought by me
Yes that is correct, only 4 days after I promised to whittle down my tbr pile I went out and bought all of these! I couldn’t believe it when I walked into the charity shop and found this many great books! Usually I go in there and there’s barely anything.
Atonement and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland hardly need an introduction! The Melissa Marr Wicked Lovely books captured by attention with their super pretty covers (although turns out I’ve picked up books 1 and 3, whoops, need to fill in that gap ;)). The series is based around a girl who can see faeries which I thought was an interesting twist for a YA book as it’s not something I’ve come across before. Graceling – a world where everyone is born with a special skill (the protagonist apparently has the skill of killing) is being talked about all over Goodreads so I quickly snatched that one up too. I’m a little unsure about You Against Me, it sounds a bit random but is written by an author who’s previous book I LOVED, so I thought I’d give it a shot. Kevin Brooks and Philip Pullman are also authors I’m familiar with, so I’m looking forward to getting stuck in!
I also borrowed these off my grandma! Introverted Analyst’s love of Treasure Island made me pick it up, and the other one is just pretty, so should be interesting! As for The Righteous Men….no idea if it will be any good or not but hey, it was free and it has a cool blurb!
Agggh I have so many great books to read in 2013!! 🙂
So have you guys read any of these books? If not, have you bought/been bought any new novels recently? You know how I love speaking book. 😛