You know what this time I don’t even have excuses. I like books, I like shopping for books but I do not like having to find places for all of my books. Somehow, I still seem to keep buying books. Whoops?
This time round, a lot of these were gifts. As you may know, last month was my birthday and I was unlucky enough to unwrap several books for that. I’ve had my eyes on some of them for aaaaages too. I was also lucky enough to get some book vouchers so I popped into the lovely big Waterstones in Newcastle and picked up some books for myself.
Would you like to see what I have added to my collection recently? I have actually read some of them already as well!
- First up is this vintage coffee book from one of best friends. I am a coffee fiend so I had a real chuckle unwrapping and reading this!
- I wanted Mary Beard’s Women & Power for ages so getting this from my nana was perfect. I’ve already read it, loved it and shared my feelings for it over on Blogger’s Bookshelf. If you want to know why I enjoyed it so much, you can find my review here.
- I’d never even heard of Liz Braswell’s As Old as Time before I unwrapped it but it sounds like it is right up my street. This is a re-imagining of Beauty and the Beast. I can’t wait to read it!
- Memorable Teaching was recommended for me to read work-wise. This is by Peps Mccrea.
- I have been meaning to read The Exact Opposite of Okay for months and it is every bit as perfect as people promised. Go read this book please. (I might write a full review of this when I have managed to formulate my feelings into something other than fangirling.
- Another Shakespeare! This time I picked up A Midsummer Night’s Dream for work. It’s really confusing but I’m starting to get into it a little more every time I pick it up.
- I have an exciting post about Cold Bath Street coming up but until then just know that it’s a good un.
- I received Genuine Fraud and Clean in a recent Wildest Dreams Book Box and I am very happy about that! I have heard a lot of good things about them online and in the real world but they are probably not the kinds of books that I would have just picked up in the store. It will be interesting to see what I think about them, especially since I’m moving outside of my comfort zone with them.
- Yep, a second copy of A State of Sorrow. This was also a gift from a friend of mine so I’m going to keep it anyway!
- The same friend also bought me a copy of A Court of Frost and Starlight. I read this the other day, after a challenging day at work and it was just what I wanted. I also have a lot of feelings about this, but I can’t quite articulate them yet!
- Neal Shusterman’s Scythe has been absolutely raved about in the book blogger world so when I saw it on the table in Waterstones, I picked it up without a second thought. I really hope this is worth the praise it has been getting.
- Children of Blood and Bone has also been getting a lot of attention recently, enough that I had to pick it up to see if the hype is deserved. I haven’t actually read this yet because I’m more than a little intimidated by it.
- One of my birthday presents was Bygone Badass Broads. This is a collection of woman who did some pretty cool stuff in history – I am very much looking forward to reading about them!
- And last but not least, I bought a copy of Teach Like a Champion 2.0 – yep this is for work too!
My TBR is quite intensive right now so this might be last book haul until I manage to get through some of them. I might even share my TBR with you soon. Although I am kind of embarressed by how ridiculous it it, sharing it on the internet might make me actually do something about it. Have you done any book shopping recently?