It will be of no surprise to anyone who has been reading This Northern Gal for more than a month that I’m back with another book haul. Inevitably, I constantly seem to acquire books. That not only means that I am having to be creative with my storage solutions but also that I have a TBR that is crammed full of books that I can’t wait to read. Would you like to see what I have picked up over the last month or so?
As always, I won’t say too much about each one and I will mark it with an * if it was sent to me by a PR.
Let’s start from the top this time.
I’ve been meaning to read some more American literature but if I am totally honest, I don’t really know where to start. As a result, I decide to pick up some of these mini Penguin Modern Classics editions, which were a £1 each. I got Piers of the Homeless Night by Jack Kerouac, The End by Samuel Beckett, The Missing Girl by Shirley Jackson and The Vigilante by John Steinbeck. I loved the Penguin Little Black Classics and found them really useful for trying new authors so I’m super excited about these.
While I was in London, I picked up a copy of Only Love Can Break Your Heart by Katherine Webber. I loved Webber’s Wing Jones so I thought I’d see if I loved her newest book too. I’ve heard nothing but good things about this as well.
The next one is a little ridiculous but I couldn’t help but pick up another Harry Potter book. This is the Gryffindor edition of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and it is a welcome addition to my growing collection.
I received the paperback edition of Sarah J. Maas’ Catwoman Soulstealer in August’s Wildest Dreams Book Box and I am so excited to read this.
Next up is Joanne M. Harris’ A Pocketful of Crows. I picked this up while I was in St Andrews and this is actually a signed edition. I don’t know much about it other than the fact that it has been described as magical, enchanting and fairy-tale esque but that was more than enough to entice me.
Also signed and also from St Andrews is The Story of Antigone by Ali Smith. This is a retelling of the myth of Antigone and has a stunning cover.
After that is a copy of Sheridan Le Fanu’s Carmilla. I already have a copy of this because it is one of my favourite vampire tales but I needed another edition for a top secret Northern Book Bloggers project…
I picked up Tangleweed and Brine by Deirdre Sullivan whilst I was in St Andrews. It is marketed as fairytale retellings which is definitely my cup of tea. It also has a design which is simply gorgeous. I’m looking forward to diving into this with a blanket and a cuppa as the weather tumbles into Autumn.
The Silent Patient* by Alex Michaelides was gifted to me by the PR and it is an exciting and tense thriller about the doctor trying to figure out why his patient committed a murder.
And finally, I picked up another edition of Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J. Maas. This one is a hardcover and is signed for extra cool points. I actually picked this up just before I came home to my Wildest Dreams Book Box but I’ve heard such good things about this retelling that I don’t really mind having two copies. Let’s just hope that I like it!
I don’t think I’ll be picking up any more books for a while so I’m so glad I’ve got some good ones to enjoy for now.