July 14: Top Ten Last Books That Came Into My Possession
I love this weeks TTT. I buy so many books (including Kindle books) that it’s great that I can incorporate my latest purchases into a post other than my Book Hauls (which don’t include digital purchases). I think I’ve recently bought a good selection of novels – trouble is, I don’t know where to begin when it comes to reading them.
1. Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
Despite not (yet) having read ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ – I know, I know – today is the release date of Harper Lee’s second novel, which I preordered on Amazon for £8.55, and it arrived today. Obviously I’m going to read Mockingbird first – I should probably do that soon so I don’t miss out on all the hype.
2. Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie (Illustrated by MinaLima)
You might not be aware of MinaLima, but I guarantee you’ll have seen their work – they did the vast majority of the graphics for the ‘Harry Potter’ movies: The Quibbler, packaging for sweets etc. This is a beautiful hardcover, cloth-bound, signed, illustrated version of ‘Peter Pan’ that is absolutely stunning, which you can find here for £18.99 plus shipping.
3. Still Alice by Lisa Genova
On Sunday I went on a huge ten book Kindle book buying spree – six of them I already own in some form of paper, so I’ve only included the four I only own digitally in this list. This book was recommended to me by my friend Gabby, and it was a steal at £1.99 – although I think I’m going to need to be emotionally prepared going into it.
4. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Everyone keeps talking about Maggie Stiefvater, and when I saw this as a deal for 99p, I snapped it up. I believe this is a paranormal series, but other than that it is a book I want to go into totally blind with no expectations.
5. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
This is Kat’s (over at Katytastic) favourite book series, so I figured it was about time I picked it up to see what all the fuss is about. Another steal at £1.49, I have absolutely no idea what it is about, and I’m going to keep it that way until I dive into it.
6. The Ice Twins by S.K. Tremayne
I saw this on Facebook as a recommendation (having read and loved both ‘Gone Girl’ and ‘The Girl On The Train’) and picked it up in hardcover on Amazon for only £4.75. I believe it’s about twins, one of whom dies, but it is unclear which one. I think it’s going to be a great suspense filled thriller – which I love.
7. Extraordinary Means by Robyn Schneider
I saw this book in Waterstones last month on the 3 for 2 table and thought it looked intriguing but it was only when I saw it on Amazon’s 3 for £10 deal a week or two later that I snapped it up. It looks as though it’s going to be a heart-wrenching story.
8. Yes Please by Amy Poehler
Despite never having watched anything with Amy Poehler in, or even knowing who she is (I should probably rectify that before reading this book) I’ve seen it countless times on booktube/bookstagram, and I’m looking forward to the comic value it promises – the fact it was on 3 for £10 helps too.
9. If You Could See Me Now by Cecelia Ahern
I absolutely love Cecelia Ahern, and I owned all her books about ten years ago, but they’ve gone missing, so this was the final book I had to repurchase to complete the collection once more (again on the 3 for £10 offer). I can’t remember whether or not I read this when it first came out, but it’s next up on my Cecelia Ahern reading list.
10. The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau
I first saw this book on my friend Ella’s Goodreads as she read it (and the sequels) towards the 2015 Reading Challenge, and since then it has poppen up several times. I’ve heard comparisons with ‘The Hunger Games’ and ‘Divergent’, so of course I was going to check it out, and at £1.89 on Kindle, it was a no brainer.
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