We all have authors we love to read books by, but unfortunately the books they have written is limited. Because of this, it’s always exciting to hear when an author is in the midst of writing a new book, whether this be a new standalone or a sequel in a series. It’s also exciting when you discover a new author, only they don’t have many books since they’re new, but you still want to read more. Today I am going to share with you all four authors whose books I have previously enjoyed and as a result would be interested in reading more books from were they to write more.
Last month I didn’t do a book haul because I was on a book ban which I successfully stuck to. However, I couldn’t stay away from Waterstones forever and so this month I did do a bit of spending. In total I bought eleven books this month, although two of them I actually forgot to include in the photo above and the other three are ebooks.
You may have noticed that on Monday I didn’t post a book review like I usually would. Last week I didn’t post one either because it was LUSH Week, so one wasn’t expected. However, you would think that if I had a week off I would be more likely to have read a book, right? Wrong. I haven’t finished a book in almost three weeks.
I didn’t go too crazy on books this month, but I also couldn’t resist picking up a few! After my big fail of a book ban last month I knew it was no good telling myself that I can’t buy any books since this month I had set myself no restrictions yet only bought four. As a result, instead of trying another book ban next month I am going to give myself a limit of four again.
So, what books did I buy?
You may recall me saying that I was going on a book buying ban for the month of May… Clearly, that hasn’t worked out. In my defence I actually only paid for one of these book myself and that’s because it was the third book in the series and therefore I coudn’t go on without it. The rest on the other hand were either bought for me or paid for using a gift card, so that isn’t too bad. Then again, the reason for my book buying ban wasn’t so I could save money, but to clear my TBR a bit… Oops.
Another month, another load of new books. This month I have bought:
“It is with the reading of books the same as with looking at pictures; one must, without doubt, without hesitations, with assurance, admire what is beautiful.” – Vincent van Gogh.
I know normal protocol for a Monday is a book review, but we’re switching things up a little this week. Here on driftinglexi it is Collab Week which means that each week day there will be a new post in which I will have worked with a different blogger. This means that this week I will be introducing you to five amazing bloggers to discuss some of my favourite topics: books, beauty and nails.
“One must always be careful of books,” said Tessa, “and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.” – Cassandra Clare.
March was a popular month for new book releases, so I couldn’t resist buying a few of them… And a couple of extras. In fact, some of these I were so eager to own and read that I already have reviews up for them.
“Books may well be the only true magic.” – Alice Hoffman.
Another month, another stack of new books. This month I have bought four books which is probably my average amount of books per month and I hate to say it, but it’s probably enough as it has brought me to a total of twenty-four books on my bedside table. Oops.
This month I have bought:
- Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins.
- The Sleeping Prince by Melinda Salisbury
- The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey.
- Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs.
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins:
I have been eager to read this book for such a long time now. It has been talked about a lot and talked about positively. Also, I absolutely love the covers of all of Perkins’ books. I really hope I enjoy this so I can buy the other two with their pretty covers, haha!
As always with my book hauls, I will supply you with the Goodreads synopsis since I can’t summarise the book myself for you:
Anna has everything figured out – she was about to start senior year with her best friend, she had a great weekend job, and her huge work crush looked as if it might finally be going somewhere… Until her dad decides to send her 4383 miles away to Paris. On her own.
But despite not speaking a word of French, Anna finds herself making new friends, including Etienne, the smart, beautiful boy from the floor above. But he’s taken – and Anna might be too. Will a year of romantic near-missed end with the French kiss she’s been waiting for?
The Sleeping Prince by Melinda Salisbury:
The Sleeping Prince is the sequel to The Sin Eater’s Daughter. Due to it being a sequel I am obviously going to insist that you read the first book first which I quite enjoyed and have a review for here, also feel free to check out the author’s blog too!
After reading the first book I had quite a while to wait for the second, but the whole like, month leading up to it’s release I actually got really excited for it and just look at the gorgeous cover!
Because of the fact that this is a sequel, I also will not provide an overview due to potential spoilers! However, here is a Goodreads link in case you are interested.
The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey:
Another sequel! The Infinite Sea is the sequel to The Fifth Wave which is now a movie. I have yet to read the book still, although I have read the first two pages and I like the writing on them already, so I am expecting to like it. At least I really hope I do now that I’ve got the second book in the series! I also cannot wait to read it because I really want to watch the movie, but obviously I’m waiting until I’ve read the book first.
Similar to the previous book, I am not including a synopsis here since I don’t want there to be any kind of spoiler in it, but if you want to read it click here for the Goodreads synopsis.
Unfortunately, since I haven’t yet read The Fifth Wave I am unable to provide a review for that either, but there will hopefully be one coming to this blog soon.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs:
This is a book I would never have looked at twice if it wasn’t for BookTube and I’m glad that I finally picked it up. I was also able to get this book basically for free because Waterstones have a stamping system where you get a stamp for every £10 you spend and once you have ten stamps you get a £10 gift card to spend, so I chose to spend it on this book.
I have seen so much love for this book around the internet and really cannot wait to give it a try!
Oh, and I can actually tell you some more about this book since it’s not another sequel. However, there are a further two books as it’s the first in a trilogy. Anyway, here is the Goodreads synopsis:
A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of curious photographs.
A horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.
That’s it for the books I have bought this month, but please do let me know in the comments what books you have been buying lately?
I would also be very interested to hear whether you’ve read any of the books I’ve bought and what your thoughts are on them?
“You don’t have favourites among your children, but you do have allies. ” – Zadie Smith.
It is the end of another month in 2016 and I have been enjoying quite a lot of things. This month I am also changing the structure of my favourites so that I can include lots of different products which fit into categories as it just makes it all feel a whole lot more organised. So, lets start with my favourite…