You can never have too many books, although I do need to spend some time reorganising my bookshelves before I go back to work next week. Y’see, I had some pennies and vouchers left under my Christmas tree and so it would have been rude not to buy seven new books, right? Feast your eyes on these beauties.
I love that this collection includes a range of children’s book, young adult titles, feminist non-fiction, ‘self-help’ and beautiful books. All bases covered, I reckon.
The first book I added to my basket was Get Your Shit Together by Sarah Knight. I’d loved The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a Fuck and You Do You and I’m convinced her second book will help with the confidence I need to work on my side hustle this year. It’s the first book I’m picking up for my commute on my return to work and I can’t wait.
I saw this copy of The Wizard of Oz in Waterstones a few months ago and fell for the cover straight away. The Wizard of Oz is one of my all-time favourite films and I’ve been meaning to read the story for years.
The new editions of the first three Famous Five stories popped up on my Facebook feed a few weeks ago and I knew they’d soon be mine. I was a massive Enid Blyton fan growing up and have wanted to re-read some of the classics for years. I picked up a couple in a car boot sale a few years ago but misplaced them in the last move. I know they’re in the house somewhere… In the meantime I’m going to make a start with Five on a Treasure Island.
Filling the rest of my basket was hard because I added about 20 books and needed to whittle down the finalists. The Hate U Give had been on my Christmas list and it’s one of the most talked about books of 2017, so it had to make the final cut.
As did One Of Us Is Lying. I’m a sucker for a much-hyped book.
I had a few feminist/non-fiction books in my basket but I decided to go with Women & Power. It’s such a topical title – and a mighty fine cover!
The last book to survive the basket cull before check out was Everything I Never Told You, the debut title from Celeste Ng. I received a review copy of her second novel, Little Fires Everywhere, and was blown away. I knew I had to read everything I could get my hands on and am already looking forward to her next release.
Some pile, ey? Which one would you read first?
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