"In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you."

I have spent a lot of time these past weeks browsing through bookshops in my city and I have found many books to buy. Lately I have also been reading more than usually, for I've been looking for some leak from reality. I love this period of the year, at the same time, though, I have a tendency to get depressed more when it's so gloomy outside. And books are the best cure I can think of. So in this post I am going to show you books that I happened to add to my ever-growing bookshelves recently. Have fun and let me know what books are currently accompanying you...

  • The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan - I've actually mentioned this book in my Christmas TBR and I've already read it and loved it. I am going to post a review on it soon so stay tuned.
  • Let It Snow by John Green, Mauren Johnson and Laureen Myracle - Now, I've been meaning to buy this book for ages and it never happened because I usually came around it like during the summer or so, which I think is quite a strange time to buy a Christmassy book. But this year I've had a chance to finally grab it from a local bookshop so I did. You know that my "relationship" with John Green's books is a bit uneasy so I thought that this book might be a good last chance. If his Christmassy story won't get me then I'm really not sure if anything written by him will...
  • The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey - This book I've also mentioned in my Christmas TBR but I have yet to read it. I love love love the story. And I was so glad when I found this edition in a bookshop, for I wanted it for ever but it was sold out until recently when they published it again because of the new book by the author. So obviously, when I came about it I had to buy both of them. Even though I actually own The Snow Child in the hardback with the very same front cover but I prefer to read a paperback so that's why...
  • To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey - So this is the new book by the author author of The Snow Child. I've been waiting for Eowyn to write another story since I have finished her first book three years ago, and I can't belive that I finally have it in my hands. It's like the best Christmas gift itself. I don't know much about it. I didn't read an anotation, for I really want to be surprised. But I am pretty sure it'll be as beautiful as The Snow Child...
  • Coming Home for Christmas by Julia Williams - I bought this book quite impulsively. I'm not sure what's it about. But I love  Christmassy chick-lit books so why not. Hopefully I can devour it during the Holiday...
  • Here's Looking at You by Mhairi McFarlane - I'm looking forward to read this one, for I've read It's Not Me It's You by this author and I really enjoyed it. It was beautifully written and downright hilarious. I would actually comper it to Bridget Jone's Diaries. It's the same kind of humor. So if you're fan of Bridget, I think you might like books by Mhairi McFarlane as well...
  • Talking About Jane Austen in Baghdad by Bee Rowlatt & May Witwit - You surely know I can read anything related to Jane Austen. And this book is actually a true story which I think is very interesting. It's written in letters between an Iraqi May who's teaching English in Baghdad and a Londoner Bee who works in BBC World Service. Their e-mail conversation starts as an interview but soone enough the topic turns from politics to Jane Austen and the two women become friends...
  • Before I Met You by Lisa Jewell - This is another spontaneous pick. I don't know much about the plot, only that it takes place in London. And even though I am still far away from missing London, I like to visit this city in books so I decided to give this book a try...
  • See Me by Nicholas Sparks - I wanted to read this book since it came out last year but I was avoiding this UK cover, for it's so cheesy and I like the US one much more. But I just haven't had a chance to buy the one I prefer. So I ended up buying British version anyway because I just couldn't wait any longer. As if! I mean, it's the content what counts, right?
  • His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman - This book was kindly sent to me by Everyman's Library. It's a beautiful bind up edition of all three books in the series. And it's also a book from my Christmas TBR so keep an eye on an upcoming review...
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (illustrated edition) by J. K. Rowling - I am a huge fan Jim Kay who illustrated this edition of Harry Potter. I bought the first book last November in London and I had to buy this new one as well. It's really huge and heavy but beautiful, full enchanting pictures. It's simply a-must-have for every HP fan...

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  1. Taky jsem v průběhu podzimu měla mnohem víc splínů než v létě, ale neřekla bych, že je to počasím, spíš prostě okolnostmi, školou a starostmi s ní spojenými. Nákup knížek nebo čtení to však spraví, to máš naprostou pravdu.

    Tak ať se ti daří, brzy budou Vánoce a vím, že ty máš ráda, určitě během pečení nebo čtení přijdeš na lepší myšlenky. :)

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