Monday, 21 November 2016

"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...

1 comment:

  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. :)

    ReplyDelete