Added to My Shelves: February

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Here are the books I added to my shelves last month!

In February, I attended the wonderful YA Stripes blogger event and picked up Fir and Following Ophelia. We got to hear from the lovely authors themselves, write a spontaneous YA novel, learn about Stripes’ upcoming books, and go on a visit to Leighton House to discover more about the Pre-Raphaelites. It was a beautiful and fascinating visit (and it was fun to feel like we were on a school trip…). Stripes also sent And Then We Ran for review in the most gorgeous package.

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I went on a few bookshop adventures last month. I finally bought a finished copy of Sara Barnard’s A Quiet Kind of Thunder (one of my favourite books) and picked up Nina LaCour’s Everything Leads to You and We Are Okay (I love love love the cover). I adore beautiful contemporary novels and I’ve been meaning to try one of her books for a while now.

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I also received a few books for review from generous publishers: One of Us is Lying, See How They LieDamageSilver Stars & Dead of Night. I’m particularly excited to read One of Us is Lying, described as The Breakfast Club + murder. I don’t remember the last time I saw a book receive so many 5* reviews before it’s even published (132 and counting), so I’m extremely intrigued and want to pick this up soon.

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Have you read any of these?

Behold the Pretty Books! / January Book Haul

Behold the Pretty Books! / January Book Haul
Here are the books I added to my bookshelves last month!

January kicked off with a book launch for Katherine Webber’s sensational Wing Jones and it was the first book I bought this year. I also picked up Mad Girl from the library because I’ve seen a lot of buzz about it on Twitter. I want to read (and talk about) mental health more in 2017.

I received some surprise review copies in the post: The Lotterys Plus One, The Mystery of the Painted Dragon, InkLetters to the Lost and See You in the Cosmos. I love Katherine Woodfine’s The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow and The Mystery of the Jewelled Moth, so I’m very much looking forward to delving into the third book in the series!

Behold the Pretty Books! / January Book Haul

Also this month, I was excited to say yes when asked if I wanted copies of History is All You Left Me and All About Mia. I adored Lisa Williamson’s first book, The Art of Being Normal, and have been excited about All About Mia for months.

I was lucky enough to attend the Scholastic Book Feast and hang out with fellow bloggers (there was a Fantastic Beasts quiz and we failed spectacularly) and listen to Scholastic’s wonderful authors and hear all about their upcoming books. I nabbed copies of Wintergirls, Two Summers, The Museum of Heartbreak and we were given a copy of the upcoming YA fantasy, Show Stopper.

Are any of these books on your TBR?

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Behold the Pretty Books! / November & December Book Haul

Behold the Pretty Books! / November & December Book Haul
Here are the books I added to my shelves in November and December!

In the November Illumicrate I received two books: Blood For Blood and The Diabolic. As Wolf By Wolf was one of my favourite novels of 2016, I can’t wait to pick up Blood For Blood. I’ll be re-reading Wolf By Wolf at the same time and I can’t wait to delve back into Yael’s fast-paced world.

I didn’t ask for many books for Christmas because I really need to tackle my ever-expanding TBR, but I did receive the screenplay of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. From my housemate, Charlie, I borrowed Unconventional because she told me how much she loved it. As I’ve attended YALC at London’s ComicCon for the past three years, I am looking forward to picking it up. Perhaps it’ll get me ready for YALC 2017?!

Behold the Pretty Books! / November & December Book Haul

And I received a few books for review: The Hate U GiveOptimists Die First, Life in a Fishbowl, The Last Beginning and We Come Apart. I’m especially looking forward to the sequel to The Next Together, and Optimists Die First because I’ve never read any Susin Nielsen, although We Are All Made of Molecules is on my TBR. I also made sure that Sarah Crossan & Brian Conaghan’s We Come Apart was one of my first books of 2017 – and I thoroughly enjoyed it, review to come soon!

Are any of these books on your TBR?

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