Monday, 25 May 2020

May-June Book Haul

I bloody love writing these posts, as they give me a chance to look back on all the books I've bought over the past month. Looking at books gives me almost as much pleasure as reading them, let me tell you, and I really miss slowly browsing the shelves of Waterstones. I'm very guilty of judging a book by it's cover, even though I know you shouldn't, and often gravitate towards books with beautiful covers or dust jackets. Please tell me I'm not the only one?! And now, without further ado, I present to you the books I've been buying over the last month (or so). 

I've recently become obsessed with graphic novels. Who knew so many classics were published in graphic novel format too? A few months ago I picked up Anne Frank's Diary: The Graphic Adaptation. And that started me on a path to finding more! Also, Buffy The Vampire Slayer was my childhood so I was excited to see a comic book version of it. I thought I'd try Volume One, see if it's any good, and pick up Volume Two at a later date. And I'm a huge fan of The Simpsons and remember, as a child, adoring The Simpsons comics and annuals. Treehouse of Horror is my favourite Simpsons spin-off and I've picked up a few Treehouse of Horror comics before. This is one I haven't read before!

I have had these Tiny Books on my Amazon Wish List for some time and recently the lovely Jemma (Dorkface) bought me The Little Mermaid (Tiny Book) when I shared my Amazon Wish List on Twitter! How lovely. Then Katy bought me Harry Potter: Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (Tiny Book). So I decided to finish my collection off (for now - as I know there'll be more Tiny Books released in the future that I'll want!) with Beauty and the Beast (Tiny Book) and Cinderella (Tiny Book). Aren't they beautiful and adorable? I love having these on my shelf! 

I can't tell you how excited I have been for the prequel to the Hunger Games series. And, going back to judging a book by it's cover, this is a gorgeous hardback copy. Dear Child was a pre-order. I've never read the author before, but the premise sounded very interesting. I am obsessed with the Lizzie Borden case, and have read a few books on the subject. So I was keen to give this one a try. Trap Door by Dreda Say Mitchell was another gift from my Amazon Wish List, I've spoilt for bookish gifts from lovely people on the internet! How could I not buy Lockdown by Peter May? It eerily echoes the events of today, and was written well before Coronavirus took over all our lives. Talking with Serial Killers is another true crime book - sharing letters from serial killers - and sounds really gripping!

Spotted all of these whilst browsing Amazon's "Recommended For You" section and, of course, they got it spot on. Harry Potter Exploring Hogwarts: An Illustrated Guide is just stunning and I'm excited to read a page or two night. The Last Book on the Left is another true crime book but with a difference, with a plethora of gruesome/gory images of murder and mayhem throughout along with details of each serial killer. And  I thought Camouflage would be an interesting read as someone with (suspected but not yet confirmed) autism herself.

And finally, not books I know but book related. This vintage Blackwells bookmark came free with my order of The Last Book On The Left. I love it!

1 comment :

  1. Lovely post, Aimee! Classics in a graphic novel format might be just my kind of thing too, thanks for sharing. I love browsing books with pretty covers, there are so many beautiful ones. Camouflage sounds interesting, as well as the graphic novels you picked up. I have that Blackwell’s vintage bookmark too! :-) xx

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