Hello and I’m back again with another blog post for you all!
This one is going to be about all the books I have recently/or not so recently bought and which ones I’m super excited to start reading in the future. If some of you have the books sitting at home or have already read them, please let me know if the comments what you thought or why you can’t wait to read them! I’d love to hear from you all! So without further ado, let’s get right into it!
1. Painting Mona Lisa by Jeanne Kalogridis
I’ll hold my hands up and say that I have already read this book a couple of years ago, maybe when I was in my second/third year of high school. I borrowed it from the local library on a whim because the cover looked quite interesting, plus it’s got Leonardo Di Vinci in it as well! Why wouldn’t I want to read it?!
Anyway, I completely forgot about this book until the plot randomly came to me one day and I was like ‘What is this book? What is it called? I need to find this book again and re-read it!’ and so I simply searched it up and, thankfully, found it quite easily and ordered it off of Amazon. I was so excited when it arrived, it was exactly how I remembered the cover to be. And I simply cannot wait to relive the journey again!]
2. Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King
Okay, so, Stephen King is one of my all time FAVOURITE authors! Ever! His thrillers are just phenomenally written and so captivating that I honestly cannot put the books down. My favourite books definitely have to be Misery, Pet Cemetery, and Carrie. I’ve not yet managed to finish The Shining (but I promise I will do eventually!). So when I saw this book, I knew automatically I had to have it! It’s front cover is so brightly coloured as well and fantastically artistic also.
The reason I was so excited to read this is because it’s not a full novel, it’s a collection of mini horror/thriller stories put together. It just makes me so excited that I practically get three of Stephen King’s stories in one book at the same time!
3. Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
So I’ll be honest here and say that I picked this book up originally because it was on sale for £4 in the supermarket (and I love a good bargain, lol). But when I picked it up and turned it over to read the blurb, I noticed that it said that there were 3 different covers and you could choose which cover you wanted (based on the three different types of Queen’s in the story). And I immediately bought the one with the roses on the front… because I’m obviously attracted the colour red in books! But I thought that was a pretty cool idea to have 3 different covers so you could choose which Queen to support in the story (obviously the story doesn’t change depending which cover you choose).
4. & 5. Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children & Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
Okay, I swear I saw this book AGES ago in Waterstone’s and just never thought anything of it until the movie trailer came out for it and I was like ‘I’ve heard that title before? Where have I heard it?’ before possibly realising I may have been thinking about Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends because I was obsessed with that school when I was younger. But, again, obviously it wasn’t that. And so I researched it a bit more and was certain I had already read this but knew I needed to own a physical copy of the book myself as well. So I’m really looking forward to re-reading this again. Plus I don’t think I’ve read the second novel so I’m looking forward to that also.
I hope you enjoyed this blog post and if you have any of these books, I’d love to hear your thoughts of them in the comments!