BOOK HAUL: Early October


Okay, I can assure you there is a legitimate, justifiable reason for The Mime Order being photographed next to a cactus… well, maybe I'm using the word justifiable loosely there, but still. If you already know, congrats (for following me on Twitter) and if not… well, you're probably sane for not paying attention to my nonsensical ramblings. But, nonetheless, here are the books I've received so far this month… 

In all honesty, I hadn't heard about this book before Random House got in touch with me about reviewing it. It was then I did a little research about the book, only to find out it sounds utterly perfect for me. Perhaps the most interesting aspect is that the narrator is only five – I've been meaning to read a book with a young narrator ever since Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close. On top of this, it was longlisted for the Bailey's Women's Prize. 

Lips Touch by Laini Taylor
In case you didn't know, I'm a huge fan of Laini Taylor. Naturally, Hodder's offer to supply me with a copy of her Gothic short story collection was a no-brainer. With short stories titled "Goblin Fruit" and  "Spicy Little Curses", I can't wait to dive into it. Plus, it's Laini Taylor: gorgeous writing is almost certainly guaranteed. 

Rooms by Lauren Oliver
Hawwa is awesome. I've been eyeing Rooms by Lauren Oliver for a while, so, naturally, when it came in the post I may have squealed a tad. Oliver's adult novel – as far as I know – revolves around a house in which the lives of the living and the dead intersect. I don't know too much else, but from the reviews I've seen, it sounds great. 

The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon
Semi-related to the picture above, when I opened the parcel containing The Mime Order, I knocked over my cactus in excitement. It's safe to say I fell in love with The Bone Season. It was simply incredible. So, naturally, I've been anticipating the sequel ever since. (Edit: I just finished it. Woah. I think I'm temporarily lost for words. So good!).

The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkein
I'm not entirely certain whether I've mentioned this before, but I'm a huge Lord of the Rings fan. So, when my mum picked up this beautiful hardback copy of The Silmarillion at our local charity shop, I was more than a little excited. Needless to say I spent a little too long staring at the map in the back (!). I really like maps, okay. 

Have you read any of these books? Do you plan to? Please tell me! NOTE: I say this a lot, but I'm super sorry about the lack of posts. I'm struggling to keep up with schoolwork, let alone blogging too!   Hopefully, I'll be able to schedule a couple of months ahead in half term (unrealistic goal, per chance?) but, for the meantime, posting may be a bit less frequent. 

12 comments:

  1. What a lovely haul! I haven't read any other books from Laini Taylor other than the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series, so that's really interesting!

    Alex @ The Book's Buzz

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    1. I loved the DoSaB trilogy! I hope Lips Touch is the same standard!

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  2. I adore the drawing with Goblin fruit! I want to get a copy, I love her writing-style too :) Maps are the best thing in books!

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    1. The drawings are gorgeous! I adore maps!

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  3. YES I AM AWESOME TELL THE WORLD RUBY. Can you believe I've had Lips Touch for about half a year and have only read one of the three stories in it..:O I'VE BEEN BAD.
    The Mime Order..I'm glad you enjoyed it, I hope you didn't prick yourself knocking your cactus over and please don't poke me but I STILL HAVEN'T READ THE BONE SEASON AND I GOT IT BEFORE IT WAS PUBLISHED.
    *dives out of this comment and away*

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    1. WHY YES YOU ARE (most of the time… ;D). And funnily enough NO, I CAN'T. WHYYY???! I didn't prick myself (my cactus loves me like that) AND. PLEASE. READ. NOW. Yes, that's 100% an order.

      Dive? Why dive?

      *glides out of this comment and away*

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  4. The Silmilarion looks beautiful! So many good books here- I really need to read The Bone Season. Great haul!

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    1. It does, doesn't it?! You should definitely read The Bone Season – it's incredible!

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  5. I just finished reading my first Laini Taylor book! My thoughts are a little scrambled so I can't tell you my thoughts exactly... but I will when I'm sure of them! I've been meaning to read Lord of the Rings for AGES. *sighs*

    Great haul!!

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    1. Oooh I'll be interested to see what you think! Lord of the Rings is great – but a bit of a marmite series! :D

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  6. Love it! I've not heard of any of these, other than Lips Touch (having read about it previously on this blog) and The Silmarillion (obviously), but looks like a great haul. I really need some Laini Taylor - in the form of Daughter of Smoke and Bone - in my life.

    That copy of The Silmarillion is GORGEOUS! I have a little paperback, the newish editions with the minimalistic covers. I've not read it yet, but I'm sure I'll love it cause, really, Lord of the Rings. What else needs to be said?

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  7. I have heard so much about The Bear. I'm a bit skeptical of reading such a young narrator, but it could be REALLY good or REALLY awful. Hope you enjoy it!

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