Hello fellow book lovers!
I know that normally I only post the books I received in my monthly wrap-ups BUT as it was Christmas and the sales I thought it would be worth my book haul getting its very own dedicated blog…because there are so many! So, let’s get stuck in!
Harry Potter – A History of Magic
I asked for this for Christmas as I was visiting the exhibition at the end of the month. This really goes into another level of detail about the world of Potter and history of magic itself.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Illustrated Edition – J.K Rowling
The boyfriend did good on this one, these illustrated editions by Jim Kay are something else. These illustrations are so beautiful and you can tell they’ve been born from imagination rather than the films.
Fantastic Beasts Illustrated Edition – J.K. Rowling
This is illustrated by a different artist but is, again, so beautiful and unique. With the Fantastic Beast films coming out every few years this is a perfect companion and there is so much detail in these illustrations.
A History of Britain in 21 Women – Jenni Murray
Hearing about kick-ass women who made the country? Of course, I wanted this so on my Christmas list it went. My parents picked this up for me for Christmas, I can’t wait for even more inspiration from reading this.
Hello, Goodbye, Hello – Craig Brown
I saw someone recommend this on Youtube and the premise of this is fascinating. This links 101 meetings between interesting figures in history and connects them all in a very satisfying circle.
Sleeping Beauties – Stephen King & Owen King
Confession, I’ve never read a Stephen King book. This is because I am a wuss and cannot watch a horror film, but books are different. This really intrigued me, although it is absolutely huge. It considers what the world would be after women are infected with a virus, making them feral and violent, sign me up.
The Stepford Wives – Ira Levin
I loved the film of this as a teenager and thought it was only proper that I read the book too, I can’t wait to see how it compares.
Rosemary’s Baby – Ira Levin
I’d heard about this novel before and it was in the offer with the above, so it was worth picking up.
Animal Farm -George Orwell
I read this when I was at school, I must have been about 13 (I’ve just realised that’s 10 years ago and I feel so old). I absolutely loved this novel and what it stood for but think it’s going to be fascinating to read it all these years later.
Down and Out in Paris and London – George Orwell
I’ve only ever read Animal Farm cover to cover, so why not read another of Orwell’s works?
Night – Elie Weisel
I haven’t read this before and found it in a cheaper bookshop for only £3 and I know it’s a classic piece of Holocaust literature. It’s something, I believe, we need to read about and remember so that so many can be remembered.
Fools and Mortals – Bernard Cornwell
I was offered a copy of this book for free, so of course, I said yes. This is set in Elizabethan times and focuses on William Shakespeare’s younger struggling actor brother.
Are any of these on your TBR for the year, or maybe you’ve read one? Let me know in the comments below!