books, New In

New In #1

As I am sure is the case for most obsessive readers, I am constantly buying books before I have even made a dent in the already huge to-read piles dotted around my room.

Before I probably buy more and don’t touch these books for a good couple of months, here are a few books I have picked up recently! Reviews coming soon for any I have strong feelings about.

(All links are to the respective Goodreads pages where you will find what others think of them, and shopping links.)


1. Eve of Man – Tom and Giovanna Fletcher

To completely contradict everything I just said, this particular book is not getting left to collect dust on my bookshelf before I read it for the first time. I have been so excited for this book to be released for so long, especially in the past couple of weeks when I have been stalking them both on Instagram stories and seeing them already planning book two. They seem like the most genuine, lovely people, with the cutest kids, and I am already a big fan of Gi’s writing. Those factors already had me sold on the book, and then I read what it is what about and couldn’t have been more thrilled. When I started writing this post, I had originally said that First, We Make the Beast Beautiful was the prettiest thing I had ever seen. Since then, I have collected this book from Waterstones where I had pre-ordered it from, and I had to amend what I said. THIS is the prettiest thing I have ever seen. Look at that glitter. It is everything I could hope for in a book cover. If I was the author, this would be the book cover of dreams. 

2. Rebel Heart – Penelope Ward

I read the first book in this two-part series when it came out and then forgot all about the sequel which was to be released soon after. That is, until I saw it pop up on another book blog (sorry – I forget which!) and went straight on Amazon to download it. I did quite like the first one, although it didn’t totally blow me away. I can’t leave it where it ended on the cliffhanger, though, and need to know what happens next.

3. First, We Make the Beast Beautiful – Sarah Wilson

This gorgeous book claims to have a new take on anxiety, and I have high hopes for how it is going to make me feel when I read it. I really hope it lives up to expectation. It seems like a book that you can dip in and out of whenever you have some spare time, so I will probably be reading this alongside all the rest in this list.

4. Meet Cute (short story anthology)

This has been on my wishlist for a while now, but I finally took the plunge and ordered it when I spotted it as the June book in the Blogger’s Bookshelf Book Club. I’ve never taken part in this before, and I am so excited! I love reading a book at the same time as other people and getting to hear their thoughts on it too to see how they compare to mine. You get to pick up on things you maybe didn’t notice yourself too. This anthology contains sweet stories from 14 different YA authors, some of which I have read before like Sara Shepard, Nicola Yoon, and Jennifer L. Armentrout, as well as others that I have never heard of. That’s the beauty of a collection, I guess.

5. History Is All You Left Me – Adam Silvera

This is actually one which my best friend gave me to borrow, and I have high hopes for it. I haven’t ever read any Adam Silvera before, but I have heard good things about him.

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  • Reply Erin

    Thank you so much for joining in with our book club read this month Holly! I hope you're enjoying Meet Cute and look forward to hearing your thoughts on it.

    June 8, 2018 at 6:11 PM
  • Reply Holly M

    Thanks! I've read the first few stories so far and really enjoying it!

    June 9, 2018 at 9:09 PM
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