It’s a little late but I thought I’d go through the books I got for Christmas and why I’m looking forward to reading them 🙂
We’ll start with top left:
If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch
I saw this in Waterstones and wanted it immediately just because of the cover (and yes, I know you shouldn’t judge like that but I think first impressions mean a lot to me). It’s already been included in my Top 5 Book Covers.
The Mist by Stephen King
This doesn’t really fit in with the YA theme of the blog but I thought I’d throw it in anyway. I’m a huge fan of horror films and the adaptation of this book is one of my absolute favourites.
Hansel and Gretel by Neil Gaiman
I don’t think I’d heard of this one before I got it, but my boyfriend bought it because I love fairy tales and Neil Gaiman, and also it is beautifully illustrated.
Saga by Brian K. Vaughan
Another one that I’m not sure really fits in with my YA theme (it’s a comic series) but also another that has beautiful illustrations and sounds right up my street as an epic fantasy/space opera. It’s a library edition and looks lovely on the shelf.
The 100 and Day 21 by Kass Morgan
I saw the adverts for this on E4 before I’d heard of the book. I like the sound of the programme but never got round to watching it and then I found out it was a book series first, so obviously it had to be read before it could be watched.
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
If you’ve read any other posts/seen me on Twitter you’ll probably know I’m a pretty big Patrick Ness fan. This one has been on my wish list for a while and is another one with really incredible illustrations to go with it (that cover is so beautifully detailed).
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
This was another present from my boyfriend, who wanted to buy my favourite Roald Dahl book (The Twits) but couldn’t find it in store, so he bought his favourite one instead. Still, I love the story and you can’t beat a bit of classic Dahl.
(I’ve also realised I missed out my Maze Runner boxset from the picture, but I also got the four of them for Christmas and am really looking forward to seeing if they’re as good as the hype. And then I can finally watch the film as well!)
So that’s my Christmas collection and quite possible the last (physical) books I’ll get until my birthday (only a few months away). I’d love to hear what everyone else got this year!