I have stopped buying books recently. This is for a variety of reasons, mainly:
- I’ve recently moved house and am pregnant so money is not as easy to come by!
- I have so many books to read, I really can’t justify buying new ones
- I’ve been reading less lately, due to said house move and general business
Still, there are some books that I am desperate to read and they’ve been really trying my ‘no book buying’ resolve. So, in a backwards way to combat this, I’ve decide to blog about the books I really want to (and can’t believe I haven’t yet) read, and then have a little giveaway too. Because buying books for other people is always lovely, and I feel I should celebrate my blog relaunch in some way too.
So here are the books I am most desperate to read:
Asking For It by Louise O’Neill
I loved O’Neill’s Only Ever Yours – it was one of my favourite reads this year, and I’ve been recommending/buying it for everyone I can. I was super excited for her next book to come out, and I’ve heard only great things about it. It’s a temptation everytime I see it in a book shop, and I really can’t believe I haven’t caved yet!
The Rest of us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
I’ve been a Patrick Ness fan since reading his Chaos Walking trilogy back when I was a teen. Again, I’ve heard great things about this book and I’ve been waiting to read it for so long! I guess I can wait a little longer… I was lucky enough to get all of Ness’ books for my birthday (bar this one, which wasn’t out then) so I do have plenty of his to catch up on first.
Queen of Shadows by Sara J. Maas
I’m pretty late to the Throne of Glass books, having only finished the first 3 a couple of weeks ago. I’m not sure why I put off reading them, because they were wonderful and I adored them. Having read them recently, it is tempting to pick up the latest one while the story is fresh in my mind, bu I’m managing to resist for now.
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
While I’ve heard mixed opinions of this book, I still really want to read it. I bought it for a friend for her birthday earlier this year and she absolutely adored it: we have pretty similar tastes, so I think this is one I should read. At the rate I;m going though, the sequel will probably already be out by the time I get round to it.
A Wicked Thing by Rhiannon Thomas
I love fairy tale re-imaginings, and Sleeping Beauty is one of my favourite stories/favourite Disney films, so this one seems perfect for me. I happened to chance by it once and fell in love with the cover. I also can’t imagine what it would be like for someone to wake up after sleeping for 100 years: it’s always great to find out what happens after the happily ever after.
And now for the giveaway! It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these. This is open to UK residents only I’m afraid and will finish at the end of September. One winner will be picked from the entries, and they will win one of the books mentioned in this blog post (The Rest of Us Just Live Here, Asking For It, Red Queen, Queen of Shadows, A Wicked Thing) which will be ordered from Amazon, and will arrive nice and quick as my partner has Prime now 🙂