Hey guys today I’m coming at you with another book haul! I’ve decided to start including the arcs I receive in my hauls to spice things up a bit and so you guys can help me decide which to read next!
Lately I’ve felt really inspired to try and read more LGBT+ lit and so in an effort to pick up the slack I actually bought a bunch of queer reads. You guys will have to let me know if you have any queer recs for me in the comments!
Way back in the beginning of last year I borrowed Simon Vs from a friend and completely fell in love with the book. For some strange reason though I never picked it up but I saw it on sale at my local Dymocks so I finally picked it up and I’m constantly telling myself not to pick it up because I have soo many other books on my shelves!
UPDATE: I gave up and read it, I regret nothing.
And then literally two days later I bought Queens of Geek, what is happening to me?? I guess I’ve just really been in the mood for some LGBT contemporary lately. Seriously, what is happening?? I guess the stores near where I live are just finally getting the memo. Anywayyy, so I’ve heard only good things about this I expect I’ll be picking this up soon if I haven’t already finished it by the time this post goes up!
Back at the start of July I also went on a bit of a binge (though I only bought three books) on Wordery, I bought a graphic novel and a colouring book, as well as the Puffin Classics edition of A Wrinkle in Time. I have been meaning to re-read this for years and when I saw this awesome cover I couldn’t stop myself, and now I have a new copy. Though, I am justifying the purchase because my old copy is literally falling apart.
Later on in the month I also got pretty obsessed with my Kindle and so purchased Stalking Jack The Ripper, The King’s Men & The Raven King. I’ve heard only good things about Stalking Jack The Ripper and I’m really hoping to dive into it in September after all my big exams.
I actually bought the first book (The Foxhole Court) in the All For The Game trilogy a couple of years ago but STILL haven’t read it. But I bought the second and third books in the trilogy because they were like 80c and I couldn’t pass up an opportunity like that. I now have the full trilogy so hopefully I can get to it really soon!
I told myself at the beginning of the year I was only going to request e-arcs if they were on my most anticipated list for the year, and two of these are so I sort of succeeded. Though I have sort of slackened that rule lately as I have felt more motivated to actually read my arcs and have recently fallen back in love with my kindle.
I requested Juliet Takes A Breath because on a whim I searched it up on Netgalley and saw they had it (which I was super surprised by because I’m pretty sure it came out in 2016). So I requested it and it honestly made my day 10x better when I saw that they had accepted.
With Crazy Stupid Love and Persuading Austen it was purely a case of I know I have a rough couple of months coming up and so I know I’m going to need some books without much plot to them. I am actually looking forward to them though, and so I’m hoping to get to them soon. Especially, since the second novel has to do with Pride and Prejudice and working behind the scenes on a movie.
I also got accepted for an arc of They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera and I actually screeched when I got the email. I haven’t been able to stop smiling all day because I really didn’t think I would get the arc. I will definitely have a review up soon!
I have actually been meaning to re-read A Wrinkle In Time for a while now so when I heard about this over on Mollie Reads’s YouTube channel I immediately had to buy it. So you guys already know that I bought the novel, but this copy is actually a graphic novel. I have only seen the 2003 film and I have only read the book once, so I’m hoping to get to this in anticipation of the 2018 film!
Yeah, I have no excuse for this. I love Skottie Young’s artwork, and I love colouring books so my hand slipped and it “somehow” ended up in my cart. Whoops!
I also bought an Adipose pop, and was gifted Daphne from Scoby-Doo. The Adipose was actually my first Doctor Who pop so I’m hoping to add to the collection soon.
Have you read any of these books? Do you have any LGBTQ+ recommendations?