Welcome to what is my first book haul of 2019 and I’m certainly starting off this year with a bang, which is to say I’ve made a huge dent in the two Waterstones vouchers I was given at Christmas, and that’s not including a couple of pre-orders either.
Saying that, I’ve had a few more other books not bought from Waterstones but my local independent book shop called Forget-Me-Not Books, The Works or WHSmiths.
I only have 11 books on this list, which is not as many as I’d expect to have, but then I’m not counting all the late December or January pre-orders in this because you’ve already seen them in an earlier post.
So as there are 11 books to get through, let’s get started!
Waterstones Voucher Haul:
Skyward by Brandon Sanderson – I’ve never read anything by him before and I thought this would be a good starting place. I know it’s sci-fi and not high fantasy but I’m not in a fantasy mood at the moment and I really want to read his books.
The Yorkshire Vet: In the Footsteps of Herriot by Peter Wright – I think this is the companion book to the Yorkshire Vet Herriot TV Special that was on Channel 5 a few weeks ago. As a fan of the Yorkshire Vet tv show, I couldn’t resist getting this, and I’m glad I did because I’ve already read and loved it. Whilst it follows Peter Wright’s journey into veterinary science, it talks a lot about James Herriot (pseudonym of Alf J Wight) and the legacy he left, which is something I’ve wanted to read about for a while because the All Creatures Great and Small books and tv show are my go-to comfort books and dvds when I need them.
City of Lies by Sam Hawke – I’ve heard mixed things about this but it intrigued me when I heard Justine @IShouldReadThat talk about it on her channel and I want to read more adult fantasy.
The Psychology of Time Travel by Kate Mascarenhas – I’d be lying if I said this wasn’t a cover buy. It’s amazing. The blurb does intrigue me too, and I haven’t heard much about it so I cannot wait to see what it’s like.
The Testament of Loki and The Gospel of Loki by Joanne M Harris – I really enjoyed Runemarks when I read it last year, and Loki was one of my favourite characters, so it only felt right that I should read these. Plus Beth has been saying for a while that these are fabulous and funny.
Nightchaser by Amanda Bouchet – One book I did start reading and ultimately DNFed because I was not having a great reading time. It had nothing to do with the book because I was liking it. I just wasn’t in the mood for a science fiction novel and it was a little slow moving read. I will pick it back up when the mood strikes me and hopefully I’ll be able to get through it quickly as the font in my edition is rather big and I’ve heard the plot does quicken after the midway point.
The Witches: Salem, 1692 A History by Stacy Schiff – A purchase so I could break a note in order to get my bus fare. I have also been after this for a while because I want to read a bit more about the Salem Witch Trials – if you don’t know by now or have been hiding under a rock, I am obsessed with witches and the Salem and Pendle Witch Trials.
Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell – I needed another copy of this after giving away my mass-market paperback edition, and I want to re-read the series. I’m also in a crime/medical thriller mood at the minute so it might not be long until I pick this up again.
The Winter King by Bernard Cornwell – A fantasy based on the Arthurian legends – YES PLEASE!
1st To Die by James Patterson – I have a feeling I’ve read this before because I’ve also seen the tv series Women’s Murder Club starring Angie Harmon (better known as Jane Rizzoli in Rizzoli & Isles) but I’m on a crime/medical thriller kick at the moment and want a variety to read. It was also in one of WHSmith’s offers so it was ridiculously cheap and I couldn’t resist.
And there are my eleven books. I know I’ll probably get around to reading a couple of them sooner than the others and all the books on my TBR but that’s the way of the reading world!
Have you read any of these books? What do you think?
What books have you acquired recently?
Thanks for reading and have a brazzle dazzle day!