So many books! It’s a good thing I’ve got a holiday coming up next month.
I pre-ordered a lot of titles at the beginning of the year and quite a few showed up this week. I would have liked to have got a orange version of The Fallen Children, just so it can go on the shelf with my old Penguin Wyndams, but I left it to fate. I haven’t seen any other colours in the shops either, so I’ll just have to make do with my pinkish red one. For those that don’t know, it’s inspired by The Midwich Cuckoos but set on a council estate and the covers come in 360 different colour versions!
The Waterstones loyalty programme is pretty generous, you get points per pound on the Waterstones card and then they have a separate thing where you get a stamp for every £10 you spend, and 10 stamps gets you £10 off. So, armed with a gift card from Bex and a pile of loyalty rewards I got myself the new Patrick Ness and Hostage by Guy Delisle (which is huge).
I’ve been scouring the Kindle offers recently too and got quite a few bargain ebooks for me to read on my daily commute. I like to have things that are easy to read in small doses so they tend to be YA or non-fiction. Titles marked with ^ are still under £2 at time of writing (click the ^ to go to Amazon).
Release by Patrick Ness
Hostage by Guy Delisle
Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
The Radium Girls by Kate Moore^
Born a Crime by Trevor Noah^
Decline and Fall by Evelyn Waugh
I Was Here by Gayle Forman^
Steeple by Jon Wallace^
Stiletto by Daniel O’Malley
Algorithms to Live By by Brian Christian + Tom Griffiths
Geekerella by Ashley Poston
One Italian Summer by Keris Stainton
Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith
The Lines We Cross by Randa Abdel-Fattah
The Little Homo-Sapiens Scientist by S.L. Huang
The Fallen Children by David Owen
Lorali by Laura Dockrill^
Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray^
The Heir by Kiera Cass
The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig^
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