Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: The Last Ten Books To Come Into My Possession

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.

I kinda feel this week's topic is aimed at people with a MUCH better memory than me, but here are ten which I've got recently. I wouldn't guarantee they were the last ten, but not too far off, hopefully! Huge thanks to Orion, who gave me quite a lot of these at their fab preview ending for bloggers.

The Boy Who Wept Blood by Den Patrick - I haven't quite got round to reading Den's first book yet, but the chance to get a signed copy of this was too good to pass up!

Twelve Kings by Bradley Beaulieu - LOTS of excitement about this at the Orion Preview evening; it sounds fabulous! It's an epic fantasy about a gladiator girl seeking revenge against twelve rulers - what's not to love there?

Under The Lights by Dahlia Adler - I pre-ordered 2 copies from The Book Depository to support Dahlia as she's wonderful and it's sadly not being published in the UK. As soon as I'd finished, I ordered two more, so I could pass them onto people. A gorgeous, FUN read!

The Collected Stories of Rumpole by John Mortimer - Grabbed from the library at the weekend as I was going through a reading slump and the Rumpole series, like PG Wodehouse's Jeeves stories, can always be relied on to remind me why I love reading.

The House of Shattered Wings by Aliette De Bodard - Another from Orion Preview that people were incredibly excited about! It was described in Publishers Weekly as "A fantastical spy thriller that reads like a hybrid of le Carré and Milton" - not two authors I'd expect to see referred to in the same sentence, so very intriguing!

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard - I've seen a bit about this and not been that bothered before, but we Skyped with Victoria at the preview evening and she was brilliant, so I'm really looking forward to reading it now!

A Thousand Nights by EK Johnston - About halfway through this at the moment and really enjoying - very well-written and the setting is superb; the culture is very well-developed.

The Butterfly Shell by Maureen White - Haven't heard of this, but publishers O'Brien sent me a copy. Not sure if it's my kind of book but looks intriguing.

Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson - I've only read The Rithmatist of Sanderson's before but really enjoyed that; looking forward to this one!

Pretty Is by Maggie Mitchell - Yet another from the Orion preview! It follows two 12-year-old girls who are abducted, but the bulk of the book is set 20 years later, as they're reunited because a film with a shockingly familiar plot is being made.

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