Sunday, 14 February 2016

A LIBRARY HAUL


I haven't really talked about this on here but right now I'm on a self-imposed book-buying ban. Partly because I can't actually afford to buy any books for the foreseeable future and partly because I already own around 126 unread books and that's just a bit ridiculous.

However that apparently doesn't stop me from going to the library and filling my arms with as many books as I can carry and definitely more books than I can read before they're due to be returned. There were just so many awesome YA books that I've been dying to read and quite a few new releases so I just couldn't resist.

I thought I'd do a little library haul to show you the books that I got out this month and hopefully give you a few more to add to your TBR!

These books are all published by HotKey, which I'm pretty sure is my favourite publisher because I want to read every single book they release.
Under My Skin - Juno Dawson.
I'm pretty sure this is a YA paranormal thriller about a tattoo that can posses people, I could be wrong, but that sounds awesome. And I love everything Juno does so I'm really excited to read this!

These Shallow Graves - Jennifer Donnelly.
First of all, I love love love this cover, and the fact that it's a beautiful hardback makes me really sad that it's a library copy and I don't actually own it. Anyway, this is a YA historical fiction with elements of mystery and romance, which sounds right up my street. It's not very often that you come across historical fiction in YA so I had to grab this.

Moth Girls - Anne Cassidy.
I actually saw this in the supermarket the other week and had to restrain myself from buying it because it just looked so damn interesting. It's another YA thriller about two missing girls and an abandoned house which just sounds super creepy and interesting. I can't wait to get into this one!


The Manifesto on How to be Interesting - Holly Bourne.
I've been wanting to read something by Holly Bourne for ages as I always see people talking about her books on Twitter. This is a YA contemporary about an average teenage girl who's determined to become more interesting, even if that means breaking rules and making huge mistakes. I love a good contemporary so I'm all for it. Also this paperback has red sprayed edges so I was immediately sold.

Asking For It - Louise O'Neill.
Last year I read Louise O'Neill's Only Ever Yours, and although I had mixed feelings about it I was really impressed with the quality of the writing and I've been wanting to read more from her ever since. Asking For It is about rape culture, and after reading All the Rage by Courtney Summers I really want to read more on this topic because I think it's so important to talk about. Asking For It has had so much praise in the book community so I'm really looking forward to reading it.
 
If You Find Me - Emily Murdoch.
This is another book I almost bought a while ago and had to stop myself because of the looming TBR pile. If You Find Me is about two young girls who have lived in a trailer in the woods with their mentally ill mother for as long as they can remember. But one day, their mother disappears and two strangers arrive, changing their lives forever. This seems like such an intriguing premise and I can't wait to read it.


In Real Life - Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang.
My local library is really quite small and doesn't have the best selection so I was really surprised to find a small stand of graphic novels in amongst all the mainstream fiction. I picked this out because the art style drew me in and the main character is a girl gamer, so that's just awesome. I've actually already read this and really enjoyed it, but you'll be able to find out more of my thoughts in my monthly wrap up.

Tinder - Sally Gardner.
I picked this up because I'd heard a few booktubers including Jean from BookishThoughts and Sanne from BooksandQuills talking about it. Tinder is an illustrated retelling of Hans Christian Anderson's fairytale The Tinderbox, which I've actually read, so this should be a really interesting read. I absolutely love fairytale retellings and the fact that this one includes stunning illustrations just makes me swoon.

Have you read any of these? What did you think? 

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