Friday, 13 May 2016
LIBRARY HAUL | MAY
How great are libraries? If your answer to that wasn't 'OMG SO GREAT!' then you really need to check out your local library. After all, having fun isn't hard when you've got a library card!
Seriously though, I'm pretty in love with my local library and I'll be writing about that and the importance of libraries in local communities very soon, so look out for that!
Recently I've been getting a lot of books out of the library instead of getting through my own huge TBR because well, it kind of feels like I'm buying shiny new books, but it's free. So why not, right?
Now let's take a little look at my latest library haul, pretty much all of these are ones that I requested on my online library system and I didn't quite expect for them to all come in at once, but oh well!
Saga Volumes 3-5 by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples
Look at these beauties! Aren't they just gorgeous?! This graphic novel series gets so much hype but it's worth every bit because it really is excellent. The art is stunning, the plot is fast-paced, gripping and twisty and the characters, oh the characters, I love them so damn much. If you haven't already picked up this epic space opera then you have to immediately. Volume six comes out in July and I'm definitely going to be re-reading these at least once before then and hopefully getting my hands on copies of my own.
Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi
After reading The Girls by Emma Cline last month I wanted to find out more about the case it was based on, the Manson family, so I requested this book which is a non-fiction account of the case by the prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi. I've always been into true crime documentaries and podcasts but I haven't read many true crime books so it'll be interesting to see how if I enjoy this format. It's a lot heftier than expected so I'm not sure how closely I'll actually read it but I think it'll make for some interesting further reading.
The Girl in 6E by A.R. Torre
This is an adult thriller about a woman with murderous tendencies who has locked herself in her apartment for three years because of this. She makes money by being a cam girl, performing online for paying viewers. But a missing girl leads her to leave her apartment for the first time in years. I've heard quite a few people on booktube talking about this book and I've been getting quite into thrillers lately so I'm looking forward to seeing what it has in store.
Tricks by Ellen Hopkins
Another pretty dark sounding book, Tricks is a YA contemporary following five interweaving stories about growing up, love, sex, family and abuse. I know that Lindsey Rey highly rates Ellen Hopkins books so I picked it up on that basis. The interesting thing about this book is that it is all told in verse, which I think is something that might take some getting used to but I'm looking forward to giving it a go.
Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes
This is the sequel to the brilliant but disturbing You which I read last month and I'm equally excited and terrified to read this. Hidden Bodies follows charasmatic, disturbed-AF stalker-y Joe as he moves to Los Angeles to try and put his past behind him, but no matter how hard he tries, it can't stay hidden forever. Like I said, I want to read this, but I'm also kind of scared. Someone give me the courage?
Golden Boy by Abigail Tarttelin
I'm not actually sure where I heard about this but it's been on my Wordery wishlist for a while now and I thought I'd just get it out of the library. As far as I know it's a YA contemporary with LGBT themes and that's enough for me!
In Order to Live by Yeonmi Park
I've been wanting to read this ever since it came out so I'm glad I've finally got my hands on it! In Order to Live is a memoir from human rights activist Yeonmi Park about fleeing from North Korea with her mother at age thirteen and the harrowing two years before eventually arriving in South Korea. I'm pretty sure this is going to be quite a stressful and difficult read but I've no doubt that it's going to be an important one.
So those are the books I'm going to be reading soon and hopefully I'll get through them before the library tempts me back again!
Have you read any of these books? What did you think?