Today, I’m going to be speaking about which books I bought on holiday and what made me choose them. I’m really looking forward to reading them all, hopefully soon, and there are quite a few (thanks to my inability to say NO to pretty books) so let’s begin 😊
First up is Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Persons, which I grabbed off the shelf as soon as I saw it. It’s a companion book to Anna and the French Kiss, which I took a chance on earlier in the year and adored. These books are barely ever in any bookshops I go to, and I’ve been keeping an eye out for this and the 3rd book since I read Anna. If you haven’t read Anna and the French Kiss, it’s a super gorgeous romance set in Paris, with the best love interest possibly ever in Étienne, and I’d really recommend it. I’m really hoping this one is just as good!
The next book I chose was Girlhood by Cat Clarke. I’ve only read one of her books before (The Lost and the Found, which blew my mind) and I’ve been meaning to try more for ages. Plus, this is set in a boarding school, which is one of my very favourite settings for books, and this looks really unique in that it seems quite dark.
I’ve never read a Juno Dawson book before but I follow her on Twitter and think she’s amazing (and regularly makes me laugh out loud) so I can’t wait to read this. I picked this one because it sounds like a similar vibe to How Not to Disappear by Clare Furniss (which is another incredible book that I adored in 2016) and I’m too much of a wuss for Say Her Name, which sounds terrifying.
My fourth pick was Seven Days of You by Cecilia Vinesse, which I heard Lucy Powrie (one of my favourite book bloggers/YouTubers) recommending on her channel recently, and I think it sounds amazing. It’s a romance set in Tokyo, and as proven by Anna and the French Kiss, I have a massive weakness for this type of book and I also think it sounds like an amazing summer read, so this is one that is very high up on my TBR.
My fifth choice is Evie’s Ghost by Helen Peters, which I chose because I saw Emma Carroll (one of my favourite authors ever) talking about it on Twitter and saying she enjoyed it, which immediately piqued my interest. When I saw it on the shelf, I was completely sold because the cover is so beautiful and I think it sounds like exactly the sort of book I usually love.
The next two books that I got were recommended to me by the booksellers in Waterstones. They are Shadowsmith by Ross Mackenzie, the follow up to the Nowhere Emporium and A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E Schwab, which sounds really interesting. I really enjoy fantasy books most of the time, so I have really high hopes for these two.
My final choice was Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer, which I saw in a book haul video by Amber Kirk-Ford (another book blogger/YouTuber I really enjoy ) and thought it sounded fantastic, so I’m really excited to try it and see what I think of it.
Have you read any of these? (and if you have, what did you think? ). What books did you buy in May? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter @GoldenBooksGirl .