Today I’m going to share my book haul for the month of June. I had a lovely trip to Waterstones last week to stock up on new reads for the summer, and there are quite a lot to get through because I can’t say no to pretty books, as you’ll know if you read my last book haul post here.
Let’s get started!
The first book I bought was Eden Summer by Liz Flanagan, which I’ve had my eye on since it first came out but didn’t want to buy in hardback, so when I saw this in paperback I snapped it up.
Another book I hadn’t wanted to buy in hardback was Paedar O’ Guilin, mainly because I’m a huge scaredy cat and I’m not sure whether it’ll be too dark for me, but the new paperback was on buy one, get one half price so I decided I had nothing to lose by giving it a go.
My next choice was one I’ve had my eye on for ages, Love and Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch. The combination of romance, a foreign setting, a bit of mystery and of course ice cream sounds like EXACTLY my sort of read, particularly in summertime. Also: who could resist a cover this gorgeous?!
My next pick was a middle grade book which I also think sounds perfect for summer: Bigfoot, Tobin and Me by Melissa Savage, which explores grief, friendship and hope as two children set up a detective agency to hunt for Bigfoot. I first heard about this book on its blog tour (I especially love this post, hosted by Michelle at Tales of Yesterday) and from then on I’ve been super excited to read it.
Another book I loved the blog tour for was Simon James Green’s debut Noah Can’t Even, which I’m planning to make my first read for the #LGBTQIARead which starts tomorrow and one of my 2 books for the Reading Double readathon, which is starting today.
Two other debuts I picked up were When Dimple Met Rishi and One of Us is Lying, both of which I’m seeing a lot of love for on my Twitter feed. I’ve already read and loved One of Us Is Lying, and I can’t wait to get round to When Dimple Met Rishi (which I’ve decided to try and save for my summer holiday, which starts a week today 😁😁😁)
I also picked out a few excellent middle grade debut novels : The Legend of Podkin One Ear (which is the Children’s Book of the Month for June, and sounds like a lot of fun. I mean, who doesn’t love rabbits?!) and the Amber Pendant by Imogen White, which sounds like a fantastic mystery (and as you’ll know if you’ve read pretty much any of my posts, there really isn’t much I love more than a good mystery).
My final choice was the Smoking Hourglass by Jenifer Bell, which has been probably my most anticipated book of 2017. I fell in love with the Crooked Sixpence last year (and it was my favourite debut of 2016 I think), so I cannot wait to dive back into the magical world of Lundinor.