Tuesday, 28 June 2016

BOOK HAUL | June

Going in to June I wasn't intending to buy any books, but after receiving a little bit of money for my birthday I decided to treat myself to a few titles (as well as a Cath Kidston backpack and mug)... I'm happy that I didn't go over the top however, spending only a little more than £10, and still sticking to my four books a month rule.



MY GRANDMOTHER SENDS HER REGARDS AND APOLOGISES | This book hadn't been on my wishlist very long before I picked it up - I discovered it early on in June when Jamie from The Perpetual Page-Turner shared her thoughts in a mini review but knew the concept was something of great interest to me. I actually almost walked straight passed the book though due to a title difference in the US and UK editions; in the US the book is titled My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She's Sorry.

FINDERS KEEPERS | I'm aware this is the second book in the Bill Hodges trilogy by Stephen King, and I have yet to own the first, but I'm super keen to explore this trilogy so the first will be joining my shelves very soon I hope... Although I may well wait until the paperback version of the final instalment is released before I delve in because then I'll have no waiting to do; reading the books one after the other. Fun fact: I've read Stephen King before, but this is the actually the first book of his that I own.

THE GIRL OF INK AND STARS | I don't tend to buy newly released books, but I've heard so much about The Girl of Ink and Stars in the past month that I knew I couldn't not pick it up. This was solidified even more when I noticed that one of the snippets of praise on the cover is actually from one of my favourite MG authors (Emma Carroll). The book itself is just stunning, and the plot sounds like a fun middle grade fantasy.

What books did you acquire in June?
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  1. The Girl of Ink and Stars is such an intriguing title! I've been on a big MG kick, so I think I will need to check that one out (and Emma Carroll who I know you've mentioned before!)

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    1. P.S. The US title and cover of The Girl of Ink and Stars NEVER would have caught my eye! It's apparently The Cartographer's Daughter here. Sometime I don't get why they make these title/cover changes -- oftentimes it just seems so clear to me that one is better than the other, but what do I know!

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    2. You won't regret checking out Emma Carroll's work, especially if you're a fan of MG with female protagonists. I've read all of her books up to date so far, and there's a new one out in July :-) Not to mention she's super lovely on Twitter!

      Wow - that's quite a contrast between the UK and US editions of The Girl of Ink and Stars! These title changes always boggle my mind a little. Haha! I wonder if the US book has the map and page details that the UK edition has.

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  2. I am curious about The Girl of Ink and Stars. Hope you enjoy it!

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    1. I'm sure I'll be reading and reviewing it pretty soon! :-)

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  3. My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises and The Girl of Ink and Stars both sound intriguing! Hope you'll enjoy them!

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    1. Sorry for such a late reply! Thank you - so far I have enjoyed The Girl of Ink & Stars :-)

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