31 January 2016

January 2016 Book Haul

Very rarely does a month pass by where I don't pick up at least one new book, and January has been no exception! These were all slightly guilty purchases - after welcoming so many new books to my shelves in December I had no reason to go out and buy more but what can I say? It's an addiction.

I resisted for as long as I could but eventually the January offer on Wordery.com got the better of me - 10% off any two or more books, well it just had to be done! I did manage to limit myself to just the two and I chose this beautiful Puffin in Bloom edition of Little Women, and St Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves. I've been meaning to read Little Women for years and this year I finally will as part of the 2016 Classics Challenge. I decided on Karen Russell's short story collection after seeing it featured on a few blogs. I think it sounds really interesting! I'm a fan of stories that are a little bit out of the ordinary and involve magic and fantasy so I'm looking forward to reading that.

January is the time of year for a lot of bookish awards and new book club lists to come out, so this month I've also picked up a couple of things from Waterstones 2016 Book Club selection. I chose The Little Paris Bookshop firstly because I love Paris, and secondly because I thought it sounded like a nice gentle read. I also love the idea of a 'literary apothecary' who prescribes different books depending on what is troubling his customers as the main character of this story does! In the same trip I bought Our Endless Numbered Days which is a thriller about a young girl who lives in a remote cabin with her father, who leads her to believe that the world has ended. Thrillers are one of my favourite genres to read and this one definitely sounds like a page turner!

That's everything I picked up in January. What books have piqued your interest this month? Have you read any of my picks, or plan to?

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