It happened; I fell of the literary wagon and bought more books. I think we all knew this would happen really. It was only a matter of time. Christmas money and festive withdrawal were bound to lead me into the comfort of a new read. I was in such a feverish state of need that I don’t actually remember when or where I bought Holding up the Universe. That’s bad, isn’t it? Anyway, the good thing is that now my pockets are lighter I can re-impose the book ban and we need never speak of this again. But before that, here are the books I bought while my will was weak:
Holding up the Universe by Jennifer Niven
It’s been a while since I read any YA novels. Actually it hasn’t been that long. I read We Were Liars by E.Lockhart at the end of November and it hit me right in the chest. Hard. I’m hoping Holding up the Universe will be a similarly emotional read.
The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter
I’m almost embarrassed that I haven’t read any of Angela Carter’s work. But a lecture once told me ‘never be ashamed of what you haven’t read’, so I’m trying not to be. It’s on my 2017 Reading List though, so that helps. The Bloody Chamber is a dark retelling of familiar fairy tales and I am so excited to start it that I might have to push it to the top of my TBR pile.