Sometimes, when I’m disappointed or in need of cheering up I go out to a book shop, and pick up some brand new books. I often pick up my next reads from charity shops or libraries, but there is nothing like coming home with a new book every now and again. It works every time. That being said, sometimes I buy new books when I’m not in need of cheering up and just because I want to. Both are entirely legitimate reasons.
I picked up three books I’ve been wanting to read for a while:
The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
I thought I took this book out of the library, started reading it and then realised I’d picked up More Than This when I was fifty pages in. And thus I learned to never lose concentration in the library. There have been a few almost purchases over the last year. I almost picked up the hardback when I was at Hay, and I almost bought Release this time instead, but I want to read more of Ness’ older work before I start on the new.
Days Without End by Sebastian Barry
I haven’t read any historical fiction in a while, and I’ve never read any set during the American Civil Wars. It isn’t something I know much about, but I’m drawn to the story of Thomas McNulty and his relationship with his comrade John Cole.
A Gathering of Shadows by V E Schwab
Look at me buying the second instalment of a fantasy series so soon after reading the first! Look how organised I am. I almost picked up A Court of Thorns and Roses instead, but I have a feeling I’m going to have to read this entire series before I can happily move on to another. I’m don’t want to leave Kell and Lila to their own devices for too long, and it would be nice to wrap up the series by the end of the year (one can dream).