I love a good book haul. In fact, they’re my favourite blog posts to read and my favourite videos to watch on Booktube. But I stopped doing them because my book buying habits were so sporadic. However, I am back with a rare book haul as I have acquired some exciting books that have made an appearance in my mail box.
After hearing a lot of acclaim for Marissa Meyer’s series Cinder, I was super excited to receive a copy of Renegades, the first in her new series. Renegades follows a group of humans with extraordinary abilities as they remain a symbol of hope to their community with the exception of the villains they previously overthrew. I’m so interested in the superhero trend that’s starting in YA and I’m excited to pick this one up.
I absolutely adored both of Sara’s previous books. She is an utterly fantastic contemporary writer and I’m very much looking forward to her latest novel Goodbye, Perfect. This book follows Eden whose best friend Bonnie runs away with a boyfriend that Eden knows absolutely nothing about to find out Bonnie has ran away with her music teacher. Goodbye, Perfect is released in February and I can already see it being just as good as Sara’s previously released novels Beautiful, Broken Things & A Quiet Kind of Thunder.
Both books were sent to me by the amazing team at My Kinda Book at Pan Macmillan.
Next I received an amazing bookish Halloween package from the gang at Oberon Books which included sweets, a cracker and two plays. Of Kith and Kin by Chris Thompson is currently playing at the Bush Theatre and follows Daniel and Oliver as they prepare, along with their surrogate Priya, for the arrival of their first baby. This Is How We Die is a play I hadn’t heard of before receiving it. Oberon Books’ website describes the play as “a motor-mouthed collage of spoken word and storytelling. Tales of paranoia, young love and ultra-violence…”. I’m so intrigued already, although I probably should’ve picked it up at Halloween; it feels very much like a Halloween read.
Oberon Books have launched their Writer’s Toolkit, comprising of 6 books used to help and inspire writers to give them the boost they need to complete their projects. For the last four years now, I’ve been saying how I’ve got an idea for a young adult novel and I also want to write a play and want to write XYZ. But, I carry a lot of self doubt. That being said, I am seeing a bunch of people on Twitter who are tweeting their progress for NaNoWriMo and they are absolutely killing it. I requested the following 3 books from the publisher in a bid to try and reduce my self doubt, while learning how to master the craft like the greats.
- How To Be A Writer – David Quantick
- How To Write Everything – David Quantick
- Clinging To The Iceberg – Ron Hutchinson
Huge thanks to Pan Macmillan and Oberon Books for sending me some goods in my mailbox. I can’t wait to get round to reading these!
What have you been reading lately? Or what have you added to your TBR?
Until next time,