Welcome to Letterbox Love, this is a UK meme, hosted by the lovely Lynsey at Narratively Speaking and inspired by The Story Siren's In My Mailbox. This post is a means by which to highlight the books we get in the post and beyond, and especially to bring attention to those books which may be sat on our shelves for a little while yet that we love all the same.
I must've been really good lately because I didn't buy too many books for aaaages, but then the school holidays came along & also publishers have been really generous this week so I have a rather mammoth book haul for you today...
Firstly look what the gorgeous people at penguin sent me to celebrate the uk release of The Secrets Sisters Keep by Sinead Moriarty. I love her writing so can't wait to get stuck into this whilst enjoying the treats they sent too!
I was also sent some very intriguing book post, Dear Comittee Members by Julie Scuhmacher. This looks like a lot of fun and an entertaining quick read!
Next I was sent a copy of a Cage Of Roots by Matt Griffin. This looks scary but is some YA so who knows! Thank you O'Brein Press.
Very exciting book post next... Stung by Joss Stirling. Thank you to OUP for this little gem, very excited to get stuck into this one!
Then just before half term I went on a bit of a book buying spree for my group at school so I snuck in a couple of reads just for me including... Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List by Davud Levithan and Rachel Cohn. I think I'm going to need a David Levithan marathon to get through all my copies of his books!
Then I popped this fab Meg Rossoff collection into my basket as well. I haven't read anything by Meg Rossoff but I did go and see her in conversation with Anthony Horrowtiz in Foyles last year and vowed I was going to pick up one of her books which I did, but then I had to take it back to the library again without reading it-argh. So I now I have a few to choose from...
Whilst grabbing myself some more books for school in waterstones in Leeds, I also picked up The Duff by Kody Keplinger which I've been meaning to read for ages now. Since it's being made into a film and the book was on offer I thought now was a good a time as any to get a copy!
I bought seven copies of the Maze Runner by James Dashner on Rowan Coleman's recommendation. I also bought seven copies of the Hunger Games as we are all reading that over half term, myself included. maze Runner will be our next read I think unless we go for my next book...
The Quickreads spinoff of a Street Cat Bob. Some of the kids I teach showed interest in the first of this series and so I mentioned that ther was a quick read of it coming out so I bought... Seven copies of this too! I also bought the rest of the quick reads that are on offer this year, including one by Jojo Moyes which should be awesome so look ou for reviews of them soon!
I got myself a paperback copy of The Year of Taking chances by Lucy Diamond. I thought about getting this on audiobook but then it was on a two book offer somewhere so I picked myself up a gorgeous paperback because it's just so pretty, I hope to read this soon!
I also grabbed a copy of Just One Day by Gayle Forman having recently red her other novels, I saw this was on offer and couldn't resist!
So there you have my haul, it's pretty big And I've on,y included physical books, not those that I've downloaded on audiobook or ebook so there's even more hiding in my haul this month but I won't go into those now...