This month I was lucky enough to win a huge giveaway from #SundayYA which included some absolutely amazing books and I also got myself a little pay day treat. So let’s get into the haul…
Harry Potter and The Philosophers Stone Gryffindor House Edition (Hardback) by JK Rowling (1997/2017): So we all know that 2017 marks the 20th birthday of the first Harry Potter book and when they released the House Editions, I knew I had to grab the Gryffindor one to show my house pride! It’s such a beautiful cover and those sprayed edges are to die for. I wrote a little post about what Harry Potter means to me, you can read it here.
Always and Forever Lara Jean by Jenny Han (2017): A conclusion to a trilogoy that so far, I have enjoyed immensely. I can’t quite believe I haven’t got around to this one yet! Maybe because I don’t want it to end? I love Lara Jean and her whole family and I am both excited and nervous to see how her story gets wrapped up.
Summer Days and Summer Nights Anthology (Paperback) by Stephenie Perkins – Editor (2017): When this first came out I was really excited for it but I really wasn’t a fan of the hardback cover, and as I prefer readig paperback anyway, I decided to wait for that come out and I am SO glad I did because it is so pretty! I really love short story collections because they give you a chance to try out authors you’ve never read before. I will definitely be getting to this before summer ends.
So that’s the end of the books I bought last month and now we can get into the books I won as part of the SundayYA giveaway and let me tell you, I was GOBSMACKED. Some of these are in celebration of the YA Book Prize and few were a surprise extra…
Paper Butterflies by Lisa Heathfield (2016): I am super excited to read this one. I’ve heard I will need tissues though! I am such a book cryer as well so…yikes. It sounds so intriguing and I’m completely in love with the cover. Hopefully I can get to it soon.
After the Fire by Will Hill (2017): This book has got SO much hype and I am so excited to get to it. I have’t seen ne bad review of it. It focuses around a cult which is so interesting t me, I have never read fiction about that kid of subject before. It’s quite a big book as well, which i exciting because I feel like it’s something I can really get my teeth into.
Crongton Knights by Alex Wheatle (2016): This is the second book of a trilogy so I won’t be getting to it anytime soon. I have been digging a good series recently though, so when the thought strikes me, I will be able to get the first book, knowing the second book will be waiting for me. I haven’t really heard much about these books, to be honest!
I’ll Be Home For Christmas Anthology by lots of authors! (2016): Another anthology yay! I am such a mood reader, so I can’t wait to add this to my 2017 Christmas Reading List. I’ve seen a lot of people use Christmas short story collections as advent calendars, so I might give that a go! I am honestly SO excited about this one.
Beautiful Broken Things by Sara Barnard (2016): I absolutely adored Barnard’s A Quiet Kind of Thunder when I read it in January. I am super excited to read this one because I’ve heard it focuses more on female friendship. There’s also a character called Rosie and if it’s anything like AQKOT I will fly through it and hopefully love it too.
Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton (2016): I head the pleasure of meeting Alwyn at an event at the start of the year and I won’t lie, I wasn’t massively excited to read her books. Since reading a few other fantasy books though, I’m actually quite excited to jump in. Though the size of book 2 does kind of terrify me!
The Call by Peadar O Guillin (2016): One that I’ve seen around a lot but know nothing about. I’ve heard that it’s better f you go in blind so that’s what I am doing! I’m looking to seeing what all the hype is about.
The final book I got in this giveaway is really rather special…
Chasing The Stars by Malorie Blackman (2016): SO not only is this by one of my favourite authors, it’s also a Shakespeare retelling and it’s also SIGNED copy! YES SIGNED! A SIGNED MALORIE BLACKMAN BOOK. I teared up when I opened up, its so so wonderful.
So there you have it! These are all the lovely books I got in June and boy was I lucky this month! I can’t wait to get to them all. July is my birthday month so I’m sure I will have a great haul next month too!
What book do you think I should pick up first? Have you read any of them? Are any of them on your TBR?
Thank you lovelies and happy reading! ox