The festive period is well and truly over and now that we’ve settled back into a routine, it’s time to make room for the multitude of books we’ve acquired on the already full bookshelves. As always, readers are spoilt for choice for when it comes to stellar books, and I am so excited to get my teeth sunk into the recent additions to my bookshelf.
1. Us Against You by Fredrik Backman: The sequel I never thought I’d need, but Beartown is putting me through the wringer, and I know I’m going to need this book as soon as I finish just so I can check in with my favourites.
2. Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin: One of the most talked-about books of 2019 so, of course, I had to get my hands on it. I’ve heard nothing but incredible things about this fantasy novel and I’m excited to see what the hypes all about.
3. Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo: The premise of this book sounds intriguing and dark. The content warnings for Bardugo’s first adult fantasy novel was staggering, but I’m still willing to give it a chance.
4. Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater: I must admit, I’m a little nervous for this one. The Raven Cycle has long been a favourite of mine, and it’s clear that there is so much more to explore in this world, especially in regards to Ronan. Immersing myself back into this world should be easy and I’m excited to understand more about Ronan’s dreams and abilities.
5. The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern: Another hotly anticipated book from 2019. The Starless Sea is Morgenstern’s first book since The Night Circus, a book that was so utterly captivating that I still think about it today. I have no doubts that this book will be as compelling and magical as her first book.
6. Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak: Everyone knows that The Book Thief is one of my all-time favourite books. So, when news of a new Markus Zusak book came out, I knew I’d have to get myself a copy. What Zusak does so well in his writing is exploring the human condition. I already know this book will make me emotional.
7. Into the Crooked Place by Alexandra Christo: A spur of the moment purchase on my kindle, but since I adored Christo’s debut, To Kill a Kingdom, I have been eager to read more of her work. Into the Crooked Place sounds like an addictive, thrilling, and dark fantasy that will grab me from the first page.
8. The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang: Sometimes, you need a cute contemporary to put you in that laugh out loud, feel-good mood. Everyone has been singing their praises for this book, and it sounds right up my alley. So I am very happy to have added this one to my bookshelf.
Have you read any of these books?
Which books have you recently added to your bookshelf?