As I have been on a slight book-buying ban — not spending money on books I don’t actually need and reading what I already have — I decided to visit the library. It was lovely to spend some time browsing the shelves, whilst picking up some books that I had already reserved.
I just wanted to share my finds with you, some of these I have got with challenges in mind.
I first saw The Apothecary by Maile Meloy in a haul from my favourite booktuber – MercysBookishMusings. A middle grade novel with magic, potions and spies. The book itself is wonderful – it has gorgeous illustrations throughout, I cannot wait to delve into this one.
I picked up Confessions of a Murder Suspect by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro on a whim. I saw it on the YA shelf and thought it sounded interesting. A teen detective novel, with a female protagonist – awesome!
I reserved Beauty by Sarah Pinborough, this is counting towards my 2015 Reading Challenge. It wasn’t until I got home that I realised this is the third in the ‘Tales from the Kingdoms’ trilogy, so have now reserved the first one — Poison. These are fairytale retellings with a twist, I love a good fairytale.
I couldn’t believe my luck when I saw Vendetta by Catherine Doyle on the new books shelf. I have been wanting to read this after seeing so many great reviews for it. A debut novel that supposedly gives a twist on the classic Romeo & Juliet tale, I am interested to see where this one goes. This will go towards my British Book Challenge.
A Song for Ella Grey by David Almond. Again, this was on the new books shelf — I don’t actually know much about it. This is another pot luck read for me.
I also reserved The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton. This will count towards my 2015 Reading Challenge too — ‘A book set in your home town’. This is apparently set in Kent, England – according to Goodreads. It is an absolute whopper of a read, I think it may take me a while to get through. I will give it a go and see if I like it or not.
I have SO many more books on reserve too – I just love the library. I definitely need to use it more.
Do you use your local library? Found any great reads lately?