Look what I brought home…

Its been about a month since I did a big library haul. A little over half of these ordered but three I picked up whilst browsing.  Half of these are fiction including one Sci-fi, one YA fantasy, one courtroom drama and one literary Parisian fiction.  For the non-fiction one mythology retelling (is that fiction or non?), a collection of essays a funny book about mental health and a travelogue.   So altogether a pretty varied selection.

Waking Gods by Sylvian Neuvelwaking gods

A sequel to Sleeping giants that I read a week or so ago, and a continuation of  the Themis Files.  Heralded as one of the best Si-fi reads this year.  Aliens have come to earth, is it peaceful or the beginning of an invasion?  Dr Rose Franklin is back with no memory of the last few years, people say she died and was brought back to life, but why?



SixofCrowsSix of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

I think I am one of the only people not to have read this yet, all the YA bloggers have been raving about this, and I don’t often read YA but I have been ensured that there are no whining teenage girls in sight.   A fantasy about a heist, it could be fun.




thesedividingwallsThese Dividing Walls by Fran Cooper

Set in Paris it appears to be all about one building and the secrets to be found within.  I chose this because I am yet to read a book set in France and the author has lived in France so this will be for the reading around the world challenge which I have neglected this month so far.




you dont know meYou Don’t Know Me by Imran Mahmood

A courtroom drama where an unnamed defendant, accused of murder, at the closing speeches sacks his lawyer and gives his own summery of the evidence against him.  This is the debut novel from an experienced UK criminal defense barrister and it looks very interesting.



Now for some Non-Fiction

NorseMythologyNorse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman has introduced these mythologies into his writing for years from the Sandman to American Gods.  He is now doing it officially and this promises to be a comprehensive retelling of the gods of Asgard and beyond.




furiouslyhappyFuriously Happy, A  Funny Book about Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson

This book was on several people’s best reads of 2017 so far Top Ten Tuesday so I had to check it out.  It seems to be about mental health issues and its meant to be hilarious not sure how that is going to work but it will be fun finding out.    The cover also made me smile.



View from the cheap seatsThe View from the Cheap Seats by Neil Gaiman

Essays from one of my favourite writers.  This weighty tome contains more than 80 essays and speeches on diverse topics such as: libraries, pornography, comics, music, art.  Also contained within are portraits of some people he has known including Stephen King, Douglas Adams and Dave McKean. I can’t wait.



and last but by no means least

A month by the seaA Month by the Sea: Encounters in Gaza by Dervla Murphy

I love reading travelogs and Derva Murphy is one of the best, gutsy old Irish woman who goes where many others fear to tread.  This time she is in Gaza and will therefore count for Israel with the reading around the world challenge.


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I am linking this to Library Loot at the Captive reader and Stacking the Shelves on Saturday at Tynga’s Reviews. 


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  1. Furiously Happy was on my TTT as well. I really loved it. I laughed – loud – and cried too. It really is a book worth reading.
    Six of Crows also appeared on my TTT this week. I noticed the whole hype about it and was a little wary since I just… Don’t like hypes, haha. It always raises my expectations so I was afraid to be disappointed. But I wasn’t, and I hope you won’t be either!

    Enjoy reading! πŸ™‚


  2. I hope you love Six of Crows! It’s amazing and yes like Oceans Eleven with fantasy, when the author made that joke at an event many of the group were too young to appreciate Oceans Eleven lol Anywho, I just started listening to Crooked Kingdom yesterday! My Shelf


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