Big Birthday book haul part 1.

It was my Birthday at the beginning of the month and I was lucky enough to receive some vouchers to have a book buying spree. Here's what I picked up...

I got a few sci-fi books including Brave New World which I feel I definitely should have read by now as a big fan of dystopian. I saw this on blog list of the 10 best dystopian books so felt it was about time I picked it up. I also bought the two books from the recently released Doctor Who series which features a novelisation of an episode from each Doctor. Of course I picked my favourite two Doctors: Nine and Ten. The Knife of Never Letting Go is part one of a YA dystopian trilogy that I've heard a lot of good stuff about. 

Girl Trouble is a non fiction book about feminism, scandal and the public outrage of women who don't conform- it sounds amazing and the cover is beautiful! Another non fiction, This is Going to Hurt is a diary about a junior Doctor and his experience in the NHS which I'm sure you've probably heard about...

Beauty Tips For Girls is a novel that has been on my 'to buy' list for ages. It's about three different women, growing up, and obsession with advice in women's magazines. That amazing little yellow book? The Goldblum Variation is a book of flash fiction about the one and only king Goldblum and it's from 404 Ink a great independent publisher.

A couple of supermarket purchases that have sneaked into this haul- The Death of Mrs Westaway is the latest thriller from Ruth Ware. I loved her first two books but was disappointed with her last release so I'm hoping this whodunit is a return to form- it is set in an old creepy house which already ticks a box for favourite book settings for me. Lullaby is a French translation mystery about a nanny and from the line on the cover a dead baby... I've heard a lot of things about this one and it sounds like it's going to be a creepy and disturbing read.

I wanted to try some contemporary non-problematic romance and heard Amy Reed was good (I'm currently reading her feminist thriller The Nowhere Girls) so got Over You. I also picked up Between You and Me which is a lesbian romance. Any recommendations of  good LGBTQ+ romance welcome.

How To Be Famous is the sequel to How To Build a Girl which I really enjoyed so had on pre-order and The Incendiaries is a book I was sent as I will be taking part in the blog tour next month. It's about an extremist cult and terrorism.

Finally, I was lucky enough to win a proof copy of the new novel by Grady Hendrix who writes brilliantly quirky horror. We Sold Our Souls is about a guitarist who tries to track down her former band mate after learning he quite literally sold her soul for his own success!

So that's my epic Birthday haul! There will be a part 2 soon which will be all the graphic novels and comics I got.

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