Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Books I've Been Buying

In true Chelsea fashion, I decided that December would be the month when I go book-buying crazy. After being quite conservative with my buying habits, I somehow managed to buy myself six books within the first half of this month. You know, the month of Christmas and presents and stuff. I was also sent some books as part of a #bookbloggers swap, so I have included those below.

I adored the film of A Little Princess when I was a nipper, but I don't recall ever reading the story. When I noticed this super gorgeous Puffin in Bloom cover designed by Anna Bond of Rifle Paper Co, I couldn't help but pick it up. I'm hoping that Dylan will let me read it to him, but he tends to prefer picture books mostly. 

My lovely pal Dannie recommended this one to me, and she's my go-to for YA fiction. The storyline has a focus on Alzheimer's, so it may not be suitable for everyone, but I really enjoyed (that feels like the wrong word) Elizabeth Is Missing which has a similar focus. 

Yep, straight outta my wish list, Kaling's second book somehow found it's way into my hands. I'm pretty much obsessed with The Mindy Project, so I'm hoping this has lots of behind the scenes gossip about the show.

What? Another book from my wish list? I know, I'm too naughty at times. I really need to keep books off my wish list if I'm just going to by myself them. 

Did I buy this because of the title? Did I buy it because the author's name sounds like criss cross? So many questions, so little time. In actual fact, I Love Dick has been on my radar for some time because I follow the publisher on instagram. 

If you've read my blog for a while, you'll know my true passion lies with children's publishing. The Fox and The Star was chosen by Waterstones as their book of the year, and within seconds you can see why. Beautifully designed, the cover and illustrations are something that need to be seen to take in their true glory. The story is a sweet little tale that I'm sure will become an instant classic.

The Bees by Laline Paull - sent by my secret Santa
When Margaret Atwood calls a book 'gripping', you know it's going to be good. I've heard nothing but seriously positive reviews about this, so I can't wait to start it. 

I've been trying to expand my horizons by reading more translated texts, so I was really delighted when my secret Santa had picked this one for me. It sounds completely bonkers but that can only be a good thing, right? 

Since I first saw this book way back in 2013, I've always wanted to read it. The story sounds really captivating and refreshing compared to other 'book club' story lines I've heard about. Plus, the cover is really gorgeous - which I have to say often sways me when adding books to my 'must have' mental wish list. 

I've actually bought more books than this since I started writing this post, but I felt like nine books might be enough for one post! If you made it to the end of this list, then please go ahead and treat yourself to a new book. You deserve it! ;) 

Chelsea xo
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