Well, here we are again, another book haul post. A little insight into what some people in publishing (or should I say: some people who already have LOTS to read) spend their money on.
Ever since reading THESE SHALLOW GRAVES by Jennifer Donnely, (coming in October!), I’ve wanted more of her brilliant writing so when Jenny (Hot Key Books Editor) mentioned that she was reading A GATHERING LIGHT and she was really enjoying it, I was sold. It’s based on a true story about a girl who’s given letters at the hotel she works at by a woman who’s found drowned the next day. The letters instantly become important and Mattie has to figure out whether to burn them (as the woman asked) or read them. I’m actually really excited to read this – and I’m hoping it lives up to my expectations!
I bought BLACK AND WHITE, a wonderful picture book by the amazing Dahlov Ipcar who turns 98 this year and still paints ever day from her farm house in Maine. It was just reprinted at the beginning of the year but was first published in 1963 during the height of the Civil Rights Movement in the USA and tells the story of two dogs who live in different houses and go out to play together everyday, sharing their different dreams and ideas and enjoying their friendship. Very radical at the time, it’s a wonderful read. – Mina
I broke my book-buying-ban and bought Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix. A haunted house story told in the form of a Swedish furniture catalogue, I think so!!
It’s delightfully bizarre! – Alex
Slightly cheating because I’m actually ABOUT to buy it, but I’ll be getting myself a copy of CROW MOON by the lovely Anna Mckerrow. She works on creative writing projects at the reading charity Booktrust and so she’s quite the expert on getting kids involved in enjoying great books! This is her first YA novel and it’s all about a teenage boy who in no way wants to follow in his mum’s footsteps and become a witch, until he meets gorgeous girl sorceress Saba… It’s got a fantastic jacket, so I can’t wait to read the inside!
So that’s all from us! What books did you spend your money on?