So this is my first ever book haul post, and I can’t say that they’ll be a more frequent post here because I don’t buy large amounts of books at a time usually. But these are just a handful of books that I got for Christmas/belated birthday from my best friend and one I bought for myself.
Girl Online: Going Solo by Zoe Sugg
This is the third novel in Zoe’s Girl Online series, I have a review of Girl Online: On Tour here. I hadn’t started my blog yet when I read the first novel so there isn’t a post about that one, sorry XD. I’m not sure if there will be another book in the series next year, but I genuinly like these books. Not because they are incredibly written or new and exciting but because they are entertaining and feel like the situations are relatable to teens with anxiety albiet a little unrealistic for most. I like the way Penny feels like a real girl that could actually exist somewhere in the world, and I know there was controversy about a ghostwriter surrounding the initial novel but I feel like as long as I enjoyed reading the book, it was good in at least one way.
Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
If you guys have read my review of Illuminae that went up this past August, you will know that I absolutely love that book and could not wait to get my hands on the next one in the Illuminae Files series. Unfortunately, college got in the way so I a) didn’t really have the money to spare on a new book in October, and b) didn’t have much time to spare for a 600 page book. I got this one as a gift for Christmas though and it’s even signed by Amie Kaufman!! Needless to say, I am so excited to start this one and it is next on my TBR list now that I have it in my possession. My goal is to read this one before I go back to school in two weeks… we’ll see if that happens.
On the Other Side and Winter’s Snow by Carrie Hope Fletcher
This was another book I was excited to read this year. Carrie’s books are published in the UK, and take quite a while to be released here in the US so my friend (whom it is also worth mentioning, is the one who made me a fan of Carrie in the first place) ordered this one from the Book Depository website. Small plug for Book Depository (in no way am I sponsored by them), their site is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. You can order any book from them with free international shipping and orders to the US actually arrive fairly quickly. So if you ever need a UK book, for a reasonably discount price as well, I definitely recommend that you use them if you don’t already. I digress. I loved Carrie’s memoir All I Know Now, which I also reviewed last year and I thought she had a cool writing style. I’m sure On the Other Side is going to be much different stylistically than her memoir, but I still think I’m going to love this novel!
So, of course, I got the companion Christmas novella to go with On the Other Side because how can you not if it’s there? I’m looking forward to reading this one after I finish the novel.
Christmas with Billy and Me by Giovanna Fletcher
Last, but not least, is the Christmas companion novella to the Billy and Me series by Gi Fletcher. I have reviews for both Billy and Me and Always With Love from this summer if you’d also like to check this series out. I really enjoyed these novels and I am excited to dig in to the Christmas story that took place before the story picked up in Always With Love. I knew I had missed something as soon as I started the second novel because the characters were mentioning Christmas but not going into details about the events. It’s not something that is absolutely necessary to read before Always With Love but I’m sure it’s a nice supplement to the adorable story of Billy and Sophie. This is another one I want to read over break because I have already finished the two novels it goes along with! Shouldn’t be too hard considering it’s only a short novella.
Another huge thank you to my best friend, from your best friend, for getting me such thoughtful Christmas/birthday presents!
Let me know which book you got for Christmas that you are most excited to read!