It occurred to me that I’ve bought and been given quite a few books over the past month or so and so I thought I’d share them with you!
Starting off with children’s and young adult books:
The Lizsts by Kyo Maclear, illustrated by Julia Sarda
I found this when re-alphabetising the shelves in the shop the other day and accidentally bought it – this organisation lark is dangerous.
I absolutely love Julia Sarda’s illustrations, they feel so characterful, moody and contemporary.
One Day in Wonderland by Kathleen Krull, illustrated by Julia Sarda
A retelling of Alice in Wonderland, I also bought this because of Sarda’s amazing illustrations. Possibly my favourite kids book of the year! Just so beautiful!
The Silk Roads by Peter Frankopan, illustrated by Neil Packer
I do want to learn more about world history, and this just seemed like a really well-produced, highly illustrated book that would make learning about history less dull. I’m sure there are plenty of non-illustrated history books that aren’t dull but I felt this was one I particularly wanted to read. I’m defo open to suggestions for interesting history books, so let me know if you have any favourites!
Floored by Sara Barnard, Holly Bourne, Tanya Byrne, Non Pratt, Melinda Salisbury, Lisa Williamson and Eleanor Wood
I love the idea of co-authored books and recently fell in love with What If Its Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera (see my post about that book here). I heard some really good things about this one, and I’m super excited to get around to it!
The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman
I finally succumbed to the teal sprayed edges and bought myself a copy of this. I read the His Dark Materials series when I was younger and remember really enjoying them, but I’m not at all into fantasy books as an adult, so I wonder if I’ll enjoy this? It’s a beautiful edition either way so I don’t mind owning it.
I thought I’d better do this haul in two parts so keep an eye out for Part Two: Adult Fiction & Poetry tomorrow.