I started out this month planning on buying a couple of books but not many. I ended the month buying six book. I am pleased with myself for not buying too many and for only buying books I want to read immediately and not in years time. This month has been a wonderful month for books. Here is my October book haul!
Matilda by Roald Dahl (30th Anniversary Edition)
“Matilda is a little girl who is far too good to be true. At age five-and-a-half she’s knocking off double-digit multiplication problems and blitz-reading Dickens. Even more remarkably, her classmates love her even though she’s a super-nerd and the teacher’s pet. But everything is not perfect in Matilda’s world.”
This is one of the books I knew I was going to be buying this month. Matilda is one of my favourite books from my childhood and I have always wanted a special editions of this book because the ones I have are falling apart they have been read that much. I decided on the British Library one and I love it. It is so beautiful and I’m glad I bought it.
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi and translated by Anjali Singh
“The intelligent and outspoken child of radical Marxists, and the great-grandaughter of Iran’s last emperor, Satrapi bears witness to a childhood uniquely entwined with the history of her country. Persepolis paints an unforgettable portrait of daily life in Iran and of the bewildering contradictions between home life and public life.”
I have been meaning to buy this graphic novel for a long time. With one of the book vouchers I got for my birthday I treated myself to a copy of it. I have yet to read it but plan on picking it up throughout November!
Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead
“Bridge is an accident survivor who’s wondering why she’s still alive. Emily has new curves and an almost-boyfriend who wants a certain kind of picture. Tabitha sees through everybody’s games—or so she tells the world. The three girls are best friends with one rule: No fighting. Can it get them through seventh grade?”
I hadn’t planned on picking this book up this month at all but whilst I was in Waterstones at the beginning of the month I saw this book on the shelf and instantly wanted to buy it. The cover drew me in and then the synopsis kept me wanting this book.
Be Prepared by Vera Brosgcol
“All Vera wants to do is fit in—but that’s not easy for a Russian girl in the suburbs. Her friends live in fancy houses and their parents can afford to send them to the best summer camps. Vera’s single mother can’t afford that sort of luxury, but there’s one summer camp in her price range—Russian summer camp.”
I have already read this book and I loved it. I had been looking at it for a long time but it took me till this month to finally pick it up. I read this book the minute I got home from buying it and then reviewed it. You can find me review here.
What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera
“Arthur is only in New York for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it’s that the universe can deliver a showstopping romance when you least expect it.
Ben thinks the universe needs to mind its business. If the universe had his back, he wouldn’t be on his way to the post office carrying a box of his ex-boyfriend’s things.
But when Arthur and Ben meet-cute at the post office, what exactly does the universe have in store for them?”
This is the last book I finished and I met Adam and Becky just yesterday. This book is incredible and I am so glad I read it before going to the event. I loved this book a lot and you can find my review here. I also had the chance to interview Adam and Becky, so keep an eye out for that on the blog very soon!
A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi
“It’s 2002, a year after 9/11. It’s an extremely turbulent time politically, but especially so for someone like Shirin, a sixteen-year-old Muslim girl who’s tired of being stereotyped.
Shirin is never surprised by how horrible people can be. She’s tired of the rude stares, the degrading comments—even the physical violence—she endures as a result of her race, her religion, and the hijab she wears every day. So she’s built up protective walls and refuses to let anyone close enough to hurt her. Instead, she drowns her frustrations in music and spends her afternoons break-dancing with her brother.”
This was the last book I knew I wanted to buy this month. I picked it up yesterday and I plan on reading it today. I was really intrigued by this book and wanted to give it a read as soon as I heard about it!
There you have it all the books I bought in October! What books have you bought this month? Let me know in the comments!
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Until next time,