Christmas/New Year Book Haul

New year, new books. Here’s a short blog post to show off the books I’ve received as gifts/treated myself to during the holidays.

The Last Wish – Andrzej Sapkowski

This book is the first of several in the series which inspired The Witcher video games. A few people have recommended me this book since I started playing The Witcher 3 almost exactly a year ago, and now that I’ve completed the main game, I’ve decided to delve deeper into the story.

Where Am I Now? – Mara Wilson

In this book, Mara Wilson, who you might recognise as Matilda in the film adaptation of the Roald Dahl book, writes about her childhood, rise to fame as a child star, and what happened next. From what I’ve heard, this book has a lot of food for thought, so I’m looking forward to reading about what it was really like to be Matilda.

A Darker Shade of Magic – V.E. Schwab

I am very excited about this book, as I’ve heard a lot of great things. It’s the first in a fantasy series about a man with the power to travel between parallel universes, specifically, parallel versions of London. With the third book being released this year, I’m hoping to catch up just in time.

A Court of Thorns and Roses – Sarah J. Maas

This is the start of another fantasy series I’ve heard a lot about over the last year, and another that I’d like to catch up on before the next instalment. A Court of Thorns and Roses is a new-adult fantasy/romance book about a nineteen year old huntress who is taken to a dangerous and magical land as retribution for killing a wolf. This sounds like a fantasy series I don’t want to miss out on.

Scrappy Little Nobody – Anna Kendrick

This memoir by Anna Kendrick seems light and witty, and having read the first couple of pages, I’ve already found myself smiling. I’m hoping this book will make a nice change after some heavier reads, and make me laugh. From what I’ve read about the book, a lot of what Anna Kendrick has to say is easily relatable, which I’m looking forward to.

Did you treat yourself to any new books during this holiday season?

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