Posted on December 31, 2017
Christmas book haul and a thank you!
Well, another year is nearly over and I can happily say that I’ve met my reading goal of 50 books. In fact, I surpassed it with 56! Of course, Christmas has just happened and I was lucky enough to receive a few more books to add to my already ridiculous collection. Here they are!
- Daemon Voices by Philip Pullman: A collection of essays about storytelling from the genius behind His Dark Materials. It’s a beautiful, cloth-bound naked hardback and I can’t wait to get stuck in!
- The Demolished Man by Alfred Bester, A Scanner Darkly by Philip K Dick and Gateway by Frederik Pohl: Three SF Masterworks books chosen by my boyfriend. I’ll probably start with Gateway because there’s a spaceship on the cover.
- Notes from a Cornish Shed by Pete Cross: A collection of Cross’ columns from Cornwall Today; my dad chose this one for me. I’ve never read any of Cross’ work, but it’ll be all about my home county so I’m keen to give it a go!
- Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: I forgot to include this one in the picture, but after reading Americanah in 2016 and LOVING it, I finally have my own copy. I’m currently rereading it, but I won’t review it again because I did that quite recently.
I also got a very cute ’50 books to read before you die’ metal bookmark. I counted it up and I’ve read 29 of them – not bad.
I suppose all that’s left to say is happy new year, and thank you to everyone who read my blog in 2017. It was a good reading year for me, and I’ll be back soon with some lovely statistics about everything I read (I love a good pie chart), as well as some bookish things to look forward to in 2018.
But for now, have a great New Year’s Eve, however you choose to celebrate it, and I’ll see you on the other side of that hangover! 🥂