Saturday, August 22, 2015

Stacking the Shelves: London Book Haul



Good morning everyone! I've mentioned I spent a couple of weeks in London doing work experience at Penguin Random House earlier this month (and I'll blog about that soon). You won't be surprised that I picked up a few books while I was in the city :-)

Most of these are published by PRH and were free copies but I also went to 'Fantasy In The Court' hosted by Goldsboro Books and Hodderscape, where I bought another book as well. I've listed them below the video if you prefer to read about them.



Mountain Rescue - I love to ski and so do my family, so I thought this would be an interesting read to share with them. It's non fiction, about accidents in the mountains of New Zealand.

Hiroshima - This was originally published in a New York paper shortly after the disaster & tells the stories of some survivors. It's very short and I've almost finished reading it.

Highbridge, by Phil Redmond - This is a crime novel, set in Northern England, by someone who has done a lot of writing for TV in the UK. I don't know much about it but as this one doesn't come out until January, I'm not going to read it just yet.

In A Dark Dark Wood, by Ruth Ware - This is a brand new thriller which I've finished reading already. I really enjoyed it, and just realised I haven't done a written review yet, but you can find my video review by clicking here.

Watch The Lady, by Elizabeth Fremantle - Historical fiction, similar to Philippa Gregory. I haven't started it yet but I'm hoping to get to it later in September.

Vowed, by Liz de Jager - This is the one I bought, it's the sequel to Banished and follows Kit as she
tries to sort out some badly behaved fae in England. I'm reading it at the moment and will definitely be reviewing it when I'm done.


So that's all of my books this week! If you want to join the link up for Stacking The Shelves, you can do so on Tynga's blog.


Have you read any of these? Leave me the links for your own book haul posts and I will have a look at them :-)

~Ailsa

12 comments:

Lover Of Romance on August 22, 2015 at 3:08 AM said...

I love learning about different people facing conflict. So Hiroshima sounds very fascinating. I would love to learn how they dealt with that event.

ChrissiReads on August 22, 2015 at 7:24 AM said...

I keep meaning to read Banished! :-) I'm glad you like it enough to read the sequel.
My haul

Natalie on August 22, 2015 at 5:36 PM said...

Hi :) This is my first time taking part in Stacking The Shelves.

Great book haul! In A Dark Dark Wood sounds really intriguing, I'm going to add that (and a few others) to my wishlist. Oh the ever growing TBR pile! ;)

http://natalieslife.com

Leydy @ OUaT on August 22, 2015 at 9:10 PM said...

Cool books, I hope you enjoy them!

Enter to win a personalized copy of Queen of Shadows! Open INT!!

Leydy @ OUaT

Shooting Stars Mag on August 22, 2015 at 9:31 PM said...

Oh, Highbridge sounds awesome. And I'm quite addicted to the show Hollyoaks, so it's awesome he created that! lol

Thanks for sharing - stay in touch,

Lauren
www.shootingstarsmag.blogspot.com

Sofia T. on August 23, 2015 at 4:42 AM said...

I don't know the books but the covers are amazing. Great haul and happy reading :)

Sofia @ SofiaLovesReading

mariska on August 25, 2015 at 5:58 AM said...

Those books are looking interesting, cant say I read them.
But I hope you enjoy reading them :D

Mariska
Here is my STS if you like to see it.

Diane Subsits Lynch on August 29, 2015 at 5:25 AM said...

Great experience in London. I hope you enjoy reading your books and have a great week.

Diane @ Diane's Book Blog

Bookaholic 007 on August 29, 2015 at 6:23 AM said...

I really want to read Liz de Jager's books! They look so good.

Enjoy your new books! :)

Kyra @ Blog of a Bookaholic
My STS Post!

Krystianna Straley on August 29, 2015 at 5:57 PM said...

In a Dark Dark Wood looks very good! I hope you enjoy your books. :)
Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

Barb on August 29, 2015 at 8:09 PM said...

Vowed sounds good and I haven't seen that series before. I may have to check it out. Great haul and I will look forward to your review.

Leydy @ OUaT on August 29, 2015 at 10:54 PM said...

Yay for new books! Enjoy!!

Check out our STS & enter to win a personalized copy of Queen of Shadows (open INT)!

Leydy @ OUaT

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