I’ve been off the grid for a while, doing stuff. To get back into the swing of things, I’ve been thinking about what books I’m probably going to need in my life in one form or another. Some are new releases, some are old ones I haven’t gotten round to.
This was originally one blog post and then while I was uploading the images I thought of LOADS more so look forward to my bank account sobbing in a part two at some point.
Every Rebus book I haven’t read yet
Not this one. I’ve read this one. It was excellent.
Even though I’m enjoying other stuff at the moment, I miss Rebus. I love his Edinburgh, and his take-no-shit attitude, and trying to work out whodunnit.
Ian Rankin has ruined other books for me though. All I want to do is read Rebus. And watch the TV versions. Help.
The Priory of the Orange Tree – Samantha Shannon
Fantasy? Yes. Magic? Yesss. Dragons? YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS.
Children of Blood and Bone – Tomi Adeyemi
This is a funny one. I like the sound of it, but I’ve been burned so often by super hyped books that I almost…don’t want to read it. But I do. And I will. But I don’t.
If you see what I mean.
The Amber Spyglass – Philip Pullman
My mum bought me the full set of the HDM 20th anniversary editions at the Edinburgh Book Festival because I was salivating over it. I’ve just finished with her slightly battered copy of The Subtle Knife, so when I’m emotionally stable again (two words: Alamo Gulch) I’ll crack on with the last in the trilogy.
Fault Lines – Doug Johnstone
I asked for book suggestions on Twitter and picked one at random, which is how I was introduced to this book. I hadn’t heard of Doug Johnstone or Fault Lines, but it’s set in Edinburgh (score), albeit a reimagined contemporary Edinburgh (score) and it’s got a murder in it (score). All my boxes are ticked.
Are We All Lemmings and Snowflakes? – Holly Black
I’m saving this one for last because I haven’t read any Holly Black before and if I mention that too early I risk shame.
I’ve been meaning to get to the Spinster Club, but in the meantime this book sounds awesome and I have high expectations.
What else should I be reading? What’s on your TBR? How much trouble am I in for going back to the book festival tomorrow? (Lots, probably.)