As part of my 25th birthday celebrations, I was gifted a weekend in London. I went with my Mum, we had a great time exploring and being tourists. One of the main reasons for going this time was so I could book shop to my heart’s content. I was left to my own devices in Foyles on Charing Cross Road and it was amazing and very productive😉
Here’s what I came home with.
Heartstopper: Volume 2
I purposefully held off buying books for about two to three months, knowing that I was going to Foyles. This was the hardest to resist. Heartstopper: Volume 1 was so, so cute and enjoyable; it ignited a bigger interest in graphic novels, and I couldn’t wait to read more about Charlie and Nick.
Following on from Heartstopper, I wanted to try another graphic novel. I don’t know much about this one, but the art style is gorgeous. This looks like it’s going to be another cute, fun read.
The Paper and Hearts Society
Of course I had to buy this one. A happy YA, diverse, debut novel about readers and books, it had ‘this book is for you’ written all over it.
The Mark of Athena and The House of Hades
After, finally, delving into Rick Riordan’s The Heroes of Olympus I had to continue. Into the basket they went! Since coming back from London, I’ve already read, and really enjoyed The Mark of Athena and have moved straight on to The House of Hades.
This is a book I know very little about, and I am excited to go into that way. I’ve seen the trailer for the film adaption which looks good but which I will probably avoid; I don’t cope well with emotional films. Emotional books, however, I love. Plus, I always want to support own-voices writing where I can.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
Finally! It seems that everyone knows this book, and everyone loves this book; I’ve been trying to get a copy for ages. Until now, every time I asked a bookshop, they were out of stock. I am so excited to dive in!
Close Enough To Touch
Having the time to browse all the floors but particularly fiction from A-Z was a complete and utter pleasure. I had to be somewhat restrained in my purchasing so put back quite a lot of books but this one I couldn’t leave. It looks sweet – which I’m realising is an occurring theme for a lot of my purchases – romantic, and really intriguing. I’m getting Everything, Everything for adults vibes.
The Penguin Guide to the United States Constitution
The first time I ever visited Foyles, Charing Cross Road I bought a book about Alexander Hamilton. The second time I visited, I bought another biography of Alexander Hamilton. While I wouldn’t consider myself especially interested in history, I have been most interested in American history. Hamilton the musical renewed that interested and shifted me away from a predominantly modern focus. I am so excited about this book.
So, there we have it. A newly stocked TBR, looking very exciting and, for once, not at all intimidating. Have you read any of these? Let me know what you thought in the comments down below. 😊