Time for another bookhaul… exactly one month later. And for me, this is a great one because there are two books in here that I’m beyond excited to have, and one I got at an outing that I was beyond excite to attend.
These are the three I’m most grateful for:
Never Abandon Imagination: The Fantastical Art of Tony DiTerlizzi
This is the an exhibit catalog I bought when I visited the Mint Museum in Charlotte, N.C., to see an exhibit on Tony DiTerlizzi’s work. DiTerlizzi has written and illustrated several books sometimes with other creators. The most popular ones are probably the fantasy middle-grade series Spiderwick Chronicles. My time at the museum was short, so I wasn’t able to read as much as I’d like. I’m glad to get an autographed copy of the catalog.
Assassin’s Apprentice (25th anniversary illustrated edition) by Robin Hobb, illus. by Magali Villeneuve
If you’ve been following my blog for some time now, then you probably know that I love Robin Hobb’s Realm of the Elderlings series, an epic fantasy series that begins with this book. Emily at Embuhleeliest, my buddy-reader for this series, and I were crazily excited when we learned this book would be published. I missed out on pre-ordering it and getting a signed copy with a map of the world 😦 but I’m still happy that I at least got a copy of the book. The second one will be published next year. I will of course be pre-ordering that.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling, illus. by Jim Kay
I have been WAITING for this book ever since I heard that the illustrated books would be published AND I decided that I’d actually buy them…or some of them. I kind of was planning to stop at this book — my favorite in the series. I thought it would be huge and super expensive, but it’s not as bad as I thought and working at a bookstore (discount!) helped out with the price. 🙂
Red Sister by Mark Lawrence
I’m so curious about this book because of all the reviews I read by bloggers I follow when it came out. Don’t know when I’ll start on it, but at least now I have a copy.
The Outsorcerer’s Apprentice by Tom Holt
I read a couple paragraphs and it sounds crazy, so ever since then I’ve wanted to read the book. I thought it was the first in a series, but Goodreads is telling me it’s the third. I’m tempted anyway to start with this one. Has anyone ever read these books? Can I read out of order?
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
I think next year will be my year of fantasy (although I read majority fantasy every year…ugh! Declaring a year of fantasy makes me feel good so 2020 Year of Fantasy it is!). I’ll start on Miller’s books next year and also Juliet Marillier and N.K. Jemisin. I’ll read the fantasy books I keep saying I want to read but never start on. Hold up. Is Song of Achilles fantasy? I keep thinking it is.
Doctor Sleep by Stephen King
This one I’d like to get to a little sooner. It’s the sequel to The Shining, which I read in 2017. I was going to delay reading it and continue with my plan to read King’s books in publication order, but I’m too eager to see what happens in Doctor Sleep.
Monstress, Vol. 4: The Chosen by Marjorie Liu, illus. by Sana Takeda
I’m so ready for it! 😀 …aasss soon as I post my review for the third one.
The Wicked + the Divine, Vol. 9: Okay by Kieron Gillen, illus. by Matt Wilson and Jamie McKelvie
Yup! Totally ready for this one too although I have to do a reread and catch up before I get started. Small things.
A Bond Undone by Jin Yong
I think I won this in a giveaway. I’m grateful for it but didn’t realize it’s the second in the series. The physical copy will be published in the U.S. on March 10, 2020 by St. Martin’s Press. The first novel, A Hero Born, was published in 2018. I’m curious about it although it has received mixed reviews.
Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray
The second novel in the Diviners series, a YA paranormal, historical fiction novel. I’m currently buddy-reading it with Rachel from Life of a Female Bibliophile.
Tales From a Tall Forest by Shaun Micallef, illus. by Jonathan Bentley
A middle-grade fantasy novel that seems to play with fairytales. I picked it up at random. The cover called to me.
That’s it for this #bookhaul.
Let me know if you’ve read any of these books.