It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! I’ve missed doing TTT so much, and as I scroll through Jana’s list, I can see I’ve skipped some amazing topics grrr. Hopefully I’ll be able to still do some of those as some freebies are coming up hehe.
This week’s topic is Ten Most Recent Additions to My Bookshelf, which is basically showing off, but it’s books and we all love those, right? So take a look at the last 10 books I bought and let me know what you think! Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, and every Tuesday there is a different themed post of top 10 things.
1. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Illustrated edition)
Finally, the fourth illustrated edition has come out, and of course I preordered it. I know there are many, many gorgeous HP editions out there, and they all cost a lot of money, but if you ask me these editions are a must-have! The illustrations are beyond gorgeous, and I look forward to collecting all seven books, even though it will be quite a while before that happens.
One of the main publishers in Serbia has recently translated Prachett’s very first novel, which I’ve never heard of before, oops. It’s not related to Discworld, but be warned, it’s equally wacky and fun. It’s about tiny people and beasts living in a carpet, and a review is coming soon!
I’ve been wanting to buy this cute book for years, and finally it’s on my shelf! It’s basically about a way to living a comfortable life, which Danes are experts on, or so I’ve heard. I haven’t started it yet, but I will soon and I’ll do a review, but more importantly, I’ll try to put some of the advice it offers into practice, since lately I’m all about coziness.
To be honest, I’ve heard this is a good book, so I bought it on a bargain on the last Book Night event here in Serbia. Everyone is talking about this one, and it’s won some awards, BUT on the other hand, I did read a list of Holocaust-exploitative books, posted by the Auschwitz management, and this book is on the list. I’ll read it anyway, since I bought it, and when I do I’ll take it as a pure work of fiction, and I’ll let you guys know if it really is exploitative.
This is the latest Discworld novel translated in Serbia (I know, it’s going SLOW), so naturally I bought it to further complete my collection. Talking about that, it’s been unbelievably hard to collect all Discworld novels, first of all because not all of them are translated here yet, and second, because several of the first novels have been out of print for ages and some greedy people are using that opportunity to resell used copies for abnormal prices.
I didn’t actually buy this one, but I got it for free from Tor Books, and I don’t say no to free books. It looks like yet another cliche YA fantasy, but I’ll give it a shot and hopefully I’ll change my mind eh? It’s been all the rage online and that HAS to mean something, right?
This poor novel was on my October TBR, but then I got into a huge slump and couldn’t read anything for a couple of months. Right around New Year’s though, I picked it up on a whim and it turns out it was a huge slump-killer for me. Oh, the irony. I read it in a breath (Two breaths actually.), and got so engrossed that I had to read another novel by Ruth Ware, and then another, and now I’m on her fifth book!
I’ve read all of these and I will post a review for each one because they’re all amazing mysteries. This particular one revolves around a mysterious inheritance. Ware’s novels are easy and quick to read and kind of remind me of Agatha Christie’s mysteries.
This one is a mystery on a cruise ship! Definitely not something that would interest me, but luckily I am swallowing Ware’s novels so I didn’t miss this particular gem. Each of her novels has an amazing twist or few, some of which I couldn’t even guess.
This is Ruth Ware’s first novel, so understandably it’s a shade weaker than the rest, but it’s a tiny shade. Even though I guessed the twist fairly early, and some things in the resolution didn’t make sense, the novel as a whole was a thoroughly interesting read. There’s one more Ware novel, which I’m currently reading, and then…I don’t know. I need more mysteries I guess!
You can see from this list that I’ve decided to shift my focus from fantasy a bit, and I recommend the same to anyone struggling to finish a certain book or having a major slump! What have you guys been buying lately? Have you ever considered switching the genre for a bit? Let me know in the comments and have a great week! ❤