I won't go into extreme detail with each book because this post would go on forever but I will briefly talk about them.
So I got 14 books this Christmas! Wow! I am set for the next little while when it comes to reading.
My friend B was awesome and picked me up a copy of The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson. As the title explains, 100 year old Allan Karlsson escapes the nursing home through the window to embark on an adventure. I heard about the movie but I didn't know it was based off of a book and it sounds so funny and alive; I think I'm going to love this one.
My boyfriend's wonderful mother bought me 4 books I've been super excited to read. They're actually 4 that I have mentioned during my December Mid-Month Post! She picked me up a copy of Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff which I hope will change my life. She also got me a copy of An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir which sounds simply fantastic. I hear it is like a YA version of Game of Thrones and GoT is one of my favorite TV shows of all time. I received a copy of Dangerous Lies by Becca Fitzpatrick which completes my collection of her amazing novels and I also received The Lake House by the wonderful Kate Morton. I have heard amazing things about Kate Morton and I'm excited to be reading one of her books for the first time.
As I am a big Hunger Games fan, my mother ordered me the new Flaming Editions from the UK! I absolutely love the covers but I was a little disappointed with the mail handling as there are many dents in the corners but that's okay. They look amazing. She also gave me a gift card to our local book store so along with the gift card I got from my boyfriend's grandmother, I was able to order a lot of books that I've been wanting for a while. I finally received the 20th Anniversary Edition of Outlander by Diana Gabaldon and all I can say is I've fallen in love. I will be treasuring this book with my life. I pre-ordered Passenger by Alexandra Bracken and was surprised to find it in the mail a week before the release date! Best thing ever. I'm really excited to read this one. Similar to Outlander, it involves time travel but instead of having Sotland as its primary setting, this one involves a ship and trying to find a special object. I also ordered two Nora Roberts Novels; one being Jewels of the Sun and the other being Tears of the Moon from the same series: The Gallaghers of Ardmore Trilogy and those aren't the only Nora Roberts book I've received this year!
I received bonus points from the book store we have here for Christmas and it was enough to order two books! One of these books is Key of Knowledge by Nora Roberts as I am almost done reading the first of The Key Trilogy: Key of Light. I will be posting a review on this one hopefully pretty soon. The other book I ordered was Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes. I've been really wanting to jump into a fantasy novel again and this one sounded perfect.
These were all of the books I have received for Christmas and I bet there will be a lot of reviews based on these in the near future. What books or book related items have you guys received over the Holidays this year???
P.S. Come check out the blog tomorrow as I will be posting my January Announcement! I will be announcing something new I'm going to try this year along with the January Book of the Month!
Until then, have a good New Year's Eve!