It’s been a while since my last book haul (almost seven months to be more precise), and a few things have happened since then. I’ve moved to a new apartment for example, and — perhaps somewhat more important in the context of this post — I’ve bought nine new (beautiful) books! My bookshelf has never looked prettier.
First of all, we have this little darling book! I’m not gonna lie, I definitely considered getting all four houses of the 20th anniversary edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. However, I do already own three other copies (seven in total kind of feels like overkill), so I managed to restrain myself and only got the Hufflepuff one. Don’t be too surprised if I end up getting Ravenclaw anyway, though…
Since they’re a bit pricey, I wasn’t sure I was going to get Sleeping Giants and Waking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel, but holy shit just look at them! I can’t be expected to resist beauty like this. Whoever designed these, I thank you.
Oh, and the books themselves are great as well, you should read them. If you need more convincing, go check out my September wrap-up.
It should surprise no one that Maggie Stiefvater’s new standalone All the Crooked Saints is now in my possession. She is one of my favourite authors after all, and did not disappoint with this little weirdo.
As usual, I preordered this beauty from fountain bookstore, meaning it came with a signed book-plate and a little doodle. :) My collection is growing.
I talked more about the book in my November wrap-up. :)
Once again, thank you to whoever made these covers happen! Illuminae and Gemina are, in my opinion, gorgeous inside and out, and I’m so happy to have them on my shelf.
I talked more about Illuminae in my April wrap-up.
And look at this! I actually didn’t expect them to publish The Well of Ascension in this edition, but I’m over the moon that they did. Now please, please, please give me The Hero of Ages as well!
I have been anticipating The Ship of the Dead ever since I read The Hammer of Thor and, as expected, loved it a lot! If Rick Riordan doesn’t return to these characters, I will be so sad.
Last but not least, of course I also got my hands on this beautiful beast! I have said it before and will probably keep on saying it forever: Jim Kay is the best and I live for his illustrations!