It’s that time of year again! I love Christmas because I usually get a whole new stack of books to read. It’s never easy making a wishlist, but I’ve narrowed it down to eight fiction and four non-fiction books this year. Santa, take note…
One Of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus
I’ve read a lot about this book online and it’s been all good. It combines secrets, a murder mystery, and a group of classmates – all things I like.
A Study In Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro
This turned up on a list of recommended YA books for fans of Sherlock Holmes – and it’s the first in a trilogy.
The Sidekicks by Will Kostakis
I follow the author on Twitter and I think this book about three boys who lose a friend sounds interesting.
The Giver by Lois Lowrey
I like science fiction and this book was suggested to me by a librarian.
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
I heard about this book on John Green’s vlog – he suggested that everyone should read it.
The Knife Of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking #1) by Patrick Ness
I think that being in a world where you’re constantly surrounded by the noise of everyone else’s thoughts would be awful, so I’m interested to read this book.
Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
This is another John Green recommendation, via Twitter. I have been reading a bit of poetry lately, and this is written in free verse.
Words In Deep Blue by Cath Crowley
This book won the 2017 Gold Inky Award. It’s set in a second-hand bookshop, for starters, and has this line in the blurb: Sometimes you need the poets.
Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
I really like Neil Gaiman and I have always liked Vikings, so this looks like a win/win.
The Science of Dr Who by Paul Parsons
I am a longtime Dr Who fan and I really enjoy science books.
The Philosophy Book by Gregory Bassham
I have recently been reading a lot of philosophy books. After I read The Children’s Book of Philosophy (review to come), I became very interested in the subject, and started reading a lot more about it. This book looked really good when I saw it in a bookshop.
Karl, The Universe, and Everything by Dr Karl Kruszelnicki
I love Dr Karl’s books so this latest one is definitely on the list!
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