It's been quite a while since I last posted a book haul (so long that I had to look back to remember the number of this one), but since I got quite a few books over Christmas (most of them I got myself, though quite a few using Christmas and Birthday money) I thought it would be fun to show you what I've got recently.
Poor Things by Alasdair Gray
The Rainbow by D.H. Lawrence
Geek Love by Katherine Dunne
The Good Soldier by For Madox Ford
The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
His Dark Materials (Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass) by Philip Pullman
Hogwarts Library (Quidditch Through the Ages, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Tales of Beedle the Bard)
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling, illustrated by Jim Kay
The first four are on my reading list for the new semester. I've already read Geek Love (which I loved) and The Good Soldier (which I wasn't sure about), and I'm currently reading The Rainbow. I picked up The Bone Clocks together with Yes Please (which I reviewed here) and How to Be Both by Ali Smith, which I completely forgot to include in this photo, oops. I haven't had time to read it yet though, but it looks like a good one.
The His Dark Materials trilogy is one of my favourites, but I haven't read it in years. When I heard that the BBC were planning a tv adaption I suddenly got a strong urge to read them again, so I decided to buy them in pretty hardback copies, since I didn't own them previously. With university starting again soon, I doubt I'll get the chance to read them before summer, but oh well.
I finally got myself a copy of the Hogwarts Library box set. I've read my sister's books before, but I wanted my own set. It looks very pretty next to my Harry Potter Signature Edition Book Set. Finally, I got the illustrated edition of The Philosopher's Stone from my sister for Christmas. I had admired it several times in Waterstones, but hadn't quite been able to justify it, so it was the perfect Christmas gift. If you want to see more of it, Charlene over at Tartanmouth wrote a wonderful review along with photos of the beautiful illustrations of it here.
Have you bought or been gifted any books recently?