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This week’s prompt is The First 10 Books I Randomly Grabbed from My Shelf (close your eyes and touch/grab/point to 10 random titles and tell us what they are! And tell us what you thought if you’ve read them!)
OK so to be honest, I know where all the books on my shelves are, they’re organised by author surname so anything I grabbed wouldn’t be too random. But, Storygraph will display a random 4 books from my TBR, so I’m just going to reload the page a couple of times, and tell you about those instead
Jaimie Admans – It’s A Wonderful Night
I have known Jaimie online for… many many years at this point, her books are an auto-buy for me, even her Christmas ones – and not just because I consider her a friend, but because I do genuinely fucking adore the stories she writes.
Mira Grant – Feed
I loved the Parasitology trilogy, and this is more medical biotechnology horror but with more zombies – how can I not be super excited to read it?!
Belinda Jones – Divas Las Vegsa
I read most of the LoveTravel series about 8 or so years ago but it was one of those I never finished when I had the mental health crash after my mum died. So, book 1 is back on the TBR and I’ll hopefully get through them this time. I absolutely loved the books when I was younger and I’m excited to revisit and finish the series.
Kelley Armstrong – The Summoning
I read this many many years ago, read the whole series and loved them – scientist who’ve performed experiments on kids and given them powers. Lovely eerie paranormal horror, in the same vein as Stephen King’s Firestarter, but YA. It’s back on my TBR because it’s the oldest book shelved as ‘read’ on my goodreads without a read date.
Dan Jones – The Plantagenets
Another re-read, for absolutely no reason other than my sheer love for Dan Jones and how he brings history and some of my favourite figures to life. Originally read as a library book but now I’ve picked up a second hand copy for myself, and it has to be read before it’s shelved, right?
Neil McGregor – A History of the World in 100 Objects
We listened to a couple of bits of the podcast the other year as part of a history module I was studying, and I loved the idea – but struggle with podcasts – so picked up the book. And it’s sat on my TBR for a while.
Carrie Fisher – Shockaholic
I haven’t read any of Carrie Fisher’s books, I don’t know why – but Li has them all on Kindle and we share a Kindle library, so now I have them all on Kindle too. And they’re sitting waiting for me to read them
Alix E Harrow – The Once and Future Witches
This is one I picked up having seen it reviewed in the book community. It sounded amazing, I looked it up, it sounded even more amazing. I picked up in the shop, read the first page and… it’s sat on my TBR for like 4 months. It’s pretty close to the top though, I will admit.
CS Lewis – The Last Battle
I first read The Chronicles of Narnia 35 years ago. I revisit them every couple of years. I’m half-way through The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe right now and still as every bit in love with the books as I was when I was 7. And still trying to get to Narnia.
Ali McNamara – From Notting Hill With Love… Actually
Ali has become one of my favourite authors over the last few years, I’ve read most of her more recent stuff – but never her earlier books so I’m really looking forward to reading this one and working through her full bibliography again!