Christmas is officially over and that (hopefully) means we’ve all had some nice new reading material under our trees! I certainly had some great books this Christmas that I’ve been hoping for for a long time. My friends and family once again outdid themselves on the reading front this Christmas and I’m more than grateful! Here is my Christmas book haul!
The Dinosaur That Pooped the Past and The Dinosaur That Pooped a Planet by Tom Fletcher and Dougie Poynter
These were the first two books that I received this Christmas. I’ve not suddenly grown a fondness of children’s picture books, I do only own them because they are written by two members of McFly. I already have three of their children’s books so I was lucky enough to be bought the two I was missing! These are definitely great, funny stories for young readers!
Apple and Rain by Sarah Crossan
After reading One earlier on this year I wanted to get to another Sarah Crossan book very quickly! Thankfully I have a very great flatmate and friend who reads the blog and knows exactly what to get for me!
The Drowning of Arthur Braxton by Caroline Smailes
I’ve been looking to read The Drowning of Arthur Braxton for a long time after the huge hype around it recently. It’s always been a story that’s interested me and I cannot wait to get in to it in the new year!
The Woman In Black and other Ghost Stories by Susan Hill
For a long time I’ve been looking at buying The Woman In Black. I’ve seen the movie countless times and was lucky enough to see the stage play a few months back. When this new version was released in 2015 with other stories by Susan Hill I knew that was the copy I really wanted. It was definitely a shock to open it on Christmas day having not asked for it!
Lets Get Lost by Adi Alsaid
Lets Get Lost was another surprise gift from Sophie! She spent quite a while panicking about buying me something I already had, but luckily I’d never even heard of this novel. However after having a flick through and seeing the sticker on the front that says ‘for fans of John Green’ I know I’m going to love it!
Through the Woods by Emily Carroll
Through the Woods has been a huge graphic novel in 2015. It’s a little bit spooky with an amazing storyline and having flicked through, even more amazing artwork! I asked for this from my parents and I cannot be more pleased I can finally read it! It’ll be read sooner rather than later!
Saved By The Bell by Chynna Clugston Flores
Growing up, Saved by the Bell was my absolute favourite TV show. When I saw that they were releasing a graphic novel of the 90’s show I could not wait to get it! So much so that my best friend has had this waiting for me since August!
Username: Evie by Joe Sugg
I’m not big on books by YouTuber’s as you might already know, this is because I often think they don’t have a valid reason for writing the book. It’s often a pointless telling of their lives with some recipes thrown in: all of this they don’t really care about, they’re making money out of their name. However I have a lot of respect for Joe Sugg and his way of venturing in to a different genre, actually writing his own book and his general attitude towards the people who watch him. I cannot wait to dive in to this very original graphic novel!
So those are all the books that i received from friends and family this Christmas! I feel very lucky indeed that they have funded my reading for the next month or so! I hope you all have had a great Christmas!