Very late in 2017 i uploaded a book haul which i said would be my last book haul in a long time. And then i went to London. We had this trip planned for a long time and saw Harry Potter and The Cursed Child while we were there (which was my second watch and just as incredible as the first). But this meant that i also had some free time to go to Foyles.
My twice annual trip to Foyles is possibly my favourite trip of each year. For anyone unaware, Foyles is just a big ass book shop, filled with every single genre possible. It’s store at Charring Cross is five floors of wonderfulness. They particularly have a great YA section that has U.S. releases for U.K. prices. These are books that you can order online, however might cost you more and you don’t get that excitement of seeing a book you’ve never seen in store actually in a store.
I try and visit Foyles each time i’m in London (successfully so far) and have a browse of the graphic novels and YA reads. I picked up a few books this time i was there (ones that i knew i wanted) and a few weeks ago while i was on a flying visit to London i managed to grab myself another.
The book that i picked up a few weeks ago was At The Edge Of The Universe by Shaun David Hutchinson. And the books that i picked up this trip were:
- Here Lies Daniel Tate by Cristin Terrill
- The Gallery Of Unfinished Girls by Lauren Karcz
- My Twentieth Century Evening and Other Small Breakthroughs by Kazuo Ishiguro
- Welcome Home – An Anthology on Love and Adoption – Numerous Authors
I’m extremely excited to read something by Shaun David Hutchinson and i’ve heard absolutely fantastic things about The Gallery Of Unfinished Girls by Lauren Karcz, which i’m also incredibly excited about.
I tried to only pick up novels that were difficult to get hold of and ones that i have an interest in reading in 2018 – i’m trying my best to get my TBR pile down in the future so am being careful with my book purchases.
Once i arrived home, i also had Love Is A Higher Law by David Levithan waiting for me in the mail. I’ve waited to read this book for a very very long time and i think i’m almost there with owning every book he’s written. Now just to read them!
I also wanted to share these wonderful bookmarks that i picked up whilst visiting MinaLima this time. If you’re unaware, around the corner from the theatre in which The Cursed Child shows, there’s an art exhibition of all the artwork Mina and Lima created for the Harry Potter franchise. It’s small, but definitely worth a look if you love Harry Potter and are in London! I’ve spent quite a bit of time at MinaLima in the last few years (desperately waiting for the Fantastic Beasts artwork to be open, and this time it was!) and these bookmarks are new merchandise that they’ve added to their in store shop. I fell completely in love with them when i saw them.
Let me know in the comments of any books you’ve been given or purchased recently!