Top Ten Tuesday: Recent Additions to the Bookshelf

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book blogging initiative hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl with new themes each week.

This weeks theme is The Ten Most Recent Additions to My Bookshelf

In addition to some wonderful bookpost I thought I would highlight a few interesting older books I have recently added to my book trolley.

Recent additions to my bookshelf
Recent additions to my bookshelf

Crater Lake – Jennifer Killick (Firefly March 2020)
Anna Gain And The Same Sixty Seconds– Guy Bass & Steve May (Barrington Stoke February 2020)
Sequin & Stitch – Anna Dockrill & Sara Ogilvie (Barrington Stoke April 2020)
Monster Slayer: A Beowulf Tale -Brian Patten & Chris Riddell (Barrington Stoke)
Sticky Pines: The BigWoof Conspiracy – Dashe Roberts (Nosy Crow Feb 2020)
Dragon Detective: Catnapped – Gareth P Jones (Stripes Feb 2020)
Is My Teacher A Robot? – Dave Cousins & Catalina Echeverri

I’m not saying much just now as I may already have read most of the above!!!

Selection of older books
My latest additions of older books

State of Sorrow – Melinda Salisbury

This has been brought to my attention partly through curiosity of the upcoming Hold Back the Tide (Scholastic March 2020) thoroughly recommended by both Amy at GoldenBooks Girl and is always being recommended by Steph on twitter. I’m not 100% sure what I’m going into but from Melinda’s general attitude as a person and the praise I think I may love it.

Moonlocket- Peter Bunzl

I’ve been promising myself to read the gaps in the Cogheart series for ages so I’ve added Moonlocket to my pile from the library because if Littlefae and I love it I will buy full set of the fancy sprayed edges.

The Extraordinarily Colours of Auden Dare- Zillah Bethell

I’m rather excited by all the pics and promo of The Shark Caller (Usborne July 2020) so when I saw this on my ‘must leave the house’ trip to my local bookshop it had to come home with me.

Black Cats and Butlers by Janine Beacham

It’s been described as a historical mystery with magical bits so I bought it based on that plus the cover.

The Chocolate Factory Ghost- David O’Connell illustrated by Claire Powell

I bought this on pure recommendation from Clare Rees talking about her child’s enjoyment of the series in anticipation of the upcoming third book- it looks like something Littlefae may enjoy- and she’s already run off with it.

Castle of Shadows- Ellen Renner

I’m a huge fan of Ellen Renner’s Storm Witch series and since Under Earth has left me breathless and messing about on Fantastic Fiction I found that she’s written other books so I tracked down a copy of this to get my fill until The Drowned Ones is hopefully published later this year.

Dead Man’s Cove- Lauren St John

These have come highly recommended as contemporary adventures in the vein of Famous Five as I’ve been thoroughly enjoying the writing of Fleur Hitchcock especially the Clifftoppers and these have been suggested as a series to get my teeth into whilst I await The Thorn Island Adventure (Nosy Crow April 2020)

Love Sugar Magic: A Dash of Trouble – Anna Meriano

I’ve had my eye on them forever and then I see a price I couldn’t resist and I have bought it. Maybe a book for #Februwitchy?

The Windvale Sprites- MacKenzie Crook

After watching Worzel Gummidge on the BBC over Christmas which was a gorgeous folksy adaptation that just sparked so much wonder in my girls I remembered that MacKenzie had written a children’s book in the same sort of earthy magical context.

You may have noticed I’m very picky about ‘celebrity’ authors and have to be sure if the style and themes before I try and I think this very much fits, plus there’s not many people who I’ve spoken to who know about this book so I’m guessing it didn’t have a massive launch? Or was I completely oblivious? Please inform me.

The Last – Hannah Jameson

Yes a grown up book!! Hanna Jameson’s book was everywhere last year but I didn’t pick it up until I saw this unread copy in my local charity shop and thought ok now the universe is sending me a sign.

Described as A Post Apocalyptic And Then There Were None sounds rather fabulous to me.

Have you read any of these?

What are you reading?

18 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Recent Additions to the Bookshelf

  1. The Windvale Sprites is a little gem of a book, I think. It’s so beautifully presented and I love the illustrations and had no idea that Mackenzie Crook was such an accomplished artist. It has a timeless feel to it and I thought the story was charming. There’s a touch of magic to it. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did. I was frankly surprised at how much!

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  2. I’m so looking forward to Crater Lake. The BigWoof Conspiracy also sounds like my kind of read! I remember seeing The Windvale Sprites in a bookshop ages ago and being very tempted by it – think I might have to add it to my TBR!

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    1. Yes! Lucky with some upcoming books and some older finds! Anna Gain made me laugh, it’s Guy Bass though and you know how much we enjoyed Skeleton Keys with the Gorblimey!!

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