Fiction Friday: Books I Took to Italy!

Fact: I am the worst packer in existence. I went away for a week and as well as taking a loaded Kindle, I took nineteen books! Surprisingly, I was good with everything else I packed. No excess clothing or cosmetics in my case, but books are my downfall. I blame the fact that I’m a complete mood reader, but still… nineteen. Somehow I packed more for this week than I did for two weeks in Florence!

So! These books were; Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keys. A Sci-fi classic I really have to get around to reading.
Do Androids Dream of Electiric Sheep by Philip K Dick. Another one I keep meaning to read but don’t get around to.
How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe by Charles Yu. I’ve had this book for years and never read it even though I’m a big Sci-Fi fan when it comes to TV. 
Real Murders, A Bone to Pick and Three Bedrooms, One Corpse by Charlaine Harris. I’ve read her Sookie Stackhouse series and now I want to try her murder mystery books!
Red Rising by Pierce Brown*. I’ve read a little bit of this but I just found a read-a-long for December- Must resist!
True Fire by Gary Meehan*. I won this off Goodreads and it popped through the letterbox a couple days before I left-  it was meant to be.
Conquest by John Connolly and Jennifer Ridyard*. This is a review copy, hens the blank spine that I’m dying to get into.
Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Thomas Sweterlitsch*. I talked about wanting to read this in my Books I want to Read before 2014 Ends post.
The Vanishing Witch by Karen Maitland*. I’ve been trucking through this for a while and really want to finish it, I can’t decide if I’m a fan yet.
Splintered Light by Catherine Sampson*. I’m actually on the blog tour for this one so should really  get cracking reading it!
The Crimson Ribbon by Katherine Clements*. Another blog tour book, I’m really excited about these!
On Writing by Stephen King. This was the one book my tutor from my degree recommended I read but I’ve only dipped in and out so far, I want to sit down and have a more detailed look through!
World War Z by Max Barry. Another one I spoke about in my Top 5 Summer Fictional Essentials post, I’ve read this every year and want to keep up the tradition.
Gutenberg’s Apprentice by Alix Christie*. All these books I’m dying to read and so little time! This one is about the birth of printing!
A Shore Thing and Gorilla Beach by Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi. I talked about these in my Top 5 Summer Fictional Essentials post and way back in my Under My Christmas Tree post where I said I was going to save it for holiday reading.

Isn’t it amazing I didn’t go over my luggage allowance?! Have you read any of these?

*These books have either come from publishers, won from Goodreads or sent as part of blog tours.
**This post contains Amazon affiliate links which means if you buy anything from the links, I get a few pennies at no extra cost to you. Pretty neat, huh?

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