It’s that time again! Books I Want to Buy and Why time, where I show you eight books that I want to buy in the future and tell you what it is about them that appeals to me. Please let me know if you’ve read any of these, what you thought and what books you want to buy and why!
Let’s do this!
Illuminae by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman
Pretty much everyone and their mother has been talking about this book over the last couple of months. I have almost no idea what the plot is, but I know it’s presented as emails, images, and documents rather than regular prose which is how one of my favourite books; World War Z by Max Brooks is written.
Storm Front by Jim Butcher
Another Reddit recommendation that I can make appeal to you too in three words: Wizard Private Investigator. How am I supposed to not read this? This is pretty high priority for me actually because I love magic books, and private investigators are so interesting to me.
Disobeying Hitler: German Resistance After Valkyrie by Randall Hansen
I’m making more of an effort to read non-fiction this year and my favourite subjects to read are about the time of WWII, George VI and the German Resistance. I know a lot about Valkyrie, and have visited Bendlerblock in Berlin, the headquarters of the group, but I don’t know much about resistance after that failed. I’d like to though!
Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K. Hamilton
I’m sure by now everyone who reads this blog on a semi-regular basis knows that I’m a sucker for contemporary supernatural series. This is the first book about Anita Blake in a world similar to Sookie Stackhouse where vampires are out of the coffin and in society. But unlike Sookie, Anita is a vampire hunter.
Strong Looks Better Naked by Khloé Kardashian
I’m not a hugely consistent Kardashian fan but I binge watch it from time to time and I really like Khloé so when I saw that she had a book, I added it to my to-buy list. I’m all about strength, health and positivity when it comes to appearance so I think I’ll like this one.
Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs by Molly Harper
Another book about vampires. Don’t judge me. As far as I can gleam from the blurb; nerdy librarian gets fired, goes on a bender, get shot and gets turned into a vampire. I love books about vampires. I love books about librarians. It doesn’t take a lot to convince me I need the first book in this series.
Jessica Jones: Alias Volume 1 by Brian Michael Bendis & Michael Gaydos
Who else has watched Jessica Jones on Netflix? Everyone? Good, because it was an absolutely amazing show. I watched the whole series in about three days and I’m a big fan of reading the original comics of shows I love.
Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb
I haven’t even touched a high fantasy novel since I didn’t get along with Game of Thrones but this is one of my personal trainers favourite series and she’s pretty insistent I start it. I keep hearing great things about Robin Hobb as well so hopefully I like this a little more than GoT!