MBiC is a fortnightly (*ahem*) book haul feature inspired by Kristi (The Story Siren) and Alea (Pop Culture Junkie). I love looking at book covers, and especially their colours, and that is where the idea to feature my new arrivals by their spines in accordance to their shade comes from. [Edit: I have stopped coordinating my hauls to the colour of book spines, at least for now.]
7th of July 2013 ~ Notes
Note: All release dates are in the format (dd/mm/yyyy); click on images to zoom in; all book links go to Goodreads.
* = Up for swap
- The Help - Kathryn Stockett
- The Art of Racing in the Rain - Garth Stein
- The Book of Tomorrow - Cecelia Ahern
- The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society - Mary Ann Shaffer
- Guitar Highway Rose - Brigid Lowry
- Lola Rose - Jacqueline Wilson
- Kiki Strike (#1) - Kirsten Miller
- Leaving Jetty Road - Rebecca Burton
- The Lucky Ones (#3) - Anna Godbersen
- A Want So Wicked (#2) - Suzanne Young
- Finnikin of the Rock (#1) - Melina Marchetta
- Breakfast at Tiffany's - Truman Capote - 1958
- Town in Bloom - Dodie Smith - 1965
- The New Moon With the Old - Dodie Smith - 1963
I only preordered one thing--The Lucky Ones. I cannot wait to finally wrap up the Bright Young Things series (it was one of the very first historical fiction I'd ever read)! I acquired these books through various places online: Booktopia, AbeBooks, AllBooks4Less (sadly their online shop has been discontinued) and BrotherhoodBooks. Definitely check them out, especially if you're an Aussie resident.
Gah! I've been wanting to read some of these for ages: The Help, Guitar Highway Rose, Finnikin of the Rock... My most surprising find was A Want So Wicked, which is a fairly new release, HARDCOVER, for $5. Unheard of in Australia.
Q: Who are your favourite Booktubers?
To be completely honest I haven't checked up on book blogs in AGES. I've never adjusted to the moving away from Google Reader thing, and while I have got Feedly it just doesn't work the same. For one, there's no search function...
Anyway, some of my faves...
- thereadables - Eloquent and succint, and her videos are just so professional.
- BookedwithacapitalD - Unique and funny-awkward. Awesome chickie!
- ArielBissett - Her videos and ideas are simply amazing.
- jessethereader - What an interesting and memorable Booktuber. Love his videos!
- LittleBookOwl - Aussie! :D
- nerdintranslation - She is the ultimate collector of beautiful books. <3
- theheavyblanks - This guy is extremely thoughtful and just lovely.
- ChapterChicks - Funnily enough I rarely agree with their views but they're so entertaining!
- WordsofaReader - Probably my absolute favourite Booktuber. Aussie. Lovely. I love her book tastes and I cannot tell you how many times I have picked up her recommendations.
Share with me your own book hauls! :)