This Christmas has seen me trying to fit a new bookshelf worth of books into my car boot to get back to London with me. I’ve ended up with quite the bookstack under my tree to add to my TBR. This calls for a Christmas Book Haul!
British Library Crime Classics
I discovered the existence of this series towards the end of last year, which made my little crime fiction freak heart very happy. Helpfully, my relatives bought me these titles. I’m really looking forward to discovering some new classic crime authors!
- Crimson Snow, ed. by Martin Edwards
- – Anthology of winter mysteries with fictional detectives, forgotten gems from great writers, and classics by lesser-known writers
- The Long Arm of the Law, ed. by Martin Edwards
- – Anthology of murder mysteries with a focus on the criminal investigations.
- The Dead Shall Be Raised & The Murder Of A Quack, George Bellairs
- – 1940s England. A dead body from a cold case. A skeleton.
- The Incredible Crime, Lois Austen-Leigh
- – Cambridge University. A drug smuggling ring. A wealthy Lord. Female student must solve the mystery.
- Family Matters, Anthony Rolls
- – Unhappy marriage. Handsome London bachelor. Traditional English countryside.
- Scarweather, Anthony Rolls
- – 1930s novel. North England Coast. Set just before WWI.
Cilka’s Journey, Heather Morris
Last year I read The Tattooist of Auschwitz, and it was one of the highlights of my reading year. Cilka’s Journey is the heartbreaking sequel to that book, based on what is known about the real Cilka.
As 2020 is the year we are marking the 75th Anniversary of the end of WWII, I am going to add this book to the list of my reads to commemorate the conflict and the atrocities the planet experienced under it.
The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern
Finally! The book a thousand people have recommended to me but I haven’t got around to yet. Let’s hope it lives up to my expectations.
Comment below on your thoughts if you’ve read The Night Circus, or leave links to your reviews. Good or bad, I want to hear them.
The Invisible Library, Genevieve Cogman
A picture of this book has sat on my camera roll for nearly 2 years reminding me I need to buy it and read it. A spy and a library of dreams. It sounds right up my street and I’m really looking forward to reading it!
Five Dark Fates, Kendare Blake
This is book number 4, and the concluding novel, in the Three Dark Crowns series which I read last year. I’m really looking forward to reading this however I think a re-read of the rest of the series is in order before I dive into this one. At the moment I’m still very much #TeamArsinoe, I wonder if I still will be at the end of the series?
If you’ve read any of the Three Dark Crowns books comment below who your Queen is!
A London Year, Travis Elborough & Nick Rennison
This ‘chunky boi’ is a collection of letters and diary/journal entries about London for each day of the year, and the only non-fiction book I received this year. I might see how long I can keep up with reading these either daily or weekly.
I hope you found all the books you were hoping for under your Christmas tree this year.