Mailbox Mondays is being hosted during the month of October by Avis of She Reads and Reads.
I have had a bit of a book buying splurge this week after feeling a little down and already fed up with the cold. I absolutely hate the cold and I am stocking up on comfort reads for the winter ahead. I plan to spend a lot of evenings, once my writing is done, curled up under a blanket on the sofa, with a good book. I am very anti social during the winter. So I went off to the charity shops and the bookstore and came back with this lovely stack of books.
1) Angel by L.A. Weatherley. This is the book I featured on Friday Finds and I knew I would have to buy it after reading the review. I am such a sucker for angels.
2)The MacGregor Brides by Nora Roberts. I am determined to spend December wrapped up in cheesy Christmas films and comfort chick lit Christmas books. I want to immerse myself in Christmas and come out covered in tinsel and glitter.
3) The Christmas Cookie Club by Ann Pearlman - another guilty Christmas pleasure but with cookie recipes too!
4) Tatty by Christine Dwyer Hickey - This book caused quite a stir when it was originally published in Ireland in 2004. It tells the story of Tatty and her alcoholic family.
5) The Bed I Made by Lucie Whitehouse - this is Lucie's second book after 'The House at Midnight.' Lucie's books have been described as having a Gothic feel which as you know really appeals to me.
The three books above were bought from the library.
1) The Summer Book by Tove Jansson - how excited was I to get this. I do love Tove Jansson and I can't wait to read this one about a young girl and her grandmother who tell their dreams and memories whilst on an island in the Gulf of Finland.
2) The Silver Sword by Ian Serrailler. This is a book that I remember vividly from my childhood. I can remember being in my last year at junior school and my teacher, Mrs Fairchild, reading this every afternoon before we went home. So finding this book really took me back and I can't wait to read it. The book tells the story of four children moving through war torn Europe.
3) The Silent Sin by Anna Sicking. This is a Dutch translation.This is a book about obsession.