Books, Wishlist

Blogmas Day 25: Five books to put on my TBR

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!

I did it! I blogged every day for 25 days!
Okay, it was close more than once 😉 but I’m happy that I wrote all the posts anyway.

Thank you to everyone who has been following my progress.

Since we’re nearing the end of the year, everyone is looking forward to the upcoming book releases in 2016 but I feel like I’m not finished with 2015 yet.

I read some really good books this year, but I’ve also heard about some great books. So before looking to the future and getting all excited by the new titles, I thought I’d make a little list of the books I heard about and want to read. If I don’t, I will definitely forget..

If you want, you can add your favourite reads of 2015 to my list 🙂

The Enchanted – Rene Denfeld

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“This is an enchanted place. Others don’t see it, but I do.”

The enchanted place is an ancient stone prison, viewed through the eyes of a death row inmate who finds escape in his books and in re-imagining life around him, weaving a fantastical story of the people he observes and the world he inhabits. Fearful and reclusive, he senses what others cannot. 

Trigger Warning – Neil Gaiman

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In this new anthology, Neil Gaiman pierces the veil of reality to reveal the enigmatic, shadowy world that lies beneath. Trigger Warning includes previously published pieces of short fiction–stories, verse, and a very special Doctor Who story that was written for the fiftieth anniversary of the beloved series in 2013–as well “Black Dog,” a new tale that revisits the world of American Gods, exclusive to this collection.

The Art of Asking – Amanda Palmer

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Even while Amanda is both celebrated and attacked for her fearlessness in asking for help, she finds that there are important things she cannot ask for-as a musician, as a friend, and as a wife. She learns that she isn’t alone in this, that so many people are afraid to ask for help, and it paralyzes their lives and relationships. In this groundbreaking book, she explores these barriers in her own life and in the lives of those around her, and discovers the emotional, philosophical, and practical aspects of THE ART OF ASKING.

The Gracekeepers – Kirsty Logan

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In a world divided between those inhabiting the mainland (“landlockers”) and those who float on the sea (“damplings”), loneliness has become a way of life for North and Callanish, until a sudden storm offshore brings change to both their lives–offering them a new understanding of the world they live in and the consequences of the past, while restoring hope in an unexpected future. 

Wolf by Wolf – Ryan Graudin

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The year is 1956, and the Axis powers of the Third Reich and Imperial Japan rule the world. To commemorate their Great Victory over Britain and Russia, Hitler and Emperor Hirohito host the Axis Tour: an annual motorcycle race across their conjoined continents. The victor is awarded an audience with the highly reclusive Adolf Hitler at the Victor’s ball.

Yael, who escaped from a death camp, has one goal: Win the race and kill Hitler.

Every year, there are so many great new books. Too many to be able to read them all.
These are just some of the ones that caught my attention in 2015.

I’m sure 2016 will be another amazing literary year.
What books are you looking forward to?

I’ll see you next week with my favourite books of 2015.

Love
and enjoy your Christmas!

Ellen

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