New Books: August 2015

New Books - August 2015

Hello my fellow bookworms, here’s the goodies I’ve managed to add to my bookshelf and Kindle in August:

The Railway Children by Edith Nesbit

Five Children and It by Edith Nesbit

The Phoenix and the Carpet by Edith Nesbit

The Story of the Amulet by Edith Nesbit

First I picked up these free classics for my Kindle from Amazon (UK). The Railway Children and Five Children and It are both on my Classics Club list. While I downloaded the other two because they were free, so why not complete Nesbit’s Psammead series?!

The Romanovs by Virginia Cowles

90 Days Through the New Testament by Ron Rhodes

I received these historical and faith non-fictions from Netgalley. These are not authors I have heard of or read before. I was particularly drawn to The Romanovs because last year I loved The Romanov Sisters /Four Sisters by Helen Rappaport, which made me want to read more.

The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

Dracula by Bram Stoker

Then I found these two classics in a rummage in a charity shop. I have a feeling I did read The Wind in the Willows as a child, however except for the characters I remember nothing about it. So I popped it on my Classics Club list. While I have read and remember Dracula. It is nice to now have my own copy.

Have you read any of these? What new books are you excited about?

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16 thoughts on “New Books: August 2015

    1. Geoff, everyone seems to be looking forward to my thoughts on The Romanovs; including me! It might be the book I’m most excited about reading from this haul. Although I am looking forward to some childhood reminiscing with The Wind in the Willows and Edith Nesbit’s novels too 🙂

  1. I don’t think I’ve read the Railway Children. I love Wind in the Willows (or at least I did) also Dracula is a great gothic read.
    Interested very much in your thoughts on the Romanov book.
    Lynn 😀

    1. Lynn, I am looking forward to all of Nesbit’s novels. I don’t think I have read any of them, but as a child I loved a couple of film and TV adaptations of them. I am also really looking forward to The Romanovs 🙂

  2. I’ve read all the Nesbits — one of my very favorite childhood authors — and The Wind in the Willows — which I read in adulthood and liked, but not as much as the others. I recently read a book about the Romanovs (The Family Romanov) and am now reading one about Shostakovich and the siege of Leningrad (Symphony for the City of the Dead); Russian history is a fascinating though quite horrific subject. Enjoy all your new books!

    1. Thank you Lory 🙂 I am particularly looking forward to reading some of Nesbit’s full, children’s novels, after having read a delightful short-story of hers earlier this year.

      I think “fascinating though quite horrific” sums up perfectly what I have read thus far of Russian history. I can’t wait to read more! Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad sounds really interesting. I will be looking forward to seeing your full thoughts on it.

  3. I read The Wind in the Willows as a child but can’t remember much about it either. I also read The Railway Children and The Phoenix and the Carpet and loved both. I keep meaning to re-read some of my favourite childhood classics but never seem to get round to it.

    1. Helen, I sadly didn’t read these as a child. I did enjoy film and TV adaptations of them. I am really looking forward to finally reading them 🙂 I hope you have some time for a few re-reads soon.

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