Hello my fellow bookworms, after a little break for Christmas, I return with a well overdue update on the new books I have got my hands on, during November and December. There were a fair few new goodies for my Kindle and my shelf over the last two months, so sit back and get comfortable:
Lost Worlds: The Ultimate Anthology: 24 Classic Tales edited by Nico Lorenzutti (Masterworks of Adventure Book 2)
First, in November, I was thrilled to receive a review copy of this anthology of classic ‘Lost Worlds’ tales from the editor Nico Lorenzutti, who has previously sent me the rip-roaring adventures of Sandokan, The Tigers of Mompracem and Sandokan, The Pirates of Malaysia. This collection includes, amongst others: King Solomon’s Mines by Sir Henry Rider Haggard, The Lost World by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and The Man Who Would Be King by Rudyard Kipling. I think I might need to tweak my Classics Club list to include some of these.
The Golden Antilles by Tim Severin
Margaret Tudor by Melanie Clegg
Next, through Endeavour Press’ weekly e-newsletter, I got a free copy of new-to-me author, Tim Severin’s non-fiction about the exploits of the adventurers, who risked it all in attempts to establish themselves in the Caribbean sun. I also received, via Netgalley, a copy of a history of Henry VIII’s sister, Margaret by another new-to-me author, Melanie Clegg.
A Second Chance by Jodi Taylor
Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
Finally, in November, I snapped up bargain copies of these from Smile Amazon (UK). A Second Chance is the third book in Taylor’s The Chronicles of St Mary’s series, which I put on my wish list after really enjoying the first book, Just One Damned Thing After Another. While Dead Until Dark is the first book in Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse series, a series I have long wanted to read.
The Fifth Elephant by Terry Pratchett
Then, in December, whilst I was Christmas shopping, I spotted a copy of this, the 24th book in Pratchett’s fantastical Discworld series, in one of my favourite charity bookshops.
Anna of Kleve: Queen of Secrets by Alison Weir
I was also thrilled to receive, via Netgalley, a copy of the fourth book in Weir’s epic, historical fiction series, Six Tudor Queens. I have already loved the Katherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn instalments.
Indian Paintbrush by John A. Heldt
Last but not least, I was contacted and happily accepted a review copy of Heldt’s new time-travel novel, which is the third book in his Carson Chronicles series. I have previously enjoyed several books from Heldt’s earlier American Journey series, so I look forward to trying more.
Do you fancy any of these? What new books have you got recently?