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The Books I received for my Birthday

This is a book all about the books I received for my birthday, or to put it more honestly, books I received for my birthday, bought after Christmas without vouchers, bought after Christmas with vouchers and books my family have lent me. But that title is far too long. Once completed I'm going to add this to my post about my To Be Read Pile of 2022 and then we are all on the straight and narrow again, until I buy at least another 10 books. Ahem! let's get started shall we?

Read all about my January 2022 List

BBC Big Read Books

After reading Oliver Twist, I went a bit mad for Dickens and received the below books

  • Hard Times by Charles Dickens - my well-read father in law, says this is one of his favourite books.
  • Great Expectations by Charles Dickens - Whilst we had covid, we watched the 1946 film and it was eerie. I'll be donning my wedding dress to read this
  • The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens - I read this years ago and loved it. Can't wait to re-read it.
  • David Copperfield by Charles Dickens - This is a book about a its not! It's the next logical step up from Oliver Twist
  • Dracula by Bram Stoker - My lovely friend Dannie, knowing I love Dracula bought this from the the town where Dracula first lands in England, Whitby. This is a beautiful edition complete with maps, illustrations and character guides.
  • The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins - Atmospheric, gothic, looking forward to reading this so much

Physical Books

  • The Readers' Room by Antoine Laurain - Sentimental value for this book, it has been on my wish list for ages.
  • The Twyford Code by Janice Hallett - I loved The Appeal so much and couldn't wait to read this author's next book.
  • Holy Island by L.J.Ross - my friend over on Instagram disappeared down a hole of L.J.Ross books. i've never read one and can't wait to start this.
  • Mrs England by Stacey Halls - Love, love, love the writing of Stacey Halls. Interestingly we used to have a neighbour called Mrs England, so I'll think of her when I'm reading it. She was obsessed with bins....a lot.
  • Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse - I've wanted to read this since I spotted it in hardback and I believe it was a Waterstone's crime book of the month in January. Think psychological thriller.
  • The Dark by Emma Haughton - I'm reading this at the moment and its another psychological thriller...set in the Antarctic. I'm having some very weird dream and I'm blaming it on this book.
  • A Line to Kill by Anthony Horowitz - Have my in-laws learnt nothing from the whole Midnight's Children debacle? Seriously I will give that book back one day. In the meantime this is our family's book group choice.
  • Village Secret by Julie Houston - I'm taking part in a book tour for this novel and am very excited to read this. The book will be published in April.

And that is it! Very excited to be reading these books. I've been a very lucky girl for my birthday.