Oh dear, did that come across as a bit aggressive? Well, now you’re here I want to share some of the new books and pre-orders I’m excited about.
Fly on the Wall poetry press are releasing new titles by some very fine writers in 2019. The Covers are pretty snazzy too.
You, Yes you! A Narrative Poem by Sophie Bowns 29 pages 0.99(Kindle)
Don’t tell me to be Quiet Christina Hart 57 pages £1.50(kindle) £4.50(print)
Changing with the Tides Shelby Leigh Releases April 19th
Malignant Mirror Maze Releases 21st April Chronic Pixie Dream Girl Releases 31st May both by D. E. Kerr Goodreads Link
Valkyrie Sophie Elaine Hanson £2.29(Kindle) £4.97(Print) Releases 19th April
Bravery Nicholas Trandahl Kindle Pre-order Kindle £3.82 releases 24th April
His new collection Bravery can be pre-ordered here
Nicholas Trandahl’s Blog
“And I also reach joyfully skyward,
adorned digits raking at a future
that’s rosy with a sublime glow,”
Want more poetry? Try Here Comes the Sun
Shelby’s second book is free to download on Kindle. I can’t say enough how much I love reading Shelby’s poetry.
One of my favourite contemporary poets. Everything it means to be a poet can be found in Nick’s writing.
Amazon / Barnes &Noble / Book Depository
I don’t have as many young adults, or books from my childhood, as I did have, but my Harry Potter books have been with me everywhere. The spines are falling off, they are that well read. I remember being up and out of the door before the supermarket had even been opened to get my book every time a new one came out. I know it doesn’t seem a favourite among Potter readers, but my favourite book is The Order of the Phoenix.
Meg Rosoff How I live Now was a book I didn’t really understand when I was younger, and haven’t read it since, so I really should, shouldn’t I?
The Wind in the Willows is, obviously, a classic, but I do prefer the film Terry Jones made in the 90s with Steve Coogan and Eric Idle, probably because my memories are a lot stronger of the film than the book. I think once you have seen a film adaptation you can never un-see it. So you really have to be careful which ones you watch! I was so disappointed by the Harry Potter films.
The Outsiders is a book I previously didn’t like, but the book only cost me 35p in a charity shop and it was in awesome condition and it looked so good I had to have it. I read it, and I enjoyed the book a lot more on that occasion.
Cheesus was Here by J.C. Davis is a gorgeous hardback the publisher kindly sent me to review. While the whole idea of the book was great, plenty of comedy, grief and religion are the two key themes in this young adult book and they were written sensitively. It really reminded me of Hope was here by Joan Bauer.
Akea the Power of Destiny by Elizabeth Jade is a new children’s story of family and friendship. It’s a short read, but very good at packing in a lot of action and adventure.