Because time isn't always on my side when it comes to reading books and writing reviews, here's a list of some of the awesome books I've bought or been sent recently.
Above, we've got:
A red moleskine sketchbook: These hardy, reliable things are what I use to jot down writing ideas when away from my PC. This one's a present to myself because I've filled up my black one. This was purchased by myself.
"What's Left of Me" by Kat Zhang: This was a prize for winning the contest over at Once Upon a Bookcase! Can't wait to read this.
"On The Day I Died": A short story collection, just in time for Halloween. This copy was unsolicited, sent by Random House.
"Noughts & Crosses" series by Malorie Blackman: I requested these books (recently updated with new covers) from Random House and I can't wait to start reading them! Did you hear the drama over the racism in the "Save the Pearls" book? N&C has a similar concept, but executed properly.
"Tiger's Destiny" by Colleen Houck: Unsolicited copy sent by Scholastic. I have the whole series of these, and their cover art is fantastic, but for some reason I haven't picked them up to read yet...
I've also had a very e-heavy month, buying all the following for myself:
"Mockingbird" by Chuck Wendig, "Zoo City" by Lauren Beukes, "Empire State" by Adam Christopher and "The Alchemist of Souls" by Anne Lyle: Angry Robot's e-book store had a buy-one-get-one-free offer on, which I gleefully took advantage of to tick a few books off my to-buy list.
"Angel Dust" by Sarah Mussi: I have a publisher-crush on Hot Key Books (and Angry Robot, in case you didn't notice) so I've been picking up a lot of their work to read. These is a great urban fantasy novel set in the heart of London.
"The God Engines" by John Scalzi. One day I will get round to reading a Scalzi novel. One day.
"Leviathan" Series by Scott Westerfeld. Lots of fun, I need to get round to writing a proper review of this trilogy.