Happy Holidays, everyone! Now that Christmas is officially over, it’s time for me to turn off the festive tunes and put away my Santa hat– but not before one last Christmas-themed post! I haven’t posted a book haul in a while, so I thought it would be a fun way to talk about some awesome recent additions to my bookshelves.
Color Me Swoon by Mel Elliot
My amazing friend got me this for Christmas, and it’s honestly the best thing ever. It’s an adult coloring book solely about male celebrities! This article about it in USA Today will give you a better picture (no pun intended) of what it looks like inside. THANKS HANNAH!
The Starboard Sea by Amber Dermont
To my surprise and delight, one of my neighbors in my dorm gave this to me for Christmas. It seems like an interesting story that takes place at a boarding school– and you all know how much I love a good boarding school story!!
About Grace by Anthony Doerr
One of my favorite novels of all time is Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See, so you can imagine my delight when I was in Barnes & Noble one day and discovered that he had published another book in 2004. I’ve actually already finished reading this one since I about it a little over a week ago, and although it didn’t come close to matching All the Light We Cannot See I still really enjoyed it. Full review to come!
Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn
This is another book that I bought for myself when I visited my local independent bookstore (I know, I know, I have a book buying problem). It’s written in the form of letters (that you mail) about letters (of the alphabet), which doesn’t sound like anything I’ve ever read before. This should be interesting!
Hamilton by Ron Chernow
I love United States history. If you’ve been reading this blog for a while then you probably know that the enthusiasm for APUSH that I had in high school has never really left me. When I learned that this 800-page long biography of Alexander Hamilton existed, I had to ask for it for Christmas ASAP. Thanks, Santa!
The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789 by Joseph J. Ellis
This was another Christmas gift that I couldn’t help but ask for. I love Joseph J. Ellis’ book Founding Brothers, so I have high expectations for this one!
I can’t wait to read all of these exciting books! I still have a few weeks left of winter break before my next semester of college starts, so hopefully I can squeeze in a few more books.
What books have you gotten recently? What do you think of the books in this haul? Let me know in the comments section below!