New Books

Decided to treat myself to a few new books, which is always fun. Wanted some stuff that’s easy to read on a lazy afternoon, and ended up with the following…



The latest Julia Quinn, who is one of my favourite romance authors. Admittedly the book came out in October, but I just didn’t get around to buying it until now. The “new” Rowling book, which has been out for ages. It was on sale so now I finally got it!

The other two books I’m not certain about. I bought Such Sweet Sorrow because I really like Jenny Trout, who I learned about through her 50 Shades of Grey recaps. I bought one of her older books earlier, written under the name Jennifer Armintrout, and I liked that one. This is a YA book though, but the story seems interesting. The other one is a Lisa Kleypas book, and I like her historical romance ones. This one, however, is a contemporary – a genre I don’t really read or enjoy much normally. But since she doesn’t seem to have released anything historical in some time, I figured I’d give it a try. Anyone read any of her contemporaries and can give an opinion?

In any case, I have (more) books! Which always makes me happy!


New Books — 3 Comments

  1. Kleypas was the first “real” romance novel I read. “Stranger in my Arms.” It holds a special place in my heart, since it was what made me realize romance can be good.

    I mean, I was like 12 or thirteen so it’s not like I was biased for or against it, but I was pretty hardcore into fantasy novels at that point!

    Before that, I’d read just Victoria Holts and other such non-explicit romance my great-grandmother had had.

    • Actually, that’s funny. It’s like the romance bug skipped my mom. My great-grandmother had Victoria Holt and Mary Stewart and Georgette Heyer, and my grandmother had Danielle Steele and her ilk. I have Kleypas and Quinn and their colleagues. My mom reads “Angela’s Ashes” and enjoys a good cry.

      • I’m very fond of romances, while I (of course) read other genres as well. But romance holds a special place in my heart. Maybe that’s why I write them. I tried writing other genres when I was younger, but gave up when I realised that no matter what – my characters always ended up falling in love anyway *lol*

        My mom used to read a bit of romance, but never that much. She’s always been more into crime novels, something I never quite picked up myself. I’ve read the odd one here and there, and they’re okay. But they don’t capture me in a way that other genres do. I mainly read romance, horror (Stephen King and Dean Koontz) and fantasy. With some other ones thrown in now and then. I read “My Sister’s Keeper” some time ago, which isn’t my usual type of book at all, but I quite enjoyed it. I also enjoy the books by child psychologist Torey Hayden.

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