What books did you get this year?(38 Posts)
I love a book thread! And on general 'what have you bought' threads I usually just list them as 'books' but it's fun to see what everyone will be reading.
I bought way too many this year - I promised myself last Christmas that I wouldn't go mad, but then I befriended an Usborne seller. She does sales throughout the year and I bought loads at great discount.
Some are coming from my parents/grandma as they prefer me buying on their behalf. Some are from Santa as DD insisted that Santa always brings books!
DH - I've got him the latest Ben Aaronovitch, although I just decided to swap it with the much needed hat I got him for his birthday so he won't actually get it until next month.
Bone Collection: Dinosaurs
Dinosaur sticker book
1920s fashion colouring
Greek Myth sticker book
A Little Princess
London mosaic sticker book
Chess activity book
Greek Myth sticker book
Stories of Thor reader
History of Britain set
Greek Myths book
Horrible History timeline sticker book
Edward Lear Book of Nonsense
Star Wars origami
Tim Peake ISS photo book
Crosswords for kids
I now feel like I might spend some of my birthday money on a book for myself, I feel a tad left out
...and I forgot the most important one of all.
The MinaLima Jungle Book - always get a nice chapter book/classic each Christmas
I've bought lots this year - nearly everybody is getting a book!
Mum - 84 Charing Cross Road
Sister - a thriller, can't remember who by. Dp chose it.
Dad - His Bloody Project
Daughter 1 - books about bodies/forensics etc
Daughter 2 - Tim Peake
Dp - The Selfish Gene and another one I've currently forgotten - something to do with the brain
Various Ladybird books including Mindfulness and Zombie Apocalypse for various people
Friends - a book about Prague
I hope I get as many in return!
Ds 2 has lots of masha and bear books
dd4 handwriting books and colouring books and a few annuals,
dd14 Dan and phil this book is not on fire, art books, and anime comic books.
Dh Book of Tides and 1000 album covers
Ds1 Tim Peake book, Frankenstein and Dracula graphic novels
Ds 2 Cult Heroes (book about Nottingham Forest)
Dd1 new Philippa Gregory Three Sisters, Three Queens, Big book of Mod Podge and a book on crochet
Ds3 Formula 1 the pursuit of speed, Football Manger guide to Management
Dd2 New David Walliams, Hakune Miku graphic novel, How to draw cool stuff, How to play ulkelele,
Me lots of books Peter May, Lynda La Plante, Ian Rankin and more that I don't remember. I love books but am the only avid reader in our family much to my dismay.
Dh - Bruce Springsteen autobiography, Jurgen Klopp biography. My parents have got him the last one in the Stieg Larsson trilogy.
Dad - Heresy by SJ Parris
Mum - Tom Jones autobiog
Ds - Pokemon handbook, Horrid Henry, Thunderbirds storybook, Star Wars and Castles activity books.
Dd - Disney Storybook collection (for birthday), Abney and Teal, Peter Rabbit activity book, Dress up sticker book.
I usually buy the kids more reading books but we have a lot and use the library loads so trying to be restrained!
DS1 (9) Guinness book of records
The Midnight gang by David Walliams
The Witch's Vacuum Cleaner by Terry Prachett
A detailed and nicely illustrated book of Greek myths
A cricket based puzzle book
The next Wimpy Kid book he needs
I may get the Tim Peake book tomorrow. I know he wants the next LOTR book, but we have just finished one and I can't bear to start another right away (he won't read these independently ) so I'm not getting it .
Worst Witch book
MLP activity book and colouring book
Need to get him a Feline Magic book he wants tomorrow and while I'm there (Waterstones) will look for something else to tempt him away from bloody MLP and shopkins.
Ds1 - The Midnight Gang
Dd - Matilda
Ds2 - Dear Santa
I want to get them another one but dh will say no.
Ds(12) Lord of the rings part 2 and 3, magnum chase, secret diary of Adrian mole
DH photographs that shaped the world
DS 15 early readers,Pokémon trainer guide, sproutzilla and roald Dahl dictionary
DS2 mog collection
Ds 12 and Dd 15 - mostly to share
Curious Incident of Dog in Nighttime
The Science of His Dark Materials (Phillip Pullman books)
Return to Ribblestrop
The Mysterious Benedict Society & the perilous journey
Some graphic novels I have forgotten
Hollow City (Ransome Riggs)
Alex Bellos puzzle book - Can You Solve my Problems
for DH I have bought 'Gut' and a jeremy corbyn colouring book; for DF I have 'The Edge of the World' (history of the North Sea countries), for DM I have 'Cabaret of Plants' by Richard Mabey.
I will be receiving The Essex Serpent.
DD: all of the Little House on the Prairie books, and the latest Dork Diaries book.
DS: all of the Worst Witch books that he doesn't already have and the Epic Book of Epicness.
DP: a graphic novel he asked for but I no nothing about it.
I've asked DP for either The Essex Serpent, Golden Hill or the Cornish Trilogy.
Can I please recommend a true crime book called, 'I'll Get You'.....it is an unputdownable book and the author was so traumatised by the events described in her book, that she is unable to work and is hoping her career as author works out!!! Please buy!!!!!!
I've got both my sisters the John Lewis Stempel book The Running Hare, because it was the best thing I've read in years and wanted to share it.
DS1 has Jens Voight & Chris Boardman autobiographies, the Alex 2016 cartoon book and The Ladybird Book of the Zombie Apocalypse for his stocking.
DS2 doesn't read much but has the GCHQ puzzle book in his stocking.
Nephew has t he Tim Peake picture book and Neice has aFrank Cotterell Boyce book as part of her present. Actually I'm now surprised how few books I'm giving this year.
Dad - a spy thing by Paddy Ashdon
Mum - new John Grisham
DH - Rick Stein cookbook, Matt cartoons, Private Eye annual, something about GCHQ (because it came up on Amazon when shopping for myself)
Me - Val McDermid 3 pack from the Book People, GCHQ puzzle book (which I'm not clever enough for) and general instructions to people to get me murder mysteries or chick lit
DS (6) - Match of the Day annual, Roald Dahl joke book, Guinness Book of Records, a football fact book, box set of Beast Quest books from the Book People.
Can you tell we like books?
DH - Tim Peake book, not really a reader
DM - The Woolworth girls
DF- Robert Harris Enigma
Boris Johnson Winston Churchill
DS(23) Stephen Hawking A brief history of time,
Ben Fogle Labrador
Dd(9.5) New Wimpy Kid book
Matt Haig A Boy called Christmas
Enid Blyton - first 3 famous five books
I love buying books, so everyone gets one at least!
DD (age 2):
A squash and a squeeze
Think that means we probably have every Julia Donaldson book now
the only book I brought was a new one from Waterstones called survivors for ds 10 and 8,
It tells the stories of people who have survived, mountain rescues etc. I think they will find it interesting.
I like Lesley Pearce and read a couple of hers
Girl on the Train
Worth fighting for ( mary Ann o'connor)
Reading never to late by Cathy kelly at the moment
Mum: Diary of a Dog Walker
FIL: Jurgen Klopp autobiography
Ds (7): Percy Jackson set (although I'm worried the content isn't suitable so may just pop them on the bookshelf for now).
Paddington chapter books set
Beast Quest set
broomstick The Cornish Trilogy is brilliant.
Off to look up Beast Quest
A set of 4 STEM books
London pop up book
Revolting Rhymes by Roald Dahl
Dinosaur chapter book by the mcfly boys (can't remember the name of the book or the author and it's now wrapped!)
Time after time by Ben Elton
Hollow City By Ransom Riggs
HHhH by Laurent Binet
I'm also hoping for a book voucher/amazon voucher for more book purchases. 😊
DH - Cabin Porn (not really a reader)
DD - magnetic fairy dressing up book thingy, The Jolly Postman
DS - The Jolly Christmas Postman (for DD's benefit really, he's 4mo )
DMum - the little book of hygge
DSiL - mug cakes baking book
DDad - Landmarks by Robert MacFarlane & The Watchmaker of Filigree St by somebody (Natasha Pulley maybe?!)
And thanks to this thread, have just ordered the Corbyn colouring book for my DBro. And to bump it up to the £10 needed for free delivery on Amazon, I've added The Girl With All The Gifts for me
Dd(12) - geek girl head over heals
Ds(7) - dc superheros collection here
Ds(4) - night monkey day monkey, stickman and the book with no pictures
Ds(11months) - monkey puzzle and that's not my monkey
Dh - where's wally
traviata just in case you didn't know, the Curious Incident contains the "c word". Not sure whether that matters to you or not for your 12YO (or you might have bought the edited version which I think misses it out).
DS1 (11) secrets of the wild wood
the giver box set (4 books)
fantastic beasts play script
DS2 (9) Frank Cottrell Boyce - Framed and the Astounding Broccoli Boy
Matt Haig set - The Runaway Troll and Shadow Forest
The midnight gang
The trials of apollo
Then they have the complete set of Skulduggery Pleasant to share and each have a How to Draw Star Wars Klutz book
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