HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Here we go with a book post.
Want more? Of course you do - here's the October book post, the September book post (plus the picture book one), the June / July / August one (and the picture book one), here's the December / January / February / March one, and here's all the rest. You can always browse through everything filed under the "books" tag here.
Let's start off with the awesome collection of books I discovered over the last two months / books that were released over the course of last two months...
Professor Astro Cat's Frontiers of Space by Dominic Walliman and Ben Newman.Peanuts Every Sunday (1952-1955) by Charles M. Schulz.
Ballad by Blexbolex / Ten Years in the Tub: A Decade Soaking in Great Books by Nick Hornby
The Voyage by Veronica Salinas and Camilla Engman.
I realize that I should have posted these Christmas themed books BEFORE Christmas, but... that just did not happen. Plan ahead for next year!
Everything Goes: Santa Goes Everywhere by Brian Biggs / Christmas at the Toy Museum by David Lucas / Woodland Christmas by Yevgeniya Yeretskaya and Neiko Ng
A Pirate's Night Before Christmas and A Pirate's Twelve Days of Christmas by Philip Yates and Sebastia Serra.
Pineapple: A Global History by Kaori O'Connor.
Catching Kisses by Amy Gibson and Maria Van Lieshout.
The Hole by Oyvind Torseter / Gus, the Dinosaur Bus by Julia Liu and Bei Lynn / Sophie Scott Goes South by Alison Lester
My Face for the World to See by Alfred Hayes.
Lion vs. Rabbit by Alex Latimer.
I Saw a Peacock with a Fiery Tail by Ramsingh Urveti / Everything Alice: The Wonderland Book of Makes and Bakes by Hannah Read-Baldry and Christine Leech / Brimsby's Hats by Andrew Prahin
Gobble You Up! by Sunita and Gita Wolf.
Lifetime: The Amazing Numbers in Animal Lives by Lola M. Schaefer and Christopher Silas Neal.
How To by Julie Morstad / Little Boy Brown by Isobel Harris and Andre Francois / Atop a Hill in Frostville by Daniel Frost
The Mighty Lalouche by Matthew Olshan and Sophie Blackall.
In Love by Alfred Hayes.
Ye-Ye Girls of '60s French Pop by Jean-Emmanuel Deluxe / Tinker Belle: An Evolution by Mindy Johnson / The Black Spider by Jeremias Gotthelf
Storyland Cross Stitch by Sophie Simpson.
Herman and Rosie by Gus Gordon.
Recipe by Angela Petrella and Michaelanne Petrella and Mike Bertinio and Erin Althea / Crabtree by Jon and Tucker Nichols / Ghosts by Sonia Goldie and Marc Boutavant
Pippi: Fixes Everything by Astrid Lindgren and Ingrid Vang Nyman.
A Life of Barbara Stanwyck: Steel-True by Victoria Wilson / A Scene in Between: Fashion and Independent Music in the UK 1983-89 by Sam Knee / The Art of Frozen by Charles Solomon
The Vintage Sweets Book: A Complete Guide to Vintage Sweets and Cocktail Party Treats by Angel Adoree.
Home Cooking for Your Dog by Christine M. Filardi / The Fashionable Cocktail by Jane Rocca and Neryl Walker / Wild Berries by Julie Flett
The Perfectly Dressed Gentleman by Robert O'Byrne and Lord Dunsby.
Books! by Murray McCain and John Alcorn.
Ann and Nan are Anagrams: A Mixed-Up Word Dilemma by Mark Shulman and Adam McCauley / The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World's Great Drinks by Amy Stewart / Augie to Zebra: An Alphabet Book by Kate Endle and Caspar Babypants
Almost an Animal Alphabet by Katie Viggers.
Alternative Movie Posters: Film Art from the Underground by Matthew Chojnacki.
And now for the books I read (and enjoyed) over the past two months....
Westwood by Stella Gibbons (I'm working my way through every book she ever wrote) / Speaking from Among the Bones by Alan Bradley (I enjoyed it as much as I enjoy every novel about Flavia) / It by Stephen King (I was on edge at night the entire time I read this) / A Good and Happy Child by Justin Evans / The Distant Hours by Kate Morton
The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp (I enjoyed the book as much as I enjoyed the movie) / Wolf Story by William McCleery and Warren Chappell / The Turret by Margery Sharp and Garth Williams / The House of Arden by E. Nesbit (probably my least favorite book I'm including in the post, but parts of it were very good)
The Art and Making of ParaNorman by Jed Alger / The Wes Anderson Collection by Matt Zoller Seitz (just as wonderful as I'd hoped it would be - from the design to the interviews themselves) / An Illustrated Guide to Cocktails by Orr Shtuhl and Elizabeth Graeber (awesome illustrations by Elizabeth Graeber and filled with so many interesting factoids)
The Big Book of Anorak (a big book of pure greatness) / Gabby & Gator by James Burks / Adventure Time - Vol. 2 comic book / "Who Could That Be at This Hour?": All the Wrong Questions by Lemony Snicket and Seth