bookshopI know I said that I was going to buy less this year and read more from the tbr pile, but the whole point of some resolutions is that they are meant to be broken, and we’re now in August so I’ve done quite well really (special pleading or what?). So the latest additions are, in no particular order:

The Behaviour of Moths by Poppy Adams – well reviewed on a number of blogs, I love books where “dark, unspoken secrets surface”

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson – because it feels like I’m the only person who hasn’t read this, and the Book God wanted it too

1536: The Year That Changed Henry VIII by Suzannah Lipscomb – because it’s 16th century history and that’s what I do; besides I’ve read a bit about this and her theory has a lot of merit, I just want to see the detail

The Children’s Book by AS Byatt – because I love AS Byatt and had been thinking that she was due for a re-read before I saw that this had come out; and the cover is just gorgeous

And then on payday I went to Forbidden Planet in London with Silvery Dude and got these:

The Margarets by Sheri S Tepper – because I want to read more science-fiction by women and this looks so good

The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein by Peter Ackroyd – as recommended by Silvery Dude and a possible for Carl’s RIP challenge later this year

The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan – because I’ve read some good reviews and it just looked really interesting

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: the Long Way Home – just because it’s Buffy and I’ve been meaning to get this for ages

Batman: Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader? – because two of my favourite things come together: Neil Gaiman and the Dark Knight himself

Where Madness Reigns: The Art of Gris Grimly – because I fell in love with his style when I read The Dangerous Alphabet.

And I think that’s quite enough to be getting on with, don’t you?