This morning I drank a pumpkin spice latte, which means that despite it not being official…to me, AUTUMN IS HERE, BABY!! School is back in session, and the days are getting cooler. Did everyone have a nice summer? It was pretty quiet on the blog because I was enjoying my free time by reading ALL OF THE BOOKS and watching hours upon hours of Arrested Development (SPIIIICY CLUB SAUUUCE) and Doctor Who (it’s Tennant Time and OH BOY DO I LOVE HIM! <3) So what has been happening? I got some awesome books this summer and it’s Classics Retold time! Let’s take a look!
From the Library:
The Outlaws of Sherwood by Robin McKinley – Getting ready for Classics Retold!!
Maid Marian by Elsa Watson
The Sandman: Endless Nights by Neil Gaiman – An awesome companion to the series!
Havisham by Ronald Frame – I am *so* excited for this, Miss Havisham’s tale at last!!
The Outcasts by Kathleen Kent – Buried treasure and the old west!
The Woken Gods by Gwenda Bond
Bellman & Black by Diane Setterfield – Methinks this includes Death personified…umm, yes please!
Promise Bound by Anne Greenwood Brown – Book 3 in the Lies Beneath trilogy!
Death Sworn by Leah Cypess – Magic & assassins!
Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi
The Grimm Conclusion by Adam Gidwitz
Her Dark Curiosity by Megan Shepherd
House of Ivy & Sorrow by Natalie Whipple – Family curses…
Promise of Shadows by Justina Ireland - Harpies!
On my monthly Book barn trip I picked up some excellent goodies, pictured above:
An Illustrated Canterbury Tales, Lady Macbeth’s Daughter by Lisa Klein, The Onion Girl by Charles de Lint, Firebird by Mercedes Lackey, Entwined by Heather Dixon, Summer Tree by Guy Gavriel Kay, and The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley.
Other goodies from the summer:
The History of Hell by Alice Turner
Myths of the Norsemen by Helene Adeline Turner
The Norse Myths by Kevin Crossley-Holland
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman (audiobook) – Preparing for the upcoming road trip!
What Did You Miss?
What’s to Come?
As mentioned in my Classics Retold post, September is going to be dedicated to all things Robin Hood, though I will be sharing my thoughts on Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein, and book three in A Song of Ice and Fire (It was a doozy, that one!), among others. Stay tuned, we have some great things planned for you for the upcoming months!!