Firstly, a huge thank-you to the amazing team over at Orion Publishing for inviting me to this event and for being so so lovely. I had a wonderful time chatting away with the other bloggers, authors, editors and all the Orion team about everything from books to winged eyeliner. The location they chose was beautiful too, I'm definitely going to head back to Trof at some point. Just off Shudehill its a gorgeous little rustic bar with a plethora of gins. I was very at home. I walked away with some brilliant books and can't wait to get stuck into them.
Also I ended up with a notes page in my phone chocked full of recommendations from the lovely people I spoke too. This is why my TBR ends up so full and I couldn't be more thankful for it.
A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived by Adam Rutherford
I can't recall how many times I've picked this up when in work, flicked through it and thought not yet. I'll get it but not yet. Then lo and behold it's sat on one of the tables at the Orion Event. I think I squealed, okay I definitely squealed. This year I've made a conscious effort to read more non-fiction and I love books like this where its a brief, haha, look at different subjects or in this case people. I find them easier to dip in and out of which is how I read Sapiens and how I tend to enjoy my non fiction. I can't wait to get stuck into this. I can already tell I'm going to love it, Adam's writing whilst informative is also hilarious.
History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund
I know next to nothing about this book other than what I learned from the blurb, which isn't much and that I really love the cover of this book. It gives me a similar feeling that Foxlowe by Eleanor Wasserberg did. I'm hoping I enjoy this one. I get the vibe that the two families involved in this story are in their own ways very strange and are somehow connected via the friendship of the two children which perhaps causes an issue somehow. I'm intrigued to see how this one plays out. It was Shortlisted for the 2017 Manbooker too which is great.
Empire of Silence by Christopher Ruocchio
I love the sound of this book. Must admit when I walked into the room the Sci-Fi Fantasy magpie in me immediately spotted this and decided it was coming home with me. It's a mash up of both genres following Hadrian Marlowe. A man on the very wrong planet at the very right time. And that's all I want to know about this book. The start to what I assume is going to be an incredible space opera series. Oh and it's hugeeeee.
Once again I'd like to say a massive thank-you to Orion Publishing for having me and for creating such a wonderful evening!
Do any of the books I've mentioned take you're fancy?