7 Books I Love (Day 2)

So last week on Twitter, AnHistorianAboutTown nominated me to post 7 photos of 7 books I love with no explanations or reviews. So rather than directly posting to Twitter, I thought where better to post in that on my blog πŸ™‚

Also I’m supposed to nominate someone every day, but rather than directly nominating I’m nominating anyone who fancies the challenge! πŸ™‚

So Day 2…

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – Illustrated Edition

As with Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets illustrated edition, I couldn’t not write about this book. I’ll skip all the spiel about how beautiful these illustrated editions are and just show you πŸ™‚

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Jim Kay has once again provided beautiful illustrations to go alongside the Harry Potter story, this time Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (probably my favourite of all the books).

I think I’ll leave it there today, but I wanted to share some more of these illustrated editions! πŸ™‚

You can find my thoughts on the other illustrated editions of Harry Potter in these links:

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Illustrated Edition

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Illustrated Edition


Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – Illustrated Edition

I feel like I’m writing loads of book stuff on here again at the moment, I hope you don’t mind? I just couldn’t not talk about this book! A lot of people have said they aren’t interested in getting the illustrated versions of the Harry Potter books because they have the normal books. I understand where people are coming from on that, and why spend another Β£15 on a book that you already have, but honestly these illustrated editions are beautiful! Photo 28-09-2017, 20 38 34

The illustrated edition of The Chamber of Secrets was a great read, with so many pictures to look at. What I really love about it is how Jim Kay doesn’t go with the looks of the characters we know from the films, instead he draws the characters again using only the descriptions from the books.

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I actually think there are far more full page illustrations in “The Chamber of Secrets” than there were in “The Philosopher’s Stone” and they really are brilliant! I wish I could get copies of them for my room!

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All in all, if you can afford them I really would recommend picking up these illustrated editions of Harry Potter. I’m lucky in that they come out around my birthday so I just ask for them for my birthday. They definitely aren’t “portable” and they’re only books that you could have around the house but they are honestly beautiful and I love them so much!

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Would you be tempted to pick up the illustrated editions or are you happy with the classic paperback editions of Harry Potter? πŸ™‚

Book releases I’m looking forward to

It feels like there are quite a few books coming out that I’m really looking forward to getting my hands on. So I thought I’d share some of them with you today πŸ™‚

1. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Illustrated Edition)


Coming out on 7th November, I can’t wait to get my hands on this. πŸ™‚ I’ll probably ask for it for my birthday or Christmas πŸ™‚

2. Some Kind of WonderfulΒ 

Fantastic Fiction

This is the next fiction bookΒ by Giovanna Fletcher. I’m really excited for it as I love Gi’s books! It comes out the day before my birthday (16th November) so I know what I’ll be getting! πŸ˜€


3. I Heart ForeverΒ 

Lindsey Kelk

I was sooooooo excited when Lindsey Kelk announced this book as I love the I Heart Series and the characters in it πŸ™‚ This book comes out really soon (7th September) now!


4. Christmas Cakes and Mistletoe Nights


I absolutely adored The Cake Shop in the Garden, so when I heard there was a Christmas based sequel coming out I was really excited πŸ™‚ I love a good Christmas book. This comes out on 19th October on Kindle and in Hardback with is a little sad. I’d rather get the paperback so it fits on my shelf with my other Carole Matthews books. No doubt I’ll end up buying it if it’s not too expensive though! πŸ™‚


5. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Illustrated Edition)


I know a lot of people argue that once you have one copy of Harry Potter you don’t need another as they’re all the same. But the illustrated editions are beautiful and I think they’re keepsakes for the future! πŸ™‚ The Prisoner of Azkaban illustrated edition comes out on 3rd October πŸ™‚

Are there any books coming out soon that you’re looking forward to getting your hands on? πŸ™‚