September Library Haul

The Night Circus - Erin Morgenstern
The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des RĂªves, and it is only open at night. But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway—a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love—a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands. True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus per­formers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead. Written in rich, seductive prose, this spell-casting novel is a feast for the senses and the heart.

The cover for this one is just stunning, and when I looked it up on Goodreads I came across many favourable reviews from people that I follow on there. Can't wait to read this one!

The Out of Office Girl - Nicola Doherty
Alice Roberts is having a rubbish summer. She's terrified of her boss, her career is stalling, and she's just been dumped - by text message. Things couldn't really get much worse. But things are about to change...  When her boss is taken ill, Alice is sent on the work trip of a lifetime: to a villa in Sicily, to edit the autobiography of Hollywood bad boy Luther Carson. But it's not all yachts, nightclubs and Camparis. Luther's arrogant agent Sam wants to ditch the book entirely. Luther himself is gorgeous and charming but impossible to read. There only seems to be one way to get his attention, and it's not one her boss would approve of. Alice is out of the office, and into a whole lot of trouble.
Again, I love the cover, and this looks like a fun read. Set in one of my favourite countries too!

Lord of Fire - Gaelen Foley
After years of preparation, Lord Lucien has baited his trap well, luring the depraved members of London Society into his devil's playground so he can earn their trust and uncover their secrets. Yet no one suspects that he is England's most cunning spy, an officer who has sacrificed his soul for his country. Now an unexpected intruder has invaded his fortress of sin, jeopardising his carefully laid plans and igniting his deepest desires. Beautiful, innocent, Alice Montague finds herself at the mercy of scandalous Lord Lucien. But as he begins his slow seduction to corrupt her virtue, Alice glimpses a man tormented by his own choices, a man who promises her nothing except his undeniable passion...

I love to indulge in a bit of historcal romance from time to time, and this one fits the bill nicely.

What's new on your shelves this week?


  1. Definitely recommend the Night Circus! I just finished it myself and although it's not something I would have picked up by myself, I'm glad the online book community recommended it to me. Hope you enjoy it too! :)

    By the way, I did the Book Reading Habits tag. Thank you so much for nominating me. It was lots of fun!

    Obsessive Compulsive Reader

  2. Finally, historical romance without the stereotypical cover! I've heard so many good things about The Night Circus so I hope you are going to enjoy that one :). Happy reading!


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