Welcome back to Yes Whale. By the time this is live (hopefully (I’m not particularly good at scheduling)), I’ll be in New York. I can’t believe it. I have wanted to visit New York for a very long time, so it feels a little surreal to know that I will be there in a matter of days.

Many hours of flying and waiting around in airports, means that plenty of books will be joining me on my trip. I highly doubt I will make it through all of these as I’m certain my days will be full to the brim with exploring the city. But, in case I devour too many on the plane, here are all of the books I am bringing with me to New York.

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I CAN’T WAIT TO READ THIS. If you follow me on Twitter (not so subtle plug), or happened to catch my review of Six Of Crows, you will know that I utterly adore these characters. I am ludicrously excited to be back in Ketterdam with the Dregs (but Kaz and Nina in particular). I have a feeling that this book is going to be spectacular, and I’m never going to want it to end.


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It has been on my TBR for far too long. I have yet to read a bad review (or even a sub-par review), and I am almost certain that I will absolutely adore it. I know that I won’t have time to read it when I’m back at university, and so I’m desperate to read it while I’m on holiday, and get to know all of these seemingly wonderful characters.


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It has been a ‘want to read’ of mine for a very long time, and, as it’s on my university reading list, I figured I would bring it along with me. Though I really struggle with classics, I think I’m going to adore this novel.


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Another novel on my university read list, but as it’s one I’ve read before, it won’t be a difficult read. I adore Dickens’ work, and Great Expectations is one of my favourite novels. The tale itself is utterly captivating, and every character is ludicrously well written. Dickens’ gift for characterisation is one I can only dream of replicating one day. I can’t wait to dive into Pip’s journey for the second time.


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I know little of this novel (or Victoria’s work), other than that it’s set in Edinburgh, and there is some sort of veil (or lack of) between life and death. I’ve seen so many of you rave about Victoria and her novels, and I LOVE MG/YA set in Edinburgh. It’s exciting to see familiar haunts and favourite locations pop up in a book that you’re enjoying. On that note, if you know of any good books (preferably YA) set in Edinburgh (or anywhere in Scotland really), please let me know in the comments. It’s a rare thing to find, so I really can’t wait to read this.

I’m certain that I’m going to stumble across more in the airport, and more in New York itself! But, as I said, given that it will be a busy holiday, I might only make it through one or two. But you can never bring too many books with you, right?

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  1. September 3, 2018 / 6:05 pm

    YESS! This is such a great reading list! Crooked Kingdom is probably the best sequel I have ever read! I read Children of Blood and Bone and City of Ghosts this last month and you’ve got some goooood books in store! I haven’t read either of the classics but I plan on reading Jane Eyre soon! I hope you enjoy New York!

  2. September 4, 2018 / 1:21 am

    Love the varied book categories, I forget about the classics and think will get adding to my goodreads wishlist. Have a super time in New York, definitely on my travel bucket list

    Stacey ||

  3. September 4, 2018 / 9:13 am

    I hope you’re having an amazing time in New York!
    Children of Blood and Bone is on my list this month and I think the book I’m going to start next. I have yet to see a bad review of it either and that makes me even more excited to read it!
    City of Ghosts is a small read but it’s quite charming with a bit of creep. I really enjoyed it. Hope you will too!

  4. September 4, 2018 / 10:14 am

    It’s when I go on holiday that I’m extra thankful for the kindle app on my phone! Though these books look amazing, I’ve been meaning to read Great Expectations for the longest time because I’ve heard so many good things about it. Jane Eyre is possibly my top book of all time, and I really hope you fall in love with her!

    Cordelia ||

  5. September 5, 2018 / 3:22 am

    Jane Eyre is FAB & so is Great Expectations; I’m allll about the classics haha x. From the pics on twitter it seems that you’re really enjoying your time here in The States, hope it continues to get better & better!

  6. September 5, 2018 / 3:59 pm

    Great list! You’ll live COBAB, it’s such a good book!!

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