library books reading a natural detour
After a pretty big library haul in January I decided to reserve a few less books this month to try and make sure I have time to fit them all in with the rest of my February TBR. Looking at the little stack of books pictured above it's clear to see I'm still on a short story kick but I'm also just noticing a bit of an unintentional dark theme!

The Strange Library, Haruki Murakami (2005) 

This unusual book has been on my TBR since Ria recommended it as a great introduction to Murakami so I'm looking forward to finally reading it. According to the blurb this super short story follows a boy who makes the mistake of heading to his local library only to be imprisoned with a sheep man and a girl who can talk with her hands. I've already had a little flick through the pages which are filled with intriguing illustrations and marbled papers - I'm definitely glad I didn't settle for the Kindle version!

Tales From The Dead Of Night, Cecily Gayford (2014)

I stumbled across this short story collection whilst browsing the shelves of Waterstones looking for inspiration for the BB book club and immediately added it to my TBR. Initially it was the cover that drew me in but I love all things Halloween and this collection of thirteen ghost stories sounds like it's going to be a great read.

Pretty Monsters, Kelly Link (2005)

Yep, another short story collection! Pretty Monsters is a YA anthology which contains ten stories described as 'weird, wicked, spooky and delicious' - sounds interesting, right? The book also made Stasia's 2017 favourites list so I'm hoping I'll enjoy it as much as she did.

Have you read any of these books?