Monday, 22 September 2014

Book Haul | 1

One thing that you'll probably see a lot of in future blog posts if you continue to read my blog is books. For as long as I can remember I've always had my nose stuck in a book and book buying is honestly one of my favourite things to do, even if it is becoming a bit of an issue for my bank account! I didn't buy all of these books in one go, 5 were bought on two separate occasions with gift vouchers and the other 3 were given to me as a present from my boyfriend but I thought I'd collect them all together and share them with all the other book lovers out there!

I got given a book voucher off my dad for my 19th birthday ages ago and I still hadn't used it so I recently dragged my boyfriend to Waterstones so I could finally treat myself. I got 3 books on this trip, 'Apple Tree Yard' by Louise Doughty, 'The Silent Wife' by A.S.A Harrison, and then I also got the one below on the left, 'Dreams and Shadows' by C. Robert Cargill.
I'm trying to branch out in my reading because I tend to stick to my comfort zone most of the time which is typically YA, so I decided to give Apple Tree Yard a go as it's sort of a romance thriller and there's a lot of drama and murder and plotting involved, so I'm very excited for that. I'm not entirely sure what The Silent Wife is about in all honesty, all I'm aware of is that it's another thriller!
The one I'm most excited about though is Dreams and Shadows. I mean just look at the cover and tell me that doesn't interest you, it's the most mental book cover I've ever seen! This is a fantasy book that follows the lives of two boys from a parallel universe, with genies and wizards and all sorts of things like that. I do think this is definitely a dark fantasy though, judging by some of the pictures on the cover, but I cannot wait to read it!

The next 3 are the ones that my boyfriend bought me. Asda had a deal on where you could get 3 for £10 so again, I went book crazy. The 3 that I bought on this occasion are the two in the picture below, 'Watch Me' by James Carol, and 'If I Stay' by Gayle Forman, and then the above right 'The Good Girl' by Mary Kubica.
Good Girl and Watch Me are again both thrillers. I'm not entirely sure why I seem to think that expanding my reading means buying thrillers but hey ho, give me a book and I'll read it! Good Girl focuses on this one girl who is unaware that the man she meets in a bar one night has in fact been watching her for days, and Watch Me is an FBI crime thriller, puzzle solver type book (excellent description there if I do say so myself!)
 I'm sure most of you reading this have already heard of If I Stay as it has recently come out as a film staring Chloe Grace Moretz. Normally I never buy books with film covers because I'm just not that fond of them, but I actually really like this one! This has a very short blurb, 'Life can change in an instant. A cold February morning... a snowy road... and suddenly all of Mia's choices are gone. Except one. As alone as she'll ever be, Mia must make the most difficult choice of all', and all I can gather from that is that this is one of those books that will make you cry for at least an hour after you've finished reading it, so when I do give this a go, I will have my tissues at the ready!
The last 2 books in this book haul are ones that I bought when I went into Waterstones just to 'look around' and 'not actually buy anything'. Needless to say that didn't happen! The first one I got was 'You're The One That I Want' by Giovanna Fletcher. This is Giovanna's second book and it's about a girl called Maddy, who has to chose between the man she's about to marry, and that man's best man. I wish I had bought this in time for my holiday as it sounds like a great book to read by the pool but I'm sure it will cheer me up on one of the many rainy days we have here in good old England!
The second book I bought was 'Ready Player One' by Ernest Cline and I am so over the top excited to read this! This is a very famous book and is a futuristic sci-fi which is set in the year 2044. Basically, the world has become so destroyed that all people do is play this video game where you can be anyone, live anywhere and do whatever you want. The founder of this video game dies with no heir to his fortune, but he leaves clues spread throughout the game that if a person manages to solve, they will gain his fortune. It sounds so incredibly interesting and I cannot wait to get lost in this world!

And that concludes my book haul. Please leave any book recommendations in the comments and I hope you enjoyed!

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