Book Haul

Hi guys! Firstly I would like to apologise for not blogging much, recently with work and trying to fit family, friends and other hobbies into my life I just haven’t had much time to blog or even start to think about what to write. I am enjoying just blogging when I feel like it so I hope you guys don’t mind that too much. 

I have decided to post something I don’t usually do which is a book haul! I never feel that I buy enough books in a month to post about them but recently I noticed that I had quite a new book collection stacking up and after counting up how many I’ve bought recently I found that I have hauled 33 books since 25th April! So I know people usually do book hauls of the month, from the first to the very last day of that month but I’m going to be doing it from the 25th April to the 25th May.

Most of these books are from charity shops, I never understand people who spend hundreds of pounds on a few books because they bought them at full price when they can find some great ones in local charity shops. Little fun fact, I spent just over £30 this month on books which I worked out at full price would have cost me over £250 so yeah, just think about that when you go into your pricey book shops! Don’t get me wrong, I do love a brand new book but I only ever buy books at full price if it’s something I know I’ll enjoy and have been wanting to read it for a while.

Okay so that’s enough jibber jabber, these are the books I have hauled over the last month!

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Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

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Title: Gone Girl

Author: Gillian Flynn

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

Publication Date: May 24th 2012

Page Count: 463 pages

Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Crime, Fiction

Synopsis: On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy’s diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer?

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Hold Back the Stars by Katie Khan

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Title: Hold Back the Stars

Author: Katie Khan

Publisher: Transworld Publishers

Publication Date: January 26th, 2017 (UK)

Page Count: 304 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Romance

Synopsis: Carys and Max have ninety minutes of air left.
None of this was supposed to happen.
But perhaps this doesn’t need to be the end…

Adrift in space with nothing to hold on to but each other, Carys and Max can’t help but look back at the well-ordered world they have left behind – at the rules they couldn’t reconcile themselves to, and a life to which they might now never return.
For in a world where love is banned, what happens when you find it?

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Down The TBR Hole #4

Down the TBR Hole is a meme created by the very clever and ever so lovely Lia @LostInaStory , here’s Lia’s explanation so you can understand what the meme is all about –

Most of you probably know this feeling, your Goodreads TBR pile keeps growing and growing and it seems like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. You keep adding, but you add more than you actually read. And then when you’re scrolling through your list, you realize that you have no idea what half the books are about and why you added them. Well that’s going to change!

It works like this:

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books. Of course, if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

So here we are, my 4th Down The TBR Hole!

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Penance by Kanae Minato

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Title: Penance

Author: Kanae Minato

Publisher: Mulholland Books

Publication Date:  April 11th 2017

Page count: 240 

Genre: Suspense, Fiction, Thriller

The tense, chilling story of four women haunted by a childhood trauma.
When they were children, Sae, Maki, Akiko and Yuko were tricked into separating from their friend Emili by a mysterious stranger. Then the unthinkable occurs: Emili is found murdered hours later.
Sae, Maki, Akiko and Yuko weren’t able to accurately describe the stranger’s appearance to the police after the Emili’s body was discovered. Asako, Emili’s mother, curses the surviving girls, vowing that they will pay for her daughter’s murder.
Like Confessions, Kanae Minato’s award-winning, internationally bestselling debut novel, PENANCE is a dark and voice-driven tale of revenge and psychological trauma that will leave listeners breathless. – Goodreads

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February Wrap Up

It’s March already! So I guess it’s time to share with you, my February Wrap-Up, in February I read a total of 7 books, which is only 1 less than January and I’ve been super busy lately so I think I’ve done pretty good. You can find out what I’m currently reading and what I’ve finished reading here on Goodreads.

But for now I’ll keep it simple I’ll show you the books I’ve read with the synopsis, a little statement on what I thought and a rating out of 5.

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Down the TBR Hole #3

Down the TBR Hole is a meme created by the very clever and ever so lovely Lia @LostInaStory , here’s Lia’s explanation so you can understand what the meme is all about –

Most of you probably know this feeling, your Goodreads TBR pile keeps growing and growing and it seems like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. You keep adding, but you add more than you actually read. And then when you’re scrolling through your list, you realize that you have no idea what half the books are about and why you added them. Well that’s going to change!

It works like this:

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books. Of course if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

So let’s have it! Here goes my 3rd Down the TBR Hole.

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