Saturday, 17 October 2015

October Book Haul

I've never done a haul post of any sort on my blog before, let alone a book haul - but I got some new goodies in the post today and thought I'd show you my spoils. I'm a massive fan of The Works, and I'm always trawling their 6 for £10 section - books and bargains, my two favourite things!

If you know me, you'll probably know that my favourite book ever is The Secret Life Of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd, but I've never read anything else she has to offer. When I saw The Invention Of Wings, it went straight in my basket because I love the way she writes, and this one sounds really interesting.

The Lavender Keeper by Fiona McIntosh caught my eye because lavender is my favourite flower/scent/colour, and this book is set in World War II - my favourite thing to read or write about. I wrote my second year creative writing project about T4, and every aspect of the second world war fascinates me - I can't wait to get my teeth into this one.

I wanted a book from someone I'd never even heard of before, and that's where Two Little Boys by Duncan Sarkies comes in; the cover really stood out to me too, and it's about murder (I think) - it has some pretty bad reviews on Goodreads, but I'm willing to take one for the team and see what I make of it. The Night Rainbow by Claire King is probably the most intriguing book I picked up; it's set in France and follows the story of a girl called Pea, who's been quoted as "a heroine you won't forget" by Maggie O'Farrell - I can't wait to see why.

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard sounds like it's gonna be really good; I believe it's part of a trilogy, and it seems dystopian-esque, what with some people having red blood and some having silver, and both of those communities being at war with one another. Interesting. I'm told it's pretty similar to a book called Red Rising by Pierce Brown, but I've not read that so you know...

Last but not least is Between Here And April by Deborah Copaken Kogan, which is a mystery kind of book about disappearances and the past, and it just sounds like my kind of book. It's said to have a focus on post-natal depression, as well as what it means to be a mother - I can't wait to get into it!

If you have any book recommendations please let me know; I'm also (supposedly) doing a book review challenge on my blog this year, although I can't see myself completing it... Check it out here though if you want!

1 comment:

  1. Ohhh I really like the sound of Red Queen! I'm adding it to my wishlist now! x
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