Wednesday 14 July 2021

2021 summer book haul

Is there anything better than getting new books? The answer is no, obviously, unless it's the feeling of buying a new book in the airport on the way to explore a new destination... But there's not been much of that lately, so for now it's just the books. Without further ado, here are the newest books in my collection!

What's a Girl Gotta Do? by Holly Bourne

One from the queen of YA, my mum got me this for my birthday last week and I've finished it already. It's part of the Spinster Club series, of which I've read the other two. They're feminist teen fiction, and this instalment follows Lottie - set to go to Cambridge and with her interview just weeks away, she decides to embark on a project where she has to call out every example of sexism she sees. It's a fun and interesting adventure of a story, complete with friendship, young love and cream pies. Buy it here.

The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz*

This was sent over by the publisher, Faber & Faber, and it looks SO good. It's about a failed writer who steals the plot of someone's novel, and of course - it all ends in disaster. I'm really excited to read this one! It'll be my first from this author, which is always fun. Buy it here.

The Secret Life of Writers by Guillaume Musso*

This hardback is from Orion, and was sent to me as a proof copy. I believe it's a translation - the author is French, and really well-renowned. This follows author Nathan, who has decided to end his career and head off to live alone on an island, and the journalist that follows him there two decades later to try and get an interview. All sorts of drama follows, obviously... Buy it here.

Passenger List by J S Dryden*

Another proof copy, this one came with a little boarding pass bookmark with my name on it - an adorable touch that made me yearn for a plane journey! The author actually hosts a podcast, a historical fantasy podcast about a flight that goes missing. This is the accompanying novel, which is so cool, and it's about a woman who tries to find out what *really* happened to that plane... Buy it here.

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

The lovely Rebecca from Rebecca Reads gifted me this for my birthday and it was the most gorgeous parcel to open - so thank you SO much!!!! I've never read a Taylor Jenkins Reid book, but everyone raves about her/her writing/this book! It's about a Hollywood recluse, coming forward to finally tell the tale of her glamorous life... and that's all I know about it, so I'm really intrigued! Buy it here.

I Found You by Lisa Jewell

This was also from Rebecca - I felt so spoilt! Lisa Jewell is up there in my top 10 authors of all time, so to get one of her books is always a treat for me. This one is a few years old, about a man who shows up on the beach outside a woman's house, and how he can't remember anything, and the wife he's left behind. It sounds sooooo interesting. Buy it here.

The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd

Tied for my top two authors of all time (with Sophie Hannah), I am obsessed with Sue Monk Kidd. Mum bought me this for my birthday and I'm sooooo excited to finally have it in my hands. Set in biblical Galilee, it's about Ana - the wife of Jesus. I don't know much else about it but I do know it will be as magical as her other three novels. Buy it here.

Suddenly Single by Carol Wyer

I bought this on The Works as part of a haul I did where I bought all the books based solely on the covers without reading the blurbs - this is the only one still sat in my new-in pile, so I must have put the others away, but I did haul them on Instagram and they're in my 'barg hauls' highlight. Anyway, this is a romance book about an author who's marriage breaks down and she moves away and I think it's going to be very fluffy and nice! Buy it here.

A Glasgow Kiss by Sophie Gravia*

This is an erotic fiction book (not my cup of tea) which I think was written in lockdown, but it's meant to be good and Orion sent it to me - I will get round to reading it, just probably not all that soon! It's about a single nurse in Glasgow and her crazy dating life... Buy it here.

Have you read any of these books yet? I'm soooo excited to read each of them!!!

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