Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Book Haul #2

So I went a little crazy this month. I brought a lot of books. Like, a lot. But seeing as its coming to the end of June I thought I would do another Book Haul post for the books that I brought in June! Also for the full synopsis of all the books I mention, to make it easier, their Goodreads page has been linked to each book title. 
So far I have not managed to start reading any of these books (my TBR shelf is a little huge right now) but I shall be making a start to them soon! I promise! 
But for now... on with the Book Haul!

Here are all the physical copies of books I brought in June:

Paper Towns by John Green - Since finishing The Fault in Our Stars (full review here) I have been a little obsessed with John Green. Honestly, how can you not?! I adore his writing and his characters are just so well thought out that I have made it my mission to read every single John Green book there is, starting with Paper Towns. Plus this book has very high Goodreads ratings and you can't go wrong with that.

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart - A fairly new release and I honestly don't really know what the book is about. But I think it's better that way because no one really likes to get spoiled do they? I have heard quite mixed reviews on this book, so I'm excited to give it a go and see if it's my cup of tea.

Legend and Prodigy by Marie Lu - This is a series that I have been wanting to read for so long! I literally cannot wait to get stuck into these and finally have an idea on what people are talking about. I have no doubt in my mind as to whether I will like these because not only are the reviews been very high, it seems like it is right up my street. Not to mention by buying the two I now have an excuse to buy the last and final book in the series Champion and have a complete set.

Throne of Glass and Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas - Another series that I have been waiting to get stuck into. Again the series have such high ratings and the third book in the series is apparently released in September, so I am planning on finishing these two in time for the third and possibly (if I can't wait that long) buying and reading the novella bind up An Assassin's Blade before then too. Plus its a book with Assassins and Romance! How can I not love it?!

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey - This book is again one of those books that come with a lot of hype, and I wasn't completely sure of the premise of the book but I thought why not give it a try because it must have something right with all the hype that is attached with it, right? Not to mention it was really good value for money, so I took it as a sign that I was fated to read it and brought it.

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness - Now I wasn't really sure about this book, but I had heard such good tings about the author that I couldn't just give up the opportunity to get my hands on it. As a book I think it is more of a children's book but aimed at the older part of the audience range. So it's not quite young adult but its not really a children's book either. All in all the premise of the book interested me and the reviews of the author were good, so I thought why not?

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith - This is an author that I have been dying to read because I have heard nothing but good things about her. Her stories always seem interesting and are always just begging me to buy them that I gave in to see if they are actually something I like or not. Plus her covers of the books are always so gorgeous that I was just waiting for an excuse to get it, which came in the form of a sale on The Book People website. 

The Burning Soul by John Connolly - I think this book is the 10th book in a big series known as The Charlie Parker Series, a series about a private detective called Charlie Parker and the investigations he goes on. To be honest, I haven't read any of the other books in the series, and the book itself was brought on a whim, so I don't know whether the series is popular or not. However I am really looking forward to this book and the mystery and crime that Charlie Parker is pulled into.

Oh Dear Silvia by Dawn French - I got this book mainly because I am a huge fan of Dawn French. I just love her. So when I saw her book I didn't even need to read the synopsis, I just picked it straight up and went to the till to buy it. 

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare - Now I have read the mortal Instruments series (I mean who hasn't?) but all of the copies I own are on my kindle so I thought it was about time that I got physical copies of the books because I love the series and want to be able to show how much I love it by displaying them with my other books. 

Fevre Dream by George R. Martin - Really excited to read something by this author. I am a huge fan of the Game of Thrones Television series but I don't know whether I can read about all the explict and gruesome things that happen in the series from the point of view of children. So instead I brought another book from George R. Martin to ease myself into his writing style and work up to the courage of reading the Song of fire and Ice series. Plus the synopsis and concept of this book, while very confusing, is extremely interesting. 

A Hundred Pieces of Me by Lucy Dillion - Seriously cannot wait to get into this book. The concept and synopsis were extremply interesting to me and it still hints at the light feeling that reading contemporary books gives you. Not to mention the ratings and reviews that it has gotten are very good. All in all a fairly new release that is just waiting to get read.

Both Keeping Faith by Jodi Picoult and Love Lies by Adele Parks were impulse buys because of how cheap I could get the books for. I am a fan of Jodi Picoult's writing (My Sister's Keeper and Songs of the Humpback Whale are two of my favourite books) but I hadn't read any Adele Parks before so I gave in to temptation and brought the two books as soon as I saw them. 

And these are only the physical copies! I also brought a lot of ebooks for my Kindle too but if I included them, this post will just be too long! so stay tuned because the Kindle part of this book haul will follow shortly! 
The next book haul post will be posted at the end of July...that's if I can afford to buy any more...which probably won't be for a little while. Whoops! :)

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