BOOK HAUL

9 Jun 2016

It's been a while since I've shared with you the books I've recently bought or been kindly sent. It's not as though I haven't been buying books because I definitely have I just haven't got round to sharing what I've bought with you til now. While a lot of books I've mentioned on this blog I'm just going to keep it to ones I'm still yet to show you and write about. Some of these it won't be long til I'll have read them and will be writing about them again so it'll give you a little taster of what's to come. 

When Book Tubers talk of their "Most Highly Anticipated Books" I don't understand how they can remember all these books to be released. I mean, I get my mum's birthday wrong every year so I could never do it! However, one I'd been waiting in anticipation for is Highly Illogical Behaviour by John Corey Whaley. I've actually already read this so I'll keep this short but, in summary, it's about a boy named Solomon Reed who, due to his agoraphobia doesn't leave the house. There is also Lisa who needs some great mental health story for her college essay so she decides to find Solomon.  That's all I'm going to say on that one; I'm currently writing a full review which should be out soon!

Now, these next two shows how long it's been since I've done a book haul as I got this at Christmas.  The first is The Accident Season by Moira Fowley-Doyle. I think I saw this on Cait: Paper Fury's blog a while back and thought I'd give it ago but sadly I've not got round to it just yet. The other is Landline by Rainbow Rowell. I have tried to give this a read and it sadly wasn't what I was expecting so never got into it but if you've read and you think I should give it another shot let me know! 

Keeping with Rainbow Rowell, she released a short story for World Book Day so I picked it up- it's Kindred Spirits. It's definitely an easy one for a revision break or two that I'll be getting round to very soon. 

A lot of my books I've bought are for my college course and most of them I've already read and reviewed. One that I've not got round to and doubt I will is Waves by Virginia Woolf. It sounded like such an interesting and different read but sadly a little too challenging for the time period I have to read it in but, hopefully, I'll get around to read it sometime in the future. 

In the same trip I picked up The Waves, I thought I'd treat myself and picked up The Revenant by Michael Punke. The only real reason I picked this up is because the film did so well at the Oscars and while I have no intention of seeing the film anytime soon when I do I'd like to have at least read the book. I think it's also something a little different to what I'd normally read so it'll switch things up a bit. 

I haven't been receiving many books lately. Mainly because I know I haven't had the time to give them a read and also the opportunity just hasn't arisen but from Hot Key Books  I did receive Mind Your Head by Juno Dawson. As a psychology student and keen person on mental health awareness loved to see this book on offer. I've not read much but it looks as though it tackles problems for teens our age that sadly we may not know much about. This is definitely one I'd recommend even before reading it.  

The other book I received was an exciting one- Summer Days & Summer Nights- an anthology of short stories from authors such as Veronica Roth and Cassandra Clare. There the only two authors I've heard of in the collection which I quite like. I may discover some new authors. The funny thing is I was going to but this just the other day and then the opportunity came about and I was like YES YES YES. This will be the perfect book to start the summer off.

So I'm up to date now! They are most of the books I've bought recently. Which one do you think I should read next? Are there any books you think I should pick up for summer?
Hope you're doing great,
Sarah x

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