22 Jun 2015

Something I want to start on my blog is monthly book hauls and that's starting this month by sharing what books I've bought the past month to give you an idea of books that will be reviewed in upcoming posts or give you some ideas of what books to buy yourself. 

This month, I had the chance to receive two books from Hot Key Books that I was very excited about. The first of which was Only We Know by Simon Packham which I've already read and reviewed here as it was such a quick read. The second book I was sent I was super excited about being a big fan on E.Lockhart's previous work. how to be bad is written E.Lockhart as well as Lauren Myracle and Sarah Mlynowski. I've never heard of Lauren or Sarah but if it's anything like E.Lockhart's earlier books, I'm in for a treat. It's about three girls: Jesse who's keeping a secret; Vicks who is wild and confident but worried about her absent boyfriend and then there's Mel who is the new girl in town with a lot of money how needs find some friends and get over her fears. They all want to be a little more rebellious and so they take a car and go on a road trip. This seems like a great summer book and I can't wait to read it.

Me, Earl and The Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews is a book that has recieved a lot of positive reviews from America and it was released in Britain a week or so a go and I picked it up as quickly as I could in order to read it before the film is released as well as seeming like a book I will enjoy. It's written from the perspective of Greg who is seventeen and doesn't have any friendspart from Earl who he makes films with. Then there's the Dying Girl who has cancer and Greg's mum forces greg to become friends with. It's not a love story, I know that but it seems to be a book that includes humour that I will love and I can't wait to get round to reading it.

I went into Waterstones and they had a display of the Penguin English Library editions. In attempt to read some more classics and being 2 for £10 I picked A Study In Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle which is the first Sherlock Holmes story. I watched Sherlock and loved it and wanted to give the book a try- it doesn't look too long and I want to branch out into more crime novels and so I think this is a great place to start. The other book on the offer I picked up was Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. I've never really had the intention to pick this up until I saw it a week or so ago. I've also heard it's not the worst book in the world and isn't too hard to read which is my usual problem with classics (Great Gatsby, I'm looking at you.) I know a little about the premise of the book but I'll be going into it mostly blind and hopefully I'll be able to get through it and enjoy it!

The last two books are a bit different from anything I've had before and were a gift from my sister who picked these up in London. If you didn't know already, I'm studying psychology and sociology at college and find both subjects so interesting. Along with my sister being a graphic designer and my interest in these subjects she picked me up Psychology: A Graphic Guide by Nigel C Benson and Marxism: A Graphic guide by Rupert Woodfin & Oscar Zarate. They are such a great idea and are so easy to read as well as being very interested. They're books I can pick up and put down when I want and not feel I have to read it all at once. I love them and they do other books on other topics such as Feminism and other religions which I'm now tempted to pick up and collect them all because they're such an easy way to broaden your knowledge on certain topics.

There are a couple of weeks left of June and, while I'll be buying a few Ebooks for China, I won't be buying any other books this month so I thought I would share this with you now and I might do an Ebook haul in the future. Let me know if you'd like to see more book hauls.
Have you read any of the books mentioned? Any recommendations?
Hope you're doing great
Sarah x

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