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BOOKS // Haul, March 2015

"Hi, my name's Becky and I have a book addiction."

Pictured below is the eveidence of said additcion... a stash of eight books from one shopping trip. Yep. That's 8 books in one go. I honestly have about 60 books that I have yet to read on my shelves yet I insist on buying more! Anyway, I thought I'd let you know what I've been buying and why they were added to my collection.




The Ocean at the End of the Lane - Neil Gaiman
I remember beeing drawn to this book when I first came out, I picked it up and read the first couple of pages and fell in love. It's only now that I have actually bought myself a copy of this book! I love Gaiman's stories and I find them really creative. The Ocean at the End of the Lane is about the narrator's childhood and time growing up. Lots of mysterious things begin to happen after a lodger in his house steals the family car and commits suicide, leaving dark forces and creatures to emerge. I love fantasy writing so I can't wait to get stuck into this one!

Grimm Tales for Old and Young - Philip Pullman
In this collection of stories, Philip Pullman has chosen his favourite fairy tales originally written by the Brothers Grimm and retold them in his own writing style. Kinda like a Brothers Grimm fan fiction ;) Fairy tales and fables have always intrigued me and I like to see how different writers interpret the stories so I thouht this would be an interesting take on some classics.

Angela Carter's Book of Fairy Tales - Angela Carter
Do you see a theme running here with my choices? Another fairy tale book; this one by Angela Carter who is one of my favourite authors. I love how twisted yet poignant she can make her writing. It has always left a lasting impression on me anyway! The book itself is gorgous and I had to own it. It's hardbackw tih beautiful illustrations. The stories themselves are adult fairy tales with plenty of twists and turns along the way!

And the Mountains Echoed - Khaled Hosseini
Hosseini is one of my favourite authors. I have loved everything he has written so far and always recommend The Kite Runner to all my friends. Hosseini's writing really captures the unseen parts of his homeland of Kabul in Afghanistan. This book follows the story of a brother and sister and the poverty they face growing up. Hosseini's books are usually full of engaging plot twists and heart wrenching events and I know this one will be just as great as his previous work.

The Hunger Games Trilogy - Suzanne Collins
I always resisted The Hunger Games. I refused to buy in to the hype and was probably the only person on my Literature course that hadn't read these books. I have since seen the films and become obsessed with the stories so when I saw the whole trilogy on offer in The Works at £7.99, I knew I had to get it!

Us - David Nicholls
I don't usually go for books like this but I read One Day a few years back and loved it. I like that Nicholls has a somewhat typical British sense of humour that comes across in his writing. Us is about a husband trying to fix his failing marriage by taking his family on the trip of a lifetime. I've not seen many reviews about this one but I'm sure it wil be a great read; I'll be taking it on holiday with me!

What books have you bought recently? Let me know in the comments below!

3 comments

  1. I loved The Ocean At The End Of The Lane, I'm usually not into that kind of book but I was glued to it! Xx

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  2. The Hunger Games series is great! :)

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  3. I also want to read Us after reading One Day! And I absolutely loved The Hunger Games series!

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