Sunday, 31 January 2016

December/January Mini Book Haul

As much as I love using my Kindle for travelling and convenience purposes, I do also love reading a physical book. The feeling of holding a book in my hands is one of the most amazing feelings I have ever had, and I also love the smell as I open one for the first time. I usually try and purchase/borrow a few physical books a month, and I thought that every month I would share these with you. This post, however is for the month of December and January as I wanted you all to see what books I had got for the end of 2015 as well. 

1) Girl Online on Tour - Zoe Sugg


I'd read Girl Online at the start of 2015, and despite the controversy it had over being partly ghost-written, I did thoroughly enjoy it. I knew Zoe was releasing a sequel to it, and when I saw this for half price in my local WHSmiths I just had to get it. It's actually on my February TBR list, so look out for a review in the near future.

2) Auggie & Me by R.J Palacio


Auggie & Me is a different take on the story 'Wonder', featuring three characters that all had something to do with Auggie, who's extraordinary face brought different opinions. Wonder was a book that really touched me and stayed with me long after I closed the final page, so I'm really looking forward to reading the story from different perspectives.

3) To All the Boys I've Loved Before - Jenny Han


I picked this up on one of my many trips to my local library (I love using my library and could spend hours in there). Just from reading the blurb I knew this was going to be a book that's right up my street. It's a young adult romance novel, and I just cannot wait to get stuck into it.

4) Written in the Stars - Ali Harris


This is another book that I picked up in my library. I have read a few books by Ali Harris before and although it was a while ago, I do remember loving them. I feel like this is going to be a quick and easy read, with a lot of romance involved. Perfect for me.

5) You and Me, Always by Jill Mansell


This was sent to me by the lovely guys at Headline Publishing and I was so happy when I received this in the post. I'd already got the book on my kindle, but as soon as I saw how gorgeous this book was I knew I'd be reading the physical copy at some point. Jill Mansell is a great author and I feel honoured to have been sent a copy of her latest book.

6) Hot Feminist - Polly Vernon


This was sent to me by the people at Hodder Books and I was so excited when I received it. Modern day Feminism is something that I am slowly becoming interested in, so I am really looking forward to getting stuck into it and learning more. I've already read a similar book by Caitlin Moran, so I am hoping that this is just as good or even better. 

7) Call the Midwife  - Jennifer Worth


Call the Midwife is one of my favourite TV shows on at the moment, and I've always said that I've wanted to read the book that the show is based on, but I could never find it, until now. My mum actually picked this up for me from The Works for the bargain price of £3, and I was so happy when she gave it to me. I am honestly so excited to read this and find out what it was like to be a midwife in London in 1950's. Also, if the TV show is anything to go by I have a feeling I will be sobbing whilst reading. 


Amy

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