Book Haul #1


Payday means only one thing - book buying.

So, here are the lovely books I bought last week!

 1. 'Books to check out' which is a lovely little notebook filled with different pages, it contains pages to write the titles of books you want to read, your favourite books, favourite passages and books you have borrowed. It's a nice little book which is very handy as well as cute. I 100% recommend!
£7.99 Waterstones.

2. 'Personal' by Lee Child.
Summary -
Jack Reacher walks alone. Once a go-to hard man in the US military police, now he's a drifter of no fixed abode. But the army tracks him down. Because someone has taken a long-range shot at the French president.. Only one man could have done it. And Reacher is the one man who can find him. This new heartstopping, nailbiting book in Lee Child's number-one bestselling series takes Reacher across the Atlantic to Paris - and then to London. The stakes have never been higher - because this time, it's personal.

This is the nineteenth book to the Jack Reacher series and I am very excited to read it, Lee Child is an incredible author.


3. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Summary -

Who are you? What have we done to each other? These are the questions Nick Dunne finds himself asking on the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, when his wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police suspect Nick. Amy's friends reveal that she was afraid of him, that she kept secrets from him. He swears it isn't true. A police examination of his computer shows strange searches. He says they weren't made by him. And then there are the persistent calls on his mobile phone. So what really did happen to Nick's beautiful wife?

I've heard good thing about this book and am very excited to read it maybe then I can watch the film adaptation!

4. 'We Are Not Ourselves' by Matthew Thomas 

summary -
Eileen Leary wants more. Raised in a downtrodden area of new York by hard-drinking, Irish immigrant parents, she dreams of another life: a better job, a bigger house, more respectable friends, a happy family. When she meets Ed Leary, a brilliant young scientist, she thinks she’s found the perfect partner to pursue and share her American Dream with. An indefatigable love enters Eileen’s life – but so too does a pervasive darkness and a loss that will last a lifetime.

Sounds very interesting and different to anything I have read before so I am looking forward to this one!

 5. 'Instrumental' by James Rhodes
summary - 
James Rhodes' passion for music has been his absolute lifeline. It has been the thread that has held him together through a life that has encompassed abuse, breakdown and addiction. Listening to Rachmaninov on a loop as a traumatised teenager or discovering an Adagio by Bach while in a psychiatric ward - such exquisite miracles of musical genius have helped him survive his demons, and, along with a chance encounter with a stranger, inspired him to become the renowned concert pianist he is today.
I am so excited to read James's autobiography you do not understand, I've only known of him recently from my friend Rachelle (love you Rachelle) but he is honestly incredible. I hope you all give this a read!

6. 'All I know Now' by Carrie Hope Fletcher
Summary -
We all know that growing up is hard to do, and sometimes the only thing that makes it better are the reassuring words of someone who has walked that bumpy road just a few steps ahead of you and somehow ended up as a fully-functioning adult. Carrie Hope Fletcher is that person.* Thanks to her phenomenally popular YouTube videos, Carrie has become an 'honorary big sister' to hundreds of thousands of young people who turn to her for advice, friendship and, most of all, the knowledge that things will get better.

I have watched Carrie as a youtuber from the very beginning and it feels very surreal for her to have her own book, she has grown as a person a lot and I'm very excited to read this!!!

I hope you all enjoyed this rather long and maybe boring book haul, let me know if you have read any of these and let me know your thoughts!

Love, Beth. x


  1. Loved "All I know now", she's so lovely and the book is the most relatable thing I've ever read.

    1. I agree! I couldn't put it down!