Book Haul #3

Hello,
Yes it is Thursday and yes this post is intentional! Thursdays will now be my posting day as well as Mondays, how exciting!
Last week I decided to buy a few books I've been wanting for a while and taking advantage of my 20% off in Tesco! 
(photos are bad quality as I used my phone instead of my canon)

Holes - Louis Sachar


Summary:

"Stanley Yelnats' family has a history of bad luck going back generations, so he is not too surprised when a miscarriage of justice sends him to Camp Green Lake Juvenile Detention Centre. Nor is he very surprised when he is told that his daily labour at the camp is to dig a hole, five foot wide by five foot deep, and report anything that he finds in that hole. The warden claims that it is character building, but this is a lie and Stanley must dig up the truth. In this wonderfully inventive, compelling novel that is both serious and funny, Louis Sachar has created a masterpiece that will leave all readers amazed and delighted by the author's narrative flair and brilliantly handled plot."

You seriously missed out if you never watched Holes with Shia LaBeouf casted as Stanley. It is such a good film and I love it a lot and seeing this book in a charity shop didn't even have to make me think I just knew I was going to buy it and I did! I am beyond excited to read this, if it's anything like the film then it's going to be an amazing read!


Before I go to sleep - SJ Watson


Summary:
"As I sleep, my mind will erase everything I did today. I will wake up tomorrow as I did this morning. Thinking I'm still a child, thinking I have a whole lifetime of choice ahead of me... 

Memories define us. So what if you lost yours every time you went to sleep? Your name, your identity, your past, even the people you love--all forgotten overnight. And the one person you trust may only be telling you half the story."


I have never seen the film nor read this and it's been recommended to me more than twice so I think it is about time I give it a go! Seems like an easy and enjoyable read!

Paper towns by John Green


Summary:
Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs into his life—dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge—he follows. After their all-nighter ends, and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues—and they're for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees the girl he thought he knew

Right, if you know me then you know I am NOT a fan of John Green. I find his writing very simple and boring and I am not one for it. TFIOS was an ok book very overrated (my opinion) but once again my best friend (Richard) has convinced me to give John Green another go. Hopefully this book is better than TFIOS and the film will be enjoyable.


You by Caroline Kepnes


Summary:
When a beautiful, aspiring writer strides into the East Village bookstore where Joe Goldberg works, he does what anyone would do: he Googles the name on her credit card.

There is only one Guinevere Beck in New York City. She has a public Facebook account and Tweets incessantly, telling Joe everything he needs to know: she is simply Beck to her friends, she went to Brown University, she lives on Bank Street, and she’ll be at a bar in Brooklyn tonight—the perfect place for a “chance” meeting.

As Joe invisibly and obsessively takes control of Beck’s life, he orchestrates a series of events to ensure Beck finds herself in his waiting arms. Moving from stalker to boyfriend, Joe transforms himself into Beck’s perfect man, all while quietly removing the obstacles that stand in their way—even if it means murder.


I've been wanting this book for some time now as it seems like something I would really enjoy, I love a good thriller!



Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell



Summary:
Cath is a Simon Snow fan.
Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan...
But for Cath, being a fan is her life—and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.
Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.
Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.
Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words... And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.
For Cath, the question is: Can she do this?
Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories?
And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?


Right Rainbow Rowell is lovely, she is so funny on twitter! I have read Eleanor & Park by her and loved it so I am expecting great things from this novel, I am excited!


Dream a little dream by Giovanna Fletcher



Summary:

Sarah is doing just fine. Sure she's been single for the last five years, and has to spend an uncomfortable amount of time around her ex-boyfriend, his perfect new girlfriend and all their mutual friends. And yes, her job as a PA to one of the most disgusting men in London is mind-numbingly tedious and her career is a constant disappointment to her mother. But it's really okay. She's happy (ish).

But it's not surprising that when Sarah starts dreaming about a handsome stranger, she begins to look forward to falling asleep every night. Reality isn't nearly as exciting. That is until her dream-stranger makes an unexpected real-life appearance, leaving Sarah questioning everything she thought she wanted.

Because no one ever really finds the person of their dreams... do they?


I am looking forward to this! Billy and Me was simply amazing and so was Christmas with billy and me, this is something I am excited about and I can't wait to read it! I love Giovanna's writing!


Elizabeth is missing by Emm Healey



Summary
n this darkly riveting debut novel—a sophisticated psychological mystery that is also a heartbreakingly honest meditation on memory, identity, and aging—an elderly woman descending into dementia embarks on a desperate quest to find the best friend she believes has disappeared, and her search for the truth will go back decades and have shattering consequences.

Maud, an aging grandmother, is slowly losing her memory—and her grip on everyday life. Yet she refuses to forget her best friend Elizabeth, whom she is convinced is missing and in terrible danger.

But no one will listen to Maud—not her frustrated daughter, Helen, not her caretakers, not the police, and especially not Elizabeth's mercurial son, Peter. Armed with handwritten notes she leaves for herself and an overwhelming feeling that Elizabeth needs her help, Maud resolves to discover the truth and save her beloved friend.

This singular obsession forms a cornerstone of Maud's rapidly dissolving present. But the clues she discovers seem only to lead her deeper into her past, to another unsolved disappearance: her sister, Sukey, who vanished shortly after World War II.

As vivid memories of a tragedy that occurred more fifty years ago come flooding back, Maud discovers new momentum in her search for her friend. Could the mystery of Sukey's disappearance hold the key to finding Elizabeth?


This has been a book that everyone has loved and I am not sure why I have never come across it before? Well better late than never! 


I hope you enjoyed, see you on Monday!

Love, Beth.x

2 comments

  1. We definitely have the same taste in books! I've been eyeing up quite a few of these, although I've already read Paper Towns & Fangirl. Fangirl is one of my favourite books EVER - I hope you enjoy it!

    Lauren x
    http://whatlaurendidtoday.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Oh gosh you're getting me very excited!

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