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Monday, 6 June 2016

Recent Book Haul.



I have a problem.

I am purchasing way too many books. 

Sometimes I don't even know why. I've found myself drawn to charity shops to browse their bookshelves for some new reads or to collect some of my favourites as a child, I wrote about my All Time Favourite Children's books on my blog recently, you can read it here and it's inspired me to keep talking about books on my blog. 

After all it's one of my favourite things to do in the evening, I reach for my book far more than my phone in the evening and after a slow start of reading this year I am determined to get it rolling and read all of the many unread books which are on my bookshelf. I feel mega bad when they've been sat there for months unread so I am really trying to get back into it. Plus there's SO many book bloggers out there who inspire me to read more and to talk about it on my blog so why not try something new?

I wanted to share with you a few of my recent book purchases as it'll give them a little bit of coverage whilst they sit on my bookshelf waiting to be read.





1. I AM MALALA: THE GIRL WHO STOOD UP FOR EDUCATION AND WAS SHOT BY THE TALIBAN - MALALA YOUSAFZAI. 
I've wanted to read this for absolute ages, especially after watching the documentary following on from this book. I think Malala is such an inspiring young girl and I really enjoy reading auto-biographies. I feel like from reading so many reviews already on the book that it reminds me of the importance of so many things, I'm so excited to read it.

2. THE CATCHER IN THE RYE - J.D.SALINGER. 
Who doesn't purchasing a good classic to add to their bookshelf? This is one classic that has been on my list of to-read books for quite a while so when I found it in a local charity shop for £2 I kind of couldn't not walk away without it! I haven't really read into what the book is about but I'm really excited to see whether I can get into it and enjoy it as much as many other classics I have on my bookshelf.


3. THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN - PAULA HAWKINS. 

I am so ridiculously behind on the hype of reading this book. It's one of those books that every Tom, Dick and Harry have probably read (apart from me). The goodreads website describes the book as 'the debut psychological thriller that will forever change the way you look at other people's lives'. I feel like this book is on the same wavelength as Gone Girl, surprisingly I really enjoy thriller books so I'm curious as to weather I'll enjoy this book as much as I did them. I have been told it's pretty confusing so it definitely sounds like I need to get my brain into this book! 

4. ROOM - EMMA DONOGHUE.
So this is the book I am currently reading. There's a massive hype and reputation that comes with this book, which sometimes worries me. I find there's a hidden pressure to enjoy a book which is enjoyed by a lot of fellow readers. I'm currently struggling to get into the story but I am only like a couple of chapters into it. It sounds like it isn't going to be very straight forward so I'm excited to see whats in store. 

5. MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN - RANSOM RIGGS.
I have been curious about this book ever since the trailer for the film was released, it looks amazing! The book cover was also enough for me to want to give it a read. The story follows a mysterious island with an abandoned orphanage and a strange of collection of curious photographs. I found myself looking at the images already in the book and couldn't wait to read more about the characters and their stories. I can't wait to read this book so much! 


Tell me about your favourite books or what books YOU think I should purchase in the future. Also I would love to hear your views on the books from my haul. I will do another one soon for sure! 

If you'd like to follow my 2016 Goodreaads Challenge then you can right here
(I do need encouragement to read more so I need all of the help I can get!) 

thanks for reading,


6 comments:

  1. Ooooh Miss Peregrine's home for peculiar children has been on my to-read list for years! I can't wait to hear what you think about it because I might have to actually read it :') xxx

    Sam // What I Know Now

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    1. It was on my to-read list for ages too, I'm really enjoying it! I have stopped reading Room as I couldn't get into it whatsoever and it was stressing me out. I'll go back to it after finishing the Miss Peregrine's home for perculiar children!

      Emmie x

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  2. Oooh let me know what 'I am Malala' is like, I'm really keen to read it!
    Maisie xx
    Blog: moolifestyle.com | Bloglovin: https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/moo-lifestyle-14749053

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    1. Oh I definitely will do Maisie, the documentary is awesome so I'm excited to see if the book is any good! If you haven't watched the documentary you definitely should do!

      Emmie x

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  3. So glad you got Catcher in the Rye! This was a mandatory read at my school and was one of the few books that practically everyone was forced to read and loved! It's incredible and so relatable - especially when you're through your teenage years and are looking back on them. I've been wanting to read Malala and Miss Peregrine as well! Someone just highly recommended MP to me and I can't resist a book that's personally recommended so I plan on picking it up soon! We'll have to compare notes when we're done!

    xx, Caitlin
    www.wandererandwolf.com

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    1. I haven't read it so I'm definitely curious to see what it's like! Ah good definitely get a copy soon and get it read, I'm really enjoying MP! :D

      Emmie x

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