4 April 2015

Another book haul

A picture of books
I am finding it almost impossible to resist buying new books this year. Late at night when I'm procrastinating before sleep, my favourite thing to do is browse books online. Back at the end of 2014 I had a massive clear out of my bookcases in our living room, donating over 100 books to local charity shops. The idea was to make more room, have the bookcases a bit more organised (every last space was rammed with books!) and to make the place overall a little less cluttered. That didn't last long, because over the past few months the amount of books I've ordered has soon filled up all those spaces again!
Yes Please by Amy Poehler, paperback £6.29, hardcover £11.89, Kindle £6.59
I have seen Yes Please talked about so much since it's release, and like with many books which make their way onto my bookcase, I was completely drawn in by the book cover. I'm not a big Amy Poehler fan; like with Mindy Kaling, I've never watched her shows, never really seen her comedy performances etc, so she's pretty new to me. Yes Please promises to be full of personal stories, funny anecdotes on sex, love, friendship and parenthood all alongside some real life advice. I'm really looking forward to getting stuck into this one! Have you read Yes Please?

Heirs of the Body by Carola Dunn, paperback £5.99, Kindle £4.99
What a surprise, another Carola Dunn Daisy Dalrymple murder mystery! Heirs of the Body is the final book in the series (not ever, there's another out this summer!), which I picked up to finish my collection. It's not one I'll read for quite a while, I haven't even started book 5 yet, but I like having the entire series so-far ready and waiting for me to delve in to. This one follows Daisy on a more personal family-related murder mystery. Have my constant going-ons about Carola Dunn persuaded any of you to give her books a read?

Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey, paperback £3.85, Kindle £2.52
This is one I ummed and ahhed about for a good couple of months. I was drawn in by the cover, intrigued by the back cover but unsure if it was really a story I'd be able to get in to. I've never read anything by Emma Healey before, but 2015 so far seems to be the year I added lots of new authors to my bookcase and read list. Elizabeth is Missing follows the story of Maud, described as 'forgetful', determined to solve a 70 year long mystery of her missing friend Elizabeth. 

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, paperback £3.85, Kindle £3.66
OK. I have a confession to make. Are you ready? I've never read To Kill a Mockingbird. It wasn't a book we covered in school and to be honest, it was a book I never really understood the hype around. A couple of months back I decided to ask Twitter - do I really need to read To Kill a Mockingbird? The replies were a resounding yes - so I ordered it! Described as a 'coming-of-age story, anti-racist novel, historical drama of the Great Depression', the story as outlined on the back cover makes me think of the film A Time to Kill. I'm not eager to get into this one straight away, but I will definitely give it a read soon - if only to see what all the fuss is about!

Have you added any new books to your collection recently? Don't forget you can keep up with my latest reads and how I'm doing on the 2015 Goodreads Reading Challenge (I've set myself a target of 50 books in 2015!), by adding me as a friend on Goodreads here.

All books available at www.amazon.co.uk.

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  1. good to see there's someone else out there who's addicted to buying books!
    once you get into it, i'm sure you'll love "to kill a mockingbird", the first couple of pages are a bit tedious but after that it's a book you won't be able to put down, and more importantly won't be able to forget!

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    1. It's been a life long addiction haha! I'm intrigued to read it, it's such a classic for a lot of people xo

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  2. I read quite religiously, though they doesn't seem to have been much time for it lately and I've never read To Kill a Mockingbird either. One for the 'must buy' list, maybe? I recently got my hands on One Night: Unveiled by Jodi Ellen Malpas (last one in triology), Walk on By by Stacey Solomon, and something a little different Ed Sheeran: A Visual Journey. They were all on my birthday list :) xx

    Kate | A British Sparkle

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    1. Awh I love getting books for my birthday! The best kind of birthday presents :) I hope you enjoy them xo

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  3. I've never read To Kill A Mockingbird either! I saw it in the bookstore the other day and was going to pick it up. I guess i'll have to next time! Lately I find I've been purchasing a lot of "chick lit", not something I was ever really into!

    Renee | Lose The Road

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    1. I love chick-lit, it's probably my favourite genre by far :) Light easy reading and (usually) always a happy ending! xo

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  4. Lovely post. I’m half way through reading ‘Yes Please’. Although like you I didn’t know much about Amy to begin with it’s a surprisingly interesting book. She seems really cool. Have a great Easter! :-) xx

    Helen | Helens Fashion & Beauty Blog

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    1. I'm looking forward to getting stuck into it :) Thanks lovely, you too! xo

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  5. wow, 50 libros son bastantes, aunque si no se para de leer puede terminarse pronto. aùn asì em parecen bastantes, he.
    saluditos dsd Lima.

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    1. It's a big target, but I think I'll manage it! :) xo

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  6. I'm currently reading Elizabeth is Missing after seeing someone review it, so far Im liking it although I've only just started. I really want to read Amy Poehler's book heard it's awesome!

    Emma x
    Writing Essays With Wine // I’d love it if you entered my Blog Birthday Lifestyle Giveaway

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    1. Ooohh you'll have to let me know what you think to Elizabeth is Missing once you finish it xo

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  7. "To Kill a Mocking Bird" is hyped here and there, and yet I still don't understand what the fuss is about. I've read the synopsis and flipped over some pages (we have a copy in our office shelf), and I put it back without even finishing the book :p

    Could you please tell me what's so hot about this book when you finished reading it? :)

    Well, cleaning book shelf never last long. It's true. My boyfriend once told me, it's no used to buy containers to put the books or doing clearance sale (because my book shelf has already jammed with books LOL). Because I'm gonna buy more and more books and the jammed shelf will happen again eventually :D

    I know he's right, but books are things I love to buy without feeling guilty. You'll always learn something from a book and it lasts forever :')

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    1. I will definitely be reviewing To Kill a Mockingbird here once I've read it! xo

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  8. Absolutely love to kill a mockingbird first read it in school. Got Elizabeth is missing on my kindle to read x

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    1. Everyone raves about it, so I'm hoping I like it! And Elizabeth is Missing, it's a book I've seen get really great reviews xo

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  9. Yes I have heard a lot about the book "To kill a mocking Bird too. Waiting for your review after you've finished reading these.

    themeticulousperfections.blogspot.com

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    1. I'll definitely be reviewing it here on the blog once I've read it :) xo

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  10. Yes Please was the first audiobook I've ever listened to and I really enjoyed it! It was nice hearing her voice telling her own stories.

    J
    lipglosslibrary.blogspot.ca

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    1. I've only listened to one audio book before and that was Corey Taylor Seven Deadly Sins. Like you with Yes Please, I loved being able to hear it from the man himself! xo

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  11. I listened to Elizabeth is Missing as an audio book late last year and really enjoyed it. Particularly poignant with an older actress voicing it though I think. I always feel like I want to buy new books!

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    1. I'm forever buying new books, there's few things that make me as happy as new books :) I can't wait to give Elizabeth is Missing a read! xo

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