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.
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