16 May 2015

May Book Haul

It's been a while since I shared my last book haul, and as I seem to be getting through new books quite quickly right now, I thought it was about time that I shared another book haul with you all!

A picture of The Girl with all the Gifts

The Girl with all the Gifts ended up in my Amazon basket purely because Joss Whedon, Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator, AKA God, reviewed The Girl with all the Gifts, saying it was an amazing read. The description of the book both on the back cover and on Amazon gives nothing away at all. I'm currently reading this now and whatever I thought this book was going to be, it is the complete opposite. I'll be sharing my full review of this at the end of May when I review the books I've read this month! 

A picture of The Rosie Effect
The Rosie Effect is the follow up to The Rosie Project, which I reviewed in Finished Reading | April 2015. I adored The Rosie Project and I couldn't resist reading The Rosie Effect as I really wanted to know where the story led for Don (although The Rosie Project ends so well, that you wouldn't have to read the follow up). You can expect a full review of this one at the end of the month, but all I'll say now is that I really, really enjoyed The Rosie Effect. Like The Rosie Project, it left me with a million different emotions throughout and Don's character is so much stronger and more confident this time round. 

A picture of The Profession of Violence; The Rise and Fall of The Kray Twins
There's a bit of a yellow theme with this month's book haul, with The Profession of Violence; The Rise and Fall of The Kray Twins. For me this is a world apart from my usual true crime books which concentrate on serial killers and mass murderers, but I've been intrigued by The Kray Twins for a long time now so decided it was worth doing a bit of research into their notorious background. For those who are new to The Kray Twins, they were notorious, violent almost mafia-style 'gangsters' in London in the 50's and 60's. Quite looking forward to getting some more in-depth info about these two, instead of just resorting to the Internet for all the facts (I find true crime books are usually more detailed and have better, factual information that's harder to find quickly and easily online). 

Have you bought any new books recently? All books featured in my May book haul are available on www.amazon.com.
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  1. I've been desperate for some book inspiration, haven't had much luck with what I've been reading lately! I saw 'The Rosie Effect' and wasn't sure. Think I will definitely try it now, Thanks!! Hayley x www.mumswearlipstick.blogpost.com.au

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    1. I'd definitely recommend reading The Rosie Project before getting stuck into The Rosie Effect, as it's the 1st book in the series. Let me know what you think once you've given them a try :) xo

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  2. The Rosie Effect is something I've been wanting to read for awhile! It sounds amazing. x

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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    1. The Rosie Project/The Rosie Effect are both well worth a read, I really enjoyed them xo

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  3. Hey I am definitely putting The Girl with all the gifts on my reading list. Thanks xxx


    www.skinnystalker.com

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    1. Let me know what you think to it if you give it a read :) xo

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  4. I can not wait until I've broken up from college so that I can read more! I started out pretty well this year and read a few books in the space of a month but then college got in the way! If you've got any recommendations then please do let me know!

    Heather, porcelainbeautyx

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    1. Oh I was the same last year, wishing away the end of my degree so I could finally read for pleasure again xo

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  5. I've never heard of these books before.They sound interesting, will have to give them a read :) x

    http://ambershabits.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I hope you'll enjoy them as much as me! xo

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  6. I loved The Girl With All The Gifts - hope you're enjoying it too! x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

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    1. I really am! Super intrigued to what it'll be like as a film, too xo

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  7. The Girl with all the gifts is one of the best books I've read this year! :)

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    1. I'm really enjoying it so far, hope the ending doesn't disappoint xo

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  8. Love this book haul - especially since I haven't heard of the titles. Great new book inspiration ideas

    -Nicole
    Meet Me in Midtown

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    1. Glad to have given you some book inspiration :) xo

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  9. Ive got the Rosie Effect and found it really hard to get into it, I should probably give it another go. But would be interesting to see what you thought of it

    CharlotteSamantha // www.charlottesamantha.co.uk

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    1. Did you read The Rosie Project first? I found The Rosie Effect flowed so nicely from The Rosie Project! xo

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  10. I looooved The Girl With All The Gifts, such a good read! I'm reading The House On The Strand by Daphne du Maurier at the moment and really enjoying it :)

    Jess xo
    http://just-jesss.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I finished The Girl with all the Gifts last night, the ending wasn't what I expected but it was definitely a good ending! xo

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