Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Book Haul! - Late Update


Old and New Book Haul!

Afternoon everyone! Hope you are all well? 

I thought I would do a little book haul seeing as I haven't done one in a while. 
Some are quite old and I got them a while ago, but I will let you know a bit about them :) 

The first three at the top are all 'adopted' books that I got from Sam's older brother Craig :) He was getting rid of loads of books that he didn't want anymore and that he had already read so he just asked if I wanted to have any and I got to go through a massive box and pulled the top three beauties out :) With recommendations from Craig too! 

How to be Good by Nick Hornby Katie Carr is certainly trying to be. That's why she became a GP. That's why she cares about Third World debt and homelessness, and struggles to raise her children with a conscience. It's also why she puts up with her husband David, the self-styled Angriest Man in Holloway. But one fateful day, she finds herself in a Leeds parking lot, having just slept with another man. What Katie doesn't yet realize is that her fall from grace is just the first step on a spiritual journey more torturous than the interstate at rush hour. 

Come Together by Joise Lloyd & Emlyn ReesTold in "he-said, she-said" alternating chapters, this People magazine "Beach Book of the Week" takes you into the London singles scene, where a woman looking for the love of her life meets up with a man looking for the love of tonight -- and sparks fly in more ways than one.

Starter For Ten by David NichollsThe year is 1985. Brian Jackson, a working-class kid on full scholarship, has started his first term at university. He has a dark secret—a long-held, burning ambition to appear on the wildly popular British TV quiz show University Challenge—and now, finally, it seems the dream is about to become reality. He's made the school team, and they've completed the qualifying rounds and are limbering up for their first televised match. 

The Yard by Alex GrecianVictorian London is a cesspool of crime, and Scotland Yard has only twelve detectives—known as “The Murder Squad”—to investigate countless murders every month. Created after the Metropolitan Police’s spectacular failure to capture Jack the Ripper, The Murder Squad suffers rampant public contempt. They have failed their citizens. 

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson On a cold and snowy night in 1910, Ursula Todd is born, the third child of a wealthy English banker and his wife. Sadly, she dies before she can draw her first breath. On that same cold and snowy night, Ursula Todd is born, lets out a lusty wail, and embarks upon a life that will be, to say the least, unusual. For as she grows, she also dies, repeatedly, in any number of ways. Clearly history (and Kate Atkinson) have plans for her: In Ursula rests nothing less than the fate of civilization.

The Watcher in the Shadows by Carlos Ruis Zafron - A mysterious toymaker who lives as a recluse in an old mansion, surrounded by the mechanical beings he has created ...an enigma surrounding strange lights that shine through the mists that envelop the small island on which the old lighthouse stands...a shadowy creature that hides deep in the woods...these are the elements of a mystery that bind will bind 14-year-old Irene to Ismael during one magical summer spent in the Blue Bay.

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