A Book Haul Treat!

Sorry for the prolonged absence from my blog. Some issues regarding my personal life cropped up over the last few weeks which are still rumbling on now like storm clouds and thunder which just won’t go away. But, I am back with some new posts and this post is new.

On the Monday of this week just gone (so, the 15th to be precise) my family went on a day trip. Now, the trains were a complete bummer so, our journey could have been cut off before we even boarded our transport so not good. However, after a delay of around 25 minutes or so, we were on the train to go to our destination. Once there, we spent around 4 hours looking round in a variety of shops. But, the only things that I brought were books. And the picture of the book haul will be placed below this post. So, to the books!

The first one on the haul is A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler. This is an adult fiction contemporary with some historical elements. The plot revolves around one family and their lives throughout the past decades towards the present day. It was shortlisted for awards such as The Man Booker Prize. You know that books shortlisted for awards like that do have something special within them otherwise, why would they even be shortlisted in the first place?

The second one on the haul and the first by this particular author as she will reappear later on in the post is All Fall Down (Book 1 of the Embassy Row series) by Ally Carter. I started reading I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have To Kill You by her ages ago and when I saw this on the spiny storage book rack, it was going straight home with me. It is a YA spy, mystery novel with the sequel See How They Ran published last month.

The third one is called Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin. I’ve already flicked through this one briefly but was immediately captured by the plotline. It is similar to the world created in the Agent Angel series that I read a few years back. It is set in a world called Elsewhere, just like Heaven. Except, the people there get younger in age, not older and once they turn zero in age, they are sent back to Earth as a newborn baby under a new identity. This is a YA contemporary novel.

The fourth one is called Sunkissed by Jenny McLachlan and it is when a troublesome girl gets sent to Sweden for the summer. It’s a YA humor, contemporary novel. If you loved the humor from Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging, this could be your next favourite read.

The fifth one is The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. It is a YA Historical Fiction novel set in WW2 in Nazi occupied Germany. The main character is a nine year old girl called Liesel but the novel itself is narrated by the character of Death. It has in recent years become a worldwide film masterpiece.

The sixth one is Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard. I’ve never watched the show however, I did know about the book series which is a YA Thriller series. The story revolves around five girls that have been best friends for may years but that changes when the leader of the group called Alison goes missing during a sleepover and is never found. It is a series full of hidden secrets, deception and tears. The first book looks great.

The seventh one is The Art Of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson. This is a YA contemporary fiction about a teen boy who decides that he would like to be a girl. But, he keeps this a secret so that the bullies won’t find out and get to him. A real eye-opener of a story.

The eighth and final one is again by Ally Carter and it is called Heist Society. This is the first book in a trilogy and it revolves around teen girl Katarina. Her family for many years have stolen cash and other expensive items but when she enrols in boarding school, she is faced with an impossible mission to save her family. This is a YA spy thriller story.

That is it for the book haul. I hoped that you guys enjoyed reading this post and again, sorry for the late upload. Let me know if you have read any of the books listed here or any through reading this post that you are interested in reading. More uploads soon!

Alice x

Salisbury book haul Feb 2016

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