I don’t think I’ve ever wrote a book haul before but I have accumulated quite a couple recently. The majority of the books that I buy are actually from other creators who write these kind of posts so hopefully this might help you find one or two new reads.
The Second Love Of My Life was actually part of my birthday present from Alice this year. It was a bit of a different read for me which I quite like. I’ve never heard of the author before but I do really like her writing style from what I have read of it so far. It’s about a young woman named Rose and her devotion to childhood sweetheart Lucas however in one unthinkable moment she was widowed at 24 years old. She meets someone new over the Summer called Robert and it’s about how she is managing a new future for herself. I’m up to Chapter 8 so far and loving it. I also quite like how that it is a small read so you could get away with taking it on holiday with you.
I’ve heard so many things about Matt Haig and his previous books so of course, I had to pick up his most recent release. I actually found this one in Sainsbury’s whilst doing a weekly shop. I read the blurb as I was waiting in the queue and it just sounds amazing and what I was looking for at the time. It’s one of those books that you can dip in and out of at any time and the only non-fiction that I’ve brought in a while. Notes On A Nervous Planet is about taking a look at how to feel happy, human and whole in a busy 21st century world.
Solitaire is one that I picked up on a whim and instantly had me lusting over it straight after reading the blurb on the back of the book. It’s about a girl who likes to sleep and blog. Apart from that it doesn’t really give much else of the book away which I quite like as it makes you want to read it. I’m really excited to read this one out of all the books I have picked up.
I picked up Skylarks in my local Waterstones at the weekend and straight away fell in love with it. Not only does it sound as though it has a beautiful storyline but it has a gorgeous front cover too. It’s another short read which would be good for a weekend away or a holiday over the Summer. It’s about a young girl named Joni who meets Annabel and although they seem extremely different at first I think they will find themselves within each other.
I’m not going to lie to you but the cover is what initially attracted me to this book. It is so bright, colourful and fun. Similar to Skylarks I picked this up on Pride weekend when my local Waterstones had labelled all the young adult fiction books eg. Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Transgender which I thought was really nice especially for someone who is still exploring their sexuality or interested in reading about something a bit different to the usual heterosexual love story.
Have you read any of these books? What’s your thoughts? Did you like reading this kind of blog post? Let me know.
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