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Birthday Book Haul Part II


Today, as promised, I am back with the second part of my birthday book haul which I just received and completed within the last few days.

Part II is all fiction and I’m really excited to share these books with you!

First off I have those I bought in Waterstones a few days ago:


I’ve already read The Island at the End of Everything and I can’t profess how much I love this book. It is full of heart, emotion, deep meaning, and it is truly fantastic.

Heartless, I’ve been after for a while and I finally found the motivation to pick it up because it was included in the buy-one-get-one-half price offer.

Chasing Stars by Malorie Blackman just sounded pretty good and the cover is really bright and beautiful.

The Hate You Give, I have been hearing about everywhere and not just in the book community. I read something about it in The Guardian newspaper a couple of weeks ago and it was talked about on BBC Radio 4’s Women’s Hour or Book of the Week too. Obviously if it is being discussed by national media, it is something to read and take notice of.

And then my Book People haul:

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When I read the Corfu Trilogy at the beginning of the year, I fell in love with Gerald Durrell’s writing style and his knack of story telling. It reminded me a lot of James Herriot’s books and considering I love those, I wanted more.

On The Other Side


I’ve been hearing a lot about this book since last year and it has taken until now for me to purchase a copy. I am expecting a lot of feelings to come out of this book but it will make a nice change to sit down with a contemporary like this.

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I knew nothing about these books until I realised that they are the basis for the BBC detective drama, Father Brown starring Mark Williams (Mr Weasley in HP). I’ve watched a couple of the episodes and I quite enjoyed them so I can guarantee that I will like the books as well. They seem right up my alley so I can’t wait to get into them. Each one is rather short as well so I quite like that.

And lastly

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Trilogy of Five by [Adams, Douglas]

The first book in the series has been one of my favourite sci-fi novels for the last few years. It is so imaginative and funny that it is the perfect book for an instant getaway, and I’ve been waiting to get them all in paperback so I can finish them. I have them on my kindle but as I am not using it as much at the moment, I keep forgetting about finishing the series and I don’t want to do that. Now I’m hoping that I will finally read them and love them as much as the first book.

And that’s that.

With that book haul I don’t think I’ll be purchasing any more for a while now.

Have you read any of these?

What books have you bought recently?

So, thanks for reading and have a good day!


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