Holiday Wrap Up; July 2015

During a lovely two week family holiday in Ibiza, I managed to make a sizeable dent into my to-be-read list.  Here are the books that I completed whilst lazing around the pool and soaking up the vitamin D.

Gray Mountain; John Grisham

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I thoroughly enjoyed this book and rated it four out of five stars.  Full review can be found here.
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Paper Towns; John Green

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I didn’t enjoy this book as much as others by John Green and rated it three out of five stars.
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Darkly Dreaming Dexter; Jeff Lindsey

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After watching the TV series, I was really excited to read this series and so far I am really enjoying it.  I rated this book four out of five stars. Full review coming soon.four star

Mr Mercedes; Stephen King

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I’m becoming a huge fan of King’s work and once again really enjoyed this book.  I rated it five out of five stars.  Full review coming soon.
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Mistress; James Patterson & David Ellis

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This is book is nothing like what I was expected and I really enjoyed the plot twists.  I rated it four out of five stars,
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Under the Dome; Stephen King

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As this is such a long book, I have put off reading it for a while but a holiday was the perfect opportunity and I’m so glad I finished it.  I rated this book five out of five stars.  Full review coming soon.
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Those were just my bookish thoughts, but I would love to hear yours in the comments below.

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Book Haul: May 2015

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Over the past month or so I’ve slowly but surely built up my TBR list with new purchases.    Many of which I have been meaning to read for a while, but there are a few new finds in the mix.  I’ve already made a considerable dent in my newest additions to my bookshelf so will be keeping you updated with reviews over the next coming week.

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John Green: Looking for Alaska, Paper Towns & An Abundance of Katherines.

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Scott Westerfeld: Uglies, Pretties & Specials.

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J.K. Rowling: Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them.

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Gillian Flynn: Sharp Objects & Dark Places.

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Julie Kagawa: Talon.

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Gena Showalter: Alice in Zombieland, Alice through the Zombie glass & The Queen of Zombie Hearts.

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Beth Thomas: His Other Life.

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Victoria Scott: Salt & Stone.

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Book Haul

haul1Books:

  • Spy glass; Maria V. Snyder
  • Gone Girl; Gillian Flynn
  • The Miniaturist; Jessie Burton
  • The Hourglass Factory; Lucy Ribchester
  • Station Eleven; Emily St. John Mandel
  • Throne of Glass; Sarah J. Maas
  • Cinder; Marissa Meyer

After watching far too many youtube book hauls, reviews and to be reads, I found far too many books that I myself want to read in the near future.  The original shopping list was far too long for any normal person to be buying in one go, so I decided to limit myself to a semi-decent amount.  Over the last couple of weeks I have made a sizeable dent in my ‘to buy/wish list’, resulting in me buying these books.  Books I most definitely don’t need, but wanted for too much to limit myself further, whoops!

I can’t wait to get stuck into these in the next couple of weeks, and share my thoughts with you!

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