Tuesday, 22 December 2015

My Mini Book Haul!

Hey guys,

Okay so after I finished Girl Online: On Tour and had an appropriate amount of time to let it settle in my head (which was about a day and a half), I decided to go to the bookshop and buy my next book!

But, after a killer day at work and a mind like mine, that can't make a decision in the best of times. I ended up buying 3 books that I just couldn't choose between!
So I decided to show you them all and do a small book haul for you guys! Hope you enjoy x

Book #1:

The Last Time We Say Goodbye
Author: Cynthia Hand
Published: 2015


The last time Lex was happy was before.
When she had a family that was whole.
A boyfriend she loved.
Friends who didn't look at her like she might break down at any moment.

Now she's the girl whose brother killed himself.
And it feels like that's all she'll ever be.
As Lex starts to put her life back together, she tries to block out what happened the night Tyler died. But there's a secret she hasn't told anyone - a text Tyler sent, that could have changed everything. Lex's brother is gone. But Lex is about to discover that the past doesn't have to define the present.

Why I picked it up:

So honestly, I'm not 100% sure why I picked this book up.
It just sort of drew me in from the cover, which I thought was really cute and it reminded me of quite a few books that I love with a similar style cover.

This is the next book that I will be reading, and I am so excited about it. I don't know why but that blurb just intrigued me so much!
The fact that the story is based around a suicide definitely interested me and by now you all must know I'm pretty into mental health and that sort of thing.
Super excited to explore a new author and see what I think of this book!

Book #2:

Eleanor & Park
Author: Rainbow Rowell
Published: 2012


Eleanor is the new girl in town, and with her chaotic family life, her mismatched clothes and unruly red hair, she couldn't stick out more if she tried.

Park is the boy at the back of the bus. Black t-shirts, headphones, head in a book - he thinks he's made himself invisible. But not to Eleanor... never to Eleanor.

Slowly, steadily, through late night conversations and an ever-growing stack of mix tapes, Eleanor and Park fall for each other. They fall in love the way you do the first time, when you're young, and you feel as if you have nothing and everything to lose.

Why I picked it up:

So this is a book that I have been planning on reading ever since I finished Fangirl, same author for anyone who couldn't figure out why her name sounded familiar.
I loved Fangirl so much and I was really interested in Rainbow Rowell's writing style so I looked up some of her other books and this is definitely the one that caught my eye.

I've read a few online reviews of it and I knew it was one I had to read straight away.
So also really excited for this one.

Ps. It also has on the cover of the book a recommendation/review quote by John Green, which sold me even more as everything that man does is amazing. It made me even more excited to read it.
It said:
"Reminded me not just what it's like to be young and in love with a girl, but also what it's like to be young and in love with a book"

Book #3:

Where she went
Author: Gayle Forman
Published: 2011


It's been three years since Mia walked out of Adam's life.
And three years he's spent wondering why.

When their paths cross again in New York City, Adam and Mia are brought back together for one life-changing night.

Adam finally has the opportunity to ask Mia the questions that have been haunting him. But will a few hours in this magical city be enough to lay their past to rest, for good - or can you really have a second chance at first love?

Why I picked it up: 

So this book is actually a sequel to a book called If I Stay (which was recently turned into a film) and I talked about this book in my 'best books of 2015' post the other day (http://taybookreviews.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/the-best-books-of-2015.html)

So yeah, I'm really interested and excited to see where the story goes from here and to delve back into Mia's life again!

Love you all,
T xxxx


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  1. omg I had no idea that's what the sequel to If I Stay was about! I'm so going to read it now. Also I really like how you put the reason to why you picked the book :)

    Celest xo

    1. It's really interesting, I had a look through it and it seems to be from Adam's point of view which I think it awesome.
      Aw thank you, thanks for reading xxxxx