Saturday, 10 August 2013

Book Haul #2

Hello everyone. My last book haul was a really popular blog post so I thought you might want to see another one. I've been having a really good reading month lately and I've been super motivated to read lots and I'm loving it! This also means that I've been buying a lot of books but hey, I got a new bookshelf and it needs filling right?


First we have the Chaos Walking Trilogy which consists of The Knife Of Never Letting Go, The Ask And The Answer and Monsters Of Men by Patrick Ness. So far I have read the Knife Of Never Letting Go and I loved it. I had to buy the rest of the series straight away. This trilogy is set in a future world where all of the women have been killed off  by a germ and all the men are able to hear each other's thoughts. It follows a young boy called Todd discovering that things aren't always as they seem.


One book that I've seen raved about again and again is Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell which is a romance novel about two teenagers set in the 80s. Eleanor is the new kid, she's fat, weird and has a really rough home life. And this makes her a target for bullying. But Park is one of the popular kids and he can't keep his eyes off of her. This book was adorable. I really recommend it. Next is Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson it's a young adult novel about two teenagers road tripping across the USA. Amy's mother decided that they're moving across the country and has left Amy to look after the house until it sells. They need the car in their new city so their neighbour Roger offers to drive Amy over. Then they take a massive detour. Again I really enjoyed this book. It was a cute easy read. I also picked up The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown which is the third book in the Robert Langdon series. This was ok but I'm started to get bored with the formulaic stories in this series. It's the history and philosophy that they explore that make the books worth reading. 


And finally I have two books that I picked up in the charity shop for about £2 each. The Road by Cormac McCarthy is a post apocalyptic novel about a man and his son. Despite the fact that a lot of  people have told me this is really boring I loved it! I found it really captivating and read it in two sittings. Then a book that I didn't really enjoy, On The Road by Jack Kerouac. This is a classic novel about a  USA road trip. I appreciated it's value as a classic but I personally just didn't enjoy it.

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