Book Haul #3

Sunday, 27 October 2013
Hello everyone. I hope you're all well. Today I've got a book haul. I really enjoy writing book hauls as I'm a massive fan of reading but lately I've been using my Kindle Fire HD and it's too hard to photograph the screen! But here we go, I hope you enjoy!

I've heard a lot about Where'd You Go, Bendadette by Maria Semple on the internet so when I saw that it was quite cheap I had to snap it up. I absolutely loved this. It's written in the form of letters and emails collected by Bernadette's daughter after she runs away. It's quite like The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson in the way that it's very unrealistic but hilarious at the same time. I rated this 5/5 stars. Next is Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle. This is a collection of 3 stories set in Gracetown on Christmas Eve. I really enjoyed this but I was a little surprised that I really disliked John Green's section in this. I love John Green, he's one of my favourite writers and YouTubers but I found all the characters to be very angsty and they all thought they were better than everyone else because they don't follow trends and it was just really annoying! I loved Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle's sections though.

Next I have my new favourite series! The Lunar Chronicles consists of Cinder and Scarlet by Marissa Meyer. This is a series where fairy tales are retold with modern twists. In Cinder Cinderella is a cyborg working as a mechanic. I really enjoyed the first book and as soon as I'd finished it I ordered the second. I wasn't expecting them to tie in but they did so brilliantly and I'm so annoyed the 3rd book doesn't come out until 2014! I would thoroughly recommend them both.

The next two books were given to me by my grandad. The Lewis Man by Peter May is a crime novel about a murder on Lewis, a Scottish island. If you've ever been to one of the Scottish islands then you'll know that there's this great atmosphere there that you can't describe. Peter May captured this absolutely beautifully and it made me want to go back. The story was also very interesting and easy to read. I think this is actually the middle book in a series and I will definitely be checking the other ones out. Next is Empire of Silver by Conn Iggulden. This book is about Genghis Khan. I don't really know what to expect from this as it's the only one I haven't read yet but I'm sure that it will be very interesting.

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