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Monday, 11 July 2016

Book Haul

Anyone that knows me knows how much I love books. I mean, I studied English Lit at uni so I had to like reading, but even now I’ve always got a book on the go, and buying books is something of an addiction. So on a recent trip to Waterstones, I wasn’t surprised to come out with a big bagful of books, and I thought I’d share my purchases with you today.

The first book I picked up was Concussion by Jeanne Marie Laskas, the story of Dr Bennet Omalu and his battle to prove the dangers of NFL football. I originally saw the movie adaptation of this on my flight to Florida, and I was hooked! It was such an interesting film, and not something I’d heard of before, so when I saw this in Waterstones, I had to pick it up.  I’m interested to delve deeper into his story.

Next up, I put One With You by Sylvia Day straight into my bag. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the Crossfire series following Gideon and Eva’s love story, and when this final instalment in the series was released, I needed to have it. I haven’t read it yet, but I’m sure I’ll pick it up soon. I’ve loved the series thus far, and I almost don’t want it to end, but I need to see what happens next!

I picked up Pretending to Dance by Diana Chamberlain on the recommendation of Jess, who read this and loved it – you can read her review here. I’d picked it up, and put it down, and picked it back up again so many times, that on this trip I just caved, and picked it up. Hopefully I love it as much as Jess – I’ll keep you posted.

I love watching BookTube videos, hearing what books people have been reading and loving, so I know what to try. The latest recommendation I’ve added to my collection is On Dublin Street by Samantha Young. I’ve seen so many people say how much they’ve loved this novel, and when I saw it, I had to pick it up. The trouble with watching BookTube videos is that most of the people I watch are American so getting hold of their recommendations can be a little tricky – if I see one, I buy it. I can’t wait to see what I make of it.

And the final novel I purchased was The Teacher by Katerina Diamond. Anna had seen this and told me about it, as I will be training to be a teacher in September, and the cover had caught my eye once or twice. I finally read the blurb and I was hooked. I love a good thriller, so I’m sure I’ll enjoy this one. Hopefully it’ll be gripping.

So that’s the five latest books I’ve bought home with me recently. I can’t wait to dig into them and hopefully find some new favourites. You can track my progress on Goodreads here.

Love Lexie

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