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Wednesday, 21 September 2016

September Book Haul

I'm sure you know by now that I love a good book, and popping to Waterstones and browsing the shelves, and normally come out with a book or two. Or five, in this case. I really like seeing what books other people are buying at the moment, and adding them to my wishlist, so I think I'll start including a few more book posts here. Now let's get down to the books.

Sex And The City, a favourite programme for so many people. And something I have never seen. Like ever. I know, shocking, I haven't lived, etc. When I saw the novel by Candace Bushnell in my local Waterstones, I picked it up and put it down on multiple trips. But most recently, I thought I'd bite the bullet, and buy it. Right now, I don't have the time to sit down and watch the whole television show, but I have time to read a book. Why not read the book behind this iconic T.V. show? I can already tell that I'm going to fall in love with it.

Next up, I picked up Only Ever Yours by Louise O'Neill. I've heard loads of people rave about this novel on YouTube, so when I saw it in my local bookstore, I picked it up straight away. This sounded really interesting, with girls being trained in The School to be the "perfect" woman, for them to then be chosen by men. I really like these dystopic novels, with a negative depiction of the future, and this kind of reminds me of The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood - one of my favourite novels! I can't wait to pick this up! Plus, this cover is amazing!

I first read Bret Easton Ellis at university, and surprisingly really enjoyed it. I never thought he'd be someone I would reach for again, but after reading Less Than Zero and Lunar Park, I couldn't wait to try some more. I saw this copy of American Psycho and couldn't leave it in store. I mean how cool does it look? This is a name I've heard lots, it's really well known, but I don't really know what it's about, other than it's about a psychopath. The other Bret Easton Ellis novels I've read, I went in blind, not knowing a thing, so I think I'll do the same with this novel. I'm excited to see what it's about.

I'm not normally a fan of horror, but I'm trying to branch out in my reading, and there's been a lot of hype around Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs online. It's soon to be released as a film, so I thought I'd give the book a try. With Halloween just around the corner, I think this is a book I'll keep for then. What better than a horror story at the scariest time of the year? Even the cover looks creepy.

Finally, I picked up The Opposite of Loneliness, a collection of essays by Marina Keegan. Embarrassingly, I owned this book, and when I came round to wanting to reading it, I couldn't find it anywhere. I'd lost a book, somehow! After much hunting, and then putting off reading it, I bit the bullet and bought a new copy. I love the concept of this book, a collection of essays and stories on the topic of loneliness by an author who tragically died at the age of just 22, five days after graduating from Yale University. For someone to have made such an impact on the world of writing in such a short lifetime is really impressive, and I can't wait to see what she had to say.

So, that's the five latest books to find their way into my collection. Let me know if you want to hear more about any of these books. Now, which to read first?

Love Lexie


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