Book hauling


One of my goals this summer was to get back on track with reading and spend a fair amount of time with my head buried in a book.  I think it's fair to say I failed on that front.

Above are the books I picked up over the last couple of months.

The first one I bought, and read, was Perfect.  This is a sort of split story, set in the 70s and in the present day, and is about a boy's life and the resulting effects when two seconds were added to time.  The blurb drew me in instantly and although it was a little slow at times, I think the fact that I raced through the last half of the book in a morning tells more than words.  A great one to try if you're after something a little out of the norm.

Remember when I visited Farnham with Lizzie?  We went on a charity shop haul where I got my hands on When God was a rabbit, You don't have to be evil to work here, but it helps and Welcome to Rosie Hopkins' Sweet Shop of Dreams.  There's something incredibly satisfying about tracking down a book you've been meaning to read for a cut-price in a charity shop, and I think I'll have to start carrying around a wishlist for books with me like Lizzie does and take up book-hunting!  Are there any books you'd recommend I look out for?

I've yet to read any of my charity shop finds, because for the time being I've been on Everything, Now.  This is a real eye-opener of a book that I got sent, and is unlike anything I usually go for.  It's a bit heavy at times, but there are some real gems of observations about our culture and how we're influenced into believing that the sheer multitude of choice we encounter is a good thing and how we expect to have access to everything, now.  Not a must-read, but a good one if you like a thought-provoking book.

I'm sure to be back with another of these posts soon; as I searched through my bookshelf to find these ones I found lots of books that I haven't yet read.  Must get reading!


  1. 'Welcome to Rosie Hopkins' Sweet Shop of Dreams' is an AMAZING story! I found it really well written and touching, as well as witty. The last paragraph is a total tear jerker!

    Emma's Treasures

    Emma xo

  2. I read ' The Fault in our Stars' by John Green and I think it may just have become my favorite book of all time. It is so wonderfully written, and although it is a sad book ( I cried reading it by the pool) it is moving and touching and evokes all kinds of emotions. Basically its perfect. Good luck with your reading.

    Callie xx

    1. Callie, my emotional reaction to The Fault in our Stars was similar to my reaction when watching The Notebook. I could not hold back the's a really great book! xx

  3. They all seem like really lovely books! Really want to read 'perfect' and 'welcome to Rosie Hopkins' sweet shop of dreams, you read some amazing books, lucky ducky! I always struggle finding good books but now I can't wait read them :)

    isabella <3

  4. They sound like great books. I've noted them down to check them out on my Kindle later. I find I read more when I use my Kindle cos it's just so available.

  5. I love reading, I don't know what I'd do without books! I haven't read any that you mention in this post so I'm adding them to my list : ) I just finished reading Nancy Mitford and had a blast xx

  6. Lovely books! I have developed a reading habit too lately! Hope you get to read more!

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale | bloglovin'


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