I know i said in my last book haul that this book buying needs to stop. It still definitely does need to stop and i’m now back on a book buying ban until YALC at the end of July. However, in the last month i’ve picked up a few bargains and offers that i couldn’t refuse. A lot of these books were bought in preparation for YALC, so it’s kind of an excuse, right? Here’s another haul for you.
Title: We Come Apart
Author: Sarah Crossan & Brian Conaghan
Genre: YA, Poetry, Contemporary
Publication Date: February 9th 2017
Summary: Jess would never have looked twice at Nicu if her friends hadn’t left her in the lurch. Nicu is all big eyes and ill-fitting clothes, eager as a puppy, even when they’re picking up litter in the park for community service. He’s so not her type. Appearances matter to Jess. She’s got a lot to hide. Nicu thinks Jess is beautiful. His dad brought Nicu and his mum here for a better life, but now all they talk about is going back home to find Nicu a wife. The last thing Nicu wants is to get married. He wants to get educated, do better, stay here in England. But his dad’s fists are the most powerful force in Nicu’s life, and in the end, he’ll have to do what his dad wants. As Nicu and Jess get closer, their secrets come to the surface like bruises. The only safe place they have is with each other. But they can’t be together, forever, and stay safe – can they?
YALC is getting ever closer and if you didn’t already know, i’m going to YALC! Unlike last year, i’m doing all three days with my bud Charlotte from Wonderfully Bookish. We’re going to have a right good time, and are definitely feeling the reading pressure right now.
This year one of my goals was to start reading new things, such as non-fiction or poetry, things that i definitely was not reading before. About a year ago i embarked on a the journey which is poetry. I’ve always been a fan of John Cooper Clarke, his slightly sadistic and strange poems are great for a laugh or a listening to whilst writing. But i needed to expand my poetry horizons. I’ve found some collections that i absolutely love.
It’s been quite a while since i’ve done a book haul. My lent goal this year was to not buy books while it lasted, and i actually achieved it! However, i may have put some in the store cupboard at work for when it was over, and i also treated myself to a few Amazon purchases in the first hour after it ended. Along with that and being on holiday and some new releases, i’ve managed to acquire quite a few new books in the last month or so. I would by lying if i said i’d remember everything i got, so here’s a snippet of what’s joined my shelves recently.
Everyone has the book that they almost broke up with. The book that almost made it back on to the shelf or in the donations bag after fifty pages because you simply cannot see yourself ever enjoying it. However, for many of us i’m sure, that book often becomes one of our favourites. Mine certainly did.
Title: Always and Forever, Lara Jean
Author: Jenny Han
Genre: YA, Comtemporary, Coming Of Age
Publication Date: 6th April 2017
Summary: Lara Jean is having the best senior year a girl could ever hope for. She is head over heels in love with her boyfriend, Peter; her dad’s finally getting remarried to their next door neighbor, Ms. Rothschild; and Margot’s coming home for the summer just in time for the wedding. But change is looming on the horizon. And while Lara Jean is having fun and keeping busy helping plan her father’s wedding, she can’t ignore the big life decisions she has to make. Most pressingly, where she wants to go to college and what that means for her relationship with Peter. She watched her sister Margot go through these growing pains. Now Lara Jean’s the one who’ll be graduating high school and leaving for college and leaving her family-and possibly the boy she loves-behind. When your heart and your head are saying two different things, which one should you listen to?