Book Haul – Recently Bought and Borrowed books! 🙂
Hey, long time no see! I`m on vacation right now so sadly it`s been awhile since the last review, but I`m currently working on two new reviews for you and I`ve started a new book. So it should be two or three reviews heading your way within a months time 🙂
I didn`t want the wait to be too long and unbearable so I decided to drop by with a little “haul” type of thing. August 9th was also the date of the National Book Lovers Day, so I thought we could celebrate that with this little post. So these are all my recently bought and borrowed books, all that I hope I`ll be able to review some time. I`ve tried to gather books of different genres, hopefully to make my audience bigger and more satisified! I got some thriller, young adult, adult fiction, children/middle age and manga! Keep on reading and you`ll get to see the newest additions to my book collection (I got some a couple months ago but most of them are recently bought/borrowed).
Maybe you`ll even find something you`d want to read?!
First up, the book I`m currently reading:
History is all you left me by Adam Silvera
This is a young adult fiction novel with main characters whose part of the lgbtq community. It`s about how Griffin handles life after his first love and ex boyfriend Theo, whom he always thought would come back to him, dies. And how it changes when the only person who can relate to him is Theo`s current boyfriend, Jackson.
He then must choose between confronting his past, or miss out on his future.
You can read more on the back of the book, and if you`re uable to see there`s more information here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25014114-history-is-all-you-left-me
Simon vs. the homo sapiens agenda by Becky Albertalli
This is also a young adult fiction novel with main characters whose part of the lgbtq community. Its`s a story about sixteen year old and not-so-openly gay Simon being blackmailed. His flirty emails to a boy named Blue got caught in the wrong hands. Martin, who is the “wrong hands” the emails got to, blackmails Simon by saying he has to be his wingman or else Simons sexuality will get out to the whole school. All this drama makes Simons junior year alot more complicated than he anticipated. The back of the book read a thought Simon has, “Straight people should have to come out too. The more awkward it is, the better”, and I find that kind of funny.
More information here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19547856-simon-vs-the-homo-sapiens-agenda?ac=1&from_search=true
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
This book however, is a humorous adult fiction novel. It`s a story about Don Tillman, professor of genetics, whose never been on a second date. This makes him believe he isn`t wired for romance, he barely even has any friends. Suddenly an acquaintance informs him that he would make a wonderful husband, and his first reaction is shock. But then he proceeds to start “The Wife Project”, to find himself the perfect partner. When he meets Rosie he realizes that the project might not work as planned, love is not always what looks good on paper.
“The Rosie Project” has a second book aswell, called “The Rosie Effect”.
More information here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16181775-the-rosie-project?ac=1&from_search=true
Lucy in the sky by Paige Toon
At Goodreads “Lucy in the sky” is labeled as a womens fiction novel, to me it seems like a kind of dramatic and romantic fictional novel. It`s a story about Lucy traveling back to her home country Australia after being away for nine years. She`s going to the wedding of her best friend Molly and one-time love of her life Sam. And even though she`s happily dating her lawyer boyfriend Jackson, she feels as if this weekend will be something special. Especially after she gets a suspicious message from a woman, claiming she`s been sleeping with Lucys boyfriend, which he says is a lie. She also meets Mollys brother Nathan during the weekend, and eventually finds herself caught between two distant continents and two very different men.
More information here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1032295.Lucy_in_the_Sky?ac=1&from_search=true
The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler
“The Book of Speculation” is a fictional adult novel in the historical, fantasy and mystery genre. Some would also say it includes magical realism. The story is about the young librarian Simon Watson, who lives alone at Long Island in his family home. He suddenly receives a mysterious book apparently containing family secrets and mysteries. As he reads on he realizes alot of women in his family dies by drowning on the 24th of July, and he wonders if his poor sister will doom the same fate. As the date gets closer he must hurry to decode his family history, before it`s too late.
More information here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23014670-the-book-of-speculation?ac=1&from_search=true
The Wishing Spell (The Land of Stories #1) by Chris Colfer
The Land of Stories is a childrens/middle grade fictional fantasy series written by actor Chris Colfer. This series tells the tale of twins Alex and Conner Bailey. They receive a treasured fairy-tale book from their grandmother, and suddenly their whole world is changed! The twins magically falls into a world where fairy-tales are real, and throughout the series they encounter witches, wolves, goblins, trolls etc. And after a while they realize getting home won`t be as easy as they first thought.
They`re are six books out in this series, and I believe the sixth was the last one.
More information here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11607446-the-wishing-spell?ac=1&from_search=true
And here: http://thelandofstories.com
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
This is a young adult dystopian sciene fiction novel published in August 2011.
Wade Watts is a teen living in the year 2044. At this time the reality is an ugly place, and the only time Wade really feels alive is when he`s jacked into the virtual world, the world most people live in. The former of this virtual world is dead, however, he did put up a puzzle before he died. Wade has devoted his life to this puzzle. You would need to find three easter eggs and bring them to the formers virtual castle to win the prize of the puzzle, which is full rights to the whole virtual world (called OASIS). Wade and his friends realize solving the puzzle will be both hard and dangerous when they`re the first to find the first easter egg.
“Ready Player One” is going to become a movie very soon.
More information here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9969571-ready-player-one?ac=1&from_search=true
And here: http://www.ernestcline.com
The kind worth killing by Peter Swanson
This fictional novel by Peter Swanson is a psychological mystery thriller published in february 2015. It`s a story about Ted Severson and Lily Kintner, a women he meets on a night flight from London to Boston. With one too many martinis they start sharing very personal and detailed truths about themselves. Ted shares a lot about his marriage and his wife, a relationship not on it`s best tracks. When he jokes and says he could kill his wife for the stuff she`s done Lily offers to help, without even thinking about it. This is the start of their dark and mysterious “adventure”. However, there are a few dark and “murdery” parts of Lilys past she hasn`t told Ted, and suddenly they are embroiled in a game of cat and mouse, one they both cannot survive…
More information here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21936809-the-kind-worth-killing?ac=1&from_search=true
The girl on the train by Paula Hawkins
This fictional novel is a number one bestselling mystery/thriller story about a girl named Rachel, and Paula Hawkins Debut. Rachel takes the commuter train every morning and night, she spends her time looking out the window and imagining all kinds of stories for all kinds of stuff she sees. There`s this one house she always watches and by now it feels like she knows the people living inside of it, she could only wish to be as happy as they seem to be. Suddenly something happens and changes everything about her view of the “happy” couple living in that house. Shocked, she goes to tell the police what she`s seen, but how reliable is she as a source? Suddenly she`s deeply entangled in an investigation and wonders, has she done more harm than good?
This book has been adapted to a major motion picture starring Emily Blunt.
More information here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22557272-the-girl-on-the-train?ac=1&from_search=true
Into the water by Paula Hawkins
This is also a fictional mystery/thriller novel written by Paula Hawkins, her second published book after “The girl on the train”. This ones a story about Jules life after her sister Nels death. A few days before her death Nel calls Jules and pleads for help, but Jules doesn`t answer. Then she gets the message about Nels drowning. Nel left a daughter behind and Jules have to travel back to the place she thought she`d escaped for good to take care of her. People assume Nel jumped into the water, but Jules doesn`t believe her sister would do such a horrendous thing. Now that Jules is back she has to face everything she`s afraid of in this place she tried to leave. Most of all she`s afraid of the water, and a place called the drowning pool…
More information here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33151805-into-the-water?ac=1&from_search=true
No Game No Life (#1) by Yuu Kamiya (Mashiro Hiiragi on illustrations)
This is one out of two mangas I`ll write about in this “haul”, the difference between this one and the next is that this ones mostly text similar to the books mentioned earlier. This is a fantasy manga series about gaming twins Shiro and Sora. They find the real world to be extremely lame, then one day they get summoned into a gaming world by a boy calling himself God. In this world war is prohibited by God and instead everything is decided by a game. Can the brother and sister save the last remaining of the human race in this world, just by playing games? Let the game begin!
This ones also an anime.
More information here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21801491-no-game-no-life-vol-1?ac=1&from_search=true
Vampire Knight (#1) by Matsuri Hino
This is a fantasy manga series about vampires, this one compared to the other (No Game No Life) is written/illustrated in the usual manga (picture) format, similar to a comic book. I thought the description on this manga from goodreads was written quite good, so I decided to just pace that in here and put the link underneath.
“Yuki Cross has no memory of her past prior to the moment she was saved from a vampire attack ten years ago. She was adopted by the headmaster of Cross Academy, and now works alongside Zero to guard the Academy’s secret. Cross Adademy is attended by two groups of students: the Day Class and the Night Class. At twilight, when the students of the Day Class return to their dorm, they cross paths with the Night Class on their way to school. Yuki Cross and Zero Kiryu are the Guardians of the school, protecting the Day Class from the Academy’s dark secret: the Night Class is full of vampires!”
This manga does also have an anime.
And that`s it for this time, Thank you so much for dropping by! Hope you found something new and interesting to read and/or a review to look forward too 🙂
Hope to see you here again sometime! 🙂