A Book Haul #2

A Book Haul #2

New year, new reading opportunities!

I am starting my 2017 posts with another book haul, full of reads I am definitely looking forward to diving into. In the last months of 2016, Black Friday and a book festival have me the chance to purchase some bits that I was longing to have or that simply caught my eye.

I shall start with the translated books I bought. Library of Souls, by Ransom Riggs, may or may not be the one I am the most excited about. It is the third and final novel in theย Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Childrenย series, one of my favourite trilogies of all time. I cannot wait to experience (yet again) the unique world, the superbly-built characters and the haunting, but beautiful pictures scattered throughout the pages. I was lucky enough to be given some gorgeous, vintage cards with the main characters in the series. Special thanks to the kind man at the Art Publishing stand! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Moving on, I finally put my hands on In Cold Blood, by Truman Capote. I have to say, I’ve been so tempted to read this after I saw the biographical film Capote, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman. I found it so brilliant and touching that I couldn’t skip reading one of Capote’s notable works. Everything, Everything, by Nicola Yoon, has also been on my wish list for a long time as I saw how loved it is in the BookTube community that I very dearly follow. What attracted me is how well-rated it is for a debut novel, introducing a special idea which I’ve never met in any of my reads – a girl with an allergy to the world. Lastly, I got The Lost Bible, by Igor Bergler, the most widely sold Romanian novel of the last 20 years! Big deal, huh? The paperback version was launched at Gaudeamus, the book festival I got all these reads from, and I was so excited to find out that all of the copies have autographs!

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On Black Friday, I found some great deals on English-written books which I couldn’t pass! My current read is After You, by Jojo Moyes, the sequel to the well-known Me Before You, one of my best summer lectures. It seems to be a great, yet melancholic fill-in to the tragic end of the bestseller mentioned above, following the everyday life and difficulties of the main character. Cannot wait to see how it all ends!ย Girl Online Going Solo is the third book in the Girl Online series by my favourite YouTuber, Zoe Sugg. All of them are easy to read, but provide such delightful stories written in a sweet, friendly tone. Another popular novel in the BookTube network is Holding Up the Universe, by Jennifer Niven. I don’t know many facts about this book, but I absolutely loved All The Bright Places, written by the same author, so I have high hopes that this one will be just as good. And who knows? Maybe even better. As much as I need me some good YA novels, I had to get The Diary of a Young Girl, the memoir of Anne Frank. A true classic, it pictures not only the horrible faces of life during war, but also her pure soul, so mature for her age.

One of my main goals this year is to allow more of my time to reading. I hope you’ve enjoyed this book haul as much as I did. Expect more reviews coming in 2017!

Until next time! ๐Ÿ™‚

Alexandra

 

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A Book Haul

A Book Haul

I think everybody knows that buying books is one of my guilty pleasures. I couldn’t go past some online sales and treated myself with five amazing choices, I have wanted to place an order for English books for quite a while. Here is what I got!

One of the biggest regrets of my literature experience is that I haven’t read as many classic novels as I wanted. That’s why I want to make up for it now! I bought some of Jane Austen’s most known works, “Pride and Prejudice” and “Sense and Sensibility”. It is so nice to go back to the early 1800’s through reading as it is one of my favourite periods in history. This time I opted for their English version, reading a book in its pure language is so much better than risking to lose its essence by trying a translated one.

Adventuring in the YA world, I bought “All The Bright Places” by Jennifer Niven, I’ve just heard so many good things about it! It presents a unique love between a boy and a girl who learn about the little meanings in life from each other. The tiny summary on its front cover definitely caught my attention: “The story of a girl who learns to live from a boy who wants to die.”. Thrilled to read it!

A few weeks ago I saw “The 5th Wave” on the big screen and quite enjoyed it (I love me some science fiction movies from time to time)! I was very curious to see how well it was adapted to the book and how I would have pictured the action from my own prospect… so I gave it a comfy place on my shelves!

The last book was on my list because of the first novel by one of my favourite YouTubers and one of the nicest people I know, Zoe Sugg. “Girl Online” was a relaxing read written in a friendly style that made me want to find out more about the lovely characters, their adventures together and their future points of view. Couldn’t skip buying “Girl Online: On Tour”!

Well that’s a wrap on my book haul! I am happy with my choices and I’m even happier to fill my time with them. It’s always a pleasure to read in English!

Until next time! ๐Ÿ™‚

Alexandra