Letterbox Love #22

Letterbox Love is a meme hosted by Lynsey of Narratively Speaking whereby book lovers can exhibit the books they received this week.

Up till yesterday this would’ve been a tiny haul. However, it was payday on Friday so I decided to splurge a little. I visited a nearby shopping centre, only to find that my favourite branch of The Works (Lakeside for you fellow Englanders) is closing down! On the plus side, this means SALE. However, they are moving to a smaller site. Long-term this sucks, as it will mean it will only have a tiny selection of books that will be basically the same as other stores. But anyway, onto my haul. I purchased 14 (I know, oops?!) books at The Works, and paid £12.25. Needless to say, I was a happy bunny. So first, the books I purchase at The Works: 

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I have read If I Stay by Gayle Forman but definitely will want to read it again at some point. I’ve seen the film version of He’s Just Not That Into You, but I thought it would be interesting to see what the book is like, written by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo.  

I didn’t realize how many Sophie McKenzie books I had picked up! Girl, Missing has been on my to-read pile for a while. The Medusa Project: The Set-Up is the first of a series about kids with abilities, and sounds really interesting. Blood Ransom is the second in a series about clones. 

James Dashner’s The Kill Order is a prequel to the Maze Runner series (first film coming soon). It is actually in my pile of library books, so buying it means I can return the other copy to the library. My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent is a bit paranormal for me, but I remember hearing other bloggers rave about it, so I thought I’d see what the fuss was about. 

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Joe Craig’s Jimmy Coates series is one I feel like I should have read years ago. About a teenage assain, it sounds like EXACTLY the kind of the thing I enjoy. So I decided to get one of the books (Power) to push me in the right direction. And then I spotted Sabotage for 25p so, you know. 

Dial L For Loser by Lisi Harrison is part of a collection of books that I have a couple of already. A Midsummer Tights Dream is part of Louise Rennison’s latest series. Although I’ve only read a couple of hers before, they seem perfect for a giggle. I actually spotted Wither by Lauren DeStefano after I had paid for all my goodies. But it was HARDBACK. FOR 75P. I nearly died, and couldn’t resist snapping it up. 

I also bought The Life of Riley and Back to Life by Joanna Nadin as these seem really cute contemporaries, and I’m on a bit of a high with them at the moment. 

I also got some other books elsewhere: 

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I picked up two books in Waterstones, both half price. Turf by John Lucas looks really gritty, and will contrast all the contemporaries above! I have already read Between The Lines by Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer is a book I read before (AND ADORED). It has just been released in paperback, but it is all in black and white. The hardback has coloured fonts and bea-utiful illustrations. P1060286

I raided the BHF charity shop, and snapped up a copy of …Then He Ate My Boy Entrancers by Louise Rennison as it was virtually unread. Numbers by Rachel Ward is a book I loved and would probably read again at some point. I also picked up a DVD of Two Weeks Notice because, you know, Hugh Grant.

Last but not least, one library book this week! I am really excited to finish Ally Condie’s Matched series with Reached. It will be nice to be able to wrap that one up, as one of the first dystopians I read. 

Phew! I have no idea where I’m going to put all these lovely books. Thankfully, I only received two ebooks this week, and one was a ‘read it now’ download. 

Blood FamilyBrooklyn Girls I haven’t read much by Anne Fine since the days of Crummy Mummy, but her new book Blood Family looks kind of dark and mysterious. Thanks to Random House and Netgalley for this. 

 Brooklyn Girls by Gemma Burgess is meant to be a NA with a difference. I’m anxious to see whether it lives up to expectations! Thanks to St Martins Press and Netgalley. 

Life in Outer Space A book that looks amazing in all its geekery is Life in Outer Space by Melissa Keil. It has a different cover on Netgalley so I didn’t link the two until I looked on GR, and squealed as this is one of my highly anticipated books. Thanks very much Peachtree Press! 

 

What did you receive this week? Have you read any of my books and do you think it should be at the top or the bottom of my to read pile?  I’d love to hear from you! 

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9 thoughts on “Letterbox Love #22

  1. I’ve actually had to ban myself from The Works because I’d just constantly be broke and I have enough trouble with my TBR pile as it is. I don’t think I’d be able to resist a closing down sale though! 😀 you got some fantastic books. I loved If I Stay and My Soul to Take. I hope you enjoy your foray into paranormal 🙂 Between the Lines is incredible and I agree about needing the hardcover! I hope you enjoy Reached too. That trilogy is still one of my favourites but I don’t own the books – something I must fix! I’m hearing lots of good things about Brooklyn Girls so I’ll keep an eye out for your thoughts 🙂

    I’m rambling now so I’ll leave you to your books! You can check out my haul right here/ I also got My Life in Outer Space which I’m really excited about!

    • Thanks for your gigantic comment! Book closing down sale means that I MUST HAVE ALL THE BOOKS. It was a chance to grab some stuff that hadnt been on the shelves for a while which was nice. I will put My Soul To Take near the top of the pile- no one seems to have anything bad to say! And my god, Between The Lines. Like serious book love ❤

  2. I love The Works. 😀 It’s so bad for me but I can’t help buying books when I’m in there! I’m reading Reached at the moment, funnily enough, I got my copy from the library as well. I’m sorry to say goodbye to the series, as Matched was also one of the first dystopian books I read. Happy reading! 🙂

  3. I love The Works! It’s brilliant, isn’t it? I can’t stop going in there. I’m so weak!
    As I’ve already told you on Twitter, Wither is such a brilliant book and I’m keeping my fingers crossed that you’ll enjoy it.

    Happy reading, Debbie!

    • I know, its so nice to get books so cheaply. Theres not really a lot of places to get YA either! I’m glad you enjoyed Wither, as it was a post-payment impulse buy. And mainly because it was hardback 🙂

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