Saturday, 10 May 2014

Catching Up With Myself

As much as I would have loved to go and buy some fair-trade chocolate for the original #BEDM prompt for today, I currently have a stack of scones in my kitchen waiting to be devoured. As I don't want to roll to work tomorrow, I thought I would show you my to-read list for the summer. I am still reading The Book Thief, which Goodreads tells me I've read nearly 40% which is slightly motivating!

You might recognise a few titles from my recent book wish list post - I didn't realise that I actually owned a copy of On The Road, and I couldn't turn down the half-price price tag for The Girl Who Saved... in my local WH Smiths. 

Hopefully these should last me a few months...
I have, rather unwillingly, decided that I'm not allowed to buy any more books until I had read all of these. And even then, I still have plenty of books on my rickety shelf waiting to be picked up and enjoyed with a good cup of tea. 

What do you think of my selection? Have you read any of these? 
Would you like a review of any of these?



Chelsea xo

15 comments

  1. Eleanor & Park!!!! Sorry I am a little obsessed with this book but I loved it so much. I have been told to read the new Jonas Jonasson too but I have yet to read the first one...must try harder ;)! xx

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    1. You definitely need to read the first one, it's so bizarre (in a really good way, haha!) xx

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  2. I've wanted to read Mr Penumbra's 24 Hour Book Store for ages, let me know how you get on with it!
    Hayley
    Water Painted Dreams xxx

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    1. It's one of my set texts for next year, but it sounds really interesting :) xxx

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  3. The Knife of Never Letting Go is a great series. I met the author Patrick Ness at Cheltenham Literature Festival last year and he's so nice. If you do read the whole series, there are some additional books in the trilogy such as 0.5 (a prequel to the first book), and I think it's 2.5 but I can't remember. I'm yet to read those add-ons myself.
    It took my a shocking amount of time to read The Book Thief but I persisted and quite liked it.

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    1. Yeah, The Book Thief is taking me a while. I'm really enjoying it but I need a few extra hours in the day, I think! I can't wait to read the series, I've heard great things about it :)

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  4. I've read the knife of never letting go- it's the perfect summer read, adventure/dystopia/thriller - really enjoyable fun. I'm interested to hear what you make of On The Road- it's one of those books I've always meant to read, just haven't ever gotten round to it x

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    1. I can't wait to read it, everyone has said it's great! x

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  5. I deliberated over getting 'The Girl Who Save the King of Sweden' but decided against it in the end - review please! I too am restricting my book-buying until I read the ones I already have, easier said than done! xx

    A Sunday Smile

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    1. I think I am tempted by new books every single day! x

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  6. Have only read "On The Road" (years ago, so could prob do with reading it again!). Will check all these out tho, love discovering new books :) x

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  7. Can very much understand putting a limit on yourself about buying new books. I've got a small pile to get through before I'm going to go buy new ones too. It's just really hard if you're out and see something that looks interesting.

    Out of those, I've only read "On The Road" too. I really enjoyed it, but Kerouac isn't everyone's cup of tea (despite it seeming that it's quite cool to like him at the moment:-).

    Definitely do a review on 'The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden', I quite enjoyed Hundred Year Old Man and it'd be good to see if this book if worth checking out too:-)

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    1. I can't believe I haven't read On The Road, silly of me really! I'll put that one to the top of my list then :) x

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  8. I've read Eleanor & Park, I enjoyed it but parts of it had me in tears! I did prefer Fangirl more. I've also read Mr Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore and really enjoyed that, nice mix of old fashioned books and new technology.

    I have yet to read The 100 Year Old Man.... by the same author as The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden, so I will prob wait to read the first book before the new one, to get a feel for the author (also I have the book on Kindle). The Knife of Never Letting Go is on my list to read!

    I need to really get stuck into my own stack of books. I made a good dent at the beginning of the year and read a stack of them but then got sucked into my library and borrowing books from there.

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