BOOKS: My to be read pile (TBR 02)

Monday, 7 March 2016

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Again, without waiting to finish my previous TBR pile, I've created a new one. However this time around I purchased all the books from a charity shop. Therefore, it was a good deed and I cannot feel guilty about doing it!
I don't tend to re read books and I don't actually have a book shelf in my home. Therefore I often choose to pass on my reads when I've finished to friends, family, colleagues or to the charity shops. For this reason I don't like to spend too much on them. This is also why I only really get books on my kindle for when I have holidays booked. (It's just more convenient luggage wise). I like to read but I don't like to spend money! I digress, I went into a charity shop and saw a few books I'd been thinking about reading for a while. At 95p each I couldn't say no & I swiftly purchased them.

THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO by Steig Larsson
I've watched the movie of this, but I cannot remember it, but I do remember people saying I should read the book as it's amazing. So when I saw it for a mere 95p I bought it. A member of the Vanger family goes missing. The body never found, but the uncle is convinced that it was murder. 40 years later he hires a journalist & hacker to help him look deeper into the case. As they get deeper and deeper into the investigation they discover that there's more than meets the eye with the Vanger clan, & they reveal deep dark secrets held by the family. Of course families are close so when someone looks to sabotage or reveal something they don't want revealing they'll be less than happy. Blomkvist (the journalist) and Salander (the hacker) will have to protect themselves from what is yet to come! It sounds like it will be a very action packed book, full of twists and turns. I love a good crime book so it's right up my street. There are other books in the series, so if I enjoy it, I know there are others I can also get to grips with at a later date!

THE BOOK THIEF by Markus Zusak
Again when a book gets turned into a film then it must be good! Based around the time of Nazi Germany in 1939 this book tells the story of 9 year old Liesel, a book theif. Liesel is living with a foster family has her parents have been sent away to a concentration camp. This book tells her story and those that live nearby when the bombs start to fall around them. I've never really delved into any sort of historical reading like this so I am very keen to get stuck in. The one feature that does intrigue me, is the blurb states that death will visit 3 times and the novel is narrated by death. Sounds a bit morbid, but I'm willing to give it a go!

ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE by Anothy Doerr
I added this particular book to my Good Reads to be read list a while ago after seeing it on various best sellers lists. I was pretty pleased to find it in the charity shop in excellent condition so of course I bought it! All the Light we cannot see I believe is set during World War 2, & tells the story of Marie-Laure, a blind girl who meets a German Orphan boy named Werner & they both try to survive the war as their lives collide. It's a hard book to explain really! Like I said I wanted to read it because it was classed as a best seller. Similar to The Book Thief, the style isn't something I have really read before. I want to challenge myself with a little bit more of historical style reading for a bit of a change!

LEFT NEGLECTED by Lisa Genova
This is the same author who wrote Still Alice which I spoke about previously in this blog post. I didn't plan on reading another book by her, however because I enjoyed Still Alice, I figured why not! Left neglected tells the story of Sarah, a extremely busy, hardworking Mum who multitasks like mad both at home and in the workplace. Unfortuntely Sarah ends up in a car accident which results in  damage to her brain and Sarah discovers she has Left Neglect. To her, left does not exsist. She cannot use her left side of her body, she doesn't realise she has a left hand/leg, when she looks around the room, to her the right hand side is the entire room, there isn't anything else in there. As you can imagine, for a workaholic like Sarah this is not good, she needs to return to work stat! The company needs her! How will she adapt to these new changes, will 'the left' ever come back to her? Could you imagine your confusion if you were convinced what you saw was all there was to see, but really there was more than meets the eye?

A YEAR OF TAKING CHANCES by Lucy Diamond
I wanted to get a classic, easy reading chick lit book to break up the more serious books I'd purchased so that was where this one came in. I believe that this is your typical chick lit style story line, where a group of friends, all with different things going on with their lives find themselves tested to their limits, so they decide it's time to make a change and re think the way they go about things. Gemma, Cailtin & Saffron vow to make this one of the best years of their lives, despite having to do things a little differently. I have to admit I was quite drawn into the cover of the book too (I am someone who judges books by their covers!) I don't think I've read anything by Lucy Diamond before so I'm open to trying a new chick lit author!

I'm going to be good and not purchase anymore books until I've made my way through these and the ones I have left from my previous TBR post! I'm not going to be putting a time limit to finish them by because that will just stress me out. They will all be contributing to my 30 book reading challenge for 2016 though!

What have you been reading recently?

Kind regards.


26 comments:

  1. I actually ordered The Book Thief the other day and I can't wait to start reading it.

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  2. My TBR pile would be so high, going to check some of these out though! Thanks xo

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  3. Haha I do exactly the same, always buying new books before I've read the ones I've got. This looks like a brilliant selection :)

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  4. The year of taking chances is such a good book! I love it. My to read pile never gets any smaller as I keep buying books, oops x

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  5. The book thief is good! I liked the movie, too! I keep meaning to read the girl with the dragon tattoo.. I'll look out for that in large print or download it on my kindle when I've finished reading my other books, so many to read! I love your book choices :) xx

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  6. I havent read the Book Thief but I've seen the film and really loved it xxx

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  7. I have read two of those and loved them both so love your choices may have to look out for the others

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  8. I have so many books I need to get through, worst thing is I keep buying more! These sound like some good books as well. x

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  9. I have the Girl With The Dragon Tattoo trilogy and it is fantastic. I wouldn't recommend reading it at night though if you don't want to get scared lol!

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  10. I have a couple of these but I haven't made time to read them. A mystery/thriller would be awesome so "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" sounds good.

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  11. I have a couple of books waiting to be read on my kindle. Need to find the time.

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  12. Great list! All of these are on mine too. Very jealous you found All The Light We Cannot See in such good condition in the charity shop!

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  13. I have not touched a book in about 2 months now and I have been meaning to read some this year. I need to get back to my reading self. I want to red the girl with the dragon tattoo

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  14. I am such a bibliophile, I have 5 books on the go at the moment, and I dip in and out of depending on the mood at the time. I go everywhere with my kindle fire, or use my kindle app on my phone. I still prefer a real book in my hands though

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  15. My to read pile is enormous (And I'm probably going to look up these and add them to the pile as well lol) I've read The Girl With A Dragon Tattoo and it's fab!

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  16. The Steig Larsson books are brutal. Very strong and graphic. Great reads though! Enjoy!

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  17. Some fab looking books here - I wish I had some spare time to read! I hope you get through them all! Kaz x

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  18. I havent read those but they look good. I need to make more time for reading proper books.

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  19. I watched the film of the girl with the dragon tattoo and I really didn't like it so that book wouldn't be for me. I would like to read the others though

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  20. My favourite place ever to get books from si the charity shop, I buy them read them and give them back that way I get to read great books and help charity xx

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  21. I have two shelves of my book case holding my TBR pile. I always buy most of my books from charity tables, grabbed The Martian the other day on the way out of Sainsbury's. I'll be busy this Summer!

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  22. I picked a book up to read at work the other day (I work in a bookshop) called Never Saw It Coming by Linwood Barclay. It is not my normal thing (a thriller) but I loved it. It's about a fraudulent psychic that watches TV to see who has gone missing recently and then approaches the grieving family claiming she has had a vision which she will share (for a price). Unfortunately this time her "vision" is a bit too close to the mark and the "grieving" husband is terrified someone saw exactly what he did to his wife... I really recommend it!

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  23. Well Ive read the Dragon tattoo series when it first hit the UK and loved it! And I adored the Book Thief too, both on my recommend list. Havent tried the others though so would be interested to know how you get on!

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  24. Is it wrongly say I've not read the girl with the dragon tattoo? I've had the book for an age but never got round to reading it

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  25. I love reading chick lit so that Lucy Diamond book is right up my street. Currently I'm reading The Sty's the Limit by Simon Dawson, it's a funny one. Sabrina xx

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