BOOKS: My to be read pile (TBR 03)

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

TBR. Charity shop book haul
 
A few weeks have passed, and another TBR pile has been created...without finishing reading the others obviously! Where’s the logic in that hey? I find these sort of posts a great way to physically document the books I have to read, which at the end of the year I can look back on and see how many of the books purchased this year I actually got through. There’s a particular charity shop in the town I work in that always has a really good collection of books available. At 95p a book (some which are in near perfect condition) it’s hard to say no. So on one leisurely stroll on my lunch break I just popped in and happen to buy 3 more books to add to my ever growing TBR pile. I don’t feel so guilty though as the money spent is going to charity even though it’s a small amount. It’s still a nice charitable gesture.  So what books did I pick up on this little trip then?

ROOM BY EMMA DONOGHUE

I’ve seen this book highly praised on goodreads, in bookshops & online. Given that this was adapted into a film my expectations are high for this one. It must be good if it’s been turned into a film right? Room is the story of a mother and son who for whatever reason (I’ve purposely avoided reviews so nothing gets spoiled so I’m pretty clueless) live together in one room, a locked room.  This is all Jack has ever known, at 5 years old that’s a lot of ‘life’ to have missed out on! The blurb on the back is very short and quite to the point. Thus making me want to read the book to find out what the heck is going on. You see in the blurb Jack and his Mum are described as prisoners. Now I’m not stupid, I have an idea of what path is this going to lead down but I’m still intrigued all the same, a book I am looking forward to getting stuck into but at the same time I’m a bit concerned if it’s going to be a little uncomfortable to read?
THE LITTLE PARISBOOKSHOP BY  NINA GEORGE
I grabbed this book One, Because it’s in perfect condition. Two, I’ve seen it a lot online and in stores and figured if it’s popular then it must be good?!  I believe it was part of Richard & Judy’s book club selections for Spring which probably explains why I saw it pimped out a lot. The little Paris Bookshop tells the story of Jean Perdu, who runs a book shop on a barge. Jean is able to help his customers by pairing them up with a book that will help soothe their troubles. The problem being that he can’t do that for himself, but with the arrival of a new neighbour in his apartment block. Perdu decides to unmoor his barge and go off on an adventure in search for his love who fled paris 21 years previously. I think this is probably going to be a really heartwarming book to read, the fact it’s set in France is probably going to make me want to book a city break there after I’ve read it, which isn’t a bad thing.
STRICTLY BETWEEN USBY JANE FALLON
A chick lit book that popped up either through the recommendations feature on Goodreads or someone on my friends list was reading it. As you will know from my previous posts relating to books I’m partial to the odd chick lit book every now and again. Strictly Between us is a story of two friends Tamsin and Michelle. Best of buds, one of which hears a rumour her friends husband has done the dirty so they hatch a plan to try and trap him, catch him in the act. So as you can see, typical trashy chick lit. The best kind! What the girls don’t consider is that girl they are using to trap the husband. What are her intentions, is she doing a helpful deed to friends or is it something else....  YEP, This is going to be great effortless reading that I may speed through. As I’ve said before I do like a bit of chick lit that doesn’t require much concentration. This is more of what I would call a ‘holiday’ read for me but as I’m not going away until September I think I’ll have to break the rules a little & read it on my commute instead.
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Have you read any of these? If you are into your books and reading, do you have a particular place you like to go to purchase books. I think charity shops are fast becoming a favourite of mine.

Much love,


26 comments:

  1. Room is on my TBR list too. I blagged a greedy copy for World Book Night a couple of years ago and it's been sat on my shelf ever since. I've been meaning to give it a go since the film did so well.

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  3. Strictly between us is a brill chick lit read xx

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  4. I saw the movie for Room! Usually I only watched the movie adaptations after I read the book but this was the first exception. The movie was brilliant though, really well directed. I can't imagine how much more better the book would've been so I definetly need to get myself a copy.
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  5. I got Room in my Amazon delivery the other day. I can't wait to get started on it.

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  6. I have mooched around charity shops for books in so long! I've got into a bad habit of just reading on my kindle lately because it's easier, once the boys are in bed, but I will have to go now! I've heard great things about room, I swear I have it laying around somewhere tbr

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  7. I read Room a few years ago when there was a bloggers book club that I was part of and to be honest I found it really hard to read, I didn't like it at all so I hope you have better luck with it xx

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  8. I really want to read Room, it's the best film I've seen all year!

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  9. Im glad I got to read here about Room. Ive seen it advertised everywhere and nothing really gives much clue to what it is about so you have given me slight insite into that :)

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  10. I have to admit my TBR pile seems to be ever growing and never going down. These sound like some great books to be added. x

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  11. Ok so I'm just going to admit it, I've not heard of any of them but other than childrens books I don't get to read.

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  12. Not heard of those but they sound interesting.

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  13. I do want to read Room at some point. I haven't decided whether or not I want to see the film first though.

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  14. Do you use good reads? You can set yourself reading challenges for the year and log all the books you read X

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  15. I've not read any of these books but I'm a book worm and I love shopping for new books. Like you, I like charity shops but I also just love going to the library and borrowing books.

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  16. I have not read any of these before and I really need to get back on the reading bandwagon

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  17. I've literally just today downloaded Room on to my Kindle, I want to see the film but I always prefer the books as you get the real detail and nothing is left out

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  18. I am also now intrigued by the Room book and I don't even read these days!

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  19. I have strictly between us sat on my book shelf right now waiting to be read. I always buy way more books than I can read x

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  20. I like crime-suspense novel, do you anything to suggest? :-)

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  21. Yes! More for my reading list as I keep meaning to read Room and haven't gotten round to it yet. It's great that your local charity shop has such a great selection and at 95p a pop too! x

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  22. Loved your photo, so bright and beautiful! Can't wait to see if I like these books for myself!

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  23. Perfect list to read in a weekend! Never read one but I will surely add these in my list. :)

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  24. The only one of these I've read is Room, which I really enjoyed. I'm the same as you, I'm addicted to buying books but I can never read fast enough!

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  25. I'm reading The Little Paris Bookshop at the moment and I think it's going to become my new favourite book! I'm really excited to see where it goes :)

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  26. Room is such a fantastic book and it is well worth reading x

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