Thursday, 19 December 2013

A Little Book Haul

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For today's post I thought I would share this little pile of books I picked up recently (FYI book buying bans never work!). I'm a big fan of The Works instore 3 for £5 deal and often pop in to check if they have any new titles available and these are the latest additions to my collection. Here's why I chose these three...

For a lot of people The Book Thief (Markus Zusak) seems to be one of those 'it changed my life' reads and has received countless five star ratings. With the film adaptation coming out in the UK next year I decided it was definitely time to pick this one up!

Next up is The Stepford Wives (Ira Levin), a book which I have actually read before but have never owned. Back when I was at Uni one of my Critical Studies projects was to write an essay looking at Utopia/Dystopia in books and film and The Stepford Wives was one of the titles I chose to write about. Back then I remember liking the book so I thought it would be nice to revisit it sometime.

The final book I chose was Monument 14 (Emmy Laybourne) as it looked the most interesting of the rest of the available selection - although if I hadn't already read Dash & Lily's Book Of Dares I probably would have gone for that! At the 3 for £5 table I tend to gravitate towards books I've heard of, which I'm sure means I must be missing out on other great reads, but I'm just hopeless at picking out books if I don't. I had seen Monument 14 on Goodreads before so that was what I went with although I'm not convinced it was the right decision... I'll keep you posted. 

Have you read any of these titles?
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