Wednesday, 6 July 2016

June Book Haul

Working in a book store is both a blessing and a curse. Well, it's a curse for my TBR pile mountain.

1. John Dies at the End by David Wong

Basically Soy sauce is a drug in this world, there is an 'eye' and now I've touched this book I'm in the game. I know nothing about this book except its been something I look at over and over again. I think its the title that gets me. Either way I'm interested to see why soy sauce is now a drug.

2. Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky

The Earth is dying and a resolution is needed fast. Then its found, a planet hidden among the stars already terraformed and able to sustain life. However, humans aren't the first species to inhabit this planet, there was already someone there and they don't want to give up their planet.

3. A Thousand Nights by E.K Johnston

I'm pretty sure this has some links with Arabian Nights. When a King comes to the desert with the intention to take one girl as his next wife one of them will stop at nothing to save her sister even if it means sacrificing herself.

4. Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

To Kill A Mockingbird will forever be one of my favourite books. I simply adore it. In this novel we see Jean-Lousie (Scout) Finch as a grown woman. Originally this was the novel Lee attempted to publish but people wanted to hear about Scout's childhood instead.

5. Alice by Christina Henry

Alice isn't in wonderland anymore. She's in a hospital trying to remember what happened to her, why she's in hospital. All she can remember is a tea party, long ears and blood. A fire gives her the chance to escape this hell hole but as they say its from the frying pan and into the fire. Alice needs to go back to the Old City.

6. Slade House by David Mitchell

On one side of a high wall lies a narrow, dank alley; on the other, a sunlit garden; and between them, a small black iron door. This novel started out as a twitter story David Mitchell wrote in 2014 inhabiting the same world as the bone clock.

7. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Lou Clark knows a lot of things, most of them don't seem all that useful. She doesn't know that she's about to lose her job nor does she know she's about to meet Will Traynor. A man whose desire to live has ebbed away ever since a motorcycle incident paralysed him.

8. Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes

The book of before. Prior to the 'off with her head' the Queen of Hearts was a girl, a Princess. A Princess that longed for her fathers praise, the boy she loved but all that is jeopardised when a betrayal changes everything. The making of the Queen of Hearts.

9. Paper and Fire by Rachel Caine

The second novel of the Great Library Series. No-one has original books anymore, the Great Library of Alexandria doesn't allow it. Anyone caught with an original book is to be punished, with extreme force. Jess Brightwell was a book smuggler, someone who carried books and delivered them. Basically like a mule, after all words can be as much a drug as anything else.

10. Red's Untold Tale by Wendy Toliver

Basically this is a story from the hit tv show Once Upon a Time telling 'Reds' (Little red riding hood) backstory.

11. Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon

Maddy hasn't left her house in seventeen years. Olly is the guy next door and he's determined to find a way to reach her.

12. Stranger of Tempest by Tom Lloyd

I read the first page of this and knew I needed it. "For a damsel in distress, she was rather more spattered with someone else's blood than Lynx had expected. And naked. Very naked."

13. The Fall of Lucifer by Wendy Alec

A war between three angelic brothers for the human race.

14. The Gap of Time by Jeanette Winterson

A retelling of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale.

15. Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler.

A retelling of Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew.

16. Shylock is my Name by Howard Jacobson

A retelling of Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice.

17. The Fireman by Jose Hill

A disease is spreading, it's name Dragonscale. Culminating is spontaneous human combustion.

What books did you get this month?

Katie x

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