Five months have passed since I last took a look at what was on my TBR pile. That only means one thing – I’ve come into possession of more books since then!
The books are a mixture of charity shop purchases (because, let’s be honest, who can resist those prices? No sane book blogger!), HMV bargains (how have I only just discovered this shop for books?!) and ones my friend has lent me.
The Smoke Jumper by Nicholas Evans is first up. The colour scheme on the front cover instantly drew me in when I saw this. Reading the synopsis, I thought it sounded like a really good read. One of those books that you connect with emotionally and leaves you pondering.
The synopsis is intriguing – a story full of love, loss and how far people are prepared to go. It isn’t a short read at 500+ pages, so will have to slot it in somewhere.
Has anyone read this book? If so, let me know if it is any good – but no spoilers, please.
At Night You Sleep Alone by Parkash Sohal was my other charity shop purchase. There seems to be a colour theme with these two books. This book was only released last year and the excellent condition initially caught my eye – sometimes hard to find in a charity shop.
This sounds like another book full of love and loss. It looks like the type that may have a satisfying happy ending – but don’t judge a book by its cover, right? Anyone got any thoughts or feelings on this one?
I shouldn’t stand in queues in HMV. It only results in books!
I bought Room by Emma Donoghue. Not because of the film coming out, but because I have heard incredible things about this book. My dad was raving for it after he read it, but as it was on his kindle, I couldn’t resist and bought the physical copy. I only hope it is as good as all the hype!
Arrival by Ted Chiang also somehow ended up in my hand. This time, it was due to the film – I hadn’t heard of it otherwise. I am definitely planning on reading the book first! I’ve seen The Martian, Interstellar, Gravity – all these films set in space – so thought this time I would do the book first and see what it is like.
Do you normally read the book first or watch the film, if you have the option?
I was so excited when I met up with a friend and she hadn’t me The Muse by Jessie Burton. I had been admiring it with a customer at work the week before – the prettiest cover I have seen for a long time.
I have no expectations for this book, other than hoping it is good! How about you? Read/planning to read The Muse?
So there you have it, a few more for my list. What is on your TBR pile at the moment?