Book Haul

Letterbox Love (13)

Letterbox Love is a UK based feature where book bloggers showcase the books that they received that week, be they e-books, paperbacks, hardbacks or any other format. It is hosted by Lynsey from Narratively Speaking.

I was expecting to have a tiny haul this week but then splashed out yesterday when visiting a charity shop- they’re just so good!

Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi- I received this from Rebekah at Reflections of a Bookworm who I read Shatter Me with. Unfortunately, she didn’t like it as much as I did so she offered to send this to me. Thank you, Rebekah!

Half Lives by Sara Grant- I was so pleased when this dropped through my letterbox yesterday. It came wrapped up in a cute lilac bow and had a little note enclosed. Thank you to the lovely Georgia at Books and Writers JNR for this! 
Borrowed (library): 

Heart-Shaped Bruise by Tanya Byrne- I’m reading this at the moment and it’s so, so good! Tanya is going to be at the Bath Kids Lit Festival in October so I thought I’d better read her books before the event. Highly recommended!
Wonder by R.J. Palacio- I’ve been meaning to read this one for a while now and can’t wait to get started on it. I’ve heard amazing things about it so am sure I’ll enjoy it.

The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory- I was really sad that I didn’t like Changeling, Gregory’s YA novel, so I thought I ought to give her novels another girl and I’m really looking forward to starting this one.
Where She Went by Gayle Forman- I haven’t read If I Stay yet but having this should make me get a move on and start it. 
The One and Only by Sophie McKenzie- I haven’t read anything by this author before but this looks like a really good read and so I can’t wait to read it.
The Secret Countess by Eva Ibbotson- I haven’t read anything by Eva Ibbotson yet but I’d seen Luisa Plaja mention her books on Twitter so thought I would buy this and see what I thought of it.
The Lady in the Tower: The Fall of Anne Boleyn by Alison Weir- This will be the first book by this author I’ve read and I cannot wait to start it. I love historical fiction so much and this looks really promising.
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte- I’m currently reading Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte and am trying to read a classic a month now. I love the sound of this one.
Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac by Gabrielle Zevin- Again, this is my first book of this author’s and it sounds really good. I haven’t read many amnesia books so I’m not too sure what to expect.
Blood Red Road by Moira Young- I’ve already read this but didn’t have my own copy so decided to pick this one up to add to my shelf; it’s one of my favourite books.
Split by a Kiss + Swapped by a Kiss by Luisa Plaja- These are the only two of Luisa’s books that I haven’t yet read and was really pleased when I saw them because they both look amazing.
Just in Case by Meg Rosoff- As has been common in this haul, I haven’t read anything by this author yet and have heard brilliant things about her books. I’m really looking forward to starting this one.
What did you get this week? Link back to your own hauls and I’ll be sure to check them out! 

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  • Reply
    Lil Berry
    16 June, 2013 at 6:48 am

    I hope you enjoy Where she Went, I’ve been interested on this book but as it is a second part I haven’t had a heart to skip If I Stay.
    I am looking forward for your review 🙂
    Lil Berry @ Forget About TV, Grab a Book

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    Zoe Crook
    16 June, 2013 at 7:55 am

    Wow! Great haul! Wonder is such a beautiful book, I have lent it to most of my family members because it is just so brilliant. The Secret Countess, Split By a Kiss, Swapped By a Kiss and The One and Only are also great. I recommend reading one of McKenzie’s other books first – like Blood Ties to Girl, Missing – because I think they’re better than this series. TOAO is still good though!

    Happy reading, Lucy! 🙂 Isn’t Rebekah awesome?

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    Pink Lady 631
    16 June, 2013 at 8:03 am

    Great Haul! Luisa Plaja and Gayle Foremen books look great and everyone loves Wonder. I really want to read Blood Read Road, as i’ve seen this series out and about a lot. Happy Reading.

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    16 June, 2013 at 9:23 am

    Ooh nice haul! I am intrigued to know where you got such great condition second hands books! And by Gabrielle Zevin’s amnesia book, that looks cool!

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    Ruby :)
    16 June, 2013 at 9:31 am

    You’ve got some amazing books this week! Wonder is such a beautiful book, and I think it’s impossible not to love! Oh and I can’t wait for your review of Where She Went by Gayle Forman as I desperately need to read some other Gayle Forman books now I’ve read and loved Just One Day! 😀

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    16 June, 2013 at 9:43 am

    Rebekah is such a sweetie, love her! I really liked The Other Boleyn Girl!!

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    Debbie Turner
    16 June, 2013 at 10:03 am

    Lots of lovely books! You must have amazing charity shops near you- such a wide selection! I’ve been meaning to read Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac for a while. Wonder is really good. I’m glad you’re enjoying Heart Shaped Bruise too, as this is in my library pile too 🙂

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    16 June, 2013 at 10:19 am

    Oh My Gosh! I really want to read that. I finished Shatter me and here’s my review:

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    Jess Hearts Books!
    16 June, 2013 at 10:28 am

    Lots of amazing books here! Where She Went is an all time favourite book of mine. Heart-Shapes Bruise and Wonder are amazing too! Enjoy your reads 🙂

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    Escapism Fanatic
    16 June, 2013 at 10:49 am

    I loved Shatter Me. Team Warren here. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
    My Letter Box Love.

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    Samantha Stewart
    16 June, 2013 at 11:13 am

    I really want to get my hands on a copy of Half Lives. It sounds really good!
    Wuthering Heights is one of the very few classics I’ve read and I really enjoyed it.
    I hope you enjoy all of your new books 🙂

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    Rachael Reviews
    16 June, 2013 at 11:43 am

    I really want to read Wonder. I feel a trip to the library coming on… I loved the film of The Other Boleyn Girl, and that was really good. I’m reading Wuthering Heights this month too! (My copy is a bit more battered though…) Seeing Eva Ibottson and Meg Roseff are really good, I loved them when I was a *younger* teenager. I have no idea why I’m feeling so old at 19…

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    16 June, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    I’ve heard AMAZING things about the Shatter Me trilogy and I mustmust read it soon! I adored Where She Went <3 Gotta love Adam.

    Enjoy all your books,
    Sam @ Falling Books

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    Rebekah Campbell
    16 June, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    Great haul 😀 I’m sure you’ll like Unravel Me as well! The Other Boleyn Girl and Wuthering Heights are both brilliant. WH took a couple of chapters to get used to the language but it’s one of my favourites now!

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    16 June, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    I love charity shops and the amazing finds in them! This looks like a great stack!

    My weekly book haul is here:

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    Tiffa Snook
    17 June, 2013 at 9:02 am

    I read Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac a few months back, I have to say I was a little disappointed by it. I hope you enjoy it though! I also have a copy of Blood Red Road, but have yet to get round to reading it – it does look fantastic though. ^.^ Thanks for sharing. 🙂
    Happy Reading. 😀

    Tiffa @ The British Book Nerd
    My Stacking The Shelves Post

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    23 June, 2013 at 11:07 am

    (Sorry I know I’m a little late commenting but I’ve been away…)

    OH MY THE SECRET COUNTESS IS SO GOOD. I discovered Eva Ibbotson’s books when I read that book and ah, she is such a good author for the teen books she did. Although the Morning Gift is a bit…wasn’t as good as this one.
    Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac is also incredible, really imaginative actually. You know they made a movie in Japan of it with Emma Roberts in it?

    I’ve actually just finished studying Wuthering Heights this year in English Lit and out of the three books I did, it was my favourite by far. *cue English revision notes* It’s really dark and mysterious and a lot is implied rather than stated and it finishes still like that. And Heathcliff, whoa. I personally quite liked him throughout despite the things he does but a lot of people in my class were on the ‘We Hate Heathcliff’ side.
    Sorry, rambling now. Anyway, let me know when you start reading it – I’m looking forward to hearing what you think!

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