February Book Haul 2017 | TBR


I'm back with another book haul and that makes me so excited! I've honestly become a little bit obsessed with books lately and that's definitely not like me at all, but it's a good hobby right.. so I'm not even sorry! I actually wrote a January book haul last month where I said I wanted this to be a monthly thing, so that took away a bit of the guilt from ordering these - I must admit I haven't finished the others yet because I don't have as much time to read as I would like at the moment, but having a bit of a collection makes me super happy! I realised the other day actually that I find it really difficult to remember what books I've read which I mentioned breifly in one of my recent posts in fact I've pretty much forgotten 80% of the books I read over Summer - so I've decided to start writing them down in the back of my five year diary and keeping that list has motivated so much to read more and read as many books as I can - hopefully in five years once I've finished that diary my list will be pretty long and I can go back and see everything I've read! But yes, I hope you enjoy my book haul, let me know if you've read any of these books in the comments below and also, let me know what you're reading at the moment because I always love recommendations! 


ELIZABETH IS MISSING BY EMMA HEALEY // I had actually just finished a book as this delivery of new books came, so as you can imagine I was super excited to get stuck in and it's no surprise that I'm already well into one of these books! I was so intrigued by all the reviews I've read of Elizabeth Is Missing that I knew I wanted to read this one first and I'm more than halfway through it already because it's seriously one of those books you can't put down! Now, we all know I love a good crime/mystery/thriller book and I've read everything from the likes of Gone Girl to Behind Closed Doors and The Couple Next Door but I've found that all of those kind of books tend to follow the same pattern of events and dare I say it, they're kind of getting a bit predictable?! (Not that I won't continue to read and love them forever and ever.. but you know what I mean!) so I decided to pick this one up since it still fits in with my favourite genre of books but with a bit of a twist - the twist is that it's narrated by the most lovable Grandma called Maud! Basically, without giving too much away Maud is trying to work out where her friend Elizabeth has disappeared to, but because she has dementia (or at least severe memory loss??) she forgets everything! It's such a good book and I couldn't recommend it more - I find myself with my head stuck in this book every day.. if only to actually find out where Elizabeth is! I also love the fact that because it's narrated by Maud herself you as the reader are just as confused as she is and feel quite forgetful yourself - it's such a clever concept! 

THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN BY PAULA HAWKINS // I am seriously late for this bandwagon but I don't even care, haha! My Mum actually recommended me to read this book back in the summer and I have genuinely just never got around to it! So I decided that now is the time to give it a read, especially after watching the film recently which was pretty good by the way - If I remember correctly I was ever so slightly disappointed by the ending but the film as a whole was pretty good. But yeah, I'm super excited to get stuck into this one for obvious reasons (it's another crime/thriller if you hadn't already guessed, haha!) and I really want to fill in all the gaps that the film left out and see everything in more detail! 

READ THIS IF YOU WANT TO TAKE GREAT PHOTOGRAPHS BY HENRY CARROLL // I must admit I haven't really had a proper read through of this one yet and it is sitting in amongst a pile of coffee table books in my living room, but giving this a proper read is definitely on my to-do list since I'm hoping to up my blogging photography game... starting with buying a new lens, (omg, exciting!) actually shopping for lenses has made me realise I know nothing about photography and only really how to press a button, haha! So I'm hoping this will teach me a few things and even if its all just gibberish to me it does make a pretty cute coffee table book to flick through! 

THE PSYCHOPATH TEST BY JON RONSON // This one seriously intrigued me and it's definitely next on the list of books to read! Is anyone else weirdly interested in psychopaths and killers or is it just me?! ... probably just me, haha! There's just something so fascinating about the way their brains work I suppose and the thoughts they have and this book basically looks at all of that and explores different cases of psychopaths and their stories. I must admit I haven't read many reviews of this one but I'm super excited to see how it's written since I pretty much have no idea what to expect, I definitely have high hopes though! 

16 comments :

  1. Great titles! I loved Elizabeth is Missing and The Girl on the Train.

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    1. Glad you agree! I actually just finished Elizabeth is Missing and loved it so so much!! I think Girl on the Train is next on my list! x

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  2. Love your haul of books, The Girl on the Train is so good! I was late to the bandwagon of this and it's worth the wait, such an amazing book! Enjoy!

    Emmie
    www.carpediememmie.co.uk

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    1. It's definitely next on my list for what to read - I've heard so many amazing things, can't wait! x

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  3. I thought girl on the train was slightly overrated. Maybe because it was so hyped. However, the book is better than the film so if you enjoyed the film you're gonna like the book!

    Jasmine x
    www.jasminesimone.co.uk

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    1. I've heard a mixed review so I'm pretty intrigued to see what I think about it to be honest, we shall see, haha! :) x

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  4. The book diary idea is so good, it feels great to have a list with all the books you read! There's also goodreads (Website/App) and there you can keep track of all the books you read or want to read and you can also see what other people say about them etc. It's actually pretty nice :)
    I haven't read any of the books you talked about but they seem interesting, I'll add them to my tbr list!! Well, I did start reading The Girl on the Train but stopped, I need to finish it soon aaah
    (sorry this was such a long comment haha)

    Anna x | dropsofanna.blogspot.com

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    1. ooh, that sounds brilliant, will definitely have to check it out! You should definitely give Elizabeth is Missing a read, I enjoyed it so much! :) x

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  5. Good haul! I might add a few of thosr to my to-read list... The Girl on the Train has been on my list forever too, I need to get onto it next!

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    1. Good plan! It's next on my list too! :) x

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  6. I loved the girl on the train so much, I must give the missing a go as it has been on my to-read list for a while :)

    Rachael xx.
    theteacozykitchen.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. Ah amazing, I recently just got the girl on the train too.. I am looking forward to reading it too! Glad i'm not the only one really late to jump on the bandwagon! I am in love with your blog too, your hard work really pays off.. well done pretty gal! x

    adelelydia.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so so much for your lovely comment! Huge smile on my face! :) x

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  8. This is a fab post!! You'll love all the books you've chosen... the Girl on the Train is particularly good!!

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    1. Thanks so much!! So glad you enjoyed :) x

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