Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Book Haul: Light Reads

I recently shared with you guys what the top three books were on my wish list right now, or 'right then' I should say! - of which I only ended up buying one. I'm still not 100% sure if Eleanor & Park (by Rainbow Rowell) and The Night Circus (by Erin Morgenstern) are for me so that is why I decided to hold off purchasing them for a while longer and went for the following instead!:


'West End Girls' by Jenny Colgan. This has quiteee a high recommendation level on Amazon so I figured it only had to be good! In many reviews people shared how much they enjoyed the silliness and light-heartedness the book had to offer which is the type of thing I love to read surrounding deadline time at uni. Something light and funny means I can relax a bit and enjoy a good book without having to delve into something too demanding or complex that would overwhelm my brain even further. Plus, I absolutely love the West End and so I'm guessing that I'll recognise some of the places where the sisters venture too, which will add more of a physical setting and hopefully help me visualise the story a little better than normally!



'Let It Snow' by John Green, Lauren Myracle & Maureen Johnson. This was just a must for me, particularly now that Christmas is less than a month away (eeeeep!!) and come on... John Green! As I've mentioned numerous times before I absolutely love his style of writing and the humour it frequently entails. I'm also super excited to see a glimpse of the other two authors' style as I'm guessing they're not too far fetched from that of John's if all three co-wrote it? Hmm... We'll see I guess! 


'Girl Online' by Zoe Sugg. I've been reading Zoe's blog since 2009 and I think it is amazing to 
see how far she's got since posting up those frequent Lush hauls and FOTD's! An author?! Amazing. I'm sure this book is going to be a sell out due to her loyal fan base - although, I have to say, I went for the book for quite different reasons! I don't think I've ever come across a fictional book that gives an insight into a character living with an anxiety disorder, so I'm very interested to see how it is portrayed and discussed, as it is something particularly significant to me - now having lived with it for several years myself. From what I've heard the storyline is that of a typical, predictable, young adult book where a girl is having some 'teen' troubles and falls in love with a handsome boy, so I'm looking forward to spending my next lazy day reading this and enjoying something that doesn't require much thought or puzzle piecing to get through! 




I'm very much looking forward to reading these now that my final coursework piece is finally submitted. I've become quite accustomed to reading pretty philosophical and complicated pieces recently, so I've selected these to sort of help me unwind into the chilled holiday mood and relax my brain a little before I start working on my dissertation write up!
Let me know if you'd like to see how I got on with them once I'm finished! Have you read any of these? What were your thoughts?
Hannah x
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  1. You have great taste in books! I've read both Girl Online and Let It Snow and would recommend them both for light reading (they're no Hamlet, but hey I don't always want intense difficult reads). Girl Online does a good job at depicting anxiety without dwelling on it too much, one of my fears was that it was all going to be about the anxiety but Zoe worked it in well. Happy reading!

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