October Book Haul

So it’s the end of October and I got quite a few books this month.I bought 6 books this month, 1 free book and I got three books for review. However before I start a little side note, at the YABirmingham Maze Runner fan party I got a few free books in the raffle(which is where the 1 free book came from) however I gave most of them away because they weren’t really books that interested me. Let’s get on with the books I got that I did keep.

The one free book I got this month was The Manifesto on How To Be Interesting by Holly Bourne. This was the only book I was interested in keeping and while I’m writing this Holly Bourne is actually at Waterstones Birmingham right now doing a signing with James Dawson and Non Pratt however I couldn’t go. This book does interest me and I will read it someday however I don’t see that day being any day soon.

I got one book for review from YABirmingham and that was My True Love Gave to Me by various authors so thank you to Gem for giving me this one! I absolutely adored this book because it had some of my favourite authors of all time in it. I did a full review on it so click here to go read that. I highly recommend this book though because it is amazing. The other two books I got for review were from Bookbridgr so thank you very much! The first one was Lips Touch by Laini Taylor which is a collection of three short stories I believe. I was really interested in this book and I was going to pick it up straight after My True Love Gave to Me however I didn’t particularly like Laini Taylor’s story ┬áin that collection so I was a little bit put off. However I shall be picking it up eventually but just not now.The other book I got was The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith which I already read earlier this year before it’s release so click here to read my review of it. I enjoyed this book and I recommend it if you are looking for a good romance.

The first book I bought this month I bought from the school library magazine and I technically bought it last month but it came this month and that was To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han. I read this earlier this year and I completely loved it. It was one of my favourite books of this year and it is definitely one of my favourite romance books. I didn’t write a review of it however because I couldn’t find a way to put my thoughts about this book into words. However I highly recommend this book. It was amazing. The other 5 books that I bought this month I bought today when I went to some charity shops with my mum. I bought The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan and yes I have already read and loved this series but in the UK they changed the cover design of this series around a year ago and I had the first and last one in the original cover design so I have been looking for them desperately in the original covers and I finally found it! I also bought The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick because I read Boy21 and Forgive Me Leonard Peacock earlier this year and I loved them both so I do want to read his other books and this is by far his most popular book. Since we went to charity book shopping I of course picked up some Sophie Kinsella books because they are always in charity shops. I bought the second and third books in the Shopaholic series, Shopaholic Abroad and Shopaholic Ties The Knot. I read the first book in this series earlier this year and I liked it so I really want to continue on with the series. The final book I bought was Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella and I have to admit, I don’t know what this one is about. It’s got to the point where as soon as I see the name Sophie Kinsella, I automatically buy it without actually looking at what it’s about.

That’s all for this month and I shall see you soon with an October wrap up. Thank you for reading.

Sofia

The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E.Smith

The Geography of You and MeHey!Today I’m going to review The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E.Smith. This book hasn’t been published yet, it will be published on April 15th, but I requested this book has an e-arc on netgalley and when I got approved I was so excited. I’ve only read one of her books beforehand, This is What Happy Looks Like, but I loved that one and this one sounded so cute and lovely!

For those of you who don’t know, this book follows two main characters, Lucy and Owen, who on the night when New York loses its power they get stuck in an elevator together. Once they are rescued, they spend the rest of the night together but then the power goes back on and they go back to their own lives. Lucy moves to Edinburgh and Owen moves west with his father. Their relationship carries on through the sharing of postcards and emails, even though they are moving even further and further apart.

Now lets move on to my review:

I found Owen to be a believeable main character. Him and his father had gone through some troubles and they aren’t in the best financial situation and they were going through a lot of problems. Owen had a lot to deal with within himself and had to make tough decisions because of his situation but he was realistic. He was incredibly close to his father and they had a great family dynamic.

Lucy was the girl with a rich family who are incredibly busy. Even though they have all the money they could want and her parents travel a lot, they aren’t a close family. Her parents are hardly at home and Lucy obviously feels left out. Even thought Owen was more realistic, I related to Lucy a lot more because she loves to read and I felt like I could understand her more.

Their relationship was sweet and you can see that they care for each other. I liked the fact that they didn’t think they were in love with each other after the first night, they just couldn’t get the other off of their heads and that made it even more realistic. What I didn’t like with this book is the ending. I felt like it ended too abruptly and I would have liked to have seen more of the characters and their relationship.

Overall it was a very good book, it was just too short! My rating would be 4 out of 5. Definitely read this book if you enjoy contemporary.