Last Ten Books That Came Into My Possession (bought, library, review copies)

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Helllllllo readers, and welcome to another truly wonderful topic from The Broke and the Bookish. I’ve only recently started writing these posts consistently in the past two months but I adore them. (Consistency is the word for MLBB for 2015.) For me, space is a premium. Renting means that whenever I move somewhere I have to take all of my books with and at the moment they fit rather perfectly in my market bought suitcase and I have no room to put another so most of my recent books that came into my possession are library books. Saying this, they have been pretty great and I cannot wait to share them with you.

1)       Sex, Age Location by Melissa Pimentel

When I took myself off to the library a couple of weeks ago, I was supposed to pick up a number of classic books to finally finish my task of reading ten classic books, but I got side-tracked and ended up picking up four romance books. Yep, well done Lizzy. This one I thought was witty, sassy and a really imaginative read that you can see my review of hereeeee.

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2)       Pear Shaped by Stella Newman

This is another romance book which I have been meaning to read for, oh, so long. Since I read Leftovers by the same author this has been top of my TBR but I just haven’t found the time. I adored this book and thought it was even better than Leftovers. Review will be up tomorrow so if you’re interested to see why I thought it was so good, check back for all my bookish thoughts.

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3)       Tamed by Emma Chase

I tend to only get three books out from the library at a time because, I seem to always lose them around the house and then get fined *wails.* Instead I keep three in the same place whilst they are being read. However this time I blew caution to the wind and took out four, (pretty daring for the most disorganised book blogger.) but this one really took my fancy. A little smuttier than the others I took out and a lot less complex, but a read I thoroughly enjoyed despite myself.

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4)       Every single minute by Hugo Hamilton

When picking books from the library I always try and pick something up that’s a little different and this definitely was different from anything I’ve read before. I found it an easy read but it didn’t quite sit with me as a reader which was a shame despite this another to review for you lovely readers.

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5)       Breaking The Silence by Maria Nieto

As a book blogger I do work with a number of publishers and marketing companies. Publishing Push is one that I come back to time and time again. This is their newest offering to me and I cannot wait to see what it’s like

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6)       Animal Farm by George Orwell

Mentioned on my last Top Ten Tuesdays books list, Animal Farm will be one of the last two books I will read for my 101 things challenge, to read Ten classic books. I should have finished this challenge months ago but I’ve been putting it off. This is one of those books that as a book blogger you just have to read and I cannot wait to finally do that.

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7)       The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

This again is one of the final books for my 101 things classic challenge. I had started to watch the movie made of this but I think I really need to read the book so, this is going to get read and I cannot wait!

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8) Gerald’s Party by Robert Coover

When I was looking around the library for Animal Farm and The Picture of Dorian Grey, the cover of this caught my eye. Reading the blurb I immediately picked this up. I want to read more classic books and this one is the next to be explored.

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9) The Hourglass Factory by Lucy Ribchester

This has been doing the round on so many book blogs that I currently follow thought it was time to add my own thoughts. (Also the cover is b-e-a-utiful)

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10) F by Daniel Kehlmann

When I go to the library I rarely take out more than three books but the cover took my fancy. Since looking it up online it looks like a very intriguing book which I will definitely be sharing with you soon I am sure.

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So, ten very different books that last came into my possession. What would your list look like?

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    • July 14, 2015 / 1:16 pm

      It looks like a really exciting mix! I’ve already read and reviewed so many of them though! 🙂

  1. July 14, 2015 / 2:23 pm

    Animal Farm and The Picture of Dorian Gray are perfect picks for your classics challenge!
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    • July 14, 2015 / 2:26 pm

      I’ve just finished Animal Farm and ah it is brilliant, absolutely loved it! 🙂 Kinda sad I’m onto my last classic book but I’m definitely going to keep reading more 🙂 xx

  2. July 14, 2015 / 2:45 pm

    Yes, The Hourglass Factory does have a very eye catching cover, enough to capture my attention anyway. Looks interesting!

    • July 16, 2015 / 10:49 am

      That’s what I thought! I love the quote don’t judge a book by it’s cover but it doesn’t stop me gravitating to books with brilliantly created covers! xx

  3. July 14, 2015 / 3:55 pm

    Some great classics in there, Animal Farm is a good read and the infinitely quotable Oscar wilde. I didn’t know Daniel Kehlmann had written another book, if measuring the World is anything to go by it should be a great read.

    • July 16, 2015 / 10:48 am

      I’ve just finished Animal Farm and I liked it more than 1984 which is probably treason but I thought it was wonderfully written! Orwell manages to get so many layers of meaning into his books it’s incredible!

      I have never read anything from him and to be honest with you it was the cover that drew my eye. Really excited to finally read some Oscar Wilde 😀 xx

      • July 19, 2015 / 7:52 pm

        Controversial indeed, I think on reflection although prefer 1984, Animal Farm is the snappier of the two and tells you all you need to know about Communism without really having to think about it, which is nice.

        I think I counted about seven famous quotes from Wilde that I had heard but didn’t know they came from Dorian Gray, people harp on about Fifty Shades of Grey but this one was enough for me.

  4. July 15, 2015 / 1:00 am

    My most recent 10 are almost all indie books, self published by the authors. I am a recently self published author (It’s a memoir and I know your genre is historical fiction or I would have sent it to you for review!) and I figured I should support others who are like me, trying to plant a seed and make it grow in a very competitive book world. If I don’t support indie authors, why should I expect any other people to do so, right? So, I bought Murder at Cold Creek and Conflicted Hearts and My Hair Stylist is Jewish and many others. But then at the library I was given a copy of Above Us Only Sky and it’s not an indie so that’s on my list too because the author is local to where I live. (Still trying to support those near and dear.) Love your blog, though.

    • July 16, 2015 / 10:46 am

      I review all types of books honestly please feel free to pop it over I would love to talk about reviewing it with you! 🙂 I sounds like a wonderful list of books 🙂 So glad you like the blog!
      xx

  5. July 16, 2015 / 10:00 pm

    A wonderful collection here – hope you love Animal Farm as much as I did!

    • July 17, 2015 / 10:27 am

      I loved it actually 🙂 thought it was honestly brilliant 🙂 xx

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