30 June 2013

Summer Reads - Book Haul

There's a giveaway going on! Check it out HERE. ^_^

I have a serious problem when it comes to book buying. This means that if I set foot in a charity shop, car-boot sale or book shop I am definitely going to leave with a bag-full of books. I get the feeling that my mum and dad try to avoid letting me loose in a book shop too often but every now and then I go and well...stock up. This happened yesterday and I came home with 12 books for the grand total of £4. This calls for a book haul. :D

First photo - The Summer trilogy by Jenny Han (The Summer I Turned Pretty, It's Not Summer Without You and We'll Always Have Summer)
Second photo - Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen, Ten Things We Shouldn't Have Done by Sarah Mlynowski and Pretty Things by Sarra Manning.
Third photo - Voices by Sue Mayfield, Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen and Looking For JJ by Anne Cassidy.
Fourth photo - Starter For Ten by David Nicholls, The Vampire Diaries (books 1&2) by L.J Smith and Broken Soup by Jenny Valentine.

If you've been reading my other Summer Reads posts (here, here and here) then you'll be sensing a common trend with the Summer trilogy by Jenny Han. I honestly didn't mean for them to play such a big part in this series but they are definitely my favourite summer books so it's just amazing luck that I found them yesterday! When I saw them I knew I couldn't leave them in the shop so I bought the three of them for a giveaway. I'm not giving away these copies as they aren't in very good condition, so instead I'm giving away my own copies and keeping the ones from yesterday for myself. I take amazing care of my books so I promise the giveaway prizes are like new. Click HERE to find out more about the giveaway. 

I haven't read any of the books in the second photo but I have read a couple of books by both Sarah Dessen and Sarra Manning and really enjoyed their writing styles. The covers are all lovely and they sound like books that would suit me. They sound like great summer reads too. ^_^

Onto photo three. I've read Looking for JJ by Anne Cassidy a couple of years ago and really enjoyed it so I thought I would pick it up so I could read it again at some point. It's a bit younger than the books I usually read but I remember liking it so I thought it'd be nice to own. Water For Elephants is a strange one as I do actually own it already on my Kindle which isn't my favourite way to read so I decided to buy a paperback copy yesterday. Voices by Sue Mayfield wasn't one I was planning to read but the synopsis sounded pretty good and I've heard a lot about this book from friends. :)

In photo four I have, of course, read Starter For Ten (my favourite book ever) but I'm trying to collect every cover and this is one I didn't have. That's right, I now have three copies...don't judge me. o_O The Vampire Diaries is another one that I wasn't planning on reading but it's been hyped up to no end so I thought I'd give it a shot. I'm not entirely sure why I bought Broken Soup by Jenny Valentine, to be honest...I think I was just drawn to the bright colours. :P

Have you read any of these books? Are you enjoying Summer Reads? :D
Lots of love, Cat


  1. Funny enough, I haven't read ANY of them except Broken Soup hehe! I too was drawn in by the brightly coloured cover, but I stuck reading it because of the quirkiness. It was a really refreshing read, I hope you enjoy it! :D

    1. Haha! It sounds pretty good, hopefully I'll enjoy it. ^__^ xx

  2. 10 things We Shouldn't Have Done is the last book I read! It's pretty enjoyable, like a good summer read! I need to go book shopping now (:


    1. Sounds good! I love summer reads. :D xx

  3. Water for Elephants is incredible. It's one of my favourite books.
    I've also read the summer trilogy, a number of times, so that means I also won't be entering the giveaway :(
    Enjoy these reads!
    Marian ^_^ x

    1. Can't wait to read it! I've been meaning to for ages. :D Hopefully you'll be able to enter a giveaway here another time. ^_^ xx

  4. I'd love to read 'Water for Elephants' and I heard the movie is just incredible. On my to-do-list at the moment right now.
    Enjoy the reads.
    /http://rubyslipperspalace.blogspot.co.uk/ (I originally blogged over at Abigail's Treasures, but I deleted it back in April. I really hope you enjoy this blog 'Ruby Slippers in Wonderland'/

    1. I haven't seen the movie but I really want to! I've heard great things. :D

      Aww hi Abbie! I didn't realise it was you, hehe. :P I'll stop by your new blog soon. xx

  5. And I have a question, how do I put up the Bloglovin Button on my blog? Thanks so much!:)

    1. On the BlogLovin' website, there's an option called Buttons or something under your account. You can add them there. :) xx


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