19 March 2014

Second-Hand Bargain Book Haul #2 (+ Giveaway Win)

NW by Zadie Smith
Mere Christianity by C.S Lewis
Zelah Green by Vanessa Curtis
The Wind Whisperer by Krista Holle

I've been on a bit of a book-buying frenzy over the past few weeks... I love books a whole lot but there is a slight problem now: I have nowhere to put them. Ah well. The first 6 books are from my favourite local charity shop - they sell books for 3 for £1 and have an amazing range - the bottom book was a prize from a giveaway that Rachel held over on her blog, Booktastic Reviews.

I've been interested in reading some Zadie Smith for a while now so I thought I'd start off with NW. I haven't heard much about this one in particular but Zadie Smith books are raved about so I have high hopes. :3 Last weekend, I read Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher and really enjoyed it. This weekend, I found My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece. It was clearly meant to be. Again, I've heard great things and I like Annabel Pitcher's writing style so I'm looking forward to giving it a go. In my last second-hand book haul (here), I bought The Screwtape Letters by C.S Lewis. I haven't read it yet but I do really like C.S Lewis so I added a couple more to my collection; Mere Christianity and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Of course, I read a few of the Narnia books when I was little but I felt like rekindling my Narnia-love by re-reading The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and Mere Christianity sounded really interesting so I picked that up too. ^_^

Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture sounds like something I would really enjoy and I've heard great things about Douglas Coupland. I've read about half of Girlfriend In A Coma but didn't finish it because I got bogged down by school-work and reading The Great Gatsby for English. I'm looking forward to trying Generation X. Zelah Green was a bit of a random choice; I've never heard anything about it or about Vanessa Curtis, but it sounded pretty good and it's just a quick read. Finally, I won The Wind Whisperer in Rachel's giveaway a few weeks ago and it arrived on Friday. It doesn't sound like the kind of novel I would usually read but I actually have a feeling I'm going to really enjoy it. :D

Have you read any of these? What did you think?
Lots of love, Cat


  1. Woooo, lovely chubbily books! I hope you enjoy The Wind Whisperer - it looks so unique! :)


  2. I always love your book hauls! I think the past two have inspired me to go into some charity shops and look at the books there.
    NW sounds interesting and I keep hearing about it everywhere so I think I need to take a look at it.

    Happy reading! xx

    1. Ohh I'm happy to hear that! I always enjoy writing them. ^_^ xx


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