The Works Book Haul.

Hello lovely people!!
Another day, another book haul! One day, I will stop buying books!
The Works is a discount book shop, so it's near impossible to leave the shop without buying something!

Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
SynopsisLily has left a red notebook full of challenges on a favorite bookstore shelf, waiting for just the right guy to come along and accept its dares. But is Dash that right guy? Or are Dash and Lily only destined to trade dares, dreams, and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations across New York? Could their in-person selves possibly connect as well as their notebook versions? Or will they be a comic mismatch of disastrous proportions? 
I've heard a lot about this book from Megan Olivier on Youtube so when I saw it in the 3 for £5 deal I had to get it! It sounds really romantic and cute, apparently it's set at Christmas time though which makes me not want to read it until Christmas haha!

Bridget Jones' Diary by Helen Fielding
Synopsis - Bridget Jones is everyone's favourite spinster. In Bridget Jones's Diary she documents her struggles through the social minefield of her 30s and tries to weigh up the eternal question: Daniel Cleaver of Mark Darcy? She is supported through the whole process by four indispensable friends, Shazzer, Jude, Tom and a bottle of chardonnay.
A dazzling urban satire of modern relationships?
An ironic, tragic insight into the demise of the nuclear family?
Or the confused ramblings of a pissed thirty-something?
I love the Bridget Jones movie and it's never occurred to me to read the book before, I think I even forgot it was originally a book because the film is so famous!
But I'm looking forward to finally reading this.

The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick
Synopsis - Pat Peoples knows that life doesn't always go according to plan, but he's determined to get his back on track. After a stint in a psychiatric hospital, Pat is staying with his parents and trying to live according to his new philosophy: get fit, be nice and always look for the silver lining. Most importantly, Pat is determined to be reconciled with his wife Nikki.
Pat's parents just want to protect him so he can get back on his feet, but when Pat befriends the mysterious Tiffany, the secrets they've been keeping from him threaten to come out . . .
This is another book that I've seen the film of before reading the book, I just couldn't resist the pull of Bradley Cooper, but when I saw this in The Works I thought I would pick it up, and not just because of Bradley's baby blues on the cover ;).

Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch
Synopsis - My name is Peter Grant and until January I was just probationary constable in that mighty army for justice known to all right-thinking people as the Metropolitan Police Service (and as the Filth to everybody else). My only concerns in life were how to avoid a transfer to the Case Progression Unit - we do paperwork so real coppers don't have to - and finding a way to climb into the panties of the outrageously perky WPC Leslie May. Then one night, in pursuance of a murder inquiry, I tried to take a witness statement from someone who was dead but disturbingly voluable, and that brought me to the attention of Inspector Nightingale, the last wizard in England.
Now I'm a Detective Constable and a trainee wizard, the first apprentice in fifty years, and my world has become somewhat more complicated: nests of vampires in Purley, negotiating a truce between the warring god and goddess of the Thames, and digging up graves in Covent Garden . . . and there's something festering at the heart of the city I love, a malicious vengeful spirit that takes ordinary Londoners and twists them into grotesque mannequins to act out its drama of violence and despair.
I remember seeing Tanya Burr from Youtube reading this in one of her vlogs and she said it was brilliant so when I saw it for £3 I thought I'd pick it up! The front cover is really intricate and cute, and the plot sounds really intriguing!

Toodles! x


  1. omg you have some great books! I really want to read The Silver Linings Playbook. I haven't seen the movie yet because I want to read the book first. Let me know what you think of it.
    New follower =)

    1. Yeah I wasn't as into reading books when I watched the movie, didn't even know it was adapted from a book when I watched it! But I appreciate the fact it has the Coops on the front ;) <3 x


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