September Book Haul - Part 2!

Hello bookies!
Sorry for the late part 2 of this haul, I've been really busy with my birthday celebrations so I haven't had any time to blog!
Onward to the haul!

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
Synopsis - Mara Dyer doesn't think life can get any stranger. She wakes from a coma in hospital with no memory of how she got there or of the bizarre accident that caused the deaths of her best friends and her boyfriend, yet left her mysteriously unharmed. The doctors suggest that starting over in a new city, a new school, would be good for her and just to let the memories gradually come back on their own. But Mara's new start is anything but comforting. She sees the faces of her dead friends everywhere, and when she suddenly begins to see other people's deaths right before they happen, Mara wonders whether she's going crazy! And if dealing with all this wasn't enough, Noah Shaw, the most beautiful boy she has ever seen can't seem to leave her alone...but as her life unravels around her, Mara can't help but wonder if Noah has another agenda altogether...
I bought this book from a charity shop, it was such a bargain at only £1.25 and is in brilliant condition! I don't mind buying books from charity shops because even though they're used, you can see what kind of condition they're in, unlike Amazon! I've been burnt by Amazon before, as you'll know if you read my last haul post.
I think this book sounds a bit spooky and paranormal, and I love stuff like that! I was going to try and read it for Halloween but I'm not sure if I'll get to it now as I've had a bit of a slow reading month.

One Day by David Nichols
Synopsis - 'I can imagine you at forty,' she said, a hint of malice in her voice. 'I can picture it right now.' He smiled without opening his eyes. 'Go on then.' 15th July 1988. Emma and Dexter meet for the first time on the night of their graduation. Tomorrow they must go their separate ways. So where will they be on this one day next year? And the year after that? And every year that follows? Twenty years, two people, ONE DAY
I've heard tons about this book, that it's so romantic and sweet, but it's pretty pricey on Amazon, almost £6!
So when I saw this in a three for £1 deal in a charity shop I snapped it up!

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
 Synopsis - Jane Eyre ranks as one of the greatest and most perennially popular works of English fiction. Although the poor but plucky heroine is outwardly of plain appearance, she possesses an indomitable spirit, a sharp wit and great courage. She is forced to battle against the exigencies of a cruel guardian, a harsh employer and a rigid social order. All of which circumscribe her life and position when she becomes governess to the daughter of the mysterious, sardonic and attractive Mr Rochester. However, there is great kindness and warmth in this epic love story, which is set against the magnificent backdrop of the Yorkshire moors.
I also got this book in the three for £1 deal, such an amazing offer because all the books are in great condition!
I want to read more classics as I really enjoyed Pride & Prejudice so I thought this was a good opportunity to grab another one to add to my collection. 

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
Synopsis - Mariam is only fifteen when she is sent to Kabul to marry Rasheed. Nearly two decades later, a friendship grows between Mariam and a local teenager, Laila, as strong as the ties between mother and daughter. When the Taliban take over, life becomes a desperate struggle against starvation, brutality and fear. Yet love can move a person to act in unexpected ways, and lead them to overcome the most daunting obstacles with a startling heroism.
I've heard a lot about this book from Megan Olivier on Youtube so when I saw it on the three for £1 deal I snapped it up!
It sounds like it's going to be a emotional read.

Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Synopsis - The Hematoi descend from the unions of gods and mortals, and the children of two Hematoi - pure-bloods - have godlike powers. Children of Hematoi and mortals - well, not so much. Half-bloods only have two options: become trained Sentinels who hunt and kill daimons or become servants in the homes of the pures.
Seventeen-year-old Alexandria would rather risk her life fighting than waste it scrubbing toilets, but she may end up slumming it anyway. There are several rules that students at the Covenant must follow. Alex has problems with them all, but especially rule #1:
Relationships between pures and halfs are forbidden.
Unfortunately, she's crushing hard on the totally hot pure-blood Aiden. But falling for Aiden isn't her biggest problem - staying alive long enough to graduate the Covenant and become a Sentinel is. If she fails in her duty, she faces a future worse than death or slavery: being turned into a daimon, and being hunted by Aiden. And that would kind of suck.
Jennifer L. Armentrout is a much talked about author, but I've never actually read any of her books!
This sounds right up my street with all the gods and fantasy elements, plus the promise of some romance!

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
Synopsis - Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering on the island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger clan. Her body was never found, yet her uncle is convinced it was murder - and that the killer is a member of his own tightly knit but dysfunctional family. He employs disgraced financial journalist Mikael Blomkvist and the tattooed, truculent computer hacker Lisbeth Salander to investigate. When the pair link Harriet's disappearance to a number of grotesque murders from forty years ago, they begin to unravel a dark and appalling family history. But the Vangers are a secretive clan, and Blomkvist and Salander are about to find out just how far they are prepared to go to protect themselves.
I found this in Oxfam for £2.50, which is more expensive than other charity shops by quite a bit, but still cheaper than someone like Amazon, by quite a bit!
This is in really good condition too, so I won't moan too much about the extortionate prices in Oxfam!

I got these super cute bookmarks from Waterstones, I love that you can write the book name on them and the little topics you can write about on the bookmark, great for book reviewers! 
I love the little bits and bobs you can get in Waterstones!

There we go! Part 2 done, sorry for the delay again :) 
Toodles! x


  1. WOW - I was just browsing through & stumbled upon your lovely blog - It looks gorgeous and it has interesting posts that I can relate to. I have to check out these new reads! I'm now following you via gfc, Hope you check out my blog? keep in touch love x

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  2. that is a lot of books, but I'm no better myself. You will love One Day. It's just beautiful, and the movie was good too.


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