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This week has been a pretty big haul for me. I wasn't actually planning on getting ANY books this week, but then, well you know ;-) I have some really good excuses ...
(all clicky links are to Goodreads)
WHERE SHE WENT by Gayle Forman
Ok, my excuse for buying this one? Well, I read If I Stay last year so I just couldn't not read this one ... right?
MONTACUTE HOUSE by Lucy Jago
I don't need an excuse for this one as it was a gift from the lovely Jodie over at Books for Company. Thank you Jodie!
LOOKING FOR ALASKA by John Green
I've been wanting to read this one for ages and when I was walking round Tesco doing my grocery shopping on Tuesday, I saw it sitting there on the shelf. Then I noticed it was in the BOGOF (buy one, get one free) section and so was Between Shades of Gray! Well, that was just too much of a chance to miss as I've been longing for both these books for ages.
BETWEEN SHADES OF GRAY by Ruta Sepetys (X 2)
Excuse as above. Yes, it does say X 2 because after buying this one on Tuesday, what should pop through my letterbox from Puffin on Wednesday morning but a copy of this for me to review. So my dear readers, I will be running a giveaway for my extra copy of this later in the week. (It will be UK only I'm afraid as the old purse is a bit on the light side now.)
THE EYES OF KAREN CONNORS by Lois Duncan
Ha, ha, ha. Those of you who know me will see the relevance in this title. It's a second hand copy off Amazon Market place and cost me 1p. With the name and the price, I just could not give this one a miss and in my defense, I did order it about 3 weeks ago. (How am I doing on the excuses?)
CONVICTION OF A WITCH by Suza Kates
I've been waiting for this one to be released for ages. I loved Whisper of a Witch, which was the very first Kindle book I bought, so when I popped over to Suza's blog in the week and saw that this one was now available and for a bargain price, I just could not resist. If you've not given this series a try yet, you really should!
DRIP DROP TEARDROP by Samantha Young (a novella)
Ok, the only excuse I have for buying this one was that it was only 69p on Amazon and I was reading and loving Moon Spell by Samantha. (My review of Moon Spell will be up tomorrow - don't miss it if you're a shape shifter fan as it was pretty awesome!)
The next three books I have the same excuse for. I had to make a trip out to the post office on Thursday and the post office is right opposite the library, I just couldn't miss the chance to pop in. It would have been really silly to just walk past wouldn't it? I mean, all those lovely books sitting waiting for me ...
NUMBERS by Rachel Ward
I read it already! It's fab! Review to come soon.
ELSEWHERE by Gabrielle Zevin
I've heard you all talking about this one in the past. A lot of you have given it great ratings on Goodreads. It's all you fault my friends ...
THE TRUTH ABOUT FOREVER by Sarah Dessen
This is another author I hear a lot about on the blogs. I have never read one of her books so I thought it was about time I gave them a go. For those of you who've read and enjoyed Sarah's work, did I make a good choice with this title?
So just for a bit of fun, what did you think of my excuses? Were they good enough to not get me in trouble for stamping all over my book buying ban? Marks out of 5? ... and don't forget to let me know what you got in your mailbox this week!