Gosh, I'm certainly a lucky girl! I've met some amazing people this year and I was very fortunate enough to have one of them be the very kind and generous Dennis. He's done it again. He's made me a very happy girl and sent me some more books. Can you believe it? I had no idea! I was actually awaiting a parcel today for something completely different. I've actually enrolled into University to do a degree in English Literature and as I'm studying from home so I can work full time, I got my parcel and saw that I actually had two. I thought 'surely I don't need TWO boxes full of text books....Nope. I saw on the side of one box it said Amazon and I was so confused. I ran into my room with excitement and ripped open the box. I had a real treat for me in there. 10 books. TEN. I'm not even kidding, I have a tiny bookshelf. I'm saving up to move out so I'm currently living at home in a tiny box of a room, that means that the bookshelf is tiny too. It's literally jam packed so I have no room for them (bookworm problems) so it looks like I'll be stacking them on my table for the time being. Anyway, let's sausage roll and get on with seeing some glorious books!
Look at the gorgeousness that are these books. Some of these I've wanted to read for so long! Two I've read before but I'll explain that later on. The covers to these are all just so beautiful! I have a Kindle - which I love! - but nothing beats having the actual copy of a book. I get as excited as a child in a sweet shop. This is what makes me happy, this is what life's all about. Discovering new worlds, meeting a new person every single day and involving yourself in real life situations as well as mythical one's. I can't wait to get stuck in!
These three books seem to be water-related. I've not read Ten Tiny Breaths yet but the cover involve water so I thought these would look great together. September Girls is a book that I listed in my top favourite book covers. It's gorgeous! It's a mermaid story and I heard about it from Ariel Bissett from BookTube, she's read a few books about mermaids and I thought that it would be worth trying as I've not read them in a story before. Ellijah's Mermaid is also...well, about a mermaid. It's in the title really. Another Ariel-inspired book that she spoke very highly of so I decided to add it to my wishlist. It sounds awesome!
And then we have Ten Tiny Breaths. I've been wanting to read this one for a long-ass time! I met K.A Tucker in Toronto, Canada when I lived there aswell as other authors like Colleen Hoover, Jamie McGuire and Abi Glines, and she was incredibly kind. People in the queue who I spoke to spoke highly of this book series and since then I've been meaning to read it. I can finally get into this one!
Wanderlove is my kind of story. It's about travelling. If you know me, you know that I love travel. I've done a bit myself so anything involving roadtrips, backpacking, airports..anything remotely related to it, and I'm wanting to read it. This one involves a love story too and after having a flick through the book, it has some gorgeous illustrations in it as if someone's been sketching in it. Amazing. I love little touches like that! When I post my review, I'll share them with you. Then we have Losing It. I've already read this one and it's one of my favourites. It's a cute and really funny book, I've been hoping that my local bookshop would stock it one day and they never have, although I did manage to find book two and three in my local supermarket for a very cheap price. No Losing It though...and in comes Dennis to send me the book! Might have to give it a re-read now. I'm certainly a Cora Carmack fan. We also have Love Letters To The Dead which is another BookTube recommendation. I can't remember who it was who mentioned it (might of been Ariel again) but it sounded incredibly good. The cover is beautiful as well!
Shut Out is a book by an author I've read before. Kody Keplinger also wrote The Duff which is another one of my favourite books, which I've previously mentioned on the blog before. I decided to finally get round to reading another of her stories so I'm definitely looking forward to reading this one. Maybe Someday, well it's a Colleen Hoover book, and you know that I love her stories. I've already read this one too but I just needed the book! I have a collection for her on my bookshelf and it needs to be completed. It's a great story so I hope to give it a re-read as I now have the physical copy. Since You've Been Gone is a book that I've heard a lot about, it's by Morgan Matson who also wrote Amy and Rogers Epic Detour (another great book!). This one's got high ratings so I hope the book lives up to the hype! Although I'm sure it will..
And lastly, we have the last Geek Girl book. A hardback as well. I love these books! Holly Smale is a great writer who gives her characters such charm. I'm so excited to see what happens in the last book in the series, and I love completing a full set on my bookshelf! (Sadly though, the other two books are shorter so it looks weird on my bookshelf but that's always the way it is!) If you've not read the Geek Girl series and you're in need of a giggle, read these.
Aren't I a lucky girl? I'm certainly lucky to know Dennis. Again, thank you ever so much for sending me these. I cannot even put into words how much this means to me. I could never afford to buy all these books. Thank you! You're a fantastic person.
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IN MY MAILBOX - 29/07/2014
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