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I had a bit of a splurge on new books this week. I don't normally buy brand new unless it is something I desperately want, but as we had such a horrible week last week, I decided to finally spend my book vouchers that I had been given back in April by my brother and his wife.
So hear are my books.
1) The Woods by Harlan Coben - I have read really good reviews about this book and a lot of people have recommended his books to me, so I thought I would give this one a try. It is meant to be a real thriller.
2) Sunday at Tiffany's by James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet - this one intrigues me. It is about a girl who is friendly with a thirty year old man called Michael, that no one else can see, then when she grows up she runs into him again where he is still only thirty. I keep thinking this has a bit of The Time Travellers Wife in it and I just loved that book. Normally I wouldn't go for James Patterson as I am amazed at the quantity of books he writes a year with the help of other authors. Is there the slightest chance that he is just putting his name to the books to help get them published and the other writer actually wrote them. I may be way off the mark, but James Patterson seems to be writing in a lot of different genres, so how does he do it and produces so many in a year. If he is involved in the complete development of the book, then I apologise now to all his fans, but personally I am struggling to believe it. Anyone else feel that way?
The Host by Stephanie Meyer - I have avoided buying this book for such a long time. Firstly I refused to pay £12 for a paperback, so I have waited patiently for it to reduce in price to £4.49. Secondly I am scared to read it, in case I don't enjoy it. I just loved the Twilight books and I want to love this too, but this is a completely different story in a different genre and I just don't want to be disappointed.
The Glass of Time by Michael Cox - this is another thriller. with lots of dark secrets, deceit, murder and betrayal.
The Library of Shadows by Mikkel Birkgaard - translated from Danish - yet another thriller set amongst book lovers.
The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan - in hard back!!!
I have wanted to read this for ages, so I am really excited to have got this book.
Well these are the books I bought this week, what came through your mailbox?