Firstly Carmen from Whoopidoo...ings sent me the first two lovely books.
Carmen knew I wanted to read The Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale and sent it on to me when she had finished it. This is very much a fairy tale with a twist, think Rumplestiltskin. She also won two copies of Dark Life by Kat Falls and kindly let me have her second copy. This is very much a dystopian novel where everyone now lives under the ocean. Can't wait to read it.
Trish from Love, Laughter and a Touch of Insanity was having a bit of a book clearout and kindly sent me these two books all the way from the USA. Knowing I am a fledgling Hoffman fan in the making, she sent me Here on Earth, a dark romantic tale. Trish also let me have Charming Billy by Alice McDermott,which is set in then Bronx and deals with the loss of Billy.
So thank you ladies for sending me such wonderful books. Anyone else having a clearout?LOL.
Before I Fall caught my eye in June and I was over the moon to see it selling in Sainsbury's during the holidays. This book is a bit like Ground Hog day but with the main character living her last day over and over again.
Now the next one I hope will have Naida cheering in her seat. Naida is a big Stephen King fan and always writing such wonderful reviews about his books. So when I saw this I couldn't help but think of her. Under The Dome is about a small town in Maine, which is suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. No one can get in and no one can get out. Scary huh?
The last book I bought was Coming Home by Melanie Rose. I reviewed her first book Could It Be Magic? here, and really enjoyed it. I found her style similar to Cecilia Aherne, where a little bit of magical realism is inserted into every day life. This one is about a woman who has an accident and loses her identity.