Sunday, 28 July 2013

Charity Book Buys

The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

Jasper Fforde is my author of the moment; his writing style is hilarious, witty and just plain addicting. Of his works I have currently read Shades of Grey and his Nursery Crime series, both of which I absolutely adored. The one series that I have not tried so far of his is Thursday Next, so when I saw this book I just had to pick it up to give it a go.

The author obviously drew me in to picking this book up on first glance, but the cover was what sealed the deal. I have only ever seen the cover with the multi-coloured car on the front and this one topped that; it's bright, eye-catching and just so simple and minimalist that it's wonderful.

The Book Of Tomorrow by Cecelia Ahern

I have only ever read PS I love you by Cecelia Ahern and I must say, I absolutely adored that book. Ever since then, I have always had this prejudice with her books that they're all going to be romance novels, which I am not a massive fan of, but I definitely had to double take when I saw the blurb of this book.

Again, it was the cover that drew me to buying this book, but the idea of a book about books did have a massive impact on that decision as well. I absolutely love reading books about books, or books about book characters as it's always something that I can relate to and appreciate.

I had never even heard of this book before picking it up, but I am really interested to see what Ahern can achieve with a book that (I'm being led to believe) isn't romantic.

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

I went through a phase a while back of searching on Goodreads for books with brilliant typography designed covers - although this isn't the cover that I wanted, this is the book that I was drawn to through the other cover. I added it to my to be read pile not really knowing anything about it, and still not really knowing what the story is about. 

Despite my lack of knowledge on this book, I have heard nothing but good things about it and I am really looking forward to finding out what all of the fuss is about.


  1. The Book of Tomorrow <333
    This book is absolutely amazing!!

    Loving the blog title name as well Katie. Nice to see you blogging as well as vlogging :D

    Faye :)

    1. I'm really excited to start it, I'd never heard of it before but I'm glad you enjoyed it! Thank you, I've always had a blog but I really want to start getting a little bit more serious with it all - I think I've got everything sorted now.

      It will be a challenge to keep up with the blogging and vlogging, but I'm always up for a challenge - let's do this!

  2. I haven't read any of these but I do like Cecilia O'Ahern, how are you liking the game of thrones book?


    1. I've only read PS I love you, so I'm hoping that it's going to be totally different than that! But I'm liking it so far, I'm about 100 pages through at the moment and I can see the plot thickening straight away! Have you read it?