Six new books on the bookshelf



On the bookshelf…

Here we are again with another blog post about what I’ve been buying (and reading) recently. Ok, I’ll admit, my ‘to read’ list now includes 10+ books and I’ve had to accept that I need to SLOW DOWN on the buying so I can actually get through these great reads.

Again, I’ve got a mixture of fiction and non-fiction and these books cover a variety of topics – from health to tech to dystopian universes and everything in between. Ok, enough rambling from me, let’s get into these books, and the reasons why I parted with my money for them.

This is going to hurt adam kay

This is going to hurt – Adam Kay

I swear people just WON’T stop raving about this, so I finally decided to buy it for myself and give it a read. I’ve always been impressed by the NHS – they saved my dad’s life after a heart attack – so I have a feeling I’m going to really love this and it will give me a new understanding of what it’s like to work as a junior doctor.

The keeper of lost things Ruth Hogan

The keeper of lost things – Ruth Hogan

Again, I’ve heard nothing but rave reviews about this novel. It’s about lost objects, and trying to get them back to their rightful owners, which really appeals to the part of me that loves novels filled with lots of different characters and mini storylines. I’m pretty sure I’ll tear through this, and I can’t wait to get stuck into it.

Everything I never told you Celeste Ng

Everything I never told you – Celeste Ng

I read Celeste’s other novel – Little Fires Everywhere – a couple of months ago and absolutely loved it. it was one of those novels I just could not put down and I loved how the storylines, and characters, developed as I read on. I’ve heard rumours that this one is actually better, so I’m really excited to see what I think.

The Power Naomi Alderman

The Power – Naomi Alderman

I’ve been itching to read this for months – I actually bought my mum a copy for her birthday – and now that I’m close to finishing one of Naomi’s other novels (The Lessons) I felt it was time to take the plunge and give this a go. As my all-time favourite novel is 1984, I have a feeling I’m going to like the dystopian plot of this!

techbitch Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza

techbitch – Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza

This was a bit of an impulse buy for me after hours of browsing Amazon’s book section. I’m interested to see how the plot develops (especially as it’s set at a print magazine that’s going through the process of digitalising!) Not gonna lie, the comparison to The Devil Wears Prada was what made me buy this, frigging love that book!

Friend request Laura Marshall

Friend request – Laura Marshall

I’ve seen this advertised all over the place, so I just had to get myself a copy to see if it is really as good as it claims to be. I love a good thriller, especially one that involves death and social media (does that make me sound really weird?!) I’m really excited to read this, I’m thinking it will probably be a page turner that I regret finishing because it’s so good.

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