Tuesday 12 June 2012

Books I'm looking forward to reading

Yesterday I visited my local bookshop here in Vienna. It's been a while since I visisted any bookshop, so this was a real treat. Usually I order books through amazon. It was fun, took me about two hours to decide what I wanted - to say the truth, it was hard for me to leave the confines of that comforting atmosphere, shelves filled with thousands of books. Besides, they have these comfy sofas where you can sit from morning till evening to just read uninterrupted.

I didn't leave empty handed. :D here are some books I've been dying to read, and when I saw them, couldn't stop myself.

I've never had the pleasure of reading any of John Green's book so I picked:

Miles Halter is fascinated by famous last words and tired of his safe life at home. He leaves for boarding school to seek what the dying poet Francois Rabelais called the "Great Perhaps." Much awaits Miles at Culver Creek, including Alaska Young. Clever, funny, screwed-up, and dead sexy, Alaska will pull Miles into her labyrinth and catapult him into the Great Perhaps.

Looking for Alaska brilliantly chronicles the indelible impact one life can have on another. A stunning debut, it marks John Green's arrival as an important new voice in contemporary fiction.

Today should be one of the worst days of seventeen-year-old Hadley Sullivan’s life. She’s stuck at JFK, late to her father’s second wedding, which is taking place in London and involves a soon to be step-mother that Hadley’s never even met. Then she meets the perfect boy in the airport’s cramped waiting area. His name is Oliver, he’s British, and he’s in seat 18C. Hadley’s in 18A.

Twists of fate and quirks of timing play out in this thoughtful novel about family connections, second chances and first loves. Set over a 24-hour-period, Hadley and Oliver’s story will make you believe that true love finds you when you’re least expecting it

 Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers thirteen cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker, his classmate and crush who committed suicide two weeks earlier.

On tape, Hannah explains that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out how he made the list.

Through Hannah and Clay's dual narratives, debut author Jay Asher weaves an intricate and heartrending story of confusion and desperation that will deeply affect teen readers.

And the ones below came in from Amazon - I didn't remember ordering them - that's until the postman rang the bell, smiling joyfully for me to sign that electronic device they use while delivering. someone please take my credit card and hide it.


One thing is for sure. I'm looking forward to reading these. Books taunt me, begging me to pick them, buy them. *sigh* Any book hoarders out there?

1 comment:

  1. the first 3 of these sound really interesting to me--i started "the white queen" last night--not sure if it is going to be my cup of tea---but i do like the way it is written--happy reading!