Recently I've been feeling like I've been getting low on books (probably untrue), and so on a rainy day not too long ago I visited a charity shop and I picked up (and bought- I always think that's an odd saying) these books. Sometimes I feel a little selfish when I long for books (as enchanting and amazing as they are) when too many people in this world long for things that are givens to most of us but really are necessities, so I am seriously glad I did a little good with my money in a charity shop for my materialistic goods.
The Beach House - Jane Green
Even though I have wanted to for a while, I have never read a Jane Green book *gasps.* So I am excited for this book that looks like a complete delight. It's about Nan (a "free-spirited" woman) and her realisation that money is running out that turns into an idea that her beach house should be rented out to a mixed group of people. It is named charming, and I do love a charming book!
The Island - Victoria Hyslop
I have gone into Waterstones a countless amount of times and loked at this book. I have always been intrigued buy it; wanting to buy it each time. I just never got round to it. Now, here we are! It's a story of a daughter wanting to know about her mother's past. When she takes a trip to delve into her mother's past, she finds out more than she anticipated.
The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
So. The Time Traveler's Wife. I saw the film when it was released and I adored it, and still do! I can't say that I don't cry at films (I do... a lot), but not a lot of films make me cry like this one. Plot twist: I don't really read books after seeing the film (I like to read the book first). I can only remember doing so with The Notebook (which was awesome). I just don't like that I know a lot about what is likely to come up into the book already, but I'm going to get over this fear. And why not start with the book that inspired one of my favourite films?
The Help - Kathryn Stockett
Eeee, I was excited to see The Help in front of me. There have been an abundance of awesome words said to me about this novel. About racial segregation, narrated by two black maids and an aspiring white writer, I can't wait to find out exactly what it is about- but I am completely ready for the emotional ride it will be (or am I?)!
I am so delighted I popped into the local charity shop! I will be doing it more often! It is incredibly satisfying to know that I am giving money to a good cause when buying my books (and of course I don't need that "thing in return"; it just so happens that it is the way it was in this case). This is a very happy book lover!
Creased Covers & Loved Books,
The Girl in the Moonlight.