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To Be Read Pile - May


Recently, I may or may not have spent a little bit of money on some new books. Which roughly translates to, “I absolutely did spend too much money on new books to read”. Lets blame lock-down shall we?! As I’ve now got a little pile building, I thought it would be nice to share the ones I’ve chosen with you. I recently saw someone call it a ‘Possibility Pile’ which really sings to me, kind of makes me feel a little less pressure to get through it (we all know there will be more books added to this, faster than I can read them!!)

The Switch

After reading and absolutely blooming loving The Flat Share by Beth O’Leary, I just could not resist buying this when it was released! I have to be honest, I am not a big fan of reading hardback books so will usually wait for the paperback. However, with this one, the urge to buy it was overwhelming and I could not resist. I think I am most excited to read this one and have high hopes!

If Only I Could Tell You

This was most definitely what I call an ‘Instagram Buy’. That means I’ve seen it floating around Instagram accounts getting good reviews and decided to give it a try for myself. Please tell me other people do this too?! This book appealed to me because it seems to focus on the trials and tribulations of a family and them finding their way back to one another which filled me with hope! I really hope I enjoy this one as much as I think I am going to.

How Do You Like Me Now?

I have to be honest, this was another Instagram influenced buy. I had seen it as part of someone’s book club and people had said some good things about it. So when I was ordering books, I had a read of the synopsis and realised it sounded right up my street. Then of course, I had to buy it! It sounds really relatable and I think I'll be reaching for this book when I have just finished a thriller and need something a little more light-hearted to read.

The Death House

This book was brought for me as a Christmas present – and yes I’ve still not got around to reading it!! I became a huge fan of Sarah Pinborough after I read ‘Behind Her Eyes’ and so her books are a safe purchase for me. I also recently finished ’13 Minutes’ which I enjoyed just as much as ‘Behind Her Eyes’ and so I am very excited to read The Death House. I find Sarah Pinborough’s writing style really easy to read and you can guarantee her books will be a good thriller which is a genre I’ve become a huge fan of recently. I am so ready to see what this one is like!

Friend Request

I picked this book because it sounds utterly terrifying and intriguing all in one go. From the synopsis including a dead character, a missing person and a dark secret, it sounded like everything I need for it to be a good thriller book. I am hoping this is one of those books where I just have to know what is going to happen next and simply can’t put it down. It’s also related to social media, which I spend way too much time on, so maybe if it’s scary enough, it’ll stop me scrolling so much!!

Messy Wonderful Us

I can’t lie, and I know some people would say you shouldn’t, but I massively chose this book because of it’s utterly beautiful front cover! That’s most definitely what drew me to this book first when I was searching online and then I read the synopsis. I believe it is set in the 1980’s and books set in the past (albeit I know not that long ago in comparison to other books) are not something I would ordinarily reach for. But as the synopsis talks about a family delving into pasts to find out important truths and such amazing comments from other author’s, I just had to buy it. I have high hopes for this book and think it might be quite high on my pile to read.

The House Swap

I have heard suuuch good things about this book and I am ridiculously excited to get stuck into it. I just finished the book I was reading and have put this one on my bedside table to read next – I am just sad that I haven’t had the chance to pick it up and start it yet. I love the idea of a couple doing a house swap and uncovering signs of their own life and someone from their past in the house - it sounds eerie and I love it! I am so willing this to be a ‘sink your teeth in’ kind of thriller and hope it’s as good as I have heard.

Surprise Me

You will see from my previous blog post, I wrote a book review on Sophie Kinsella’s, I Owe You One. That was the first Sophie Kinsella book I have read and I loved it, so I was eager to buy another one of her books in my little haul. I think I brought this one because I researched the order her books were released and this was the next one back. I am rubbish at making decisions and this way seemed logical at the time! This will definitely be a book I read when I am feeling as though I need a pick me up and I’m looking forward to reading another of Sophie Kinsella’s books.

I think you’ll be able to tell from this pile that I have a really varied taste in books and don’t just stick to one genre. I find it means I’ve always got something in the pile that I want to read and I can go based on my mood and not necessarily what I’ve got ready to read. Have you read any of the books that are in my pile and are there any that you think should be bumped to the top of my list? I’d love to hear if you’ve got any thoughts on the books I have brought recently and I’d love to chat over on our Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Take Care, Emily x

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