Wednesday, 8 January 2014

What I Got For Christmas : Books

My sister is incredibly sweet and thoughtful and kind and this was 100% reflected in her gift for me this Christmas. Along with some other little bits she bought me five books. Not five ordinary books, but five books that she knew I would want even though I didn't know it myself. 

One day she was flicking through a magazine and came across an article which had a small interview with John Green, one of my favourite authors and personalities, listing his "life in books" and reasons for liking them. No doubt feeling inspired, she bought them for me. 

The books are The Book Thief - Markus Zusak, Infinite Jest - David Foster Wallace, The Crack-Up - F.Scott Fitzgerald, Where'd You Go, Bernadette? - Maria Semple, and Sula - Toni Morrison. 

I'm incredibly excited to delve into these books! I've wanted to read The Book Thief for ages, and hopefully I'll finish it before I get to see the film. I will of course review these books as I get round to reading them, either on here or Blogger's Bookshelf

Have you read any of these books? Let me know in the comments.

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  1. Prep yourself for the amazingness (so not a word but I'm going with it) of The Book Thief. Looking forward to your reviews :)

    1. I've wanted to read it for absolutely ages but never got round to it - it's quite a chunky book! Will prep myself ;) x

  2. Trying not to copy the above comment but The Book Thief is SO good. I can't wait to hear what you make of it! I've also only heard good things about "Where'd you go..Bernadette," but I've never got around to reading it. Is it any good?- Izzy xx