30/01/2015

Waterstones Mini Haul


When I say Mini Haul I mean it, but I am starting to run out of space for more books, so I am quite limited on what I can buy, but I am going to share with you my latest purchase and why I bought these four books.



The first book I bought is 'What Alice Forgot' by Liane Moriarty, I wanted to buy this because I saw a Review by Jennifer on her blog 'That's What She Read'

She wrote such a lovely review about this book that I wanted to purchase it instantly.



It's about a woman named Alice. She's a mother, wife and apparently a go-getter. At least, that's what people tell her. Because if you were to ask Alice about her life, she'd tell you she's 28, married to Nick and pregnant with their first baby. 
But then she wakes up on the floor of a gym, in the middle of a spin class.  Everyone around her is telling her quite a different story. She's not 28, she's 38, she has 3 children and she and Nick are in the middle of a heated divorce.' 

Quoted from Jennifers blog 

I love anything to do with the time travelling, parallel universe sort of genre, it is really interesting and I have read similar sort of books before, one being 'Step Back In Time' by Ali McNamara which I did a review about last year which you can find:Here.


The next book I bought was Blue Lily,Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater this is part of a series, the first being 'The Raven Boys' so when I saw this I had to buy it, because I hate a collection being incomplete, also I really love Maggie's books, she is one of my favourite authors, after reading 'The Shiver Series' I have read every book she has ever written you can check out that series:Here.


Now this book 'Watermelon' by Marian Keyes really stood out to me as it was on Waterstones recommend shelf, I really liked the cover and took a look at the blurb and liked what I read.

'At twenty-nine, fun-loving, good-natured Claire has everything she ever wanted: a husband she adores, a great apartment, a good job. Then, on the day she gives birth to her first baby, James visits her in the recovery room to inform her that he's leaving her. Claire is left with a beautiful newborn daughter, a broken heart, and a body that she can hardly bear to look at in the mirror. So, in the absence of any better offers, Claire decides to go home to her family in Dublin. To her gorgeous man-eating sister Helen, her soap-watching mother, her bewildered father. And there, sheltered by the love of an (albeit quirky) family, she gets better. A lot better. In fact, so much better that when James slithers back into her life, he's in for a bit of a surprise.'

I have been reading quite a few romances lately and this just caught my eye, so I snapped it up and as it was recommended why not ey?


 And last but not least 'My True Love Gave To Me' Edited by Stephanie Perkins, now this is a collection of short romance stories, and I love a good old romance novel, come out who doesn't love P.S I Love You?

And the cover and pages were so pretty, I couldn't help myself, I think this shall keep me pretty entertained and I can't wait to get started on it!


There we go, four books that really stood out to me, it has been so nice to blog again as I unfortunately fell ill with a cold and chest infection this week and I am now on the road to recovery.

What is your favourite book genre?
And have you you read any of these books? If so tell me your opinions in the comments below.

Hope you all had a great week.

Me x

69 comments:

  1. I do love a good Waterstones haul, you have definitely given me some books now to look in to and add to my 'to read' list!

    Beka. xo
    littleworldofbeka

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    1. I love books! Went in there again today, not me though unfortunately, does not stop me looking though, Thanks for commenting.

      Meme xx

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  2. These look like some great books!
    xoxo

    www.randomindistilling.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much, I think they will be.

      Meme xx

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  3. I prefer light romance genre. The type that makes you blush and say "awwwww...." when reading.

    xD

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    1. Yeah me too, and put a giant smile on your face ;)

      Meme xx

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  4. This post is great! - the photos are really nice too! I'm currently reading 'The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving'..it is quite good! I also bought 'Love, Tanya' by Tanya Burr which looks great! Check out my new posts: aselenatorsview.blogspot.com
    ASV

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    1. I just got a new camera :) It's amazing quality, I need to invest in Tanya Burr's book!

      Meme xx

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  5. They all look like awesome book. The first one got me very intrigued, I hope I can find it at my local bookstore.

    longlifelovers.blogspot.com.br

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    1. It got me intrigued too when I saw it on Jennifer's blog, had to buy it!

      Meme xx

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  6. Amazing!
    Your blog are really interesting,I love it!
    If you have a instagram I want to know it,let me a comment in @carmenpaastor , I don't want to miss any photo!
    Kisses from http://miescueladetacones.blogspot.com.es/ ,https://www.facebook.com/miescueladetacones please let me a like!

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    1. I have instagram, if you look down the side of my blog you can see what platforms you can follow me on. Thanks so much for your lovely comment.

      Meme xx

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  7. All the books sound so interesting! I used to be huge reader but lately nothing has been interesting to me! Thank for sharing. <3

    http://alittledoseoflove.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Thanks Mahnoor for your comment, I love books!

      Meme xx

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  8. Love boots, they all look so good :)

    http://floralsandsmiles.blogspot.ca/
    twitter.com/floralandsmiles

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  9. These books look so good, I especially like romance genre haha! My personal favourite books are the ones that I can relate back to life, but that doesn't stop me reading a variety! I hope you enjoy your new books! Xx

    http://magentatulip.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you Molly, hope you're having a lovely weekend >3

      Meme xx

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  10. Great books and post!
    please check out my new blog and id love to follow each other on GFC :)

    emiri-desu.blogspot.com.au
    x

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  11. What Alice Forgot sounds amazing! I love books like that.

    Renee
    www.losetheroad.blogspot.ca

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    1. Yes, I can't wait to start it!

      Meme xx

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  12. I love cutesy comedic books but I don't think that's a genre. I've heard good things about the raven boys and I really want to read the series, all these books sound great.

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    1. Maggie Steifvater is a great author, she is the one that made me fall in love with books.

      Meme xx

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  13. Really great post!
    I love the sound of What Alice Forgot and Watermelon (I may have to buy them)
    Also My True Love Gave To Me looks beautiful!
    Emily
    xx
    http://emilyattemptslife.blogspot.com/

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    1. It is beautiful isn't it, it drew me to it in all honesty and it was even better than it was a romance.

      Meme xx

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  14. I never know what to buy when I want to get a new book, but now I know of at least four I really want to read!

    babbleswithbeth.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. That's great, glad I could help :D

      Meme xx

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  15. All of these look amazing- I love their covers! I can't wait to hear what you think of them!

    http://thelittlebluesailboat.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I will do a review for everyone in the future, I am sure of that.

      Meme xx

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  16. Nice post. I think I might read a few of these myself. I love book shops, Waterstones in particular, but unfortunately it's pretty expensive so its nice to treat ourselves once in a while!
    Emily
    http://dreamuphappiness.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Yes it can be pretty expensive! I like to buy from Amazon really but it's nice to take a book home there and then.

      Meme xx

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  17. What Alice Forgot! I read that review too and have been dying to read it since... I really need to get out and buy it! I'd love to know your thoughts once you've read it?
    I must get out and buy it... but then even after that I have to find the time to read it!
    xxx
    Emma | emmaandout.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I will do a Review once I have read it, I have a few books to get through haha, thanks for your comment.

      Meme xx

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  18. Hey Meme! I just came here to let you know that I have nominated you for the Liebster Award! Link: http://thislittleblogofours.blogspot.com.au/2015/01/liebster-award-nomination.html

    Paige xo

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    1. Aww thank you so much, but I have already done the award which you can check out here:
      http://thedayinthelifeofmexoxo.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/liebster-award-weekly-update.html

      Thank you though, it means so much

      Meme xx

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  19. I really want to go to water stones but my local had closed down


    http://thedayinthelifeofmexoxo.blogspot.co.uk/ opinions needed

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    1. Oh no, that's not good is it.

      Meme xx

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  20. They all look like great books! Happy reading!

    Georgia www.lumublog.com

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  21. Hey Meme, I love reading and I'm definetely going to buy 'What Alice Forgot' it sounds so interesting
    Check out my blog if you like
    http://angelabaraky.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Great! I hope you like it, Can't wait to start reading it.

      Meme xx

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  22. I love a good old book. Watermelon sounds like something I'd enjoy! I have a little book series going on at my blog at the moment if you want to check that out :)

    I was wondering if you wanted to be blogging friends and follow each other via GFC or BlogLovin'? I'm keen to get to know more people and make friends in this little blogging community.

    Love Lily x

    www.lilyroselo.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I'd love to check out your blog, and add you too <3
      Thanks for the comment

      Meme xx

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  23. This last one book seems very interesting, because I really ejnoyed reading "PS:I love you" too, it's so beautiful book about love :)

    http://crafty-zone.blogspot.com/

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    1. P.S I Love You is a beautiful story, I can't wait to read it either.

      Meme xx

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  24. What Alice Forgot looks really good I may have to check it out I love reading so much haha :) I also have to say that your pictures are really good I am very jealous of your camera x

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    1. I love reading too, thank you it's a new camera, still getting my head round it.

      Meme xx

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  25. What a great group of books! Thanks so much for including my review in your list it made me smile so much!!

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    1. I love your blog Jen, thanks so much for commenting on mine.

      Meme xx

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  26. Those books look great! I'm always looking for new reads!

    http://www.lifeofbrookeandjane.blogspot.com

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    1. They really are great, can't wait to start on them!

      Meme xx

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  27. Amazing haul! Loving the cover of "My True Love Gave To Me"! =)

    NEW POST on http://whattostyle.blogspot.com/

    xoxo,
    Jessica

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    1. It's beautiful isn't it :)
      Thanks for your comment Jessica

      Meme xx

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  28. The covers are very nice, I have to admit.
    These books sound very great..just from the title!
    I love readin, but since I blog, I don't have that much time left...

    I would be sooo happy if we will follow each other and stay in touch, honey! Follow4follow? :D
    xoxo Colli // tobeyoutiful

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    1. It's hard trying to blog and do other things isn't it, I struggle with time so much.
      Thanks for your comment, I would love to follow you

      Meme xx

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  29. Maggie Stiefvater is a really good writer. :) Let me know what your thoughts are on these books xo

    Lovely haul! <3 I loved reading this post and agh I feel so jealous now. I need more reading material. :)

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    1. I will be doing review's on each one of them, keep checking in <3

      Meme xx

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  30. Love a book haul and these all look very pretty! Thanks for sharing! :)

    I have a new post up on the blog, would love to know your thoughts:

    * Electric Sunrise - Fashion and Lifestyle Blog *

    x

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  31. All these books look so pretty! You've motivated me to start reading more regularly :) xx

    http://thefabuloushannahh.blogspot.co.uk/

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  32. Oooh I started that Shiver series a while back. I think I need to read book 3 still! Eeeek, thanks for the reminder. I need to check out more of her work because I really did love those 2 books (and i have no idea what has taken me so long to read the third?)

    Sxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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  33. I've been wanting to read What Alice Forgot for so long now! You sound a lot like me with your book collection. I worked at a bookstore for 5 years and basically hoarded as many books as possible while I had my employee discount. Haha. One can never have too many books!
    xx
    Jenny // Mish Mosh Makeup

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  34. Oh those books look really yummy! That may sound weird but I love to read books!

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