May Book Haul

I nearly completed a month without buying a book, but I failed on the last day of May! On the bus yesterday, I saw that my local bookshop was having a £1 book sale. So, I had to walk there today- unfortunately, the sale was over but I still indulged.

I still got 7 books for £7 because 3 of the books were 50p each.  I have no shame in buying second-hand books, if someone didn’t want them, I will happily accept them. Three of the books are also for my course.


I remember reading Sophie Mckenzie in secondary school and her books were 50p each so I couldn’t resist.

Girl, Missing by Sophie Mckenzie 

Lauren has always known she was adopted but when a little research turns up the possibility that she was snatched from an American family as a baby, suddenly Lauren’s life seems like a sham. How can she find her biological parents? And are her adoptive parents really responsible for kidnapping her?

Sister, Missing by Sophie Mckenzie

It’s two years after the events of Girl, Missing and life for sixteen-year-old Lauren is not getting any easier, as exam pressure and a recent family tragedy take their toll. Lauren’s birth mother takes Lauren and her two sisters on holiday in the hope that some time together will help, but a few days into the holiday one of the sisters disappears, under circumstances very similar to those in which Lauren was taken years before. Can Lauren save her sister, and stop the nightmare happening all over again?

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste N G 

Lydia is dead. But they don’t know this yet.

So begins this exquisite novel about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio. Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee, and her parents are determined that she will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue. But when Lydia’s body is found in the local lake, the delicate balancing act that has been keeping the Lee family together is destroyed, tumbling them into chaos.

Meridian by Alice Walker 

The second novel written by Alice Walker, preceding The Color Purple is a heartfelt and moving story about one woman’s personal revolution as she joins the Civil Rights Movement. Set in the American South in the 1960s it follows Meridian Hill, a courageous young woman who dedicates herself heart and soul to her civil rights work, touching the lives of those around her even as her own health begins to deteriorate. Hers is a lonely battle, but it is one she will not abandon, whatever the costs. This is classic Alice Walker, beautifully written, intense and passionate.

Bad Company by Catherine Macphail 

Lissa’s world has been turned upside down for the second time. The first time was when her father was sent to jail. This time it is because he is coming home.

Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens / Peter and Wendy by J.M.Barrie

In Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, J.M. Barrie first created Peter Pan as a baby, living a wild and secret life with birds and fairies in the middle of London. Later Barrie let this remarkable child grow a little older and he became the boy-hero of Neverland, making his first appearance, with Wendy, Captain Hook, and the Lost Boys, in Peter and Wendy. The Peter Pan stories were Barrie’s only works for children but, as their persistent popularity shows, their themes of imaginative escape continue to charm even those who long ago left Neverland. This is the first edition to include both texts in one volume and the first to a present an extensively annotated text for Peter Pan in Kensington Garden

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  1. Great haul! I personally wasn’t fully convinced by Everything I Never Told You, but most people seem to enjoy it so I hope you do as well! 🙂


  2. Did not know there were more Peter Pan stories?!. Peter Pan is one of my favourite “classics” and was the first I read…a little bit of sentimental value! I need to get my hands on more 😛

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