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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Recently Purchased 2016 #1


It has been a very long time since I have done a book haul on my Youtube channel. I have been having terrible camera problems, which is why I have not been posting videos. I loved doing book hauls, so to compensate for my lack of filming, I will be posting my book purchases here on my blog! Once I have around 5 books I will do a post showing what I bought and summaries (hyperlinked from goodreads) of those novels!

The Epidemic by Suzanne Young - Companion to The Remedy
     Goodreads: click here
     * I have already read this novel

Quinlan McKee has spent her life acting as other people. She was a closer - a person hired to play the role of the recently deceased in order to give their families closure. Through this process, Quinn learned to read people and situations, even losing a bit of herself in doing so. But she couldn't have guessed how her last case would bring down her entire world. 

The only person Quinn trusts is Deacon, her best friend and the love of her life. Except Deacon's been keeping secrets of his own, so Quinn must set out alone to find Arthur Pritchard, the doctor who's been trying to control her life. The journey brings Quinn to Arthur's daughter, Virginia, who tells Quinn the truth about Pritchard's motives. The former closer will start to see that she is the first step in fighting an epidemic. 

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
     Goodreads: click here

Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick. What Lou doesn't know is she's about to lose her job or that knowing what's coming is what keeps her sane. 

Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live. He knows everything feels very small and rather joyless now and he knows exactly how he's going to put a stop to that. What Wii doesn't know is that Lou is about to burst into his world in a riot of colour. And neither of them knows they're going to change the other for all time. 

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
     Goodreads: click here

Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. He is a man who can count all his friends on the fingers of one hand, whose lifelong difficulty with social rituals has convinced him that he is simply not wired for romance. So when an acquaintance informs him that he would make "wonderful" husband, his first reaction is shock. Yet he must  concede to the statistically probability that there is someone for everyone, and he embarks upon The Wife Project. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which he approaches all things, Don sets out to find the perfect partner. She will be punctual and logical - most definitely not a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker or a late-arriver. 

Yet Rosie Jarman is all of these things. She is also beguiling, fiery, intelligent - and on a quest of her own. She is looking for her biological father, a search that a certain DNA expert might be able to help her with. Don's Wife Project takes a back burner to the Father Project and an unlikely relationship blooms, forcing the scientifically minded geneticist to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie - and the realization that love is not always what looks good on paper. 

The Widow by Fiona Barton
     Goodreads: click here

When the police started asking questions, Jean Taylor turned into a different woman. One who enabled her and her husband to carry on, when more bad things began to happen. But that woman's husband died last week. And Jean doesn't have to be her anymore.

There's a lot Jean hasn't said over the years about the crime her husband was suspected of committing. She was too busy being the perfect wife, standing by her man while living with the accusing glares and the anonymous harassment. 

Now there's no reason to stay quiet. There are people who want to hear her story. They want to know what it was like living with that man. She can tell them that there were secrets. There always are in a marriage. 

Dancing with Molly by Lena Horowitz
     Goodreads: click here

Before, I was never the life of the party. I was the reliable one. The one no one had to worry about. The one no one had to think about. I was the one that everyone could ignore. Until that night, when everything changed and I finally became someone. Someone special. Someone noticeable. Someone Carson might actually care about, as much as I cared about him. 

But the cost of being someone is more than anyone can imagine. For every moment, there's a price to pay. For every party. For every choice made. For every kiss. Ultimately, living a life pure of ecstasy might be no different from not living at all. 

I hope you guys enjoyed this post, let me know what you think I should read first! If you liked it, I will continue doing these - maybe even for books I have taken out of the library!

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