Is there anything better than a Waterstones gift voucher? (This is obviously a trick question because everybody knows that there isn’t.)
I practically ran around the shop grabbing anything that caught my eye. Unsurprisingly, I bought predominately YA books but with a classic thrown in the mix!
I’ve been meaning to read Nineteen Eighty-Four for some time so when this lovely Penguin Classics edition caught my eye, I knew I wouldn’t be able to resist. It’s often referred to as Orwell’s dystopian masterpiece and becomes more and more relevant to modern society as the years go by.
I’ve had my eye on this book for a while. Those of you who follow Holly on Twitter know just how witty and insightful she is. Am I Normal Yet? is about Evie who just wants to be normal and fit in. She’s almost left her life of medication and OCD behind her, there’s just one last thing to tick off her list: a boyfriend.
Don’t all scream at once when I say that I’ve never read any Rainbow Rowell books. I know, I know, I’m very late to the party. I’ve heard mixed opinions but there has been a lot of hype around her books in the blogging community and she’s often linked to authors like John Green (who I adore!) so I’m looking forward to seeing if Eleanor & Park lives up to the fandom.
As the title suggests Asking for It delves into the horrible world of rape culture. It follows a young girl called Emma who has no recollection of the night before but knows she’s been hurt. Thanks to the rise of social media, there’s explicit photographs from the party that involve Emma and the town’s most loved boys.
Once I heard what Asking for It was about, I knew that I had to read it. It’s full of victim-blaming and shines a light on the injustice of recent rape scandals. I think it’s going to be incredibly hard to read but a story that needs to be told.
What books did you borrow, receive or buy this week?