Tuesday, 22 September 2015

BOOK-IT LIST // SEPTEMBER 2015


In all my excitement at the start of the year, I resolved to read more.
Read about all my crazy book goals here.

As it turns out, there's been much more going on my life than originally planned (isn't that always the way) and I've put reading on the back burner. I've been guilty of reading half a book and not finishing it and it's only now I've started to feel particularly bad about it.

So, to sort of redeem myself a little, I've compiled a few books I plan to read over the next couple of months.


The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime

'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a murder mystery novel like no other. The detective, and narrator, is Christopher Boone. Christopher is fifteen and has Asperger's Syndrome. He knows a very great deal about maths and very little about human beings. He loves lists, patterns and the truth. He hates the colours yellow and brown and being touched. He has never gone further than the end of the road on his own, but when he finds a neighbour's dog murdered he sets out on a terrifying journey which will turn his whole world upside down.'

Always claimed to be one of those 'must reads' and as I never read the entire thing as school, I picked this up for a pound in a charity shop and will finally complete it.


Zeroes

'Don’t call them heroes.
But these six Californian teens have powers that set them apart.

Take Ethan, a.k.a. Scam. He’s got a voice inside him that’ll say whatever you want to hear, whether it’s true or not. Which is handy, except when it isn’t—like when the voice starts gabbing in the middle of a bank robbery. The only people who can help are the other Zeroes, who aren’t exactly best friends these days.
Enter Nate, a.k.a. Bellwether, the group’s “glorious leader.” After Scam’s SOS, he pulls the scattered Zeroes back together. But when the recue blows up in their faces, the Zeroes find themselves propelled into whirlwind encounters with ever more dangerous criminals. At the heart of the chaos they find Kelsie, who can take a crowd in the palm of her hand and tame it or let it loose as she pleases.'


This sounds like a great 'Misfits' style plot which really interests me, so snapped up the opportunity to be sent a copy to review. I love a good, young adult adventure and I'm hoping this won't disappoint. It's written by some particularly successful authors and already from the blurb, the characters intrigue me.

The Road Beneath My Feet - Frank Turner

'A searingly honest and brilliantly written account of Frank Turner's journey from the pub circuit to selling out Wembley Arena.'

Oh Frank. After falling in love with his music it's only right to read his story. I predict it's going to be just as down to earth and honest as his lyrics with no bullshit. I am a huge fan of autobiographies and more so of those written by my favourite music artists.

What are you reading at the moment?

leanne

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