Mini Book Haul

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Working in a library where I can borrow books for free means that it's not often that I find myself buying books these days. The other day I treated myself to a couple of titles that I have had my eye on for a while so I thought I would share these with you.

'A small boy and his grandmother set sail for China in the mud of her back yard; a supermarket car park becomes a graveyard of strewn blueberries; migratory birds fly over a marshland ringing with the sound of wooden spoons on kitchen pots; and the breaking of a silence between two roommates leads to disquieting revelations.

Eliza Robertson's delicate and startling stories tell of the adventure of the ordinary and the magic within the everyday. Here there are swindlers and innocents, unlikely heroes and gritty survivors; they teach us how to trap hummingbirds, relinquish dreams gracefully and feed raccoons without getting bitten.
From windswept Pacific beaches to caf├ęs in the heart of Lisbon, and from the depths of puddles on mountain running paths to the heights of extrasolar plant 51 Osiris C, these are tales of wildness and wonder, of animals in search of an escape and outsiders looking for a way back in.'

I have wanted this book for absolutely ages, it is a collection of short stories mostly to do with different relationships or loss in different forms. Each story is crafted differently and beautifully written, it has been a heart-wrenching read! I only have one story left to go and I've read it in nearly two days it is that captivating!

'Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She’s even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. ‘Jess and Jason’, she calls them. Their life – as she sees it – is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy.

And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. 

Now everything’s changed. Now Rachel has a chance to become a part of the lives she’s only watched from afar.

Now they’ll see; she’s much more than just the girl on the train…'

There has been so much hype surrounding this book that I have finally caved and ordered it. Excited to see if it is as good as everyone says, I will let you know my opinion shortly.

So that is my mini book haul, what books have you all been reading recently?

Have you read either of these books and if so what did you think?

Thanks for Reading!

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