Monday, 3 September 2012

The Book Pile

In my latest attempt to get this blog off the ground I thought I'd try and introduce some regular features,the first of which is 'My Book Pile'. Forgive me if this name is already taken but I like the thought of doing a regular post similar to 'In My Mailbox' but also incorporating books I've read and am excited about that week.I may not include ALL of the books I've acquired that week purely because if I've hit some particularly lucrative charity shops my finds may be too excessive to admit to!

Books I've acquired recently:

(Apologies for the slightly lame photo!)From left to right:

David Levithan-How They Met and other Stories
Ian Mcewan-Sweet Tooth
Dorothy Koomson-The Rose Petal Beach
Tera Lynn Childs-Sweet Venom
Danielle Ganek-The Summer We Read Gatsby
Francesca Lia Block-The Water&the Wild
Lucinda Riley-The Light Behind the Window
Ian Mcewan-Solar
David Van Etten-Likely Story trilogy
Michael Walsh-As Time Goes By
David Levithan-Every Day

So quite a varied selection there!David Levithan is one of my all-time favourite authors so once I had his latest book in my possession it seemed only right to complete my collection by purchasing 'How They Met' too.I also discovered he is one of the authors of 'Likely Story' so I got that at the same time.The Dorothy Koomson book I've been looking forward to for months and has a gorgeous cover which my photo doesn't do justice!'The Summer We Read Gatsby' I've wanted to read ever since I read about it a couple of years ago,I ordered a used copy from the US which has taken 3 weeks to arrive so I'm pleased to finally have it and 'The Water&the Wild' is the only Francesca Lia Block book I don't have I believe,she's another author I absolutely love.

What I'm currently reading:

I'm enjoying the Mcewan although I'm finding it a bit slow at the moment so I'm hoping it will pick up soon, the slowness led me to  start 'The Repossession' which seems really good so far and not the dystopian book I was expecting.

In other news...
Those of you who know me personally may be aware I work in a bookshop where for the past 3+ years I've been looking after all of the Fiction sections.That's all set to change this week as I become a floor manager and I'm also taking the Teen section under my wing.I'm a huge Teen enthusiast anyway but I know once I actually work there I'll probably find so much great stuff to read I won't touch any other genres for a while!I'm looking forward to the change and hoping it will be the push I need to get around to reading some of the Teen stuff I've been postponing for ages!

That's all for now but I also plan to introduce a favourite authors post soon to give an overview of must reads for authors I love and think you should too!


  1. I'm so jealous of your David Levithans!

    And good luck on your job transition! I was a manager in my bookstore too and looked after the children's/teen books. Best job ever. I hope you really love it :)

  2. I love him,have you read many of his books?
    Thank you,I'm excited/apprehensive and now I have to be aware of things like appropriate age recommendation,argh!