Book Haul (Part One)

As book lovers we went a little over-board with our book purchases recently… But it’s perfectly acceptable because if you give a girl a book she’ll read for a day, but if you teach a girl to read she’ll read for life…? (Like the man and the fish, it made sense in my head.)

Anyhow, I have loads of books to talk about it so I’ll get down to it!

I’m going to start with the hardbacks…

The Story of Alice – Lewis Carroll and the Secret History of Wonderland by Robert Douglas-Fairhurst, I was so excited when I saw this in Waterstones, firstly it’s about my all time favourite book, and secondly it’s just so darn cute!

Where did Alice stop and ‘Alice’ begin?

Fairhurst explains throughout the book where Alice came from and what happened after wonderland, he says in the synopsis that; ‘beneath the fairy tale lies the complex history of the author and his subject: of Charles Dodgson, the quiet academic, and his second self, Lewis Carroll and his ‘dream-child’, Alice Liddell.

 This is their story: a history of love and loss, of innocence and ambiguity, and of one man’s need to make Wonderland his refuge in a rapidly changing world.

Does that not just sound awe-inspiring?! I cannot wait to get stuck into this one…! Watch out for the review soon! (Check out my blog on Alice in Wonderland here)


Zoe Sugg and her second novel, Girl Online On Tour, complete with extra chapters (I bought it through Waterstones) and a shiny rose gold star on the front. (Trust me it’s this sort of detail that really impresses me).

When Noah invites Penny on his European music tour, she can’t wait to spend time with her rock-god-tastic boyfriend.

But, between Noah’s jam-packed schedule, less-than-welcoming bandmates and threatening messages from jealous fans, Penny wonders whether she’s really cut out for life on tour. She can help but miss her family, her best friend Elliot… and her blog, Girl Online.

 Can Penny learn to balance life and love on the road, or will she lose everything in pursuit of the perfect summer?

I’ve had to stop myself from reading this book, even though I got it on release day because I’m going to be putting a review up at the end of the year – Zoella was my first post of the year and I’d like her to be my last.

However I am SO excited to read this book, I literally can not contain my excitement, it hasn’t even made it to my bookcase yet, it’s been sitting on my bed side table…


Very British Problems Abroad – Rob Temple.

Have you ever…

Fried like and egg after putting your trust in thirty-year-old sun-cream?

Struggled to change into your trunks while holding a towel around your waist?

Got a bit too overexcited about seeing baked beans in the supermarché?

… then you may have been suffering from Very British Problems Abroad.

I’ve blogged about the first book of Rob Temple’s before (check it out here!) and I can not wait to let you guys into what’s in this book, it will make you laugh out so loud that you get weird looks from everyone around you.

So I don’t overload you with so many books that you switch off, I’ll post another blog soon about the paper back books, exciting stuff huh? I hope you can deal with the anticipation!

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the blog soon.


Lauren – @laurenoola
Lucy – @LHutchon 

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