Wednesday 3 January 2018

Post Christmas Clear Out || Unhaul

I am back after a month off for christmas. I ended up with a massive crazy schedule and i just had no time for anything (other than eating pringles in the little spare time i had!) I thought it was time to pop back into the world of books and i am starting with an unhaul as i got a few new books over christmas so there will be making there way to the charity shop sooner rather than later.

The brilliant new novel from the bestselling authors of Come Together and Come Again, soon to be a film from the producers of Four Weddings and a Funeral.

It's the 1970s in the sleepy English village of Rushton, and Mickey Maloney and Fred Roper are next door neighbours and best friends. In and out of scrapes from childhood, they share everything from their first cigarette to their first kiss. They're convinced that nothing will ever keep them apart - but they're wrong. Fifteen years later, Mickey is beginning a new phase of her life with a small flower shop in London. Squeezed into the tiny flat upstairs, she's a loving, if chaotic, single mother, trying to build a secure life. Fred's about to get married to Rebecca, but when he bumps into Mickey in the aisle of Toys 'R' Us, his whole world turns upside down. The Boy Next Door is a warm, funny and moving novel about second chances and falling in love and learning you're never too old.

I got this a long time ago i think from a charity sale for about 10p but i have never once been inclined to pick it up at all to even see what it is about, in fact the first experience was putting the synopsis above. So this is well and truely gone.

Never mix business with pleasure. Never bring politics into the bedroom. In a way I did both when I took Jackson Rutledge as a lover. I can't say I wasn't warned.

Two years later, he was back. Walking into a deal I'd worked hard to close. Under the tutelage of Lei Yeung, one of the sharpest businesswomen in New York, I had picked up a thing or two since Jax walked away. I wasn't the girl he once knew, but he hadn't changed. Unlike the last time we'd drifted into each other's lives, I knew exactly what I was dealing with... and how addictive his touch could be.

The inner circle of glamour, sex, and privilege was Jax's playground--but this time, I knew the rules of the game. In the cutthroat business world, one adage rules all: keep your enemies close and your ex-lovers closer...

I adored this book and in fact this is nothing wrong with it, i just happen to have two copies and no one in my immediate friends or family that would enjoy it  so i am hoping someone will discover this gem themselves.

In an alternate United States, love has been declared a dangerous disease, and the government forces everyone who reaches eighteen to have a procedure called the Cure. Living with her aunt, uncle, and cousins in Portland, Maine, Lena Haloway is very much looking forward to being cured and living a safe, predictable life. She watched love destroy her mother and isn't about to make the same mistake.

But with ninety-five days left until her treatment, Lena meets enigmatic Alex, a boy from the "Wilds" who lives under the government's radar. What will happen if they do the unthinkable and fall in love?

Again, i got this at the start of my book blogging experience as it was hyped everywhere.. not realising i dont really like young adult and it doesnt really massivly appeal to me - the concept sounds good but i know deep down it isnt for me, and if i havent already read it am i really going to bother now?

When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder― much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It's hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing―not even a smear of blood―to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

This is Clary's first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It's also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace's world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know... 

Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare's ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end.

I bought this on hype again and i still dont like young adult and i still did not like this one bit. It was everything i dislike in a book and totally wasnt aimed at me, so i am glad i only got the first in series because it so isnt for me. *sorry!* So off it goes.

In a little coffee shop in one of the most dangerous places on earth, five very different women come together.
SUNNY, the proud proprietor, who needs an ingenious plan - and fast - to keep her café and customers safe.
YAZMINA, a young pregnant woman stolen from her remote village and now abandoned on Kabul's violent streets.
CANDACE, a wealthy American who has finally left her husband for her Afghan lover, the enigmatic Wakil.
ISABEL, a determined journalist with a secret that might keep her from the biggest story of her life.
And HALAJAN, the sixty-year-old den mother, whose long-hidden love affair breaks all the rules.
As these five women discover there's more to one another than meets the eye, they form a unique bond that will for ever change their lives and the lives of many others.
The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul is the heart-warming and life-affirming fiction debut from the author of the bestselling memoir The Kabul Beauty School
I think i got this on the buy one get half price from waterstones because i love a coffee shop book, but again its one i have never actually wanted to read. I did toy with keeping it but really - i dont think i will enjoy it. 

So that is the first few i am ditiching this year - have you had a post xmas clear out?


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