Five for Friday – A Recent Book Haul

On this edition of Five for Friday I wanted to share with you 5 books I bought in the last week. Super naughty of me as I STILL haven’t read a lot of my TBR pile but I simply had to get all 5 of these books and I will give you the reasons why…

1. What Milo Saw by Virginia Macgregor
Reason for purchase: I thought the story sounded really sweet and reminded me a little bit of Elizabeth is Missing, a book that I really loved about misunderstanding and seeing things in a different perspective. What Milo Saw, is about a 9 year old boy who has pin-hole vision, he can see things more distinctly than everyone else, so when his beloved Gran gets put into a care home Milo sees a lot of bad things going on there yet no one believes him but he doesn’t give up on saving his Gran from this awful place. I actually finished this yesterday and I loved it! Click here for my review

2. The Bees by Laline Paull
Reason for purchase: At my local bookclub this month the chosen novel was Eleanor Oliphant which I have already read and reviewed. The second choice was The Bees which I thought sounded really different so instead of reading this months book club choice I am going to read this novel about bees! Born into the lowest class of her society, Flora 717 is a sanitation bee, only fit to clean her orchard hive. Living to accept, obey and serve, she is prepared to sacrifice everything for her beloved holy mother, the Queen. Yet Flora has talents that are not typical of her kin. And while mutant bees are usually instantly destroyed, Flora is reassigned to feed the newborns, before becoming a forager, collecting pollen on the wing. Then she finds her way into the Queen’s inner sanctum, where she discovers secrets both sublime and ominous.

3. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

Reason for purchase: I went to the cinema last week with my mum and saw the film. I loved every second of it and after watching it found out it was based on a book. Being the nerd that I am I immediately bought the novel so I can now compare it with the film. A novel of letters sent between Juliet Ashton a writer in London and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society members – born as a spur-of-the-moment alibi when its members were discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island—boasts a charming, funny, deeply human cast of characters, from pig farmers to phrenologists, literature lovers all.

4. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
Reason for purchase: I have read so many positive reviews about this book and I put it on my 2018 TBR book list last week so when I saw a copy on sale I had to buy it. Also I want to read more YA novels so this will be the perfect start! 

5. The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmao by Martha Batalha
Reason for purchase:
I saw this on ibooks for 99p and thought it sounded right up my street, then literally a week later I got my Reading in Heels subscription and it was this months book, so now I have two copies! Apparently a dark comedy set in Brazil in the 1940’s about Euridice who spends her days ironing, cleaning and wishing for a successful fun life. 

Have you read any of these novels yet? What were your thoughts on them? I would love to know, thanks for reading and please get in touch. Katie x

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