Heya everyone! It seems like forever since I've properly blogged, been a bit of a hectic week for me! But alas it's the weekend, I've finished work and I have a glass of wine ready to be drunk. I'm currently reading Far From The Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy and I am loving it, it's such a lovely read and to get me in the mood I've been listening to the film soundtrack alongside it- perfect! I wanted to read it before I go to see the film and it won't be long until it's finished I don't think haha.
Anyway! Here are the books I've recently added to my Goodreads bookshelves...to read the full synopsis' just click on the source links that will redirect you to the book on Goodreads :-)
Royal Wedding follows Princess Mia and her Prince Charming as they plan their fairy tale wedding- but a few poisoned apples could turn this happily-ever-after into a royal nightmare.
For Princess Mia, the past five years since college graduation have been a whirlwind of activity, what with living in New York City, running her new teen community centre, being madly in love, and attending royal engagements. And speaking of engagements, Mia's gorgeous longtime boyfriend Michael managed to clear both their schedules just long enough for an exotic (and very private) Caribbean island interlude where he popped the question! Of course Mia didn't need to consult her diary to know that her answer was a royal oui,..(Source)
I've recently been sent this book prior to it's release via Netgalley so I am thrilled to read this book. I feel like I need to re-read The Princess Diaries- loved that series when I was younger!
Your greatest enemy isn't what you fight, but what you fear.
Elizabeth Grey is one of the king's best witch hunters, devoted to rooting out witchcraft and doling out justice. But when she's accused of being a witch herself, Elizabeth is arrested and sentenced to burn at the stake.
Salvation comes from a man she thought was her enemy. Nicholas Perevil, the most powerful and dangerous wizard in the kingdom, offers her a deal: he will save her from execution if she can break the deadly curse that's been laid upon him...(Source)
Welcome to Midnight, Texas, a town with many boarded-up windows and few full-time inhabitants, located at the crossing of Witch Light Road and Davy Road. It's a pretty standard dried-up western town.
There's a pawnshop (someone lives in the basement and runs the store during the night). There's a diner (although those folk who are just passing through tend not to linger). And there's a new resident: Manfred Bernardo, who thinks he's found the perfect place to work in private (and who has secrets of his own)...(Source)
1648: Civil war is devastating England. The privileged world Katherine Ferrars knows is crumbling under Cromwell's army, and as an orphaned heiress, she has no choice but to do her duty and marry for the sake of family.
But as her marriage turns into a prison, and her fortune is decimated by the war, Kate becomes increasingly desperate. So when she meets the enigmatic Ralph Chaplin, she seizes the chance he offers. Their plan is daring and brutal, but it's an escape from poverty and the shackles of convention. They both know if they're caught, there's only one way it can end...(Source)
In 2008, J.K Rowling delivered a deeply affecting commencement speech at Harvard University. Now published for the first time in book form, Very Good Lives offers J.K Rowling's words of wisdom for anyone at a turning point in life, asking the profound and provocative questions: How can we embrace failure? And how can we use our imagination to better both ourselves and others?
Drawing from stories of her own post-graduate years, the world-famous author addresses some of life's most important issues with acuity and emotional force...(Source)
There we have it everyone. all of these books look, and sound amazing! What books have you added to your bookshelves recently? Tell me in the comments, I love finding out what books you've all discovered!