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Weekly Roundup #12

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My ‘Weekly Roundup’ is where I share the books I have received in the past week, whether bought, gifted, borrowed etc.

Bought

  • Long Cloud Ride and The Sun in My Eyes by Josie Dew – Josie Dew is a very under-rated travel writer. She travels all over the world on her bicycle, and she has a very witty writing style that I really enjoy. Sort of a female Bill Bryson. I noticed there were two of her books I hadn’t read, so ordered them off of Amazon. Long Cloud Ride covers her journey around New Zealand, and The Sun in My Eyes is the second part of her journey around Japan; the first being A Ride in the Neon Sun and one of my favourite books.

From the library

  • Legend by Marie Lu – I’ve read so many great reviews on this one, and it claims that you’ll enjoy it if you’re a fan of The Hunger Games, which I certainly am. I had no idea it was a Les Miserables retelling until I read the back cover though!
  • Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness – I can finally finish the Chaos Walking trilogy! I’m really quite scared at how it will end…
  • Matched by Ally Condie – another YA novel I’ve seen with great reviews! I believe the third book in the series has just recently been released.
  • The Bellwether Revivals by Benjamin Wood – this is recommended for fans of Donna Tartt’s The Secret History, a book which I absolutely loved. It sounds really interesting from the blurb alone.
 

And that’s all for this week! Have you read any of these books, and if so, what were your thoughts on them? What did you receive this week?