Hey guys,

Today I thought I would share with you the books that I've accumulated over Christmas. I'm so excited to read these and can't wait to get stuck in.

The Children Act - Ian McEwan
I've read only one other book by Ian McEwan which was called The Cement Garden and which I gave a short review about here. So when I stumbled upon this book on GoodReads and read what it was about I knew I had to pick it up.
This book follows a judge in a family court who involves herself into a case involving a 17 year old boy whose parents will not let him have life saving blood transfusion based on religious reasons.

The Dolls House - Rumer Godden
I will admit I purchased this mostly because the edition is really pretty but also because the story sounded intriguing to me, even if it is a children's book. Which I didn't realise until I got it home but oh well. 

This book is about a little wooden doll called Tottie who ends up living in a victorian doll house with her family, however a new doll arrives and starts creating havoc in the dolls house. 

The Man In The High Castle - Philip K. Dick
I first wanted to watch the tv show that has come out which I think you can watch on Amazon Prime Tv or whatever it is called. Then I was browsing Waterstones and saw the book and decided I would read it instead. I have also joined the 2016 Classic Challenge and this will be my classic for January. 

This book is set in America 1962 and in a time of an alternative world where the Allies have lost the second world war. In a neutral buffer zone an author lives where his book offers a new vision of reality which gives hope to the disenchanted. Can other, better worlds really exist?

A Knight Of The Seven Kingdoms - George R.R. Martin
I've been wanting this book for a good while but couldn't justify paying £20. Which is usually a reason I hardly buy hardbacks. However when I went shopping in Waterstones I saw this little sticker saying Half Price. Since I've been debating to purchasing this (it's been in my amazon basket a few times) I decided it was a good chance to buy and I am so excited to read this!. 

This book is a prequel to 'A Song Of Ice And Fire' and contains three novellas and follows two men called Ser Duncan and Egg.

All The Light We Cannot See - Anthony Doerr
I've been seeing this book everywhere lately and it sounds so interesting. Also the cover is amazing and kind of glitters. I have heard great things about this book and I can't wait to start reading it.

This book is about a blind french girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as they both try to survive the devastation of World War 2.

Belzhar - Meg Wolitzer
I think I purchased this because I saw it on BookTube. That be it with a better cover but the premise of this book intrigued me and I decided why not and purchased it on Amazon.

This book follows a girl called Jam who gets sent to a therapeutic boarding school who has been signed up to attend a class called ' Special Topics' in English Class. In a Journal - Writing assignment leads her to Belzhar, where the untainted past is restored however there are hidden truths on Jam's path to reclaim her loss.

The Old Man And The Sea - Ernest Hemingway
I've made a goal of 2016 to be that I will read more classics and I've heard great things about Hemingway that I decided to pick up this little book. Also how pretty is the cover! I love it and I can't wait to read this.

This book follows an old man, a young boy and a giant fish.

Clockwork Prince - Cassandra Clare
This is the second book in the Infernal Devices series and I think I actually purchased this in November and it arrived in December so I decided to include it. I had to immediately buy this after finishing the first book because I was so hooked into this work and invested with the characters!. 

Perfume - Patrick Suskind
I've seen this book around before but never thought anything of it but I then read the blurb and that drew me in as well as the beautiful cover. I mean LOOK AT THAT COVER. oh my gosh. I'm so excited to read this little beauty.

This book is set In the slums of eighteenth-century France, the infant Jean-Baptiste Grenouille is born with one sublime gift-an absolute sense of smell. As a boy, he lives to decipher the odors of Paris, and apprentices himself to a prominent perfumer who teaches him the ancient art of mixing precious oils and herbs. But Grenouille's genius is such that he is not satisfied to stop there, and he becomes obsessed with capturing the smells of objects such as brass doorknobs and frest-cut wood. Then one day he catches a hint of a scent that will drive him on an ever-more-terrifying quest to create the "ultimate perfume"-the scent of a beautiful young virgin.

Emma xx

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