My TBR Pile – Spring 2017

February 7, 2017

I took the photos for this post so long ago that I’ve actually read a few of these books now. However, I am still excited to share what I’ve got in my to be read pile this spring as there is a good variety in there. I got a few books for Christmas and a book voucher to treat myself too. I bought a few I’d had my eye on for a while and some from the 3 for £10 paperback offer they had at the time. I’m really falling in love with getting real books again, as much as I do love my Kindle I must admit that having the physical copy of a book feels so much more satisfying.

As I said I’ve already read a few; I’ve joined in Parker and Me‘s book club over on twitter #BookClub140 and Small Great Things was the first book, it wasn’t something I’d usually read and I was pleasantly surprised with how much I liked it. I’m hoping the book club pushes me out of my comfort zone a little. I was sent The Book of Bera by Unbound, they are fantastic crowdfunded publishers and this one is a Viking Fantasy novel. I’m part way through now and it’s totally different to anything I’ve read before. I’m going to write a little more about it in another post when I’ve finished it. The Rest Of Us Just Live here I mentioned in A Little Bit Lately and it was a great read, I haven’t found a Patrick Ness book yet that I haven’t loved. My first read of the year was We Have Always Lived in the Castle and I’d really recommend it, I knew nothing about it or the author but it was quirky and wonderful.

The other books I’ve got piled up ready for the next few months are;

The Princess Diarist – Carrie Fisher

The Nightingale – Kristin Hannah

Hollow City – Ransom Riggs

One – Sarah Crossman

Go Set A Watchman – Harper Lee

One Hundred Years Of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The Secret Of Nightingale Wood – Lucy Strange

A Farewell To Arms – Ernest Hemmingway

I usually have a few books on the go as I like to read different things depending on what mood I’m in so I’m glad I’ve ended up with a good mix of books. I’m excited to read pretty much all of these and I’ve love to hear if you’ve read any and what you think of them.

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  • Notmyyearoff

    Ah fab pile. I’ve not heard of all of them but I’m trying to read more this year. I’ve read the secret of nightingale wood (and then I tweeted the author about the ending )

    February 7, 2017 at 8:13 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Oh really, I’m intrigued! I’ll have to tweet you about it when I’ve finished it then, I’m about to start it 🙂

      February 9, 2017 at 9:47 pm Reply
  • Mrs H

    I love reading all these book posts if yours Hayley. I find them really inspiring and I know we have quite similar tastes. I would love to know what you think of “Go tell them on the watchtower”. I have a copy but I am a little bit scared of reading it as “To Kill a Mockingbird” is my favourite book. I hope you like it. Hugs Lucy xxxx

    February 7, 2017 at 8:59 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Thanks Lucy! I actually bought it for my husband for Christmas as To Kill A Mockingbird is on of his all time favourites too, he’s just finished it and said he liked it but you do have to treat it as almost a separate novel. You’ll have to let me know if you read any of these, I love a good book chat xxx

      February 9, 2017 at 9:49 pm Reply
  • Gail

    Your book pile looks great, Hayley, but I must confess I haven’t read any of them:) Like you I prefer real books, I sometimes think I must be one of the only people left who hasn’t got a Kindle:) Look forward to hearing what you thought of these reads! Gailx

    February 8, 2017 at 11:17 am Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Thanks! I still use my Kindle a fair bit, I find it convenient to carry round with me as I can just read whatever I fancy at the time, but there is no way it would never replace real books for me xx

      February 9, 2017 at 9:50 pm Reply
  • Sarah Christie

    You will have to let me know how you get on? I have just finished the Lyerbird by Cecelia Ahern it was fab. So now looking out for my next book, you will have to let me know how you get on x

    February 21, 2017 at 8:34 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      I’ve seen someone else reading that recently and they loved it. I’ve never read any Cecelia Ahern so will add it to my list! xx

      February 22, 2017 at 10:09 am Reply

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