Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Some new books

Today I went to Chapters and picked up a couple of new books. I did have many many books that I wanted to buy but I narrowed it down to two for today. Looking forward to reading these.

 The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella

I know this is an older book but I loved I've Got Your Number so much that I am now going back and reading some of her older works. This one looks funny and girl and will be a great fun quick read.

Synopsis: Workaholic attorney Samantha Sweeting has just done the unthinkable. She’s made a mistake so huge, it’ll wreck any chance of a partnership. Going into utter meltdown, she walks out of her London office, gets on a train, and ends up in the middle of nowhere. Asking for directions at a big, beautiful house, she’s mistaken for an interviewee and finds herself being offered a job as housekeeper. Her employers have no idea they’ve hired a lawyer—and Samantha has no idea how to work the oven. She can’t sew on a button, bake a potato, or get the #@%# ironing board to open. How she takes a deep breath and begins to cope—and finds love—is a story as delicious as the bread she learns to bake. But will her old life ever catch up with her? And if it does…will she want it back?

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

I have heard such great things about this book. I've been wanting to pick it up for a while now. Today I found it on the table that said "If you loved the Hunger Games you will love...." and I knew I had to pick it up. This is next on my list of books to read.

Synopsis: The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette's touch is fatal. As long as she doesn't hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don't fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.

The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war-- and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she's exactly what they need right now.

Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior.

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