Saturday, January 24, 2015

January Bookhaul!

So, this morning I went to a booksale in my town. All the books, only 1 euro! So of course I had to go!

I was so happy, wondering around the books. 
I wanted to find some classics and see what else they had. 
They didn´t have much YA books, which was a little disappointing, but I still bought 7 books.

The books I bought are all in Dutch, but I will include the English title and description for each book.

The Infinite Plan
By Isabel Allende

Selling more than 65,000 copies and topping bestseller lists around the world--including Spain, Germany, Italy, and Latin America--this novel tells the engrossing story of one man's quest for love and for his soul."Allende is one of the most important novelists to emerge from Latin America in the past decade." "--Boston Globe"




Bridget Jones´s Diary
By Helen Fielding
Meet Bridget Jones—a 30-something Singleton who is certain she would have all the answers if she could:
a. lose 7 pounds
b. stop smoking
c. develop Inner Poise

"123 lbs. (how is it possible to put on 4 pounds in the middle of the night? Could flesh have somehow solidified becoming denser and heavier? Repulsive, horrifying notion), alcohol units 4 (excellent), cigarettes 21 (poor but will give up totally tomorrow), number of correct lottery numbers 2 (better, but nevertheless useless)..."

1984
By George Orwell

Written in 1948, 1984 was George Orwell's chilling prophecy about the future.

While 1984 has come and gone, Orwell's narrative is more timely that ever.1984 presents a "negative utopia", that is at once a startling and haunting vision of the world — so powerful that it's completely convincing from start to finish. No one can deny the power of this novel, its hold on the imaginations of entire generations of readers, or the resiliency of its admonitions — a legacy that seems to grow, not lessen, with the passage of time.
 






Les Misérables
By Victor Hugo

Introducing one of the most famous characters in literature, Jean Valjean - the noble peasant imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread . In Les Misérables Victor Hugo takes readers deep into the Parisian underworld, immerses them in a battle between good and evil, and carries them onto the barricades during the uprising of 1832 with a breathtaking realism that is unsurpassed in modern prose. 




The Devil Wears Prada
By Lauren Weisberger

A delightfully dishy novel about the all-time most impossible boss in the history of impossible bosses. 

Andrea Sachs, a small-town girl fresh out of college, lands the job “a million girls would die for.” Hired as the assistant to Miranda Priestly, the high-profile, fabulously successful editor of "Runway "magazine, Andrea finds herself in an office that shouts "Prada! Armani! Versace!" at every turn, a world populated by impossibly thin, heart-wrenchingly stylish women and beautiful men clad in fine-ribbed turtlenecks and tight leather pants that show off their lifelong dedication to the gym. With breathtaking ease, Miranda can turn each and every one of these hip sophisticates into a scared, whimpering child. 


Distant Shores
By Kristin Hannah

Elizabeth and Jackson Shore married young, raised two daughters, and weathered the storms of youth as they built a future together. But after the children leave home, they quietly drift apart. When Jack accepts a wonderful new job offer, Elizabeth puts her needs aside to follow him across the country. Until the sudden death of her father changes everything.



For the Dutch readers, here´s the one Dutch book I bought:



Herfstlied
Door Simone van der Vlugt


Als journaliste voor de cultuurpagina van het Leidsch Dagblad heeft Nadine het prima naar haar zin, maar eigenlijk zou ze het liefst schrijfster worden. Net als ze erin slaagt een uitgever voor haar werk te interesseren, wordt Leiden opgeschrikt door de moord op een jonge vrouw. 









I think I didn't do that bad, right? I only bought 7 books and there were A LOT OF books :P
If you´ve read any of these books, I would love to know your thoughts on them :) 

Have a great day!



4 comments:

  1. Oh, it's so good to meet another dutch blogger! I am in Netherlands as well, so I wonder where you brought all those fantastic books from :D It would be awesome to do a meet up someday as well!

    Check out my post: http://olivia-savannah.blogspot.nl/2015/01/planning-your-story-guest-post.html

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    1. Thanks Olivia,
      It would be great to meet up!

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  2. I see you have Kristin Hannah! I haven't read her recent works but I've read The Winter Garden and I absolutely love it! It's one of my all time favourites!
    Hope you enjoy the books! Looks like a great one. :)
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    1. Yes, this is my first book by Kristin Hannah and I'm very curious! I'm glad you liked the Winter Garden, I hope I like her writing too :)

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