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Now I know it’s a bit late, but I thought I’d write a quick blog about a small portion of the books I got for Christmas. My parents know me oh-so-well and I always go into January with a bulging bookcase. Here are a small selection of the ones I really can’t wait to read. And come on, I’m an English student in my final year, you didn’t actually expect me to have read these books for pleasure did you?!

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Barnes is one of my favourite writers, and this is just such sweet looking book I can’t wait to have a read. I’ve read A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters and Talking it Over , both of which I thought were very innovative, so I can’t wait to get my teeth into this one!

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Now this one is bloody gorgeous. Stationery is my ABSOLUTE WEAKNESS, so when I received this I couldn’t wait to have a flick. All the designers featured in this are stunning, so I just turned to one random page to demonstrate how lovely the ideas are – it just so happened to be one of my favourite techniques, letterpress.

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The Fault in Our Stars is a book I’ve been wanting to get my hands on for a while, ever since my friend put a picture of her reading it on holiday on Instagram. Cue most people’s holiday envy, and my primary book envy (although a tan wouldn’t go a miss right now!) I follow John Green on Twitter and always find he has something interesting to say, so I’m looking forward to reading this!

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Rushdie is another author I discovered on my course, and after reading and writing an essay on Shame, I fell in love with his style. Let’s see if this one lives up to expectations.

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Ian McEwan is another favourite, although he might not be when I’ve finished writing my dissertation on him in May. Anyway, this seems a little different to his other books when I read the blurb – in fact, my forgetful Dad mistook it for one of his crime books he got for Christmas, so a diversion from his normal genre perhaps, but one I’m eager to read.

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Finally, Generation X. Now I don’t know an awful lot about this book, apart from it frequently makes ‘insert number here’ books you need to read before you die lists. I don’t always think they are particularly credible, but I decided to take a punt anyway, and I just love the cover: I think the fact the barcode is on the front is great.

Did you receive any books you’re eager to get stuck in to?

When I get to 100 followers (I’m only 3 off!) I’m going to be having a little giveaway, so keep your eyes peeled!

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2 thoughts on “Christmas Books: 6 eager reads

  1. Ooooh! I LOVE Rushdie. Midnight’s Children is brillaint.

    …not a big McEwan fan though. On Chesil Beach annoyed me to ridiculous levels.

    great book haul here though! 🙂

  2. Pingback: First Eager Read – Sweet Tooth | zoë ashton

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