SEPTEMBER 2015 LIBRARY BOOK HAUL

Hey,

I’ve always been more of a library person, mostly because books in New Zealand are crazily priced, but also because if I don’t like the book I can return it.
I go to the library every month, sometimes twice a month, to pick up books.
So here are the books I collected…


A Work In Progress
Author: Connor Franta
Pages: 212
Published: April 21st 2015
Genre: Autobiography/Memoir
Synopsis:

“In this intimate memoir of life beyond the camera, Connor Franta shares the lessons he has learned on his journey from small-town boy to Internet sensation so far.

Here, Connor offers a look at his Midwestern upbringing as one of four children in the home and one of five in the classroom; his struggles with identity, body image, and sexuality in his teen years; and his decision to finally pursue his creative and artistic passions in his early twenties, setting up his thrilling career as a YouTube personality, philanthropist, entrepreneur, and tastemaker.

Exploring his past with insight and humor, his present with humility, and his future with hope, Connor reveals his private struggles while providing heartfelt words of wisdom for young adults. His words will resonate with anyone coming of age in the digital era, but at the core is a timeless message for people of all ages: don’t be afraid to be yourself and to go after what you truly want.

This full-color collection includes photography and childhood clippings provided by Connor and is a must-have for anyone inspired by his journey.”

I’ve been reluctant to read the books that have been written by youtubers, Girl Online, Pointless Book, Love Tanya etc, mostly because I’ve heard bad things about them. In August I picked up Girl Online because I brought it at a school gala for a dollar because I wanted to see how it was. I wouldn’t have picked it up otherwise. Emma, from emmmabooks on youtube, read it for the Biannual Bibliothon and said it was a good book, so I decided to request it from my library.  I have yet to read A Work In Progress, but I think it’ll be a good read.


Damage Done

Author: Amanda Panitch
Pages: 304
Published: July 21st 2015
Genre: Contemporary/Mystery
Synopsis:

“22 minutes separate Julia Vann’s before and after.


Before: Julia had a twin brother, a boyfriend, and a best friend.
After: She has a new identity, a new hometown, and memories of those twenty-two minutes that refuse to come into focus. At least, that’s what she tells the police.Now that she’s Lucy Black, she’s able to begin again. She’s even getting used to the empty bedroom where her brother should be. And her fresh start has attracted the attention of one of the hottest guys in school, a boy who will do anything to protect her. But when someone much more dangerous also takes notice, Lucy’s forced to confront the dark secrets she thought were safely left behind.One thing is clear: The damage done can never be erased. It’s only just beginning. . . .”
I have no idea where I found out about this book, I’m pretty sure it was in the recommendation section on Goodreads. I found the synopsis very interesting and decided to add it to my TBR.

Eleanor and  park

Author: Rainbow Rowell
Pages: 328
Published: February 26th 2013
Genre: Contemporary
Synopsis:

“Two misfits.
One extraordinary love.

Eleanor… Red hair, wrong clothes. Standing behind him until he turns his head. Lying beside him until he wakes up. Making everyone else seem drabber and flatter and never good enough…Eleanor.

Park… He knows she’ll love a song before he plays it for her. He laughs at her jokes before she ever gets to the punch line. There’s a place on his chest, just below his throat, that makes her want to keep promises…Park.

Set over the course of one school year, this is the story of two star-crossed sixteen-year-olds—smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try.”

Eleanor and Park is a novel which is basically raved about by everyone, and it’s been on my TBR for ages. I for some unknown reason only just requested it from my library.

I was watching a booktube video, I can’t remember what one sorry, and they mentioned this book and I paused the video and requested it, because knowing me I would have forgotten about it later.


So those are the books I got out from the library.

Comment bellow a book you’d recommend.

Thank you so much for reading.

xx Yas

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