Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Charity Shop Book Haul

Books i picked up in charity shop.

I get a lot of my books from charity shops. My local charity shop has an offer on of four books for just £1! I tend to read them then take them back so they can sell them on again. So I thought I'd share with you my latest lot that I picked up.
I enjoy going to charity shops for books, as I tend to pick books that I ordinarily wouldn't read. Because they are four for £1 I can justify buying so many more books in one go, guilt free splurging!
As you'll see I got a good range of different genres. I'm going to give you the descriptions of these books, so you can see what types of books I manage to pick up on a visit to my local charity shop.

Apple Tree Yard - Louise Doughty

Yvonne Carmichael has a high-flying career, a beautiful home and a good marriage.
But when she meets a stranger she is drawn into a passionate affair.
Keeping the two halves of her life separate seems easy at first.
But she can't control what happens next...

Pretty Little Liars - Sara Shepard

Everyone has something to hide - especially high school juniors Spencer, Aria, Emily and Hanna.
Spencer covets her sister's boyfriend. Aria's fantasizing about her English teacher. Emily has a crush on the new girl at school. And Hanna is using some ugly tricks to stay beautiful.
But they've all kept an even bigger secret since their friend Alison vanished.
How do I know? Because I know everything about the bad girls they were and the naughty girls they are now. And guess what? I'm telling.

The Hen Party - Kath Kincaid

Five Women, all from Liverpool. Four nurses and a schoolteacher. Three Catholics, a C of E, an agnostic. One pretty, one plain, two somewhere in between. Tracey, the only virgin is staggeringly beautiful. One of the women has a child. The schoolteacher, Pauline, the eldest at thirty-five, is unhappily married, one single, and Emma, twenty-four, is getting married to Matthew who works in a bank. Hence the hen party. Not a normal hen party...

Along Came a Spider - James Patterson

He had always wanted to be famous. When he kidnapped two well-known rich kids, it was headline news. Then one of them was found - dead - and the whole nation was in uproar.
For such a high-profile case, they needed the top people - Alex Cross, a detective with a PhD in psychology, and Jezzie Flanagan, an ambitious and beautiful Secret Service agent - yet even they were no match for the killer. He had the unnerving ability to switch from blood-crazed madness to clear-eyed sanity in an instant. But was he the helpless victim of a multiple-personality disorder - or a brilliant, cold-blooded manipulator?
As he and the rest of the country watched Flanagan and Cross falling into his every trap, he knew he had made it - he was controlling the deadly game, and he still hadn't made his most devastating move...

The Dead Won't Sleep - Anna Smith

A decomposed body washes up on a beach near Glasgow. The victim, Tracy Eadie.

Junkie. Prostitute. Fourteen years old.

Whispers - Rosie Goodwin

The old manor house has stood empty for years, left to rot since the master of the Fenton family died. Until Jess Beddows steps inside, and feels she has come home. Against her family's wishes, she buys the house, promising to bring it back to life.
In an attic room, untouched for a century or more, she finds a journal. It holds the heartbreaking tale of Martha, and of the cruel, entangled lives of the house's servants and masters nearly two hundred years before. As Jess is drawn into their tragedy, the whispers begin. Before long everything she loves will be threatened by violent emotion and long-kept secrets. Can she survive the echoes from the past?

The Witness - Simon Kernick

When Jane Kinnear sees her lover being murdered, she suddenly finds herself in extreme danger.

DI Ray Mason of Counter Terrorism Command is a man with a controversial past, and a reputation for getting results. But can he be trusted, and does he know more about the attack than he's letting on?

In the safe-house, Jane is trying to piece together a description of her lover's killer. But what she doesn't know is that the killer has already found out who she is, and where she is hiding.


How Not to Murder Your Husband - Stephanie Calman

Drawing on moments from her own marriage to the man 'everyone else thinks is perfect', who - among his other crimes - 'breathes like Darth Vader when asleep, but not in a sexy, black cloak, galaxy-rolling sort of way, and always sees the other side in an argument', i.e., the side that isn't hers, this is Calman at her unflinching best - candid, caustic and screamingly funny.

Have you read any of these books? Do you get anything from charity shops? Let me know in the comments.



  1. Gosh what a bargain, I look in charity shops for books but never seem to find any like this. I loved the James Patterson book.

    1. My local one can be a bit hit and miss, think I was quite lucky today 💕

  2. That's so wonderful! I love that the charity shop offers books like this. The James Patterson book sounds familiar. I think I've read it or is it also a movie?

  3. You got all of these for £2? That's amazing, how on earth do charity shops make any money? I saw a couple of episodes of Apple Tree Yard when they serialised it on the TV a while back, and I've seen Along Came a Spider (with Morgan Freeman) a few times but I haven't read any of these. I like charity book shops too, you usually find some real gems. My most recent charity book by was Trespass by Rose Tremain, it was amazing!

    Lisa |

    1. Yup £2, i watched Apple Tree on tv so thought I would give book a go. If you go at the right time you can get some great ones 💕

  4. Look at all those books! I am not sure I have heard of any of them! Charity book haul is always the best to get cheap books! xx corinne

    1. It is indeed, I do love a bargain. I'm currently deciding which book to start with! 💕

  5. What a bargain & a fab book haul very good mix of books here like the sound of The Hen Party 1 & Pretty Little Liars! I watched that on MTV until it moved to Netflix xx

    1. I'm torn about which one to start with, I'm torn between the hen party and apple tree yard 💕

  6. You can find SO many hidden gems in charity shops! I need to start shopping for books in charity shops more because at least you know your money is going towards something good as well! 😍

    Jenny 🌷

    1. I've found some really good ones, can be hit and miss though. Going to go again in a few weeks 💕

  7. This is such a brilliant idea! You have picked up some bargains :) I like the sound of Along Came A Spider, that’s my kinda story. I am definitely going to have a look around my local charity shops this weekend. Thank you for the suggestion 😘 xx

    Bexa |

  8. Looks like you got a great bargain! I never think to look for books in my charity shop. Never read any of these, watched a couple on TV though. Could be worth picking up the books too x


  9. Wow what a bargain! Its amazing what you can pick up from a charity shop isnt it? Enjoy reading them!

    Heather xox ||

  10. Charity shops are great places to find books, very cheap and there are always some hidden gems! Well done for your bargains and have fun reading them! X

  11. Charity shops are my favourite places to find books!
    You sometimes get some real bargains!


  12. Wow! This sounds like such a bargain, I'm sorry that my country doesn't have such shops because I'm sure I would have visited them over and over again! I only know PLL, but I hope you enjoy all of them! ❤

  13. That sounds like such a good deal, you can't beat charity shops for book buying.
    Chloe x

  14. Those are some good books. I'd like to read Apple Tree Yard and Pretty Little Liars, they both sound interesting. Charity shops are great for books, you can get some real gems 😀

  15. charity shops are SO good for discovering books - also a lot of popular books end up there eventually so that's a plus


    great post - I really want to read pretty little liars.



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