Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Christmas Book Haul

Hey everyone! I hope your holidays have and your 2014 have been awesome! Recently I got a few books for Christmas so I thought I'd share them with you! Just so you know I have not read most of them so I won't write a synopsis or a review, but I will tell you my thoughts of the ones I have started to read or have paged through.

Ladurée Savory

I cannot tell you how excited I was to receive this for Christmas because I got Ladurée Sucre last year and fell in love with it. Unfortunately, I was disappointed. The pictures are incredibly beautiful, but the recipes are a little exotic and gourmet for the everyday cook. There was a lot of raw fish and foie gras, which are definitely not up my alley. There were some that sounded more manageable, like the salads, the steak, and the fish. It's a good addition to the collection of Ladurée books, but it wasn't what I was expecting. 

Top Ten Clues You're Clueless by Liz Czukas

I haven't had the pleasure of reading this one yet, but how cute is the cover?!?! The blue is perfection and the arrows and the bubble remind me of The Fault in Our Stars! From reviews I've read, it seems like it's sort of a Breakfast Club type book. I've never seen that movie, but I think it's like a bunch of kids stuck in a place. In this case, I'm fairly certain it's a grocery store they are working at. 

Just One Day by Gayle Forman

I haven't read this one either. I picked it up because the author also wrote the If I Stay series which I adore! It's also about a girl who just graduated and is going on a European tour type thing when she meets this guy and they go to Paris! Literally me, oh my gosh, can that happen?

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

I have actually started this one! Woohoo! I'm about half way through it and, guys, could this be the next Hunger Games or Divergent? Possibly! I love love love it! At first it was a little slow but then it picked up and now I can't stop reading! The book is divided into sections; so far there have been sections about Cassie and her brother Sammy, Ben Parish, and a Silencer. I don't want to give too much away, but it seems like the main idea is about these aliens who have started attacking Earth and are taking the people out in waves (hence the 5th wave). It focuses on what everyone is going through and how the humans are dealing with being attacked. It's kind of weird how Ebola is the 3rd wave (I think) and everyone had that Ebola scare this year. It's even weirder that the book was written last year, before that happened. Foreshadowing? Hopefully not! I've gotta start working out if it is because I would not survive! haha :)  I feel a review coming on when this one is done!

Hope you enjoyed! Did you get any good books recently or have you read any of these? Have a great break for everyone who is enjoying time off and stick to those New Year's Resolutions! 

Au Revoir! 

"We're here, and then we're gone, and it's not about the time we're here, but what we do with the time." -The 5th Wave


  1. I haven't read any of these books but Just One Day seems like one I'd love! I just finished reading What Alice Forgot and it was so good, I'd totally recommend it!

    niamh /

    x x

    1. I'll have to put it on my list!!! Thanks for the comment! :)

  2. Ladurèe is such a lovely place! I just love it :)

    1. Cool! I can't wait to go there someday! I must try their macarons!!! :)