Charity Shop Finds: Books & Summer Dress

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

The sun is shining, I had money in the bank. So Tony and I decided to do a spot of food shopping and a walk around which lead us into some charity shops. The first shop I found the book One Day, which is one of the books I've been wanting to read lately. It was only 99p. ;)

One Day by David Nicholls
"15th July 1988. Emma and Dexter meet for the first time on the night of their graduation. Tomorrow they must go their separate ways. So where will they be on this one day next year? And the year after that? And every year that follows? Twenty years, two people, ONE DAY. From the author of the massive bestseller STARTER FOR TEN"

I'm looking forward to reading this! I then walked into another charity shop and bought Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan. It's my first John Green book and I haven't read The Fault in our Stars. Shock horror. It seems everyone and their mother these days has read that book. It was £2! 

Will Grayson, Will Grayson By John Green and David Levithan
"One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, teenager Will Grayson crosses paths with . . . Will Grayson! Two teens with the same name who run in two very different circles suddenly find their lives going in new and unexpected directions. Culminating in epic turns-of-heart on both of their parts, they team up to produce the most fabulous musical ever to grace the high-school stage."

I love how this is a story about a teenager who meets another person with the same name. I don't think I've ever come across someone who isn't slightly amazed by the fact that another person has the same name as you, especially a celebrity. I'm Jess Robinson. It's such a common name so it's hardly anything special but if you have an uncommon name then its fascinating. Yet we always get that one person who will ask if we are related. I'm not related to any other Jess Robinson and I'm not instantly related to anyone with the name Robinson. However I do like being a juice drink!  I have high expectations of a John Green novel. Let me know if you've read this book or any books I've bought!

And lastly for my mini book haul, I bought Eat, Pray, Love. Another book I've wanted to read. I've heard such good things about this and even holded off watching the film until I got my hands on a copy of the book. And waahla! I've found it for £1! As Raj from Big Bang Theory says. " It will change your life.. " 

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
"It's 3 a.m. and Elizabeth Gilbert is sobbing on the bathroom floor. She's in her thirties, she has a husband, a house, they're trying for a baby - and she doesn't want any of it. A bitter divorce and a turbulent love affair later, she emerges battered and bewildered and realises it is time to pursue her own journey in search of three things she has been missing: pleasure, devotion and balance. So she travels to Rome, where she learns Italian from handsome, brown-eyed identical twins and gains twenty-five pounds, an ashram in India, where she finds that enlightenment entails getting up in the middle of the night to scrub the temple floor, and Bali where a toothless medicine man of indeterminate age offers her a new path to peace: simply sit still and smile. And slowly happiness begins to creep up on her."

I'm looking forward to all of these books and will be marking them off my Good Reads list too! 
And lastly. I spotted a beautiful floral summer dress for £4 and noticed it was from Primark. I can't wait to team this dress up with some grey leggings (or non at all) and some cute shoes. 
I'm excited for summer and I'm excited for what it has to bring. Tony and I are even thinking of volunteering for working in one of our local charities, just to do something on days where we don't have plans! If you jump. I jump.

What have you found in a charity shop? Any new books I should read this summer, let me know! :D



  1. I love buying books in charity shops, they are so much cheaper! It means I take more risks and grab a few random books as well. x

  2. I didn't like One Day but i'm in the minority, and I really liked Will Grason but it's not my fav john green book :)

  3. oooh I love book sections at charity shops. I always find a book that is on my list. and now i've added Will Grayson, Will Grayson to the list

  4. I really want to read One Day, must keep an eye out for it though I do admit I have been converted to a Kindle now! Love the dress, I have found some of my favourite clothes in charity shops - including a vintage beaded patterned shift dress for £1.50.

  5. Great bargains, I recently bought One Day too, can't wait to read it over summer!!

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  6. I always see all these amazing things people found in charity shops, but whenever I go I find nothing! Then again, I guess I should look harder, I really want to read Will Grayson, Will Grayson :)x

  7. I love a good rifle through charity shops, especially the books parts. Lots of great reads there.

    Hayley x

  8. Two of my favourite books EVVAAA! I adore One Day and Eat Pray Love, they make me so happy <3 And what a beautiful dress Jess! Perfect for summer :)

    Claire xo

  9. I've sadly never had chance to shop in a charity shop. :(
    You've got some amazing picks. I want to read Will Grayson, Will Grayson.
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    Chloe // :)

  10. Eat Pray Love, is an amazing book I really hope you love it too, and One Day is a hundred times better than the film... I laughed I cried and I was stunned, it really is a beautiful book I hope enjoy them both!
    XO, Miriam