charity shop finds; edition one | books |


Recently myself and one of my closest friends have become a little obsessed with checking out the charity shops to see what bargains we could find. When I originally started looking, I was concentrating on finding some lovely clothes like everyone else seems to do so well, however after the first shop I realised I wouldn't be so lucky. A few weeks inbetween checking the shops out and looking in a handful of different shops in different places, I found some books I thought were worth the read. 

Where Rainbows End - Cecelia Ahern
Since childhood, Rosie and Alex have stuck by each other through thick and thin. But they're suddenly separated when Alex and his family move from Dublin to America. Rosie is lost without him. Then, just as she is about to join Alex in Boston, she gets life-changing news - news that will keep her at home in Ireland. 
Their magical connection remains but can their friendship survive the years and miles - as well as new relationships? And always at the back of Rosie's mind is whether they were meant to be more than just good friends all along. Misunderstandings, circumstances and sheer bad luck have kept them apart - until now. But will they gamble everything - including their friendship - on true love? And what twist and surprised does fate have in store for them this time...? 

Fairytale of New York - Miranda Dickinson 
Rosie Duncan's life couldn't be better. She has a flourishing floristry business on New York's Upper West Side and fantastic friends. Moving to Manhattan feels like the best decision she ever made. Even though at the time, it was her escape route from heartbreak...
For the past six years Rosie has kept her heart under lock and key, despite the protests of her closest friends - commitment-phobic Ed, unlucky in love Marnie and the one-woman tornado that is Celia. 
Then a blossoming friendship with hot-shot Nate shakes Rosie's resolve at the same time as her brother arrives in the Big Apple, hiding a secret. 
A chance meeting brings Rosie face to face with her past, unravelling the mystery behind her arrival in New York. Rosie is forced to confront questions she has long been trying to ignore, including will she ever get her very own happy-ever-after? 

One Day - David Nicholls
'You can live your whole life not realising that what you're looking for is right in front of you' 
15th July 1988. Emma and Dexter meet on the night of their graduation. Tomorrow they must go their separate ways. 
So where will they be on this day next year? And the year after that? And every year that follows? 

Dont Want To Miss A Thing -  Jill Mansell
Dexter Yates loves his fun, carefree London life. But everything changes overnight when his sister dies, leaving him in charge of her eight-month-old daughter Delphi. 
Comic-strip artist Molly Hayes lives in the beautiful village of Briarwood. When it comes to relationships, she has a history of choosing all the wrong men. 
Leaving the city behind, Dex moves to Briarwood - a better place to work on his parenting skills - and he and Molly become neighbours. There's an undeniable connection between them. But if Dexter's going to adapt, he first had a lot to learn about Molly, about other people's secrets...and about himself. 

I always go through phases when it comes to reading, and right now I'm a little book worm. I've only read 'Where Rainbows End' and it was my favourite so far and has gotten me reading again. I'm in the middle of reading 'The Fame Game' Lauren Conrad atm, so I haven't had the chance to read these just yet. Although I'm thinking One Day is my next read as I watched the film and loved it so much & been planning to read this for some time now...Plus I bought all these books for less than £2 each, so it's such a bargain and it's the money goes to charity, so awesome. 

Super excited to check out the shops again soon and see what else I can find. Anyone read any interesting books recently that they could recommend? 


  1. I really love charity shops! You can find some great gems in there! Have you read these books already? Where rainbow's end is one of my all time favourites. Everything that Cecelia Ahern writes is wonderful! I don't know if you've heard of her before but she also wrote "p.s I love you"(which is perfect). You should check out "A place called here" too :)
    One Day is a beautiful story! The ending tore my heart out! They made a film too which was surprisingly quite good too!
    I haven't heard of the other two but i'll have to pop in to my local second hand book store and see if I can grab them!
    I hope you enjoy reading these :D

    1. I'm loving looking around charity shops at the moment, hoping to find loads of cute things while im in there. So far I've only read where rainbows end and started one day! So hopefully I'll have read the rest soon.

      I'll look for and read 'a place called here' because im so book mad atm that i want to find as many books to read as possible!

      -Sarah xo


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