Hello my loves,
Due to the fact that the world is under lockdown at the moment, I took this as a great opportunity to buy….you guessed it, even more books. I say this in every haul but, I really need to stop buying so many, but I’m just too obsessed. I can’t help it. Books are everything. I’m now on a mission to buy the physical books that I want to display on my shelves and that express who I am as a reader, so all of these books are beautiful and I’ve wanted to own them for a while now, and I finally got around to doing it! I’m taking this time during lockdown to basically spend every day reading and I’m definitely not complaining about it because it’s like heaven to me. I have actually already read 3 of the books in this post (reviews coming soon) because I simply just could not wait and I’m so happy with them because I feel like I’ve been reading so many good books lately, I’m on like…a book high. I love reading so many good books in a row !! I feel like I accomplished something by picking out great books for myself, it’s almost like I knew what I was going to enjoy reading…
Let’s get into the haul.
Philosopher’s Stone, Chamber of Secrets, Prisoner of Azkaban, Goblet of Fire
I already wrote this section out once and it deleted itself which I’m annoyed about so apologies if this sounds rushed (but I’m too lazy to write the same extensive thing out twice). So, if you’ve been following my reading journey lately, I finally at the grand old age of 22 decided to read Harry Potter. I read the first two books on Kindle for free and then discovered that it was actually cheaper for me to buy the following 2 books in physical copy rather than carry on with Kindle. It was literally £1 cheaper for me to read book 3 on Kindle than it was for me to buy both books 3 and 4 in paperback so it was a no brainer what I was going to do. I wasn’t really fussed about owning the entire Harry Potter collection so it didn’t bother me that I was going randomly have books 3 & 4 sitting on myself with 1 & 2 nowhere in site.
Upon books 3 & 4 arriving at my house I was absolutely mesmerised by the covers, they are so beautiful !!! Instantly I was like okay I need books 1 & 2 now as well even though I’d already read them, but the covers were so gorgeous I just had to have them, I wasn’t expecting it at all. Look how beautiful they are !! As you can see in the photo, I have a bookmark in Prisoner of Azkaban (which I have since finished – review coming soon) and will be onto Goblet of Fire next. I’m excited to carry on the journey!
Where The Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens
This book has been floating around for a while now and the second I saw the cover I knew I wanted to read it. It’s so beautiful. The colours are just amazing, I love those shades of pink so much. The contrast of the front cover to the synopsis of the book is really interesting to me and I have a feeling this is going to be a book that I’ll really enjoy. It feels like the book that everyone of all ages is reading at the moment and seemingly loving, so I’m super excited to get started on it.
Edit: since writing this post I have in fact read the book and all I can say is…I can’t remember the last time I ever read something so beautiful. I’m speechless.
The Starless Sea – Erin Morgenstern
AAAAAAAAAHHHH. AHH !!! LOOK AT IT. Let’s not beat around the bush here – the second I saw the front cover of this book, I knew I had to own it. Everyone and their grandma is raving about this book lately and it was a party I more than wanted to join. I haven’t read the Night Circus so this will be my first experience of Erin Morgenstern but after seeing the cover of The Starless Sea I knew I wanted to read it at some point soon. Fast forward to me going on (yet another) beautiful book-buying spree, this was the first book that came to mind because imagining it in all its glory on my shelf was a thought I very much liked – upon it arriving I was just…mesmerised. This was the book I was definitely most excited to get, the pages inside it are like silk. I’m not kidding. Oh I just love it so much. I’m so excited to read it !!
Dear Edward – Ann Napolitano
I’ve seen this one floating around a lot recently and so it was at the forefront of my mind when thinking of new books to buy, it’s very quickly picking up popularity (it has a lot already) so I think it’ll be the next big thing everyone’s talking about. The cover is very beautiful yet simple and the synopsis sounds even more interesting, I think it’ll be a sweet, emotional story that I’ll very much enjoy and I can’t wait to read it. It’s actually quite a small little book despite being a hardback which I didn’t expect but hopefully that means I can get through it super quick, it’s definitely one of the next ones on my TBR list!
Edit: since writing this post I have in fact read this book (review coming soon) and…oh my goodness. I really loved it. It was heartbreakingly beautiful.
Truly Devious – Maureen Johnson
I have seen this book all over booktube for the longest time now and so I’ve always known about it, but never really considered buying it myself. However, on my little book spree I saw it (the hardback) for a really good price and thought I’d be silly not to buy it and so, here we are. I have actually always liked the look of this as a hardback and as this is the first in the Truly Devious trilogy, I figured that if I liked it (which I think I will) and therefore wanted to buy the others, they’d all look very nice together on my shelf.
Beautiful Broken Things – Sara Barnard
When I was doing this haul I went through my TBR list and thought hm, which books have been on here for a while that I’d like to physically own, and this was one of them. There’s different book covers that I always remember and this is one that sticks in my head, so I decided to finally go ahead and buy it. This is the book I’ll be reading next (I’ll have probably started it by the time this post goes up) and I really hope I like it. It’s been on my TBR for a couple of years now so maybe my tastes will have changed in the meantime but, I’m still looking forward to it.
And there we have it loves! As always I hope you’re all well and are staying safe during this time, and I hope boredom isn’t killing you too much. If anyone ever wants to talk you know where I am 💗
All my love,
Goodreads – ChloLuna