books

a kindle book haul

Hello my loves,

A bit of a different book haul today!

Ever since I started using my Kindle again last year I’ve become pretty much obsessed with it and now I usually always have a physical book and a Kindle book on the go at the same time. A few days ago I saw some insanely good offers on some books I’d been meaning to read for the longest time and decided this was the perfect opportunity to buy them. All of these books were 99p minus Their Eyes Were Watching God which was £1.99 – a steal !!

Everyday Sexism – Laura Bates

Everyday Sexism: Amazon.co.uk: Laura Bates: 9781471149207: Books

This one has been on my TBR for a really long time now and I just never got around to buying it. When I saw it was 99p on Kindle I snatched it up straight away! This will probably be the next thing I read and I’m honestly really excited. I feel like I’m going to discover a lot of things that I need to know, that I don’t yet already.

When We Believed in Mermaids – Barbara O’Neal

When We Believed in Mermaids: A Novel eBook: O'Neal, Barbara ...

When I saw this title I knew it was familiar to me and thought hm, is that on my TBR? I feel like it is…and then I checked and low and behold, it was. I think it was initially the cover that first drew me to the book, it reminds me a lot of Crawdads and then when I read the synopsis I thought it would be such an interesting story. The title is also very beautiful too. This book is about a woman who lost her sister during a terrorist attack but 15 years later thinks she sees her in news coverage of a club fire on TV and goes out on a search to find her. I think it’ll be such a beautiful read and I have a feeling I’ll love it like I did Crawdads so, here’s to hoping.

Six of Crows – Leigh Bardugo

Six of Crows: Book 1: Amazon.co.uk: Bardugo, Leigh: 9781780622286 ...

Everyone and their grandma knows of this book and everyone and their grandma has also probably read it, too. I actually had no intention of ever reading Six of Crows but when I saw it for 99p I thought eh…why not. Might as well. I do this a lot but it’s one of those things where I’m going to read it just to say that I’ve read it, because it’s such a popular book and so well know. I didn’t even know what it was about but I had a look at the synopsis and it looks promising – it kind of reminded me of The Hunger Games ?? I’m not sure why. I’m currently reading Catching Fire at the moment so maybe I’ve just got it on the brain, but I really do think The Hunger Games is such a great series of books. Normally the whole fantasy series thing (if you could call Hunger Games that) isn’t my cup of tea, but things like Maze Runner and The Hunger Games are exceptions for me – I really love the adventure element of it all. Six of Crows sounds like it could be along the same vein so, hopefully I’ll like it!

The Color Purple – Alice Walker

The Color Purple: The classic, Pulitzer Prize-winning novel eBook ...

I could not believe this was 99p!! I’m making a conscious effort to constantly be reading books by black authors now and this one had been on my TBR for a while – it was actually going to be the next one I wanted to read and then I saw it for 99p and was like, there’s no way I’m not buying that. I really, really can’t wait to read this.

The Book Thief – Markus Zusak

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak | Waterstones

A classic. Everyone has read or heard of The Book Thief. Again, when I saw this for 99p I was like…yes. Thank you very much Kindle Gods. I’ll gladly add that to my basket. The Book Thief has been on my TBR for a long time since, as a reader I feel like it’s just one of those things you have to have read. Soon I’ll be able to add myself to that list!

Strange The Dreamer – Laini Taylor

Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer, #1) by Laini Taylor

Strange The Dreamer is one of those books that I cannot wait to physically own, as it’s so beautiful. The edition I want (pictured) is expensive and hard to get hold of though and so I know it’ll be a while before I actually get around to purchasing it. The whole point of my Kindle is so that I can read books I don’t feel the need to physically own so it saves me spending unnecessary money and taking up shelf space – I was of course going to read Strange The Dreamer when I bought it but then seeing it for 99p on Kindle I was like…this can be an exception. I’ll read it first and buy it later. I’M EXCITED.

Their Eyes Were watching God – Zora Neale Hurston

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

I know I’ve said this about every single book on this list so far but I truly am so excited to read this one. It’s been on my TBR for a long time and it’s one of those where I feel like I’m really going to love it. I can already tell it’s going to be a great book and a really important one…I really think I’m going to fall in love with it. This one was £1.99!

All my love,

Chloe .xx

Goodreads – ChloLuna

40 thoughts on “a kindle book haul

  1. When I have a proper book I typically buy cheap ones from charity shops rather than splurge £8.99 on new ones. So with my kindle I really have to do my research on which book to buy if they are pricey so these £1.99 reviews are much appreciated!! Six of Crows sounds right up my street! xxxx

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    1. Their Eyes Were Watching God is the only one that was £1.99, the rest were 99p!! If you’re looking for cheap physical books use Book Depository – free delivery & brand new books for super cheap prices, I never buy from bookstores anymore because everything is so expensive! xxx

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  2. Such a solid list Chlo! The Colour Purple is one of my all time favourite books, so I just know you’re really gonna get stuck into it, such a brilliant read! I also haven’t read Six of Crows, which tbh I’m not too fussed about because I’m not sure it’s my cup of tea, but I’m mildly embarrassed that I haven’t read The Book Thief yet, so give me a second to get around that.I just finished up reading Holes, and it was such a fun, but super interesting quick read!!

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    1. Ahh so excited for The Color Purple! Six of Crows isn’t my cup of tea either but when I saw it for 99p I thought it can’t hurt to try! I read Holes when I was about 13 I think, we had to read it for a class in school and I definitely don’t think I got as much out of it as I would now (I only gave it a 2 star at the time) but I’d definitely be interested in reading it again! X

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  3. I don’t have a Kindle. I still prefer to read books with paper. I can understand how nice it is to have because it’s so cheap. I would love to read The book thief and When we believed in mermaids. Great list of books! Have fun reading them ❤️

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    1. I’m definitely more of a physical book person too, but my shelves were getting so full and some of the books I was buying I didn’t want to physically own, so I decided to buy those kinds of books on my Kindle instead so that my shelves would only be filled with the books that I actually wanted to display and own. It’s been super helpful that way!! I think When We Believed in Mermaids is a book you’d really enjoy (I haven’t read it myself yet, but I can just tell) – if you read it you have to let me know what you think! 🧜🏻‍♀️❤️

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  4. I’m really curious to hear what you think of Six of Crows after you’ve read it. Just like you, I had no intention of reading it (I have a tendency to avoid overhyped books, don’t really know why) but now it has been popping up on my Goodreads feed again and I am… intrigued.

    And I have never heard about Everyday Sexism but now I want to get my hands on a copy! Sounds like a super interesting read. Always love your bookish content, Chloe! xx

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    1. Ah I’m exactly the same, I avoid overhyped books like the plague hahaha! I’ve nearly finished reading Everyday Sexism and I actually thought of you a couple of times whilst reading it because I really think you’d love it – so eye-opening and informative!! xx

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  5. I hope you go through all these books and enjoy them all. And yes, I have also read The Book Thief many years ago, a blog friend actually sent me a copy of the book, and found it lovely. These days, I really do not find plenty of time to read but get pleasure from seeing all of you who continue at it.

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    1. I do think this is a really great list of books even if I do say so myself, so I’m super excited to start reading them all! I too get a lot of pleasure from seeing what other people are reading, I’m always looking for new recommendations! I’m glad you enioyed The Book Thief .xx

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  6. I used to be so anti-Kindle but honestly it is so much easier to pack into your suitcase for a holiday than three books which take up more space and end up weighing more! xx

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    1. So true !! I lovelovelove picking out books to take with me on holiday and I love the little “holiday” marks they get on them from being there, like they’ve really been loved, you know? Crinkled pages from the water…a bit of a sunscreen stain here and there. I look at books I’ve taken on past holidays and always smile when I see those marks now, HOWEVER, I take around 3/4 books on holiday with me each time and not only do they take up a lot of luggage space & weight but I always get through them so fast I have nothing left to read by the time the second week rolls around so, Kindle it is. It’s limitless! xx

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  7. There’s just nothing better than a book haul to be honest. The list of books are absolutely incredible! “The Book Thief” is simply amazing, I’m actually quite excited for you to read it ❤️🌸 xx

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    1. Right?! I’m obsessed with book hauls, I always love to see what everyone else is reading. I’m super excited to read The Book Thief now after hearing how many people love it, might pick that one up first!! xx

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  8. Oh my gosh this When We Believed In Mermaids sounds unreal, just reading what it’s about gave me chills? Just another book to add to the tbr pile lool, I have to read this. So excited to hear your thoughts on it. I haven’t read The Book Thief and I’ve no idea what it’s about but I feel like I should add this to my tbr now, and just looking at that gorgeous cover for Strange The Dreamer makes me want to read it. I can see why you’d want to own the physical copy for sure. Happy reading lovely ❤

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    1. Right??? I’m SOOOO excited. You know when you just read a synopsis and you’re like…that sounds SO GOOD. I really can’t wait. Strange The Dreamer definitely has one of the most beautiful covers, I’m just gutted that one in particular is so hard to find 😭 I don’t even know if they make it anymore! You should definitely add The Book Thief to your TBR! xx

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  9. This is such an amazing list of books, Chloe!! I’m so glad I revived my kindle earlier this year because dear god does it make life easier! I’ve been meaning to read The Color Purple for a really long time and seeing it on your list just popped it back into my brain! And Their Eyes Were Watching God is such a beautiful book! I only just started reading it recently, and I’m looking forward to getting deeper into it!

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    1. Right?! I’m definitely more of a physical book person but my shelves were getting so full and some of the books I was buying I didn’t want to physically own, so I decided to buy those kinds of books on my Kindle instead so that my shelves would only be filled with the books that I actually wanted to display (aka, aesthetics) so my Kindle has been a lifesaver for me. Saying that though, I do physically want to own most of these books (especially Strange The Dreamer) but seeing them available for 99p I was like…I can’t pass that up! I’ll read them now and buy the physical copies later. So exciting that you’ve just started reading Their Eyes Were Watching God, I really can’t wait to start myself! So intrigued to know what you think xx

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