a holiday book haul

Hello my loves,

After going on holiday recently I went into a few charity shops looking for some great book steals and low and behold…I found them! (Because let’s be honest, when am I not looking for an excuse to buy new books). Here’s what I picked up!


The Underground Railroad – Colson Whitehead


Such a super important read and one I cannot wait to start, it’s been on my TBR for a very long time now and so I’m really happy that I finally have a copy to get stuck into.

Northern Lights – Philip Pullman

This is the first book in the His Dark Materials series and I actually already own a copy of it (which I didn’t realise at the time). Long story short I saw it in a charity shop and was 50/50 on whether or not I actually already owned it (the copy I own is a different version) but I had no signal on my phone to check whether or not it was the same book so I bought it anyway just in case. Turns out it was in fact the same book and so now I own two copies of Northern Lights so this one will be making its way back to the charity shop!

Specials – Scott Westerfeld

This is the third book in the Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld which for some reason, I always see in charity shops. I actually bought my copy of Uglies from a charity shop a couple of years ago (book review for that here) and so when I saw this one I thought I may as well buy it. I haven’t actually read the second book in this series yet but no doubt it’ll turn up in one of the next charity shops I have a snoop around in so, I’ll get to reading it soon.

The Sun and Her Flowers – Rupi Kaur

Ladies and gentlemen I present to you, the steal of the century. I walked into a charity shop where all of the books were 50p. 50 English pence. 65 cents for the Americans. I walked over to the bookshelves and low and behold, what did I see. A brand new pristine copy of The Sun and Her Flowers…for 50p. FIFTY FREAKING PENCE. I swiped that you know what up quicker than you could say Swiper no swiping. Clearly I was having good karma that day because I don’t think I’ll ever get a bargain as good as that again in my life. WHAT A STEAL.

George Michael, The Biography – Rob Jovanovic

Can’t say I’ve ever been that much of a fan of biographies however for 50p there was no way I wasn’t going to buy this as I pretty much read every GM book I can get my hands on, plus I always love the beautiful pictures that are featured inside. It was a very good book buying day.


Luckily this post was short but I have another book haul coming up in a couple of weeks and uh…it’s the biggest one I’ve ever done, so look forward to that! I need to stop buying so many books all the time but let’s be real, that’ll never happen. A girl can dream.

All my love,

Chloe .xx

Goodreads โ€“ ChloLuna

22 thoughts on “a holiday book haul

  1. I love these book hauls of yours! So happy to hear you got them at such a bargain and in that beautiful condition, hahah wow! Also, looking forward to hearing what you think of Rupi Kaur’s poetry – I’ve heard quite a lot of extreme opinions! xx

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    1. Hahaha I can raise my hand to that one, my original review on here of milk and honey was quite extreme! Until I re-read it a couple of years later and went back to change it. The sun and her flowers fared much better though! xx


  2. Such a good haul gal! I finished The Underground Railroad earlier this year, and I haven’t felt so moved or loved a book as much as I loved that one in a long time – so beautifully written! And GIRL! I got my hands on the sun and her flowers the exact same way for literally $1 at an op shop!! x

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