Hello my loves,
I buy so many books these days that I basically never get around to doing hauls for them, because I buy books and then I’m like oh but I’ve also just ordered another 500 so I’ll wait until those arrive and then I’ll add them onto the end of this haul and then I buy another 500 and so I wait again and yada yada. You get the idea. The hauls never get posted and then they just end up including 2000 books in them when I do go to write them because I just keep adding to it. FUN.
Another problem I have is that by the time half of my book hauls do actually go up I’ve already read and posted a review for most of the books in them so I’m like…what’s the point in hauling them when you guys have already seen half of them. I love being a procrastinator.
So anyway, I’m just quickly going to whiz through these because there are so many and I don’t want to be here all day – these have books I’ve acquired over the last few months and I have already done reviews for some of them which I will link below. Enjoy!
Woven in Moonlight (x2) – Isabel Ibanez
This book = totally gorgeous and definitely a cover buy – I actually bought a second edition (the FairyLoot edition) before I’d even read it because I couldn’t decide which one I liked more so I just bought both. The FairyLoot edition is signed and as you can see is a lilac colour instead of black, it also has some beautiful artwork on the inside of the dust jacket! Review here.
Let’s Go Swimming On Doomsday – Natalie C. Anderson
Also a cover buy – I saw this recommended on Goodreads and thought this cover was one of the most beautiful I’d ever seen, it’s so gorgeous! This type of book is also not something I usually read, so I’m really looking forward to trying it out.
The Hand On the Wall – Maureen Johnson
The third and final instalment of the Truly Devious series (which I am obsessed with) – review here.
Wolf Hall – Hilary Mantel
The Mirror and the Light hardback is something I knew I’d 100% have on my bookshelves because it’s so gorgeous but of course, it’s the last book in the Thomas Cromwell trilogy and therefore I needed to read the other two books first, so here we have the first book in the series, Wolf Hall. I’m currently reading this and loving it! I wanted to own the books in this series so I could put them together on my shelves with The Mirror and the Light, otherwise I probably would have just read the first two on Kindle. I bought this copy secondhand because the covers for the first two books in the series are nowhere near as beautiful as The Mirror and the Light so I wasn’t bothered about owning brand new copies, I also kind of like the secondhand feel of this big Tudor book, it fits really well.
The Mirror and the Light – Hilary Mantel
And here we have the star of the show !! As aforementioned, I always knew I wanted to own this but it’s quite expensive (and rightly so) however, I saw it on Waterstones for 50% off and it was in my basket and on its way to me before I even knew what was happening. This book is so, so gorgeous it’s just…a dream. I’m obsessed. The cover underneath the dust jacket is this piercing blue colour with gold engraving in it and wow…I’m just obsessed.
The Dutch House – Ann Patchett
Review for this here – such a gorgeous cover! I thoroughly enjoyed and loved this book.
Women Don’t Owe You Pretty – Florence Given
A gorgeous signed edition and totally funky, it also has gold sprayed edges! Review here.
Breathless – Jennifer Niven
There was no way I wasn’t going to own this because you know…my favourite lady ever. Visually I preferred the original cover of this compared to the Waterstones exclusive (which is this one) but after I thought about it for a while I realised that for sentimental reasons I actually think I like this one more, because it follows the same layout as the cover of All the Bright Places, which is my favourite book of all time. Also off topic but the spine for this is really cute. Book review here.
The Secret Commonwealth – Philip Pullman
I read the first book in this duology in March 2019 and thought it was about time I got around to reading the second one and so…here we are!
Sharp Objects – Gillian Flynn
I loved Gone Girl and I loved Dark Places and so I wanted to complete the “trilogy” (obviously it’s not a trilogy, but it feels like it) with Sharp Objects. I’m very excited to read !!
Florida – Lauren Groff
Something I’ve wanted to buy for a long time but it was always a bit pricey for my liking however, I found a really good deal on this secondhand hardback and finally bought it! Book review here.
Nevermoor, The Trials of Morrigan Crow – Jessica Townsend
Long story short I saw the third book in this series everywhere and the cover really intrigued me and I wanted to own it, but of course I couldn’t just start reading from the third book so here we are. This is the first book in the series and it’s the same situation as the Thomas Cromwell trilogy, basically. I want to own the third book but I didn’t want to read the other two on Kindle and so I had to buy physical copies instead, which I will donate after reading as I only want to own (and keep) the third one when I get to it! This is a middle grade which I never read but I’ve seen a lot of my favourite booktubers buy and read middle grades so I guess I’m joining the club because so many people loved this book (including them), so I thought why not!
Scythe Trilogy – Neal Shusterman
As you guys know I love dystopians and so seeing people talk about this trilogy really intrigued me…so I decided to pick up the whole lot, which is something I never do. I think the covers for these are really cool as well, I’m currently reading Scythe and am absolutely loving it so I cannot wait to make my way through the series – this set also had a really good offer going on and I couldn’t believe my luck! Review for Scythe here.
And there we have it loves! I’ve bought…literally another 20 books since writing this post because I seriously can’t control myself so stay tuned for another book haul very soon.
All my love,