Would you believe if if I told you that I am finally buying less books and reading the books that I already owned? It was worth a try I guess? In my defence, I has been 3 months since I posted Book Haul #12 because I have been making an effort to actually buy less books. I know, you’re probably disagreeing, but I have now stopped purchasing Book subscription boxes, and I am thinking long and hard before I actually buy any books. I have definitely made a little bit of an effort to read books I already owned or have been on my TBR for a while as well, as well as ARCs, which has been fun.
Th1rt3en Steve Kavanagh
My Mum and I had both read reviews/recommendations for this thriller, so when I saw it in the local book shop I decided to pick it up. I really like thrillers and this sounded like it was outside the run of the mill formulae that thrillers are based on.
The Chalk Man C J Tudor
I have wanted to own this book for a while and finally took to the plunge after seeing the awesome paperback edition. They have really ran with the theming and the sprayed edges and it sounds really good to boot.
The President is Missing Bill Clinton & James Patterson
I picked this thriller up in the local charity shop. I like Patterson’s thrillers, and who better to write about the President than a former president? My Mum also wants to read this so picking it up in the charity shop is an absolute bargain.
City of Ghosts V E Schwab
Despite the palaver that I went through with Amazon to get my hands on my order, I am super happy with myself for ordering the US hardback edition. It’s really pretty, and it fits really well with the story, and I absolutely loved reading it!
Catwoman: Soulstealer Sarah J. Maas
This special edition book was featured in the August Illumcicrate box. It’s super pretty, is a special editions and has bright pink/purple sprayed edges. I haven’t read any of the books in this series and I am yet to read anything by Sarah J. Maas, so I am quite excited to read something by her that isn’t one of her normal books.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets J K Rowling
I love Harry Potter. This is my favourite Harry Potter book. It is themed so that it is my Hogwarts house. Need I say more?
Harry Potter: The Wand Collection Monique Peterson
I received this book quite a while ago in a LootCrate and kept forgetting to add it to the every growing list of books I’ve hauled. It’s a really cool photo guide to the wands that are featured in the Harry Potter/Fantastic beasts films.
Jinxed Amy McCulloch
I received this in the August Tech Tribes Book Box Club crate and having never heard of it before was pleasantly surprised to find it was a book written by a woman based around a STEM story. I’m looking forward to this one.
Guilded Cage Vic James
I saw this book in the local charity shop, and there was just something about it that stopped me from putting it down. It sounds like the best mix of dystopian tropes and I just had to buy it.
The Beast’s Heart Leife Shallcross
My uncle actually acquired this ARC for me for a book that has since been released but none the less sounds intriguing to my Disney and retelling loving brain.
Damsel Elana Arnold
I received this ARC in a Book Box Club and it features magic and fantasy and dragons and it sounds absolutely epic. I love receiving ARCs and this one is no different.
True Love at the Lonely Hearts Bookshop Annie Darling
I received this book in the first Book Spot Box I had ordered and it sounds like just the right balance of fluff and nonsense and light and I am actually quite excited to read it.
The Other Side of Lost Jessi Kirby
I really like the cover of this book and can see already why it was included in a Book Box Club crate called into the wild. It’s an adventure and exploration tale and sounds like it will be right up my street.
The Doctors Kitchen Dr. Rupy Aujla
I like a good cook book and wanted something new to cook from. Dr. Rupy’s book features healthy recipes grounded in medicine and science and is something I think will be helpful in my efforts to lose weight.
Happier Thinking Lana Grace Riviera
I was sent this self-published book by the author herself, and although I am yet to read it, I have already enjoyed having a quick look through. It is a simple way to thinking happily, which I know seems obvious from the title, but it’s a short guide and prod in the positive direction.
I really do mix it up with the genres usually, but there are definitely trends in this haul that are evident to see. There is also a high number of books acquired from Book Boxes. I’ve really enjoyed buying them but have stopped subscribing now to save money. I have a couple due over the next month or so and then I am done. Next time we meet, I’ll have had my birthday and visited the USA which are both likely to yield a few books, and there are also some releases that I am excited to share. See you soon.
What books have you hauled recently?
Have you read or bought any of these titles too? What did you think of them?