Saturday 2 May 2015

Another Book Haul!

I know it's not been very long since my last book haul, but charity shops happened and I just couldn't help myself! I've since counted my physical TBR and I'm ashamed to say that it adds up to 108 books, which is just way too many. So I'm really going to try for a book buying ban until I've got it to at least under 75, which is probably unlikely but I'll try! Most of these books were bought in various charity shops except for one from an independent book shop. So here are the books I bought last month, all in one go, oh dear...

The Midwich Cuckoos by John Whyndam - £1.49
I picked this up in Oxfam books and was pleased to find that it was printed in 1984 but still in perfect condition. I read The Day of the Trffids earlier this year and wanted to pick up this next, I had my eye on the lovely new covers and although this has a super creepy cover, it was £1.49 so I couldn't really say no.

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee - £1.50
The only copy of To Kill a Mockingbird I had was an old copy I had for school with a terrible cover. This copy is a little battered but I really like the cover. When Go Set a Watchman comes out I might get the matching edition of To Kill a Mockingbird, but this is good for now.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling - £6.99
I've been collecting these editions for a while, the covers are beautiful and I've been really enjoying re-reading them. I bought this at the only independent bookshop in my local town, Strays of Newark, it's an amazing little shop stocking a really good range of non-fiction, adult fiction and YA. I wish I could afford to support them more, I think I'll be buying the rest of the Harry Potter editions from here in the future.

Wild by Cheryl Strayed - 99p
I read the e-book edition last month and really enjoyed it, so I bought a physical copy for future re-reads. I usually don't like movie tie-in editions but this one is well done and Reese Witherspoon is beautiful, so I don't mind it.

The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton - 30p
I think this is the ultimate bargain of the haul, and to think I nearly bought this full price in Waterstones a few months ago. I've wanted to read this for ages so I'm really glad I picked it up.

The Dragon Keeper by Robin Hobb - £1.99
I've wanted to read some Robin Hobb for a long time, Sam from Novels and Nonsense always raves about her and I think it was Jean from BookishThoughts who mentioned this series. I don't know much about it but I knew I had to have it when I saw it, a beautiful hardcover for £1.99! I'm hoping to get into this really soon.

Stephen Fry in America by Stephen Fry - £2.50
I've been wanting this for a while as I love Stephen Fry, I haven't seen the accompanying tv series but I will at some point. This looks like a good book to just have a flick through and Stephen Fry is always brilliant.

So those are all the books I bought, eep! I'm definitely going to try and lay off the book buying for a while and work on my TBR, but who knows, I might accidentally buy a bunch in a fit of neediness.

What books have you been buying lately?

1 comment

  1. I just read (and reviewed!) my first Robin Hobb book and thought it was excellent so I'm sure you are in for a treat :) Also planning on reading the Miniaturist next, although now feeling quite resentful at the money I spent!

    KB @ I Will Write With It


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