Saturday 11 July 2015

June Book Haul

I was doing so well with buying less books up until the end of the month, and then charity shops happened and I just couldn't resist. Anyway, I'm not going to shame myself for buying books because most of the books I buy are from charity shops, so I'm just doing a good deed really, right?

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor - £1.99, Oxfam Books.
I actually have no idea what this book is about and the blurb doesn't really give too much away, but I've heard a lot of booktubers talk about this and I'm pretty sure it's the first book in YA fantasy series, which sounds good to me. I just couldn't resist this beautiful hardback for such a good price.

The Kraken Wakes by John Wyndham - £2.49, Oxfam Books.
Ever since reading The Day of the Triffids, I've been really interested in reading more John Wyndham. So obviously I had to pick up this lovely edition of The Kraken Wakes, a sci-fi/post-apocalyptic novel where fireballs reign down from the sky into the ocean, followed by mysteriously sinking ships and 'sea tanks' coming to claim people. It basically sounds like it's along the same lines of The Day of the Triffids with less monstrous plants and more reasons to be terrified of the ocean - I can't wait!

Eragon, Eldest and Brisingr by Christopher Paolini - £1.49 Oxfam Books, £1.49 Oxfam Books and £1.00, Cancer Research UK.
I've always been interested in The Inheritance Cycle (because dragons - duh) and have had my eye out for them for a while and managed to pick up the entire series over the course of a couple of days for brilliant prices - winner! I think I'm really going to enjoy this one, it's pretty much a YA classic, so I can't wait to get into it.

Fangirl (the special collector's edition) by Rainbow Rowell - £9.81, The Book Depository
Now this was a purchase I had been uh-ming and ah-ing over for quite a long time, and after constantly seeing it on bookstagram and blogs and whilst feeling particularly crappy one night I decided to just go for it and made my order. I read Fangirl last summer and it was definitely one of my favourite books of the year, I already own a paperback copy but I'm so glad I invested in this beautiful special collector's edition which includes a specially designed hardcover, fanart and an exclusive preview of Rainbow Rowell's upcoming Fangirl spin-off novel: Carry On. It's just a lovely addition to my collection and I'm planning a re-read soon to fully appreciate it's awesomeness. See below for a sneak peek at the wonderful fanart on the inside covers:

So those were all the books I bought in June, I don't think I did too badly and overall I'm pretty pleased with the bargains I managed to get. Here's to a hopefully just as thrifty July...

Have you read any of these books? What have you been buying recently?


  1. The Kraken Wakes sounds pretty cool! I'd love to know what the dragon ones are like too


  2. Your edition of Fangirl looks amazing! x


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