I know i said in my last book haul that this book buying needs to stop. It still definitely does need to stop and i’m now back on a book buying ban until YALC at the end of July. However, in the last month i’ve picked up a few bargains and offers that i couldn’t refuse. A lot of these books were bought in preparation for YALC, so it’s kind of an excuse, right? Here’s another haul for you.
Strange The Dreamer by Lani Taylor
I found a very cheap copy of Lani Taylor’s latest release when i was shopping a few weeks ago. I have had The Daughter Of Smoke and Bone for quite some time now and i haven’t made a move to read it. However with Lani Taylor being announced for YALC this year i felt i should pick up her latest release. I don’t really know what this one is about but i’m sure i’ll enjoy it from everything i’ve heard.
The Handmaids Tale by Margret Atwood
Who’s not talking about The Handmaids Tale at the moment? I’ve heard countless amazing things about the book and the TV series and i picked up the book so i can read it ahead of watching the show. This wonderful dystopian novel is everywhere at the moment, so give it a look on Goodreads if you want to know more.
Lorali by Laura Dockrill
A few months ago i picked this up in a discount book store whilst whizzing around in a panic and frenzy. However quickly put it back when i assumed it was something i wouldn’t be THAT interested in. Recently i saw a review on YouTube of Lorali which went in to the story-line of this mermaid novel a little more. It made me intrigued to find out how this mermaid will fit in to the world. I found it again at a very reasonable price so picked it up.
I Have No Secrets by Penny Joelson
Once i booked my YALC ticket i had a bit of a panic about all the books i wanted to read before the event this year. Thus lead to the purchase of this book. I’d had my eye on it for a while, YA thrillers and something i like to breakup reading slumps and long contemporary periods so I Have No Secrets seemed like the perfect read. Lets hope i can get to it before YALC!
The Girl In Between by Sarah Carroll
Same reason as the previous book i have for buying this one. I’ve had The Girl In Between on my wishlist for some time and now that Sarah Carroll has been announced for the event in July it made me want to pick it up even more. All i know about this book is that the main character is always somewhere in between. She never really has a place and is usually ignored. I’ll have to find out before YALC what else happens!
Here I Stand by numerous authors
Me and Sophie were looking for YA short story collections that we could use for read-along’s a few months ago, and she pointed this one out in a book store. It’s a whole bunch of YA short stories about diversity, many are written from diverse authors. I think it’s great idea for a collection and i cannot wait to get to reading this. I hope we can use it as a read-along book at some point.
Doing It by Hannah Witton
Sophie kept raving about this book to me, so i had to pick it up. If you’re unaware, Hannah Witton is a YouTuber who’s channel focuses mainly on sex, periods and all things ’embarrassing’. She’s spent a lot of time studying sex and therefore, wrote a book all about it. It’s the kind of book that you flick through and read sections of. I really want to get around to reading this before YALC so i can get it signed.
Other books that i managed to get my hands on this month are Hate List by Jennifer Brown, Monster by C.J. Skuse and Kook by Chris Vick. These were definitely more of a ‘they’re quite cheap and i’ve seen the covers before’ buys. Lets hope i like them!