It’s been a very long time since i’ve done a book haul on the blog. I put myself on a book buying ban (except for holidays) a few months back, and it seems to be working quite well. Admittedly there were a few months i just haven’t felt like doing a book haul – they become very same-y and i get bored of writing them to be honest. This month i took a trip up to Newcastle to see one of my friends and fellow bloggers, and not only did i have the best time, i also went and did a lot of book shopping.
The great thing about going up to Newcastle for me is the many, many charity shops. Not only do they have a plethora in the city centre (unlike Manchester), I spend a lot of time at the coast and different areas of Newcastle that allow me to explore their charity shops too. This alongside them housing some bookshops that are not local to me, makes me very happy indeed.
On this trip i ended up getting a lot of my books from charity shops. There are a few that i absolutely adore and visit every time i’m there, that seem to have some kind of book God shining down on me. I did have a rule for this trip that i would only pick up things that have been on my radar for a while. I didn’t want to buy anything i’d never heard of or didn’t have good reviews (that meant i spent a lot of time looking at Goodreads in shops). I think i managed to do that, and even picked up some things that had been on my TBR for a long, long time.
The books that i managed to pick up in charity shops are:
- The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
- Truly Wildly Deeply by Jenny McLachlan
- By Your Side by Kasie West
- Here I Am by Jonathan Safran Foer
- I Capture The Castle by Dodie Smith
- Hold Back The Stars by Katie Khan
- Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills
This month i also did cheat my own system and bought a few books online (loophole, i did it whilst i was on holiday, makes sense to use that opportunity). And i also got sent a book for review – thanks Scholastic! I properly started my book buying ban about a week in to June, but i’d also purchased a few books before that (and i took a trip to Edinburgh, which again meant i could buy books).
So the books that i acquired in all these different ways are:
- Amy & Matthew by Cammie McGovern
- Eve Of Man by Tom and Giovanna Fletcher
- Legendary by Stephanie Garber
- Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy
- Noah Could Never by Simon James Green
- Letters To The Lost by Brigid Kemmerer
- Sky Painted Gold by Laura Wood
- Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
- American Panda by Gloria Chao
- Three Sides Of A Heart an Anthology
Those are all the books that i picked up this month! I’m really happy with this haul and definitely cannot wait to get around to some of these after YALC (i’m panicking it’s this month, but also am very excited to have all of the book options come August). There wont be a book haul until my YALC book haul now, so let me know in the comments some of the books that you think i should try to pick up at YALC!
In addition to this post, there will be another post soon talking about the bookshops that i visited whilst staying in Newcastle and some of the incredible places i’d discovered. I found one of my new favourite bookshops so definitely want to share that with you all.
Also let me know in the comments what you picked up this month, and which of these books i should start with!