The Book-Ban Book-Haul

I would like to preface this post with, this is more of an annual leave book haul. It had been planned that on my annual leave from work, i’d explore the book shops i hadn’t been in for months, and try and regain a little sanity in the real world again. Natually, i bought too many books.

I’d made it my goal when i was off to buy from independant shops. I didn’t want to spend all my money online, or in a Waterstones. Whereas it’s obviously important to keep these places going, i wanted to support the places that need it at the moment, and appreciate the great little bookshops that are around me.

I took a few different trips, some to my favourite villages which are full of independant shops and charity shops, i explored a brand new book shop, and me and my friends did have a little spontaneous trip to a book shop. Mixed in with this haul i’ll add a few things that i’ve had on pre-order for the last few months and have arrived too.

I’ve been trying to read out of my comfortzone the last few months, and try some new things. So this book haul is a good mix of trying something new and some very comfortable reads for me. Here’s what i’ve picked up in the last few months:

  • Member Of The Family by Dianne Lake
  • Tangleweed and Brine by Deirdre Sullivan
  • Gender Mosaic by Daphna Joel & Luba Vikhanski
  • Vengeful by V. E. Schwab
  • The Girls by Emma Cline
  • The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
  • My Salinger Year by Joanna Rakoff
  • An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
  • Punching The Air by Ibi Zoboi & Yusef Salaam
  • Boy Queen by George Lester
  • Expectation by Anna Hope
  • Beach Read by Emily Henry
  • Cinderella Is Dead by Kalynn Bayron
  • The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds Reed
  • My Name Is Why by Lemin Sissay
  • Three Women by Lisa Taddeo
  • The Farm by Joanne Ramos
  • Mr Salary by Sally Rooney
  • This Is My America by Kim Johnson

So many of these books i’ve wanted to try out for a long time now, and i’m really glad i managed to pick them up whilst supporting some excellent and loved book shops. It’s been quite some time since i’ve done a big book haul, and i definitely won’t be doing one again for some time.

I have been lucky enough to recieve a few books as gifts in the last few months, one being Sweet Sorrow by David Nicholls and the other Ted Bundy: The Only Living Witness by Stephen G Michaud & Hugh Aynesworth.

I’m back on my book buying ban for now, until i can make my way through some more of these. Let me know in the comments if you’ve bought any books recently, and which of these books you think i should start first!

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