Monday, 7 September 2015

Summer Book Haul | Part One

Over the past couple of months I've been doing a little bit of book buying... And buy a little, I mean a lot. Today and Friday I'll be sharing a two part haul, with part one being books bought in July and part two being books bought in August. I've quite a mixed bag of books to share, so I'll just get on to it.



Already Read | Of the seven books purchased I've already read four; in order, Red Queen, Wonder, Extraordinary Means and The Ocean at the End of the Lane (DNF'ed).

Most Excited To Read | I'm really looking forward to reading This House is Haunted; I get a Jane Eyre / The Woman in Black vibe from it. I'll be saving this one to read October time, befitting of Halloween I think.
 
What books have you purchased recently?
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  1. This House Is Haunted sounds perfect for fall! I visited my friend a while back and we went to a fabulous used bookstore. I bought A Monster Calls, Ann Patchett's Truth and Beauty, and a few other books. :)

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    1. It does, doesn't it?! Also, I love a good ghost story.

      Ooo, some great finds. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness is a really gripping read, and quick to get through too!

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  2. I was doing so well this year with limiting my book buying, but then I went on a bit of a crazy binge when I took a blogging break -- so many books! I have This House is Haunted, but I haven't read it yet -- also I'm still curious about Ocean At the End of the Lane even though it was a DNF for you -- I haven't read any adult Gaiman, so I'll have to see how it compares to his younger stuff!

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    1. Haha. My crazy book buying worked the opposite way, when I got back in to book blogging! I am basically on a book buying ban now but will be touching upon that in a future post.

      I have this thing with Neil Gaiman - this is the second book I DNF'ed. It's weird because I enjoy his style of writing and I can see why so many enjoy his work, but there's just something stopping me from connecting with it properly. I don't know, it's hard to explain. Haha!

      Oh that would be interesting to see how the two compare!

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  3. Four out of seven is awesome. My problem is that I'm so excited to read the books I buy, yet they somehow sit on my shelves (sometimes for years!) before I get around to reading them. I should really try to do something about that. :)

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    1. Haha! My buying and reading ratio isn't always so great, it's just I was really excited for a lot of the books I bought! At least with having them tucked away for a while when you rediscover them it's like you bought it :-P

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  4. The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August has been on my wishlist for a while but I never get around to picking it up. This House is Haunted sounds really interesting.

    I didn't really buy any books in August. I've just been using the library a lot and reading ARCs :)

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    1. ^ That comment is me. Used an old account by mistake! Useless.

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    2. Haha, no worries.

      I'm really keen to read Harry August but it's a case of so many other books I want to read too! I love a good ghost story and so am looking forward to starting This House Is Haunted.

      Me and the library are going to be seeing more of each other for quite a long time now - buying ban on the horizon.

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