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January Book Haul


2020 was the year I told myself I would reign it in with the spending, and it's fair to say that I absolutely have not done that this month, especially when it comes to buying books! I'm a sucker for getting caught up in the January sales and I'm so bad at convincing myself that I 'deserve' a treat. If you want to justify this from a technical perspective, then you could argue that I bought these books with my December pay, so ~technically~ I didn't spend any money I'd earned in 2020 on them... right?

Here are the books I picked up in January...

Sword of Destiny by Andrzej Sapkowski. I bought, read and absolutely loved The Last Wish this month and so it was only natural I bought the second book to the #Witcher series. I like to space series out because I get very bored reading about the same thing for weeks/months on end, but I do plan on picking this book up very soon.

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. I'd seen a lot of people talk about this on bookstgram and figured I would give it a go as the reviews were nothing but positive. I started reading this pretty much straight away, and I absolutely devoured it. You can read my review on it here, but I'm not regretful in the slightest about picking this up, as it's one of the best books I've read in a long time.

A Heart so Fierce & Broken by Brigid Kemmerer. I own A Curse so Dark & Lonely (admittedly, I haven't read it yet), and when I saw the sequel sitting on the shelf in WHSmith, I just couldn't say no!

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. This was a charity shop find and it just took my fancy. I know this has been made into a film now, but I always prefer to read the book first. Again, I feel like everyone talks about this book and the reviews are all really positive. I'm not entirely sure when I will pick this one up to read, but I'm glad to say that I own it and have it in my collection!

Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid. I got caught up in the hype with this one as everyone and their mothers seemed to be talking about it. There was a lot of publicity surrounding this book and I've heard it's AH-MAZE-ING and it's jumped to the top of my TBR list.

One of Us is Next by Karen M. McManus. I own books 1 and 2 in this series (I haven't read them yet) but I just needed the third one to complete the collection. I'll be honest and say that I've heard mixed reviews about these books but I am still hoping to read them soon!

The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan. The Tesco where I live has a table of used books on the way out of the store and you make donation to the charity of the month and then are able to take a book. I saw this one lying there and it didn't even look like it had been opened. I've picked this up whilst browsing in supermarkets over the last few months and decided to just pick it up whilst I could get it for a bargain price. The cover is ridiculously pretty and the story sounds like it's right up my street, too!

Beartown by Fredrik Backman. I loved A Man Called Ove so much that I immediately went out and bought another book by the same author. This one sounded really interesting and completely different to that of A Man Called Ove, so it'll be interesting to see if I enjoy this one just as much.

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