August Book Haul

Monday, 31 August 2020

I've bought a LOT of books this month. I didn't actually realise how many I bought until I compiled this list, but it seems I absolutely did not hold back at all (which in reality I am absolutely not complaining about). This post could get really long, so I'll just jump straight into it!

For the Kindle books I bought this month, I started out with So Luck by Dawn O'Porter. I've been after getting my hands on this for a while, but I don't buy hardbacks anymore and I was going to buy it in paperback, but then it was on offer for 99p on Kindle throughout August! I also bought Three Things About Elsie by Joanna Cannon, which, again, I've been after for a while now. I also picked up Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney - I've got Normal People but I haven't read it yet, but I figured I'd pick this one up to go along with it.

Then I picked up the Cormoran Strike series by Robert Galbraith (which consists of The Cuckoo's Calling, The Silkworm, Career of Evil & Lethal White). Now, I'm really torn about this, because it wasn't until after I'd bought them and started reading them that I realised that Robert Galbraith is a pseudonym for J. K. Rowling who I find very questionable as a human being and is not someone I aspire to support. I hate the fact that I'm enjoying The Cuckoo's Calling so much. I'm trying to focus on the characters and the plot rather than letting the author sway my judgement BUT I don't think I would have picked this series up had I known it was Rowling behind them.

Then, to keep in the theme of what's going on in the world, I picked up Lockdown by Peter May. I also picked up The Familiars by Stacey Halls which I used to see quite a lot of on bookstagram. The last two Kindle books I picked up were Ten Little Words by Leah Mercer and Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones. Both of these just sold me on the blurb alone and I'm excited to give them a go.

Onto the physical books now, and I picked up City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert which, honestly, I haven't heard too many great things about, but we shall see! Then, because this book is literally everywhere and has gathered quite the cult following, I picked up Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens.

Now, I know I said I don't buy hardbacks anymore, but I did pick up The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy which might just be the most beautiful book I own. The illustrations are stunning and this is probably the book I've been most excited to have in my collection in a long time.

And finally, I took a trip into Waterstones for the first time in six months (?!?!?!?!?) and picked up three books that caught my eye. They are Blood Orange by Harriet Tyce, The Catch by T.M. Logan and In the Full Light of the Sun by Clare Clark.

And that's all the books I picked up this month! This has got to be the most books I've bought in a single month in a very long time, but I'm excited for each and every one!

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