I thought I bought a lot of books last month but in October I bought twice as much. I went book buying crazy and I have no regrets. I picked up all this book from BookOutlet so, I didn’t spend too much money. Well let’s just get into the Book Haul.
I picked up some Puffin Classic children books, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett and Black Beauty by Anna Sewell. I am sure we are all familiar with these stories as they are well-known classics and have been made into movies. I have never read any of these books but I have watched each of their movie adaptations. I want to start reading more classics and hopefully will reach for these soon.
Again I want to read more classics and Edgar Allan Poe Complete Tales and Poems was being promoted by BookOutlet for their 50% off selection. I figured for that price I might as well buy it and I can pick it up here and there to read some of Edgar Allan Poe’s Famous stories and poems.
I have read Clockwork Angel and Clockwork Prince before and loved them. I am not sure why I haven’t read Clockwork Princess and now I own the book so I have no excuse not to finish the series. I just adore the world that Cassandra Clare created and can’t wait to get back into that world.
Both Truthwitch by Susan Dennard and The Winner’s Crime Marie Rutkoski have been hyped up on BookTube and I am a sucker for the hype and decided I have to read them too.
Truthwitch is a fantasy about, you guessed it, witches. I love books about witches and this one sounds great. Safiya is a Truthwitch and her magical powers is she can tell when people are lying. Truthwitches are rare and powerful witches and in order not to become a political pawn, Safiya doesn’t reveal her powers. Safiya befriends Iseult, a threadwitch, and together they get into a bit of trouble and adventures.
The Winner’s Crime is the second in the Winner’s Trilogy. I have the first one and haven’t read it and to be honest I don’t know too much about it.
The Wrath and The Dawn by Renee Adieh is inspired by The Tales of the Arabian Nights and Sapphire Blue by Kerstin Gier is the second book in the Ruby Red Trilogy. I am so happy that I picked this up at BookOutlet I have been waiting forever to get this edition to continue on with the series. Now that I have it I am sure I will read it soon.
I have also been waiting forever to find the hard back copy of It’s not summer without you by Jenny Han I now have it and will be for sure reading it next summer. Fearless 2 and Fearless 3 by Francine Pascal I read these book when I was in middle grade and remember loving them. I never did complete the series though and would love to complete them now.
I have never read anything by Neil Gaiman before and I feel like he is a well-beloved author in the book community and being a lover of books I feel I should read something by him. The Graveyard Book and Coraline I think will be a good books to be introduced to Neil Gaiman’s works.
It wouldn’t be a proper book haul without some historical fiction. Gilt by Katherine Longshore is about Kitty Tylney’s who is a friend to Catherine Howard, the fifth wife to King Henry VIII. It will be interesting to read from her perspective on the rise and fall of Catherine Howard.
Maid of Deception by Jennifer McGowan this is book two in the Maid of Honor series. Where Queen Elizabeth I’s maids-in-waiting are actually her secret protectors.
The Borgia Mistress by Sara Poole is the third book in the Poisoner Mysteries Trilogy. I have read the first two and look forward to completing the series. It is about Francesca Giordano who is the court poisoner to the Borgia House.
I picked up Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein because Hailey from Hailey in Bookland on YouTube raves about how amazing this book is. Since, I love books set during WWII I figure I will also find it amazing.
Glow by Jessica Maria Tuccelli I picked this one up because I like the cover and the front blurb on the front mentions if you’re a fan of The Help you will like this one too. I loved The Help and hope this book lives up to the comparison.
The Fire of Autumn by Irene Nemirovsky is the prequel to Suite Francaise and I loved that book so much and I need to read this one soon.
Water for Elephants. by Sara Gruen I am sure most people are familiar with this book because they turned it into a movie with Reese Witherspoon and Robert Patterson. I did watch and enjoy this movie and I am sure the book will be even better.
I love books about books so when I seen these two with the word book in the title and books on the cover, I needed to buy them. The Bookseller by Cynthia Swanson and Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan both have characters who work at a bookstore.
The Hypnotist, The Fire Witness and The Sandman are the first, third and fourth books, respectively in the Joona Linna series. This series is a psychological thriller that follows Detective Joona Linna as he solves murders. I can’t wait to become engrossed in this series just need to find the second one now.
I have been wanting to build my collection of Alice Hoffman’s novels and so I picked up Here on Earth and The Red Garden. Here on Earth is a retelling of Wuthering Heights and The Red Garden I believe is short stories about the lives of several characters who live in Blackwell, Massachusetts.
What Lies Between Us by Nayomi Munweera was a cover buy, I just think this cover is beautiful. It does also sound like something I would enjoy. It is about a women who is driven by past demons andcommits a terrible crime.
No Country For Old Men by Cormac McCarthy I have read The Road by McCarthy before and loved it and think he is such a great writer, I believe this will be another great and well-written novel by him. Also, I have watched the movie and loved it.
I would also like to read more non-fiction books, I have a few sitting on my shelf already and just need to start reading them. Here is one more to add to my collection and hopefully won’t go unread for too long. Young Money by Kevin Roose I picked this one up because I thought it would be interesting to learn about the inside world of Wall Street and also I like that movie Wolf of Wall Street.
I bought Almost Famous Women by Megan Mayhew Bergman thinking it was a non-fiction book but turns out it is a collection of fictionalized short stories about historical women who were almost famous. Not too sure how I feel about that.
That brings us to the end of this very long book haul and hopefully next month I will have resisted the urge to buy any more books. What is your favourite book I have mentioned let me know your thoughts in the comments below.