Hi Everyone ^_^
Sharing with you my first book haul (it’s more of a collective haul), accumulated from Sept-Jan! I really enjoy seeing what everyone else’s brought in their book hauls. I didn’t think I’d ever do a book haul, as I don’t buy a lot of books at the same time. I read a lot of e-books, as it takes up less space and convenient when your on the go. I know it sort of takes away the real feeling of reading an actual book but I’ve grown use to it.
But in August of last year, I looked at my shelf and thought that I should really build on my shelf and buy some new books and here I am! After reading e-books for so long, it was really nice to read physical books and also they look lovely on the shelf.
The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford
I had such a long debate between The Penguin Threads edition of The Secret Garden or the latest Vintage Classics edition. In the end I went for the Penguin Threads edition because the cover won me over! I really liked the embossed embroidery. It has French flaps and the pages are bound with a deckled edge, which means it has a frayed texture to the edges to resemble a handmade Etsy appeal.
Not exactly a reading book per se but I wanted to include it – my friend brought me Secret Garden postcard edition by Johanna Basford for my birthday, which I was really happy about as I’ve seen it in Cass Art and really liked the illustrations. I never saw the point of colouring books for adults until I received one! They are actually really relaxing and fun.
Secret Garden postcard edition by Johanna Basford | The Secret Garden by frances Hodgson Burnett
I watched BBC’s Ballet Shoes (starring Emma Watson) when it first aired on BBC One in 2007 and I remembered I liked it. Then in December of last year, I decided to watch it again and I loved it so much that I watched it at least four times! It was adorable and charming. I needed to purchase myself a copy of the book and thus created the beginning of my children’s classics phase.
Usually I like my books in paperback (unless only the hardcover is available) so I was pretty set on the paperback edition of Ballet Shoes, as it was £3.49 from Amazon but then I saw the hardcover!
Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild
I read All The Bright Places as a e-book and since I liked it so much, I felt like I needed a physical copy to reread it. Whilst out with my dad in London for my birthday doing some father-daughter ‘bonding,’ there was a buy one get one half price promotion at Waterstones in the YA department, so my dad brought this one and I Am Malala ^_^
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon | All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty | In A Dark Dark Wood by Ruth Ware | I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
Night Owls by Jenn Bennet | The Universe In Your Hand by Christophe Galfard
These are four of the e-books I downloaded. Never Never was on a free promotion on Kindle, so I jumped into the chance to read it 🙂 Looking forward to reviewing The Kind Worth Killing sometime soon! It was a really good fast-paced thriller.
I’m quite happy with these books. I’ve reviewed most of these on this blog or goodreads 😉 so far I am currently reading In A Dark, Dark Wood and got three more books to read on this haul before I plan on another collective haul. Now I see why many book bloggers/booktubers need to go on book buying bans lol.
Have you read any of these?