At the start of the year I made it a goal of mine to read 30 books. Although I got off to a pretty good start at the beginning of the year, life soon took over and I struggled to read anything at all. I’m not really sure why, but at the end of October I got the sudden urge to start buying books again, wahoo! So lets delve right into this mini book haul.
I managed to pick up a handful of books from Amazon for a very reasonable price, I think 4-5 books for around £20 is an absolute bargain! There are a few here that I’ve wanted for awhile, but somehow never got around to buying and a couple of books I was convinced to buy from YouTube video recommendations…but I hope you like this little book haul.
Make Something Up by Chuck Palahnuik
Chuck is one of my favourite authors and recently he’s been churning out books left right and center. I’m so far behind, sigh! For anyone that doesn’t know, he’s the author of Fight Club and is known for writing very disturbing, gross and shocking stories, and I don’t think this book is any different. I’ve already read the first short story in here and I already like it, so I can’t wait to finish this one!
Milk & Honey by Rupi Kaur
I’ve always loved poetry but I don’t think I’ve ever sat down and properly read a poetry book before. I’ve seen this one mentioned so many times over the last couple of years and I finally remembered to pick up a copy. This is pretty much my perfect book, really raw line drawings and really personal poetry is a combination of things I absolutely love and I can see me whizzing through this in no time. I have this on my bedside table and I flick through a handful of pages every night before bed time.
Melancholy Mind by Charlene McElhinney
This is another poetry book by a twitter friend of mind, Charlene. I honestly had no idea she’d written a book and as soon as I realised I snapped this up, not only to support her, but because it sounds right up my street. This book focuses on the topics of mental health and as someone who suffers with anxiety, this obviously appeals to me but not only that, Nick suffered with depression for the first 2-3 years of our relationship and if this in some way helps me understand it a little better, than I’d love to learn about the condition more.
Tanya’s Christmas by Tanya Burr
Now, I’m not usually a huge fan of YouTuber books but anyone who knows me knows I’m obsessed with Christmas and the way I’ve seen people talk about this, it just got me really in the festive mood. So props to the marketing team on this one I guess, ha! I liked the fact it wasn’t just a baking book, but a general all-round Christmassy book full of things to just make the time of year cosy, fun and homely. I thought it was a bargain for £8 so thought I’d give the book a chance.
The Hygge Holiday by Rosie Blake
I have to be honest here and say I ordered this book because it came up in my recommended list and it’s was just so pretty I couldn’t really resist. Oops. I do think it looks like a cute little autumnal romance novel that would probably make me feel good and I could enjoy all cosy and warm wrapped up on the sofa reading it. I mean that in itself sells me on a book!
That was my little book haul! I definitely go through phases with my reading, sometimes I can’t stop reading and want to devour everything and other times I can go months or years without reading a page. I’m really hoping this book haul inspires me to keep reading on the lead up to Christmas, where I can ask Santa for a few more to add to my ever growing ‘to read’ list!
Have you read any of these books or fancy picking them up for your own book haul? Please let me know in the comments, as I’d love to know your book recommendations for me or thoughts on any of the ones above.
If you enjoyed this post, you may also like my What I Got For Christmas 2016 post which also included a few books I still love and would recommended to you guys!