April and May Book Haul!

Sooooo I’ve been an awful person. Despite the fact that I’ve had absolutely ZERO time for reading what I want to read, I’ve bought more books. I was also given a huge bag of books by a lovely friend.

I’ve read many of the books my friend gave me, but was happy to take them off her hands. The ones I’ve read are mainly books I have read and loved, but didn’t have a copy of, so I’m super pleased to have them in my collection! Some are also books I’ve read in childhood and War and Peace is a lovely hardback edition!

The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde (review here)

Tampa by Alissa Nutting (this is all your fault, Rachel!)

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

Emily of New Moon, Emily Climbs and Emily’s Quest by L.M. Montgomery (read when I was little)

The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton (3.5 stars, read December 2012)20150519_192347

Nightingale by Fiona Mackintosh

Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier 

The Epigrams of Oscar Wilde

The Casual Vacancy by J.K Rowling (4.5 stars, read 2012)

Mythologies by W.B. Yeats

She also gave me a copy of The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien, but that went to my boyfriend, who doesn’t have his own copy.

Such a fabulous haul! And all for free!

In April, I was silly and went with my boyfriend to Kinokuniya in the city, which is always a very dangerous move. I managed to behave myself (yes, I’m surprised too…) and only got two books:

Summer Crossing by Truman Capote

The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter (my review should come in the near future… but let’s just say, I regret that purchase)

Then I did a couple of mini hauls from The Book Depository, which also was a terrible idea. I did need some of them, but most…. no, not really.

Mrs De Winter by Susan Hill 

The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms (also known as my saviour- hallelujah!)

Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon        


Selected Poems of Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Selected Poems of T.S. Eliot

The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

I THEN also grabbed a couple of books from Better World Books, because they were the cheapest way to get some out of print books I needed for uni. So from there, I got:

The Gift by H.D.

Rebecca West by Lorna Gibb

Selected Poems by H.D.

And there is two months worth of book shopping!

Anything here you love? Want to enable more book shopping for me? Let me know!


7 thoughts on “April and May Book Haul!

  1. Also, I bet the gorgeous new copy of ‘War and Peace’ will still not push you to read it. I will be your enabler! BUY STUFF, BELS. DO ITTTT.

  2. I got The Miniaturist from BD a few months ago but still haven’t read it 😦 That copy of War and Peace looks awesome! I just have an old beat up used Norton Critical edition from 1966.

  3. Ooh what a great book haul! Love it when you say “Despite the fact that I’ve had absolutely ZERO time for reading what I want to read, I’ve bought more books’ Now that’s something we fellow book worms identify with! And what a lovely friend you have who gives you books!

  4. Hahahah! I take the blame! I can’t wait to see what you think of it! I should buy it and we should buddy read it, because it’s so controversial it should inspire some interesting conversations! I also picked up The Miniaturist and I’ve been thinking about Daughter of the Forest for a while… and Picture of Dorian Grey. I struggle with classics, so tend to put them off for forever, but there are so many I want to at least try, and that’s definitely one! Don’t feel bad, I bought myself lots of books this month to celebrate the end of my dissertation… I think I might have pushed my TBR pile to 200 books. Maybe. I’m afraid to find out. R x

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