Book Hauls

Book Haul – June 2019

Recently, I have been buying a few more books than usual to try and push myself out of a reading slump. It has worked to some extent, but I am looking forward to continuing and devouring some of these in the next month or two.

Hardbacks:

June 2019 Book Haul - Hardbacks

 

1. The Good Bee by Alison Benjamin and Brian McCallum

Recently, I have had a desire to read more books surrounding nature, which includes plants, animals and the environment. Whilst browsing books of this description, I found this little book going cheap, and decided to snap it up. I love bees, and think it’s heart wrenching that they are being driven towards extinction. They are widely misunderstood creatures, and I think this book will be fascinating – I’m hoping to gain some insight into the many different types of bee. 

Goodreads: Synopsis

Book Depository: Hardback

 

2. Salt Slow by Julia Armfield

I find reading short story collections helps me get out of reading slumps, and this is a newer release that has been getting a lot of good reviews, so I was immediately drawn to it. It has an absolutely beautiful cover, and I will be including it in my N.E.W.Ts TBR next month. 

Goodreads: Synopsis

Book Depository: Hardback

 

3. The Warlow Experiment by Alix Nathan

I was browsing in Waterstones one evening with my partner when I saw this signed copy with sprayed edges, and he encouraged me to purchase it because of the fantastic reviews I have seen for it. The psychological nature of the book appealed to me, and I can’t wait to read it next month. 

Goodreads: Synopsis

Book Depository: Hardback

 

4. Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson 

I decided recently to read more young adult fiction so I could provide a set of more well rounded recommendations, and this one particularly drew me in. I love fantasy, especially books with magic, so I’m thoroughly excited to see what this one has to offer. 

Goodreads: Synopsis

Book Depository: Hardback

 

5. What Red Was by Rosie Price

Admittedly, I knew less about this one when I purchased it, but with great reviews and sprayed edges, I was willing to give it a go. I’m hoping for a striking commentary on the correlation between social class and getting away with assault, as this is much needed within today’s society. 

Goodreads: Synopsis

Book Depository: Paperback // Hardback

 

Paperbacks:

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1. This Is Not a Drill by Extinction Rebellion 

The impending end of the world has gone completely ignored and it’s now time to jump into action. This book provides a much needed wake up call and gives us tips on how best to halt and reverse climate change before it is too late. 

Goodreads: Synopsis

Book Depository: Paperback

 

2. Natives by Akala 

Akala is such a unique and grounded voice in a society full of chaos, and I have been wanting to get to this book for a while. This is going straight onto my non-fiction November TBR, and I think it will be incredibly educating and insightful. 

Goodreads: Synopsis

Book Depository: Paperback

 

3. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie 

I read Murder On the Orient Express towards the end of last year, and enjoyed it as a cosy mystery to curl up with and I wanted to try another Christie this year. It fits one of the challenges I need to complete for my N.E.W.Ts next month and I’m definitely excited to get to it. 

Goodreads: Synopsis

Book Depository: Paperback // Hardback

 

4. Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata

I’m always keen to continue adding to my Japanese literature collection and this is an addition I’ve been waiting to read since it’s release in the UK. I simply couldn’t justify spending £12 on a paperback, but once the new edition came out and I saw it reduced, I snapped it up. I’ll be getting to this one next month as part of the N.E.W.Ts readathon.

Goodreads: Synopsis

Book Depository: Paperback

 

5. Water Shall Refuse Them by Lucie McKnight Hardy

I’ve been craving some literary horror recently and the description of this seems to really fit the bill. It fulfils one of my challenges for the N.E.W.Ts next month, and I’m extremely excited to read it, especially as I think it will be an excellent pathway back into the horror genre. 

Goodreads: Synopsis

Book Depository: Paperback

 

6. The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill 

I needed a middle grade book to fulfil a couple of challenges for readathons I’m participating in next month and this one called out to me the most from the descriptions I read. It seems really fantastical and cute and I’m looking forward to relaxing with an easier read. 

Goodreads: Synopsis

Book Depository: Paperback

 

7. Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

This is another book I picked up in an attempt to read more young adult fiction and I chose it because the premise sounded fantastic. Furthermore, I heard there’s a female/female romance and I’m 100% down for more LGBTQIA+ romances in literature.

Goodreads: Synopsis

Book Depository: Paperback

 

8. Gumiho: Wicked Fox by Kat Cho

I picked this one because it is inspired by Korean mythology and is also young adult fiction, which I am trying to read more of, as mentioned before. This one has received high praise from what I’ve seen in the book community, and I’m particularly excited to get to it. 

Goodreads: Synopsis

Book Depository: Paperback // Hardback 

 

Let me know what you’ve added to your collection/borrowed from the library recently and feel free to leave me recommendations in the comments. As always, happy reading! 

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