It’s been a good few months since I did a book haul post! Which I feel is understandable with the amount of books I was gifted at Christmas! It’s taken me a while but I am mostly through them, thanks to lockdown. So it was time for a book shopping session. Everyone knows that I have a massive love for my local Waterstones and their staff, I don’t buy books off of the internet I like to go into the store, speak to the staff and buy books based on their recommendations. Given the worlds current situation, I cannot do that. So I decided that until I can, I would do a mini haul on my Kobo app that I have on my iPad and get some bits to see me through. Yes, I use Kobo and yes I know everyone seems to be all about Kindle but it works for me! So without further or do, I will share with you the books I bought and what I will be reading over the next few weeks.
The Perfect Wife – J P Delaney
The first book I bought was one I had been looking for, for a while and I couldn’t wait to read. It was on sale, so a bargain and I had to get it. All of the other books by J P Delaney have been amazing, so high, high hopes for this one!
The Manifesto on How to be Interesting – Holly Bourne
I got quite a few books by Holly Bourne, after reading The Places I’ve Cried in Public, I was curious to read more by her. This one is about a young girl who wants to be a writer and it sounded like a lovely, light read. Which at the minute, I cannot get enough of.
Am I Normal Yet? – Holly Bourne
Another Holly Bourne book. For similar reasons as the one before, it seemed like a light read and it was on sale. I enjoyed Holly’s writing in the past so I thought they’d be fun reads to just enjoy while relaxing with a coffee.
The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**K – Sarah Knight
This one I got as I have always struggled from anxiety and depression for the majority of my adult life and teens. I have heard from other people that Sarah Knights self help books have been invaluable to them in helping them deal with their mental health. So I thought I’d give it a go.
The Anxiety Solution – Chloe Brotheridge
I came across this one on Kobo and honestly it just sounded helpful. I have been struggling a lot with my anxiety during lockdown and isolation and I will say I have actually read this since buying it and it is really helpful. It has a lot of activities in it that help manage your anxiety and it covers a lot of different type/focuses of anxiety. I will be reading again and I think I may even get the physical version when I can.
Woman on the Edge – Samantha M. Bailey
I have never read anything by this author, but it looks like my kind of book. Very mystery/thriller. And I’m pretty sure this was on sale for like 99p so I figured, what the hell. I am looking forward to reading this one!
The Gift – Louise Jensen
I used to be obsessed with Louise Jenson, I read The Date (a free book at the time on Apple Books) and also The Surrogate and some others and was hooked. They are again another thriller-type books that keep you on your toes and Jensen is just such a good author so when I saw this I didn’t hesitate pressing “add to basket” in the slightest.
The Family – Louise Jensen
Do I need to say more? I’m obsessed. And I can feel that little obsession coming back. I can guarantee that I will read these in such a short amount of time and I will love them. Easily one of my favourite go-to authors!
Little Disasters – Sarah Vaughan
This one again, never read anything by the author. It just sounds good. It looks like a book that I’ll really enjoy and will really keep me on my toes! It sounds like a thriller and we love a good thriller. I really am looking forward to this one!
It Only Happens in the Movies – Holly Bourne
Yes, more from Holly Bourne. I really was curious about more of her work so I stocked up as you can tell! This one is about a girl who starts work at a cinema and has given up on love after watching her parents relationship implode. While working at the cinema she meets a aspiring film-maker and the fall in love. It sounds like such a sweet story and again feels like it’ll be such a lovely book to read!
How Hard Can Love Be? – Holly Bourne
Okay, so, the amount of Holly Bourne books in this haul is maybe a bit excessive. Please don’t judge me. This one is part of “The Spinster Club” series and follows the story of a girl who’s seeking new relationships with her newly re-married mum and a new boyfriend. Again it just seems like another cute and cosy story.
Blood Orange – Harriet Tyce
(Don’t get too excited, there are more Holly Bourne books to come) I saw blood orange on a lot of book blogs paired with some really good reviews. So I thought while it was on sale and I was stocking up why not give this one a go too! After hearing all the good reviews I have high hopes.
Are We All Lemmings and Snowflakes? – Holly Bourne
I honestly don’t know what this is about but the title made me happy. After having a quick nosy at the overview it is described as “A raw and compelling exploration of mental health, friendship and the power of compassion” which I like the sound of!
So, that is everything that I’ve bought. I am so excited to get on with reading these! Just to let all you bookworms know as well, if you’re struggling to get books at the minute Kobo do have some great prices on their ebooks at the minute and you can just download the app to your phone or tablet. You don’t have to have one of their readers! The App is free from the App Store. This isn’t an Ad or sponsored. Just me giving a little advise for grabbing some good books safely with a nice bargain! I can’t wait to share my thoughts about these books over the coming weeks with you. The first review will be up on Sunday at 4pm UK time, so keep an eye out for that! Pop what book you think it’ll be, down in the