Book haul #15

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Gifted products are featured in this post. I have no obligation to share these with you, nor does it affect my opinion on them. Such products are marked with an *.

I was doing such a good job of working through my TBR recently. It was the lowest it had been in months. And then summer came.

With the arrival of summer, I felt the all-too-familiar urge to buy some new books and I indulged. Oh how I indulged! At the same time, I also reopened my inbox to some reviews and guest interviews, which I now only do on occasion. Combined, that means that it is time for me to do another book haul! I’m so excited!

Before I show you, a couple of admin points:

  • I have already read a couple of these. Some of the reviews are on my blog already and some others are on their way – I promise!
  • I was kindly gifted some of these books from the publishers in exchange for my honest thoughts. This is in no way influences what you see in a post – if I don’t like it, I don’t share it! Any such books will be marked with an * in this post to reflect the fact that they were gifted.

Ok! Are you ready?

Let’s do this!

  1. The Kiss by Kate Chopin. This book is so tiny that you can’t even really see it in the photos but I promise it is there! I picked it up in a charity shop as I’ve always wanted to read some more of Chopin’s work. I’m hoping this will be a good, quick read.
  2. The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave. I won’t lie, this is 100% a cover buy but I have no shame in that. It is utterly gorgeous and the plot looks intriguing!
  3. Reputation by Lex Croucher. I bought this book for two reasons: 1) it looks REALLY REALLY fun and 2) Lex is someone I really admire. I also really enjoy her sense of humour and reviews suggest this book is very funny so I’m definitely excited about this. I’ve got a stressful period of work coming up so I’m saving it for that!
  4. Pandora’s Jar by Natalie Haynes. I picked this up while I was in Harrogate from the lovely independent bookshop there. I’m fully back on a classics kick so can’t wait to try this. Plus, I really liked A Thousand Ships so I have high hopes for this too.
  5. A Hunter’s Moon by Danny Weston*. This was one of my PR gifts this summer and it’s my current read. I haven’t read enough of it to formulate a final opinion yet but I certainly thought it was an intriguing opening and I’m excited to read the rest of it.
  6. The Monster Belt by Ruth Estevez*. I don’t want to give too much away because there may or may not be something relating to this coming to the blog soon but just know that I am SO excited for this. Think supernatural adventures…
  7. Blonde Roots by Bernadine Evaristo. This is the next read for my book club and it’s certainly intriguing me. I loved Girl, Woman, Other so I have high hopes.
  8. Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart. This book. This book! This was last month’s book club book and I’m completely and utterly in awe of it. I really want to review it but I’m just not ready yet – I’m too emotional to formulate actual words !
  9. The Tower of Fools by Andrzei Sapkowski*. This was very kindly gifted to me and was my epic read of the summer. Written by the author of The Witcher, it’s a complex magical adventure that takes you from one bumbling mishap to the next. I’ve already reviewed this so don’t forget to check that out!
  10. Dearly by Margaret Atwood. Long time readers will know that Atwood is one of my favourite authors of all time so I just had to pick up this poetry collection when I saw it in Harrogate. I’m so excited for this that I think I might save it for a little while – Atwood’s poetry is always a treat!

And that’s it…. For now!

Have you picked up any new reads recently?

Kelly x

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