Hey guys! I am calling this the Ridiculous October Book Haul because I bought a ridiculous amount of books this month! Stating the obvious, much? I honestly think this crazy book obsessed demon possessed me at the start of the month and went on a massive splurge in Waterstones. In our defence, I bought some beautiful books and scored a few signed ones!
1) La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One by Philip Pullman
I was seriously excited for this book and when I saw Waterstones had a special signed edition limited to 5,000 copies for £35 I had to get one. I had to. So imagine my relief when they’d all sold out and I’d pre-ordered one the day they released them on the website. But imagine my disappointment when I got home and noticed it was damaged. I was heartbroken. I took it back to Waterstones but obviously I couldn’t get another because they’d all sold out. They knocked £10 off so I only ended up paying £25 but it still kind of annoys me. Despite the fault it is a truly beautiful book and they’ve done an amazing job. Alongside this I also got the £10 hardback so these two books were an expensive buy.
2) Mirror, Mirror by Cara Delivingne
I got an ARC of this via NetGalley and I really loved it so when I saw Waterstones had signed copies obviously I had to buy one. I was really excited for this but also quite hesitant to read it. I honestly didn’t expect to like it as much as I did but the characters felt so real and they were so relatable. All of their struggles and their emotions, they were characters you could easily fall in love with. I hope Cara revisits them in the future because I would love a sequel!
3) The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic by Leigh Bardugo
I was going to wait a bit before buying this but when I went in Waterstones to pick up an order I spotted a signed copy on the shelf next to the tills and I was like you’re coming home with me! So here we are. My question is: Can you read this if you haven’t read the Grisha books or would you recommend reading them first? I was going to read them before buying this but you know how crazy you get when you see a signed copy. I’m like Bilbo when he sees the ring and tries to snatch it from Frodo.
4) Warcross by Marie Lu
I’m so excited for this! It was one of my most anticipated reads I’ve been looking forward to it for so long! Never read a book by Marie Lu before but obviously have heard she is incredibly talented and this book sounds amazing, so lets hope I’m not disappointed! The UK cover is so beautiful under the dust jacket! It’s a really poor picture, sorry it was dark out when I took it. But you can see it’s like a rainbow, so pretty!
5) Assassin’s Creed: Revelations & Forsaken by Oliver Bowden
I saw these in a charity shop and I just pounced on them! They were so cheap and I already have the first three so thought why not add to my collection? These were the only two as well so I’m super happy I have book four and five now! I’m actually reading the second one so I’m excited to pick up the rest now!
6) Shadowblack by Sebastien De Castell
Oooh I finished work and raced to Waterstones to pick this book up! I’m so excited, ahhh! I loved loved loved Spellslinger, it was definitely a five star read for me! It had such an amazing plot twist, it completely blew me away! I love Kellen, he is such an adorable main character. I’m honestly so excited to read this after the ending of the first one. I can’t wait to see the sassy squirrel cat again. He’s so snarky, it’s so funny. Will definitely be picking this up soon!
5) Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick
Picked this up in the same charity shop as the Assassin’s Creed books! It was Oxfam and I love going in there because they have so many cheap books in great condition! Nearly all of them don’t even look like they’ve been read so you’re practically getting brand new books dirt cheap! I bought Hush, Hush in a charity shop so obviously I had to get this one too. I loved this series when I was a teenager!
6) Blame by Simon Mayo
I wanted to read this when it first came out but just never got around to buying it so I was delighted when I spotted it in Oxfam! I snatched it up straight away. To be honest I haven’t heard anything about this book so I don’t know if it’s any good? If I don’t end up liking it though I’m not going to be too bothered because I only paid £2.99 for it which isn’t bad.
So I bought ten books this month which is a lot! I really need to control myself but I just can’t help myself. I’m probably going to do the same next month and the month after. What books did you guys buy this month? Feel free to leave a comment below! I hope you enjoyed this post and thank you so much for reading!