Book haul – 2020

Hey guys! Today I’m sharing with you some more books I’ve purchased this year with my own money and I’m actually surprised by how many I’ve bought in 2020. I’ve managed to acquire 16 books so far this year (this doesn’t include multiple copies) and I’m really excited to share my most recent buys with you. I’ve also decided to include some of my own pictures! They’re not very good, but since I wanted to talk about the multiple copies I thought it would be best to take my own.

House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas: I had to share pictures of my stunning copies of House of Earth and Blood. I ordered both Waterstones editions – the hardback with exclusive red sprayed edges and the tour edition. I love both these editions so much and I’m so glad I was able to get my hands on a copy of the tour edition. I read this book when it came out and I loved it so much. I can’t wait for the second book to come out.

Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare: Goes without saying really that Cassandra Clare is one of my favourite authors and I adore her books. The Waterstones exclusives are some of my favourite editions, especially the rune editions and Chain of Gold is definitely one of my favourites. I’m so excited for the next edition they’re doing for The Lost Book of the White. I also hope they do more pre-order incentives like the woodmark for Chain of Gold.

Death Note (Black Edition) 1&3 by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata: I love this series so much! I watched the TV show so long ago but never read the manga series. I’ve started reading them this year thanks to my work colleague! She was reading them and lent the first two to me before we started working from home. I’ve slowly started collecting them myself now and I’ll hopefully have a full collection by the end of the year. I don’t want to buy them all in one go because they’re so expensive and I also don’t want to read them all in one sitting! I want to make them last as long as possible and I figure a good way to do this is waiting a couple months between each one. The black editions are so pretty and the story is honestly so addictive. I’m completely hooked already and it’s hard to stop myself from buying them all at once!

Imagine Me by Tahereh Mafi: I might not have enjoyed the continuation of the Shatter Me series (Restore Me was the worst), but I’m so invested in the series that I had to buy the last book. I really like the cover though and think it’s the best one out of the three.

The Conference of the Birds by Ransom Riggs: I loved Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children so much and I was really happy Ransom decided to continue their story with three more books. I pre-ordered this and will definitely be doing the same for the next one.

The Empress by S.J. Kincaid: The Diabolic was one of my favourite reads of 2019, the storyline was seriously amazing and I fell in love with the characters. I was considering waiting for the third book to come out before I bought the second one but I got too impatient in the end. The Nemesis is still so far away!

Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo & Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu: I bought these at the start of the year and forgot to include them in an earlier haul! I was so excited when I found out these were being adapted into graphic novels. I thought it was awesome and bought them straight away when I saw them in Waterstones. I hope they do the same for Catwoman and Superman, even though I didn’t like the latter very much.

One Of Us Is Next by Karen McManus: The sequel to One of Us Is Lying! How could I not get this? I haven’t read it yet but hopefully I will soon! I believe that the main character is Bronwyn’s sister and it’s not actually about the original characters. I’m not sure how I feel about that but I don’t doubt Karen for a second! I bet it will be just as compelling as the first one.

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson: I have seen this book literally everywhere and I originally planned on only buying my friend a copy, buy then it was in a great deal so I bought one for myself too. I really liked One of Us is Lying and I’m hoping this one will be just as gripping and suspenseful.

After the End & The Donor by Clare Mackintosh: I read After The End last year when I was on holiday and it was such an emotional story. I couldn’t even imagine what I would choose if I was ever in that situation. I can definitely see myself reading this again, which is why I got a physical copy. The Donor was a spur of the moment thing, I had no idea Clare had even wrote another book and when I saw it on Kindle for 99p, I bought it straight away. It was another emotional and shocking story, with one character having a tragic backstory. For such a short story it was very gripping and had so many unexpected twists. Clare is quickly becoming one of my favourite authors. I can’t wait to see what she writes next!

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