Books I really want to buy but I’m restraining myself!

Hey guys! I feel like this post follows on quite nicely from my previous one! In that post I talked about books I had to buy, but haven’t yet read! Now I’ll be talking about books I really want to buy but I’m stopping myself because I have too many books and I cannot buy anymore! I hope you enjoy!

Collector’s Editions: A Darker Shade of Magic, Vicious and Vengeful by V.E. Schwab

I’ll start with Schwab books, shall I? These collector’s editions are absolutely stunning and I want them so badly! But I’m trying to hold out until Christmas at least because they are so expensive and I have a lot of other books I need to read first. But I really want to read Vicious and Vengeful because they sound so freaking good! Plus Schwab is a really great writer and I love her books.

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Books I had to buy but are still sitting on my shelf!

Hey guys! Recently I have been browsing old top ten topics and I stumbled across this one. It seemed like a really great topic to write about! I am considering participating in these posts on Tuesday’s now instead of Top 5 Wednesday as I just think there’s better topics. Top 5 Wednesday recently has not been very good for me. Though the only thing that concerns me is that I won’t be able to pick 10 books for each topic! If you take part in this weekly meme, I’d love to hear your thoughts!

I have a 100 unread books to choose from for this, so here’s the first 10 that popped up in my head:

Legendary by Stephanie Garber: I haven’t even read Caraval yet but I had to rush to buy this because I wanted it to match the first book! All first editions had an image under the dust jacket like the first one. These books are like gold dust to come across now and they are so expensive when you do finally find out! I saw someone selling a copy of Caraval for £150 and my jaw hit the floor. So of course I had to buy this for a reasonable price and make sure it matched my copy of Caraval, in case I actually like the book!

Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi: Have I read the Shatter Me series yet? No. Did I rush out and buy this as soon as it came out? Yes! Total cover buy and I can’t wait to catch up on this series!

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All of my unread books! (Nearly 100!)

Hey guys! I am back off holiday now and I had such an amazing time! I’m sorry for not posting but I decided to take a break from my blog and spent the two weeks relaxing! 🙂

Now that I’m back, I decided to count all of my unread books and it is not pretty! I always feel better seeing how many unread books other people have and it makes me feel better because I’m always like at least I’m not that bad! I was wrong. I was living in denial because it’s very bad. I have 98 unread books! 98! Help?! Honestly I have no idea why I let it get so bad and now I feel very overwhelmed, yay! But at least every month I will get to see the number slowly going down and it will motivate me to stop buying other books!

I’m only going to try and buy books now that I really want such as Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare! I’ll try telling myself that all the others can wait until I have a nice number of books on my TBR! Below are my unread books. I hope you can read them OK, I took screenshots on Goodreads. It’s very inconvenient not being on YouTube sometimes.

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Character deaths I’m not over!

Hey guys! I saw Sasha’s (abookutopia) video on book character deaths she’s not over and I wanted to do the same on my blog as there are a lot of deaths I am not over! Some years old, others quite recent. It will contain spoilers (obviously!), so read at your own risk! 🙂

Death Cure1) Newt in The Death Cure by James Dashner

I’m starting with the oldest one but still the most devastating death I have come across because I feel that it isn’t really a spoiler anymore with it being made into a movie. Seriously if you haven’t read the book or seen the movie then you probably aren’t going to at this point. I read The Death Cure such a long time ago and I am still mad at Newt’s death. He was my favourite character and he deserved a much better ending than that. My dramatic ass was so upset. It took me a few attempts to read The Fever Code when that came out because I didn’t want to see a young Newt and knowing he died. Nope. Nope. Nope.

 

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August Favourites! (Bookish and non-bookish!)

Hey guys! I’ve never done a monthly favourites post before but I thought I’d finally do one as I’ve had a lot of August favourites that have made me really excited, so I thought it’d be good to share them with you! Let me know what you think!

IMG_20180724_184107_2301) Black Panther book sleeve

This was in Illumicrate’s May box and if you haven’t heard of them, they are a YA subscription box similar to FairyLoot. I don’t buy these boxes because I’ve just never properly looked into them but they seem to have some really nice items. Black Panther is one of my favourite Marvel characters, I freaking loved the film! I absolutely fell in love with this book sleeve as soon as I saw it and my heart broke a little when I realised it was in a subscription box. Luckily, this wonderful person on Facebook who was in this buy, sell and trade group was selling hers as she didn’t want it. So of course, I snapped it right up and I’ve been using it non-stop ever since. I love it so much, I love it, I love it, I love it! It’s so cute and I’m going to cherish this now.

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Annoying book cover changes!

Hey guys! I have been wanting to do this post for a really long time but I’ve never found the time to write it until now! I’ve just always felt so annoyed when a publisher has randomly changed the covers halfway through a series and I feel like venting about it! I hope you enjoy and I’m curious to see if you agree with me on any of these!

1) An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

This has by far been the most annoying series for cover changes. I love these books but the covers are so damn mismatched. I really wish the publishers would just make up their minds because this series looks a complete mess. All of the books are different sizes too! Reaper is the biggest book and then Torch is so tiny in comparison! It’s like the small UK hardback size and it just bugs me. I just want to throw them all out and buy matching covers but I have looked everywhere and these are currently the only UK covers, ugh! I could buy the American ones but I can’t make up my mind if I like them or not. I swear I’ll be so mad if the fourth book is different AGAIN.

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Top 5 Books of 2018 (So far!)

Hey guys! I recently did the mid-year freak out book tag and before that I talked about books I’d struggled to finish this year. So now I’d really like to spread the love and talk about some of my favourite books for the first half of 2018. I’m going to pick five books and just gush about them. This was extremely hard to chose only five and these are in no particular order. Hope you enjoy!

The Death of Mrs WestawayThe Death of Mrs Westaway by Ruth Ware: 

This was yet another fantastic book from Ruth Ware! She is one of my favourite crime thriller authors. My full review for this is up if you want to check that out! For now though I’ll say that I loved how different this book was to her other ones. I loved how it focused on deception and family secrets. Ruth kept the mystery locked up tight throughout and I honestly didn’t have a clue what was going to happen! I loved the main character and I definitely felt for her. I couldn’t imagine being on your own, no family or friends and struggling with debt. It’s so terrifying! Ruth did a fantastic job with this one and I’m excited to see what she comes up with next!

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