kay, first of all, can we agree that that’s the longest title I’ve ever had in a post? Second, welcome to an actual book haul, something I didn’t think I’d ever do! As most of you know, I’ve been reading predominantly ebooks for the past 4 or 5 years (long before I started blogging), and I never really saw the point of announcing to everyone what I’d bought (or maybe………………………..I was avoiding facing the hard truth that I always end up buying more books than I can read. But in the past month I’ve kind of given in and bought a few physical books and I decided I would try sharing it here.
Excuse very poor bookstagrammability of my photos but here’s all the books I bought:
Also featured in the picture is my new plant which I called Dan (short for Danielle) because she’s orange and I’m rereading All for the Game so it was the obvious choice for a name. I hope she’ll enjoy her new house 🌸
The reason I managed to buy so many is because, as the title says, I found an amazing site based in Germany which sells used books of all kinds. It has a very decent English (and even Italian and French, as far as I could see) section, which is both a blessing and a curse. I don’t know what they do in terms of selling abroad but if you’re in Europe it might be worth checking out their site. In any case, they have enough English books that after a while I gave up trying to scroll through it all and literally pulled out my goodreads TBR and searched for every book on it that I think I might want to own in physical copy, and lo and behold I actually found quite a lot. I also love the feeling of used books, plus all of these are in almost perfect conditions and if they have a little more signs of use the price definitely reflects that so it’s all worth it.
I ended up picking these four up:
📕 If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio – I’ve heard it’s gay and that everyone who reads it cries a lot
📕 A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini – this is not a book I intend to read anytime soon but it was literally less than 3€ and it’s one of those books I want to read when I’m like, a Proper Adult and my mental health is stable enough that I don’t need books for escapism
📕 The Secret History by Donna Tartt – do I know anything about this book? No but it was 2.50€ and all of my friends loved it.
📕 The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury – I’ve actually read this years ago! And I really liked it and I want to reread it at some point. Also the cover is stunning.
I decided to also treat myself to some new books:
📗 Six of Crows (collector’s edition) by Leigh Bardugo – I pre-ordered this back in July when it was announced and I don’t regret it one bit because it’s stunning with its fanart and maps and red sprayed edges!!!
📗 Check, Please! (Vol.1, #Hockey) by Ngozi Ukazu – I read this as a webcomic in March 2017 and I loved it so much. I haven’t kept up with it and I’ve been meaning to reread it and catch up with it for ages, so when I saw it was coming out as a physical book I wanted to get it so I can reread without having to click “next” on tumblr and also I wanted to support the author because this is such a feel-good comic and she deserves it. I can’t wait to read it again!
📗 9 From The Nine Worlds by Rick Riordan – I want to own anything related to the Magnus Chase universe in physical copy eventually, so this was a first step towards that. Also the cover is so pretty, a picture doesn’t do it justice.
Extra – Library books
I also wanted to mention library books because I think more hauls should include them.
My friend recommended the Artemis Fowl books by Eoin Colfer and when I was at the library to return some stuff I saw they have most of the series so I tried getting the first book. I still haven’t read it but I’m looking forward to it.
Not featured in the pictures are a physics and a chemistry textbooks and three books full of music sheets because I had to study for the audition of my choir. I got them at a different library than the Artemis Fowl one and can I just say libraries are awesome?