Saturday 5 September 2020

Huge book haul: Summer 2020

I just love books, and I love buying books - a bit ridiculous because I never really have time to read, but hey. Lockdown was great for my reading habits but now I'm back at my part-time job AND have a lot of regular freelance work coming in, I don't have as much time to pick up a book as I'd like. Naturally, I've bought a load of books recently anyway and I got some for my birthday too, as well as being sent some from publishers. Without further ado, here's all the books I've accumulated over the past month or so!

Books from The Works

I honestly think The Works is fantastic for books - 3 paperbacks for £5? Amazing. You have to trawl through a bit, but it's worth it. I've done two orders over the past two months and here's the books I got from The Works:

To Keep You Safe by Kate Bradley
The Roommates by Rachel Sargeant
The Other Mrs by Mary Kubica
The Guilty Dead by P J Tracey
Do Not Disturb by Claire Douglas
Hysteria by L J Ross
Blood Orange by Harriet Tyce
The Catch by T M Logan
The Reunion by Guillaume Musso
The Puppet Boy of Warsaw by Eva Weaver (which I actually bought from Tesco, but I didn't want to make an entirely new section for one book so here we are)

Birthday books

It was my birthday in July (hey 25) and I got a few books from my loved ones - books make the best gifts, don't they? These are the ones I received:

Queenie by Candice Carty Williams
They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
Can Everyone Please Calm Down? by Mae Martin
A Chip Shop in PoznaƄ: My Unlikely Year in Poland by Ben Aitken
The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri
When You Were Everything by Ashley Woodfolk

ARCs from publishers

As I review books on my blog, I get sent pre-release copies of books from time to time which is joyous. Here's some I've been sent recently as well as one I've got access to on Netgalley!

Cracked by Louise McCreesh*
Cover Your Tracks by Claire Askew*
Hermit by S R White*
The Diver and The Lover by Jeremy Vine*
When Life Gives You Mangoes by Kereen Getten

So there's all the books I've added to my shelves over the past month or so - I'm sure I've missed some, which is ridiculous, but I should be all set for reading for the rest of 2020 at least.


  1. I really want to read They Both Die at the End and The Beekeper of Aleppo! I hope you enjoy them

    Steph -

  2. Ooh I hope you enjoy them! You've got a fair few reads there x