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Book Haul – July


Well, are really surprised anymore that I have a few books to show off at the end of the month? We really shouldn’t be. I absolutely fail at controlling myself and I have stopped whining about it entirely. I am still probably ashamed about it but I am not going to cry about it. What’s the use? amirite?

Anyway, I bought too many books this month and well, part of the reason could have been the anxiety I faced during the month. I have a tendency to buy out a store or the equivalent of it on my level whenever I start feeling too stressed and anxious. So if you see a ridiculous and not quite calculated book shopping, consider that period to be full of anxiety for me. At least, that’s what I have found once I started to actually think about this properly.

In any case, none of that changes the fact that I have quite a number of books to show off and here’s the list of them.

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

I have the series in ebook format but I have really wanted to own physical copies for quite a while and I found the prices to be a little too much in the past however this time  I didn’t let that stop me. The price had gone down quite a bit when I thought to buy it so no worries about me going bankrupt or anything.

Abhorsen by Garth Nix

I had the first two books in the trilogy for a while and I had been trying to find the third and the concluding novel for a while now but it wasn’t available or it was too costly, my usual used bookshop came in handy though because it became available there. Of course, it won’t match the other two books edition wise but can’t be helped, I suppose.

The Birds and Other Plays by Aristophanes

Oh, boy, whenever I find anything even remotely antiquity, I am all over it. So when I saw used copies of this one and I knew I had to have it before losing the chance.

Phaedra and Other Plays by Seneca

Same goes for this one, it’s not usual to find this one everywhere but used and cheap is always an awesome combo I cannot ignore.

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte

I have always wanted to read this one because I have read Jane Eyre and loved it, I have read Wuthering Heights and hated it and I have been curious about the third Bronte sister. So as soon as I saw it, I grabbed it and sighed with happiness.

Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

This is perhaps the only purchase I am not quite sure about? I am not quite sure if this is for me but oh well, it’s a done deal.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

I am not going to lie, this was all down to the edition and the covers.

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

All three of them, seriously. I am not even all that sorry.

Persuasion by Jane Austen

Only the pretty covers and the cheap price was considered when buying these three.

Stormwarden by Janny Wurts

I have heard great things about Janny Wurts’ writing and I am always up for women fantasy writers because I just don’t know enough of them to have read them. So when I saw this one, I thought why not? I love fantasy, I have heard great things about the author’s writing, so why the hell not?

Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

I knew as soon as it became available for pre-order that I was going to buy it. I absolutely loved An Enchantment of Ravens and this one sounded amazing and right up my alley so I bought it. Simple as that.

So that’s it for the books bought this month, well, apart from the ones that aren’t here yet. Have you read any of the books? If yes, then, what are your thoughts on them? If not then after reading the blurbs, would you want to? Also, what was the last book you bought? Tell me all about it in the comments below.

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