This is the first post I’ve written since finishing my exams and I am so excited to be back on here and writing about books again because I was really missing it! If you want to know more about where I’ve been and what is happening with this blog going forwards then you can check out my last post ‘The End of an Era’ because I’m not going to go into it again here. For today’s post though, I have another book haul in a slightly different style than I’ve done them previously. I talk about why I’m changing the way I’m doing book hauls in ‘Book Haul #1’ as well, so go check that out if you want to know about that, but let’s just get into it.
Feminism Is… by Alexander Black, Laura Buller, Emily Hoyle and Dr Megan Todd
I went a little mad a few months ago and bought a load of books on feminism because it is a subject I really want to learn a lot about and me educated in as it affects me so much and they had all of the books out on display as it was Women’s history month! I bought a load that I thought would be useful to me and this is one of them. It looks like it is going to a really educational read as it is laid out in a really simple way with a question per page and it also features some amazing women that have made a difference throughout history.
Heartstopper Volume 1 by Alice Oseman
I already talked about Heartstopper a few months ago in a wrap-up, so I won’t go into too much detail here, but I picked it up back in February I think because it looked fun and I was looking for something easygoing to ease myself back into reading a little during exams. It didn’t really help with the fact that I just didn’t have time to read, but it did spark my love for books again and I did also love it, so it was a good purchase!
This Book Will (Help You) Change The World by Sue Turton
This is another of the feminist books I picked up a few months ago, but I would say it is more focused on politics and the legal aspects of things. There is a lot of talk of Women’s rights, but it also covers a lot of other issues and aims to teach people about the government and politics in a simple way that everyone can understand, so that we can use our votes and our rights to make a change. I’m 16 at the moment and am therefore not yet allowed to vote, but I will be in just over a year and a half when I’m 18, so I need to start learning about politics since I currently know very little as they don’t teach you that in school.
Fierce Fairytales & Other stories to stir your soul by Nikita Gill
This was another feminist inspired book I picked up, but this is a poetry book rather than a non-fiction. I have also already read this and I adored it! It was amazing to read a lot of the fairytales I already know and love, but with a little feminist twist and Nikita Gill’s writing is so gorgeous and lyrical!
The Great Library series by Rachel Caine (all 4 books that are out)
I bought the second book in this series late last year I think, but it has taken me this long to haul them! I also bought the books in a very peculiar order because I originally found book 1 and 2 in Waterstones and read the blurb of book 1 and loved the sound of it. Book 1 was unfortunately damaged though, so I just bought book two and ordered in a non damaged copy of book one. I then went home and realised there was 1 more book in the series out at the time and that another was coming out in early 2019. I then bought the 4th book when it came out and the 3rd book only a month of two ago after I had to order it in because they never had it in stock. So I bought them in a weird order and I know some people think it is a waste to buy a whole series before reading it, but I know exactly what I like in books and I can tell I’m going to love these! I’m just waiting for the series to be completed now before I read it.
In the shadow of heroes by Nicholas Bowling
I’m not going to lie, this was a 100% cover buy. I saw it on display in Waterstones and I just HAD to have it! It is absolutely stunning and it happens to have something to do with Greek mythology as well, so I’m sure I’ll enjoy it too as I love mythology, but I’m honestly just glad I own such a damn gorgeous book! Have you ever bought a book purely based on the cover?
Beautiful Broken Things & Fierce Fragile Hearts by Sara Barnard
I actually bought Fierce Fragile Hearts first much earlier in the year and started reading it before I realised that it was in fact the sequel/companion novel to Beautiful Broken Things, which is why it wasn’t making a whole lot of sense! I had quite enjoyed what I had read so far though and I found it very relatable, so I then went and bought Beautiful Broken Things, so that I could then read them (in the correct order this time) when exams were over. I haven’t started reading them yet because I am planning my Harry Potter re-read of the year and some exciting blog posts to go along with them, but I do want to get round to them this year!
Radio Silence by Alice Oseman
I went out and bought Radio Silence the day after I had finished reading Heartstopper because I adored Heartstopper so much that I just had to have another of Alice Oseman’s books. I know she has quite a few books, but i chose to get Radio Silence because I’ve heard great things about it from everyone in the book community and out of all the synopses I read, I think I will like this one best. I again haven’t had a chance to read it yet, but I do plan to get to it this year!
And that’s it for this book haul! I’m trying not to make each book haul too long and I think 8 books (or at least 8 authors) is a good amount, so I’m going to leave it here for today. I still have probably have enough books to do another 2 book hauls, so there will be more over the next month, but I may space them out a little as I’m trying not to buy any more books until I’ve read some as my reading has slowed significantly this year because of exams, although I am hoping that it will pick back up again now! What books have you bought recently? Have you read any on this list? I’d love to know, so leave a comment down below or come and chat to me on Instagram (@theoriginalbookdragon)
Goodbye for now!
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