JULY BOOK HAUL – 11 books!

Hello friends! As promised, I would be back with more posts after my (much needed) summer vacation. I first visited Gozo, which is an island close to Malta, for about 10 days and flew to London straight after. Naturally, I couldn’t visit London without buying some books. Sadly, my suitcase space was limited which led to me “only” buying three. Now you must have become a bit curious, yes? In this post, I’d like to show you all the books I bought and received in the month of July. And I promise you– it was a verrrry good month. Let’s commence!

First up are the books I received early this month from Penguin Press. The release dates for these books are all in either August or September. I’ll link to the book’s Goodreads page and leave you a very short description!

  • AUTUMN by Karl Ove Knausgaard – an autobiographical quartet based on the four seasons
  • LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE by Celeste Ng – two moms in a progressive Cleveland suburb stand on opposite sides of a custody battle
  • THE SHAPE OF BONES by Daniel Galera – a novel about youth, power and the nature of manhood
  • IMPOSSIBLE VIEWS OF THE WORLD by Lucy Ives – a debut novel set in a New York museum, in which a co-worker’s disappearance and a mysterious map change a life forever

Next up are three books the lovely people over at Pushkin Press sent me! One of these books was also in the July ‘Spells and Remedies’ bookboxclub Box (which was AMAZING overall and I will post about later).

  • THE DISAPEARANCES by Emily Bain Murphy – a story set magical and mysterious world where ordinary things suddenly disappear
  • PIGLETTES by Clementine Beauvais – a hilarious, empowering and life-affirming coming-of-age roadtrip story set in France
  • SOME POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS by Helen Phillips – an Atwood-like short story collection that explores bizarre scenarios and the characters’ solutions to them

Then onto a fine Dutch YA novel sent to me by HarperCollinsYA NL. Most of you might know it under a different title… “The Secret of a Heart Note“.

  • EEN FIJNE NEUS VOOR LIEFDE by Stacey Lee – a teen aroma expert uses her extrasensitive sense of smell to mix perfumes that help others fall in love while protecting her own heart at all costs

Those were all the books I received last month, but as I mentioned in the beginning, I also managed to buy a few books when I was in London! Roaming the gorgeous Waterstone’s and Foyles’ flagship stores in the city centre is everything I can wish for (and a bit of sun maybe, which was seriously lacking lol). Fun fact: I also got a small lightning bolt tattoo on the sideof my wrist to permanently have my love for Harry Potter with me. Keep an eye on my Instagram, I’ll post a picture of it soon!

So lastly, my London-bought books.

  • SPELLBOOK OF THE LOST AND FOUND by Moïra Fowley-Doyle – when a few teens discover an ancient spellbook, they are caught between the decision to let it help them or to lead them towards secrets that should never be found… (GORGEOUS COVER ALERT BTW)
  • A CONJURING OF LIGHT by V.E. Schwab – not describing this as it is the third book in the A Darker Shade of Magic-series and I’m only reading and loving the first so far.
  • SPELLSLINGER by Sebastien De Castell – ‘magic is a con game’. That’s what it says on the back of the book and that’s what made me want to buy it… Kaz Brekker feels, anyone?

Thank you for joining me on my JULY BOOK HAUL and please let me know which books are included in your haul and whether or not you want to read any of the ones mentioned above!




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    1. Thanks Lisa!! I’m super excited to read it so I hope I’ll find time soon :). I’ll be sure to let you know once I do!

  1. Can we take a moment to appreciate those photos PUUUULEASE cause they are so gorgeous and -you evil lil genius- how clever and AESTHETIC it was turning towards the camera those books you were mentioning during the post? MY EYES ARE GRATEFUL FOR THIS BEAUTY! and also, is it a coincidence that those three books you bought are so badass and red and dark and hardcore when the ones you got sent (albeit lovely) are colourful and cheerful and JUST ADMIT YOU’RE A CRIMINAL AND MAGIC LOVING BOOKISH DRAGON! I think I need to go and take a break after this rant but please blog mooooore okay? OkAY

    1. YOUR REPLY MAKES ME SO HAPPY HONESTLY MY QUEEN YOU HAVE NO IDEA THANK YOU!!!!!!!!! And omg fun fact about the books: I always tend to buy red/blue/white books when I buy books myself I don’t know why this is I legit have a whole shelft that consist of red and white spines DO I HAVE A PROBLEM??? ily

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