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!