Sunday, 19 July 2015

Post/mid-exam Book Haul

So I bought me some books. Lots and lots of books. And since I just opened a funky new instagram account (disclaimer: may not actually be that funky), I have some lovely pics of said books with pretty filters on them. Mmm filters.

As you can see, I've gone for a pretty eclectic mix of genres. 

These first four were the ones I bought on my first attempt to spend my Amazon voucher:

I've heard loads of people talk about these books on YouTube and have had them all on my mental wishlist for a really long time, so when I finally had the excuse to buy them I jumped at the chance.

This second bunch of books were bought when I actually spent the aforementioned Amazon voucher (fail) (or win, depending on how you look at it):

I bought The City and the Stars by Arthur C. Clarke on a total whim, based solely on my random sci-fi cravings, the beautiful cover, and some pretty impressive rave reviews (which are pretty good reasons to buy a book in my opinion). Amazon also recommended the Penguin mini classics edition of The Machine Stops, as well as these little black classics. And who was I to say no?

These next books were spontaneous purchases from a cafĂ© in Bristol where I live, which has a 2 for  £5 deal (yes please!) on its books. Despite not actually being a bookshop, it does have a pretty good selection, and I managed to pick up a mixture of magical realism, memoir and sci-fi (which apparently has some philosophy thrown in). Can't wait to get to these! :D

So there you have it! I hope you enjoy ogling my beautiful purchases. Do follow me on instagram if you fancy, and meanwhile I'll work on getting a follow button put somewhere more accessible on the blog (I should probably redesign a bit while I'm at it... Any suggestions, let me know!).

What do you think of the books I bought? Have you read any? Or are there any there that you want to read? Let me know in the comments!


  1. I have random sci fi cravings too! Which is rather strange since it's not usually my thing. Nice to mix things up a bit though from time to time. Adore the book porn. Really do want to read the Samuel Pepys one - we stumbled across a reading of it on Radio 4 whilst camping one year and it set my imagination alight :)

    1. I agree! And I'm glad you enjoyed the pictures :P I'm really loving trawling through everyone's bookish instagrams :D I think I might've heard a Samuel Pepys radio reading as well.. possibly the same one! The extract I got is so so interesting! Some of it's pretty mundane stuff, but it's so full of stuff about what life was like back then - fascinating! :) Thanks for your comment


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