“Accidental” Book Haul

Sometimes you just gotta buy yourself some books to try and lift your mood. I decided to treat myself today, and ordered myself a few books (and one kindle book)… can you tell I’m in a Liane Moriarty kind of mood today? I’m close to finishing ‘What Alice Forgot’, and it’s made me want to read everything Liane Moriarty has ever written. I decided to pick up Gillian Flynn’s short story ‘The Grownup’, because I’ve seen it popping up all over my Goodreads feed lately, and I also bought the kindle edition of ‘The Haunting of Gillespie House’ because it was only $3.99 on Amazon. Now, time to stop buying books and actually read some.

Spring/Summer Book Haul

Despite my best intentions to ‘shop my stash‘ and be satisfied with what I found on my own bookshelf instead of succumbing to the lure of the Book Depository… I failed, I hauled, and here we are again. I’m not too mad about it though, as one can never have too many books. Right? Although, I am running out of room in my bookshelf, so it’s probably a good thing that I signed back up to my local library a couple of weeks ago. Free books, and none of the storage issues. Yes. Before doing that, however, I scoured my Goodreads to-read list, and placed an order for these goodies late last month –

The Hundred Foot Journey by Richard C Morais
The Vacationers by Emma Straub
We Are The Goldens by Dana Reinhardt
The Merciless by Danielle Vega
California by Edan Lepucki
Cutting Teeth by Julia Fierro

Do you have any books that you’re planning to read this season? Let me know!

Spring/Summer Book Haul (shop my stash edition)

So I seem to have developed a nasty habit of buying a whole lot of books and never actually reading them. The ‘to-read’ section is fast overtaking the shelves of my bookcase that house the books I’ve actually read. In light of this (and to help with my current no-buy situation), I’ve decided to pick my Spring/Summer books from my existing collection. These are the books I intend to read when the warm weather kicks in:

Oryx & Crake by Margaret Atwood
Seating Arrangements by Maggie Shipstead
The Raft by S A Bodeen
The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta
The Returned by Jason Mott

Do you have a particular book that you love to re-read over the summer? I do, and it’s one that I’ve had since I was a kid. It’s ‘all in the blue unclouded weather’ by Robin Klein, and every time I read it I get transported to summer. It’s a children’s book but I love it.