Normally I do book hauls over on my Instagram account (which you should totally check out if you haven’t already), but it was requested that I do a christmas book haul post and here it is.
Satin Island by Tom McCarthy
The Fishermen by Chigoze Obioma
A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James
The Year of Runaways by Sunjeev Sahota
A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
Last year I found out that The Book People do a deal where you can get the Man Booker shortlist for £30, it works out to £5 a book and considering they are all hardbacks it’s a real bargain. I was going to buy it last year but by the time I found out about it I had already bought two of the books so there was no point.
This year however my mum offered to get it for my Christmas. You guys have no idea how painful it was watching them announce this years winner knowing that the book was lying in a box in our dining room and that I would have to wait another 2 months to read it. I’m hoping to read all of these in the next few months and do a big post reviewing all of them. Hopefully that is a thing you would like to see.
Every year I give my mum a condensed version of my Goodreads to-buy shelf for her to pick a few books from. This actually works really well as I get books I want to read without knowing exactly what books I’m going to get and my mum enjoys picking interesting sounding books.
There is also two books which I forgot to put in this picture and they are The Tiger Who Came To Tea and the new Harry Potter colouring in book. As you can imagine I got quite a bit of flack from my family for asking for a children’s picture book and a colouring in book (I still maintain my position that The Tiger Who Came To Tea is the greatest children’s book ever written).
Harry’s Last Stand by Harry Leslie Smith
Neuromancer by William Gibson
Do No Harm by Henry Marsh
Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer
We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche
The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley
The Epigenetics Revolution by Nessa Carey
Time by Stephen Baxter
Space by Stephen Baxter
Watership Down by Richard Adam
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
The Dark Forest by Cixin Liu
The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi
I was also given a Kindle Fire for Christmas, you know, the one that is so cheap Amazon has been telling people to buy six of them. Anyway as you can imagine I was sitting in my pyjamas on Christmas Day playing about with my new tablet when I find out that there is a Kindle sale on. And I went a little mad.
There is actually a good reason for this, I have a rule where I don’t pay more than £2 for a Kindle book. Any more than that and you’re getting into the range of what you can get a physical book for, and I really don’t see the point of buying an ebook when I can get the physical book for the same price. As much as I love my Kindle I still prefer physical books.
The sale is still on for a few more days and they have a really fantastic selection of books all under £2. It’s definitely something to check out.