Friday, 2 November 2018

October 2018 Book Haul


I feel like I was quite restrained in my book buying this month, although it doesn't actually look like it by this picture but I promise I only actually purchased two of these books! After a month of reading horror for blogoween I definitely fancied a change so here is what I picked up:
  • To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo - I was actually lucky enough to be invited to a bloggers brunch at the start of the month and meet Alexandra. I had already read this earlier in the year and really enjoyed it so I do recommend picking it up. It is a dark retelling of The Little Mermaid, but the mermaids are sirens which are a lot deadlier and take one heart a year from a human. Princess Lira, siren daughter of the sea queen takes one heart too many and as punishment the sea queen turns her into a human who happens to end up on the ship of a siren hunter. It's good stuff.
  • The Dark Vault by V.E. Schwab - This is another one I was sent, which I am super grateful for because I love Victoria's writing so much. The Dark Vault is actually two books, The Archived and The Unbound which if I remember correctly were never published in the UK so I'm very excited to get my hands on this! The synopsis of this is pretty interesting, dead people are almost like books, called Histories that reside in the Archive and there are librarians that can read them. Seriously can't wait to read this one, but gosh it's thick!
  • Sympathy by Olivia Sudjic -  This was part of the Reading in Heels October subscription box so I won't go into too much detail about this one as I've already spoken about it, but essentially its a thriller about someone who gets a bit obsessive on instagram and lives in New York. Check out my Reading in Heels Unboxing post for more info on it.
  • Feminists Don't Wear Pink and Other Lies by Scarlett Curtis - I actually picked this one up after seeing on Twitter that Topshop decided to dismantle their pop up shop with this book 30 minutes before the store opening because they were worried feminism is too controversial. Considering Topshop has plenty of feminist slogan items of clothing on sale I thought this was an awful move so picked up the book to show my support. This is a collection of feminists essays from some incredible women, including Keira Knightley, Gemma Arteton, Emma Watson and many more.
  • Soulbinder by Sebastien De Castell - This is another book that I received at the blogger brunch. It's the fourth book in the Spellslinger series, a fantasy series with a Western twist on it. I've not actually read the previous three books in the series, but Sebastien did a fantastic reading of the book which included an interesting character called squirrel cat so I think I will definitely pick up the rest of the series at some point.
  • Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls - The last book I picked up is one I actually got as a gift for my ten year old cousin, but she already owns it so of course I kept it for myself. This book is incredible and I seriously urge anyone with young children, girls especially to pick it up., Each page is the story of an incredible woman and a gorgeous illustration to go with it. It's very inspiring and empowering. Not just for kids though, I also love this too.
Phew that was quite a lot! I am loving branching out into more feminist texts this month too so if you have any other you could recommend I would love to hear about them.


23 comments:

  1. Impressive - I've not read any of those

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  2. Feminists don't always wear pink is on my Christmas wishlist and I can't wait to read it as I know it's going to be so enjoyable x

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  3. Awesome haul, I've never read any of them so I might give some a look up!

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  4. Great book haul. I've not read any of these.

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  5. I haven't read any of these but will consider some once I have finished my studies.

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  6. I love book haul pictures - happy reading!

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  7. Interesting choices! Can't wait to find out what you thought of them.

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  8. I've been reading the Rebel Girls book with my 6 year old, it's lovely.

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  9. What an interesting selection of books! Sympathy certainly sounds like my kind of read!

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  10. I honestly can't recommend Spellslinger enough, I love them so much and Reichis is the best!

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  11. Feminists Don't Wear Pink looks so good! Here's to fellow "bitch book" websites! :)

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  12. What a great haul! I'd love to read these too.

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  13. i have read only the last book on your list and agree that it is a great book! the others i have not read but some sound like ones i will enjoy

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  14. I love these posts! Gives me some ideas!

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  15. I really want Feminists Don't Wear Pink, but I am trying not to buy any books. Can't wait to hear what you think of it :)

    Daniella x

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  16. I really need to take more time to read. It chills me out so much xxx

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  17. Feminists Don't Wear Pink sounds super interesting. I will have check it out.

    Gayathri @ Elgee Writes

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  18. I need to find the time to add reading back in to my life. Great post with book options.

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  19. Angela Ricardo Bethea7 November 2018 at 07:36

    These are some great book haul. I'd love to try the Feminists Don't Wear Pink sounds really inviting.

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  20. Loving your book selection this month, although my TBR list has now grown even further. Hope you enjoy them all x

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  21. Great post and great book haul I hope you enjoy each and every book in your book haul, thank you so much for sharing your awesome post.

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