A Cumulative Book Haul

I’ve started to flip between feeling immense guilt for spending money on books when I’m trying to save money for the future and between thinking BUT BOOKS – it’s a dilemma I’m sure most book lovers can appreciate. Documenting all the books I’ve accumulated since Christmas will hopefully illustrate to me how much of a book buying problem. I’m not saying it will solve the problem but at least I’ll be properly aware of just how much money I’m wasting on books. That being said, I’m very intrigued/excited/itching to read every single one of these books, so not a complete waste of money, I think we can all agree on that. (Plus the pictured stack at least was purchased second-hand from a local charity shop which helps fund an autism charity so I feel like less of a terrible person if my money is at least channelled into the pockets of that.)

So, without further ado, bring on the books…

Paperbacks and hardbacks

  1. Six Four by Hideo Yokoyama [giveaway win]
  2. The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
  3. A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
  4. Rebel Angels by Libba Bray
  5. The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray
  6. The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell
  7. The Accidental by Ali Smith
  8. Moranthology by Caitlin Moran
  9. Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl
  10. Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee
  11. The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith
  12. The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith
  13. Bridget Jones: Mad About The Boy by Helen Fielding
  14. Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas
  15. Soulless by Gail Carriger
  16. Changeless by Gail Carriger
  17. Blameless by Gail Carriger
  18. Heartless by Gail Carriger
  19. Timeless by Gail Carriger
  20. A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
  21. Ten Thousand Skies Above You by Claudia Gray
  22. Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho
  23. A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
  24. A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab
  25. These Vicious Masks by Tarun Shanker
  26. The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater [pre-ordered]
  27. The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
  28. The Madness Underneath by Maureen Johnson
  29. The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman
  30. Saga Volume 2 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
  31. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy, translated by Anthony Briggs

Kindle books

  1. Shakespeare on Toast: Getting a Taste for the Bard by Ben Crystal
  2. The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow by Katherine Woodfine
  3. The Big Fear by Andrew Case [Kindle First]
  4. The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman
  5. The Masked City by Genevieve Cogman
  6. Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine
  7. The Breakers Series Books 1-3 by Edward W. Robertson
  8. It’s Not Me, It’s You by Mhairi McFarlane
  9. You Had Me At Hello by Mhairi McFarlane
  10. All the Lasting Things by David Hopson [Kindle First]
  11. Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb
  12. The Oddfits by Tiffany Tsao [Kindle First]
  13. Golden Son by Pierce Brown
  14. The One by Kiera Cass
  15. The Hangman’s Daughter by Oliver Pötzsch
  16. A History of the Barricade by Eric Hazan
  17. Nightwalking: A Nocturnal History of London by Matthew Beaumont
  18. Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class by Owen Jones

So, wow, that’s a whopping 49 books in total, which is probably far too many. However it could have been much worse considering this is covering nearly 3 months and me in possession of both Christmas money and a new found salary from the job I started in January. Really, considering the circumstances, I’m doing okay, not brilliant, but not disastrous since I’ve somehow managed to shuffle a few books around here and there to be able to fit these new additions on my shelves. (If I need to purchase a new shelf or start stacking books on the floor, that’s when I know I’ve bought too many in too short a space of time!) And yet I still persist in utilising the full force of my local library on top of these new additions – it’s safe to say I will never learn, but that’s fine because I’m enjoying my reading lately and I think that’s all any book lover wants!


Have you purchased/borrowed any of the books above? Or have thoughts/a review on any of them? Any recommendations? Comment below!

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7 thoughts on “A Cumulative Book Haul

  1. Ashleigh 02/04/2016 / 22:22

    That’s a LOT of books! I bet it was so satisfying to see your book collection grow so much :D

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    • Emma 02/04/2016 / 22:23

      Extremely satisfying – though my parents did despair a little! :P

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    • Emma 02/04/2016 / 22:24

      Thank you! I’ve since read The Miniaturist and I thoroughly enjoyed it, I hope you do too :)

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  2. Nika 16/03/2016 / 09:40

    Oh my, this really is an impressive book haul! Amazing!
    I read The Historian and The Hangman’s Daughter and both are so good.

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    • Emma 16/03/2016 / 10:52

      Haha thank you, it’s either an impressive or a slightly foolhardy amount of books! :P

      I’m really looking forward to both of them. I’ve been reading a lot of fantasy lately so I would like something a little more historical.

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