Saturday, 2 September 2017

Massive August Book Haul Part 1

Stacking the Shelves is co-hosted by Reading Reality and Tynga's Reviews. Each week bloggers post the books they purchased or received. I bought a lot of books in the month of August, I decided to treat myself after finishing my Master thesis and celebrating my birthday. This is part one.

I went to Brussels to visit the Magritte museum and Waterstones. On my way to the bookstore, I passed Sterling, another English bookshop and I simply couldn't resist!

Books I got in Waterstones:

1. Sleeping Giants (Themis Files #1) by Sylvain Neuvel

I have already read this book but I felt a bit disappointed because of the hype. Has anyone read the sequel? Should I continue the series?

2. Leviathan Wakes (The Expanse #1) by James S.A. Corey

The cashier in Waterstones actually started chatting with me about this book and now I'm doubly excited to read it!

3. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

I actually got this book twice this month. I bought the paperback in Waterstones and then my bookbestie got me the hardcover! Can't wait to read this one!

4. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

I've heard such good things about this one! 

The following books I got from the Sterling bookshop in Brussels:

5. Villette by Charlotte Brontë

I'm slowly collecting classics in the Penguin English Library editions, I'll have to be quick about it, because a lot of these are already out of print :(

6. Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell

I actually was unable to find Cranford in this edition online for months and when I saw it in the bookstore, I just couldn't leave without it!

7. Kim by Rudyard Kipling

The next two Penguin Modern Classics were 10% off and if you bought two, you got a literary poster, so I got one of Jack Kerouac.

8. On the Road by Jack Kerouac

9. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

I haven't read anything by these two authors before, but I'm excited to get to them.

Okay, these are the books I got from my parents for my birthday:

10. The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

11. Robinson Crusoe (Robinson Crusoe #1) by Daniel Defoe

12. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

13. Big Mushy Happy Lump (Sarah's Scribbles #2) by Sarah Andersen

I already read this one and loved it! I can relate to these cartoons so much! Highly recommend!

14. The Bird's Nest by Shirley Jackson

I also got a couple of board games last month, if anyone's interested in that, I'm willing to write about them as well.

Part two of my August book haul will be posted next Saturday!

Have you read any of the books mentioned above or are you planning to? Leave your thoughts down below!

Which book should I read next?

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  1. Wow, that is quite a haul! Very nice! I've heard a lot of good things about THUG, and omg I adore Sarah's Scribbles. She was at Johns Hopkins (the uni) earlier in the summer but I was on vacation! Sad life. She is such a talented artist. :D I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Have a wonderful weekend, Lynn. =)

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  2. Great set of books you got there! I really need to read the Hate U Give and the Sarah scribbles soon!

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    1. Thank you! You really should! I hope you'll enjoy them!

  3. No bookstore should be passed by without a visit! It looks like you got some great books there. I loved The Hate U Give. I have a copy of Sleeping Giants and need to read it. Dark Matter is another one I have on hand that I still haven't read.

    I really enjoyed Oliver Twist when I read it years ago. I am a big fan of the musical too, which I don't know if I'm supposed to admit out loud.

    I really want to read Sarah Scribbles. I'm surprised my husband doesn't already have a copy!

    I hope you enjoy all of your new books, Lynn!

    1. I agree! Thank you! I love musicals but I haven't seen the Oliver Twist one yet. I hope you'll enjoy Sarah Scribbles! She's amazing!

  4. I loved Dark Matter! I haven't seen that cover though, the US one is much more boring. :) And I was disappointed with Sleeping Giants too, so I haven't read the sequel yet. I'm kinda ambivalent.

    1. I really like the UK cover as well! Hope to read it soon! I feel the same about Sleeping Giants, I read some reviews about the sequel first before purchasing it.

  5. Great Haul! I want to read The Hate U Give and Dark Matter. I didn't like Of Mice and Men, I hope you'll enjoy it better than me. Have fun reading these!

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    1. Thank you! I hope to get to all three books soon!

  6. Wow, nice haul! I wanted to buy The Hate You Give Me for so long, but it's too costly here :( And those Penguin editions.. they are so good. I hope you enjoy your haul. Happy reading!

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    1. Thank you! I got The Hate U Give half price in combination with Dark Matter! And then my wonderful friend got me the hardcover as well! I'm one lucky girl!

  7. Wow, you have some GREAT grabs here! Enjoy them. I have loved some of these a lot, and some of them are on my wishlist! Especially Sleeping Giants.

    1. Thank you! I hope you'll enjoy Sleeping Giants more than I did, I'm still a bit conflicted about that one.