The Mega Book Haul

Like I said [on Twitter], I might’ve gone a tad overboard with my recent book buying’… #BookWormMeetsShopaholic? I guess I won’t have to be afraid to run out of book options this summer. I’m counting twelve books + a super cool diary —more on that in a bit. I’ve based the purchases on the book description, reviews and the cover, as it’s kinda like buying art right? I jest, I jest.

The ones that I’ve been meaning to buy. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan, Lean In: For Graduates by Sheryl Sandberg, It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Natasha Corrett and Vicki Edgson. I’m rather ashamed that I’ve only gotten these now, as they’ve been recommended by every breathing soul. OK, I might be exaggerating again, but you get what I mean. What really bit the bullet for me is that I always read books before seeing the movie; CRA seemed like the perfect beach read (I actually finished this already); I recently graduated, and I’m determined to do a natural (and easy to follow) detox, simply because I want to feel and look healthier.

The ones that I got for their cover art. The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden by John Green, Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher, Five Star Billionaire by Tash Aw, It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini. Just look at them… I was instantly drawn to their cover art, which is amazing and It’s Kind of a Funny Story is definitely one of my favourites. Not only do they look very pretty, from what I can sense from the book description, the inside doesn’t disappoint either.

The ones that were an impulse buy. The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of The Window and Disappeared; The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden, both by Jonas Jonasson, The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion, Q and A a Day: 5-Year Journal by Neal’s Yard Remedies. You know the times when you buy something either because something has been mentioned over, and over, and over? Or simply because you’ve seen it in a store’s bestsellers or recommended section? Well, that’s how I got these.

The one that isn’t called a book. (not pictured) Q and A a Day: 5-Year Journal by Potter Style. Let’s put this out here first: I’m not a journal person. I’ve tried numerous times, but I just couldn’t be bothered after 3 days. What appealed to me to get this, is because each day of the year has a question, which you then answer at that specific date and do that for five years (or not). Basically it’s like a mini capsule journal, where you can look back at the answers you gave a year ago and see how you grew (or didn’t) as a person. Even though I can say I hate journals, I’ve been writing in this little book for a few days consecutively and I’m actually looking forward to the next question, every day.