Because this happened…
(I decided to purge my bookshelves and donate to charity.)
My purge was not everything on my TBR, that would be completely ridiculous, but since I had over three hundred books on my TBR, it seemed fair to purge these once and for all. I looked at my shelves and genuinely asked myself the question – will I ever pick you up, or will I always pick something else up first, to the point of going out to buy something before I get to you? Essentially, are you an apocalypse only read?
This meant purging entire series’ which I had only purchased due to box-set sales in the local Works, books I only have due to a university reading list, and which I never read while at university anyway, and nostalgia buys purchased due to favourites-gone-by which no longer hold up to my reading desires. In the long run, four bags later, I had divested myself of at least half a bookcase, at least fifty books.
Whenever I part with books in this way, especially this quantity, I get separation anxiety. I know that books deserve to be read, so someone deserves to have these! Most are brand new! But still. I see the empty bookshelves in my room, and my breath catches, I feel tears in my eyes, my books are gone!
It takes only a few moments before I realise that the empty space also means potential. For more books. Something my other half apparently understood too well.
So…Today, I went to a bookstore!
I only intended to buy one book – The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo – because I have really wanted this book! I love Leigh Bardugo. I left with seven books, and that was showing restraint. While in the bookstore, and discussing Queen of Shadows with the other half, who is really behind in this series, another customer started to chat about the YA books. Before I know it, we’re gushing about new reads, the videos we’ve recently watched on Youtube, and giving recommendations left and right. I love to randomly find people who just want to gush about books (when she found out a book she wanted had been pre-ordered, she literally jumped up and down!). This led to my agreeing to go along to the young adult book club, held monthly.
Clearly, I required the books for this, as they now need to be read… (Autoboyography by Christina Lauren and Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo) However, there were definitely other books that I wanted to read too, desperately, obviously. I left the store with seven books. Not quite the fifty I gave away but definitely starting to fill those shelves back up.
So what has now been added to the TBR? Well, take a look below. I look forward to reading them all soon. Well, ya know…soonish.
October Book Haul
Language of Thorns – Leigh Bardugo
Autoboyography – Christina Lauren
Wonder Woman Warbringer – Leigh Bardugo
They Both Die at the End – Adam Silvera
A Shadow Bright and Burning – Jessica Cluess
Moxie – Jennifer Mathieu
Spellslinger – Sebastien De Castell
5 thoughts on “October Book Haul!”
You got so many books. And your TBR pile to die for. I hope you are able to finish those books soon because I am ready to hear your reviews on them.
I hope so too! I have to read at Warbringer and Autoboyography for the book club in 2 weeks, and then i’m going to dive into everything else, asap. Just finishing The Wrath and the Dawn now!
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OMG. YESSSS. The wrath and the dawn and Warbringer. I NEED THOSE REVIEWS. NEED I TELL YOU. NEED
Ha! I better get to it then. Some serious reading needs to happen tomorrow and I’ll have reviews up as soon as I can.
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I mean take your time but I will be the first one to comment and love it. *WINK*!!!!1
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