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A bit of a book haul :)

Hello 👋

My new favourite thing is being cosy. Sure I was always a fan of being cosy anyways but drinking a nice cup of tea while wrapped in a blanket hits different when the temperature drops below 10*C.

Reading while being nice and cosy also hits different and I’m prepared for all the freezing cold and rainy days because I’ve acquired some more books. My last haul was two months ago and I’ve read 2 of those 12 books. I stand by my stance that buying books is a totally different hobby to actually reading them. Either way here are my new books :))

I was so excited about all the f/f romances coming out in 2021 and I Think I Love You by Auriane Desombre was one of them. Sadly I’ve barely made a dint in my anticipated releases but I’m adamant to fix that.

I got an e-book copy of this for pretty cheap and it’s actually pretty cheap. I’m enjoying carrying around a bunch of books in my back pocket without actually lugging around a bunch of books

Fingers crossed I can read this sooner rather then later.

I’m currently on a minor mission to read some grumpy/sunshine romance’s hence why I invested in these two popular romances. The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood has been making the rounds on every and all social media platforms and I wanted to see what the hype was all about, especially when I learnt it was originally Star Wars fanfiction. And then the movie trailer for The Hating Game by Sally Thorne dropped recently and it got me interested.

I’ve since finished The Love Hypothesis and am currently almost halfway through The Hating Game. I’ve got a whole post coming soon giving mini-reviews for the grumpy/sunshine romances.

We’ve been reading a bunch of poetry in uni this semester (too much if you ask me). There’s been only a couple poems I’ve really enjoyed, mostly the modern stuff that touches on social commentary

Outside of uni I’ve read enjoyed a couple of novels written in prose with Elizabeth Acevedo being the main one.

When I saw The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo on sale on Kindle I picked it up. I feel like going back and reading from poets I’ve enjoyed before may help me learn to like this form of writing a bit more and ultimately help me in uni.

After completing Our Violent Ends by Chloe Gong I was in the mood for more fantasy that’s not set in the West. It’s like the book gods read my mind because literally a day or two later Jade City by Fonda Lee showed up on my Kindle. I’ve heard really good things about this book so I’m looking forward to checking it out.

The Taking of Jake Livingston by Ryan Douglass is the only ARC on this haul. My ARC shelf is getting out of hand again so I’ve been trying to refrain from requesting too many until I can widdle it down again. With this being pegged as “Get Out meets Danielle Vega” I’m super bummed I didn’t get to it near Halloween.

I was in Waterstones a couple of weeks ago getting a gift voucher for my housemate. House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland had been on my mind for a while so I said to myself “ya know what, if you see this book, treat yourself”.

I genuinely scoured the shelves and couldn’t find it. The next week I went in with my friend and was mid-way through telling her this story when we rounded the corner and there it was.

I took that as a sign and decided to treat myself.

I’ve had the recent urge to re-read All For the Game series by Nora Sakovic. It’s an urge that comes every year and who am I to fight against it. Because of this I got the e-books on my phone so I can them whenever and whereever I want to.

Just like with f/f romances, vampires have been super popular this year and I made a whole list of of modern-day vampire books I wanted to read. Just like with all my other reading plans this year, I’ve not done a great job at sticking to that list.

Acquring the e-book of The Afterlife of the Party by Marlene Perez is a step in the right direction though.

Not only is it a vampire book, it’s a vampire book with a pun for title. What’s not to love about that?

So those are the newest additions to my ever growing collection. I can’t tell if buying e-books is better or worse. On one hand they’re cheaper, on the other hand I’m buying a fair few more then I normally would because they’re so cheap. Hmmm.

Anyways, I’d love to hear your thoughts and feelings on any of these books mentioned, as well as what books you’ve been spending too much money on recently. Thanks for reading :))

Elli xx

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