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I’m stressed. Buying books is my therapy // Book Haul

I’m stressed. Turns out studying abroad half way across the world for three months is something that will keep a person up at night. While I finally have my VISA appointment for this week, I legit only just got the expedited appointment and was sure everything was going to fall through. (Even now I’m still convinced things are going to go wrong)

Because of this I’ve been finding happiness in various places: chocolate, binge-watching, the occasional beer and, of course, books.

I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: e-books are going to be my downfall. How am I meant to pass up books for less then £5? In the last few weeks though, buying too many e-books has probably actually prevented my downfall and spiral so we’re going to take a look at those now.

I Kissed Shara Wheeler by Casey McQuiston

I had no intentions of buying this book anytime soon because I’m not in a country that handly sells the physical copy and the e-book was too much for my bank account to handle. But then it’s like the universe heard my tight-arse and put this book on sale for 99p!!

This book is giving Paper Town vibes as it follows a girl who kissed Shara Wheeler the day before Shara Wheeler goes missing. I’m honestly less interested in the actual plot of this book, and more interested in seeing what a YA novel from McQuiston looks like since I loved their two adult books so much.

The Society For Soulless Girls by L.K Stevens

A few years ago Laura Steven wrote my favourite book of the year, The Exact Opposite of Okay, and, while I didn’t like her next release, I’ve been highly anticipating whatever she releases next. The time has finally come and I decided to treat myself to it!

This is said to be a sapphic Jeckyl and Hyde retelling and while I’ve never read that classic, I get the gist of the vibe.

The Agatha’s by Kathleen Glasglow & Liz Lawson

Why did I buy this one? It had a cool cover and good review. I mean there was more to it then that. I did actually hum and ah over this one way more than the others. Just like how the universe gives signs, books give good vibes and I just get a good feeling about this one.

It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey

I jumped on the band-wagon for this one. What finally convinced me to give this popular book a try though was one of those tik-tok romance rec videos where it’s just a POV *instert something one of the characters does in the book*.

I think it was something like “love interest watches all his girlfriends youtube videos cause he misses her”. That might not be it exactly, but it was something along those lines. I’m a sucker for anything Hollywood and also it’s grumpy/sunshine. My favourite.

Songs in Ursa Major by Emma Brodie

I’m a big believer in receiving signs from the universe. Please ignore the fact that I only ever say this to excuse my book-buying habit. In this instance it started off with me seeing this book every time I went on kindle/amazon, and culminated in someone hauling this and comparing it to Daisy Jones and The Six.

Daisy Jones and The Six is probably my favourite book of the year so I will happily try and re-experience this magic.

You and Me on Vacation by Emily Henry

Beach Read was great and I’m annoyed it took me so long to read it. I will not be making that mistake with the rest of Emily Henry‘s novels. I don’t know much about this book besides the fact that it takes place on vacation which just means I have to hurry up and read it while the weather is still hot.

Circling Back to You by Julie Tieu

I made a whole list about romance books coming out in 2022 that I was looking forward to and I’m happy to say that I’m slowly but surely making my way through it. This book is a fake-dating office romance. I don’t know why but I’m drawing comparisons between this book and arguably the best rom-com movie to come out in recent years, Set It Up.

So there we have the newest editions to my kindle bookshelf. I really am excited to get to all of these. I’d love to know your thoughts and feelings on any of the books mentioned today, as well as what you’ve purchased recently! Thanks for reading :))

Elli xx


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