February Book Haul (send help please…)

I treated myself this month to a raid on charity shops. I’ve been doing quite well at college and I thought “treat yo self”. So I did.

Safe to say, me and my bank account are ignoring each other. Ignorance is bliss.

I also received my first Willoughby Book Club subscription this week! As if I wasn’t spoiled enough! I truly love how my surprise book arrived!

Books in the haul of February… ta daaa (someone has to confiscate my bank card please I beg you.)

Riding the Iron Rooster by Paul Theroux (Now this I bought purely because we study an extract from this travelogue in English Language and Literature A Level. Safe to say the title ‘Riding the Iron Rooster’ would not spark my interest under any other circumstances)

A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett (I REMEMBER WATCHING THE FILM OF THIS ON  V I D E O!!)

Structural Inorganic Chemistry by Wells (says what it does on the tin.)

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (this copy was BEGGING to be bought. Its currently living on my windowsill being pretty and old. I imagine Will Herondale reading this addition, woo-ing Tessa and the rest of the fandom into oblivion. If you know you know.)

Starter for Ten by David Nicholls

This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald (gotta love a bit of Fitz.)

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John Le Carré (MY GRANDAD LIKES THIS BOOKS SO I’LL GIVE IT A GO.)

A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen (I have no idea why I picked this up. Honest. I’ll let you know how it goes.)

Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding (my nan told me to read it.)

Americana by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (I really wanted to read this as I have recently been admiring the author on her stance on feminism.)

The Woman in Black by Susan Hill (why not? Daniel Radcliffe is on the cover.)

Blood Brothers by Willy Russell (I’m taking one of my best friends to go and see this for her birthday next month!)

Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson (I spied this on my Auntie’s bookshelf and couldn’t help myself when I saw it today!)

The Lady in the Van by Alan Bennett (This is going to sound really weird by I am a huge fan of Bennett without reading a scratch of his work. He’s like a Northerner Grandad Teddy Bear. I watched the film of this on Christmas Eve and loved it as an English student. It left my dad a tad baffled though. Plus we’re studying an extract from his diaries in English as well.)

The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne (I’ve heard so much about this!)

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey (The cover is pretty)

Room by Emma Donoghue (My best friend read this recommending it to me as it is a really interesting concept for a novel.)

The Lightning Tree by Emily Woof (This was my Willoughby Book Club book! I’m so excited!)




I should not be allowed within reach of charity shops…

Maya Angelou- I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Jean Rhys- Good Morning Midnight

Victoria Aveyard- Glass Sword

This Is London-

William Shakespeare- The Taming of the Shrew

Arabian Nights

George Orwell- Down and out in Paris and London

Conrad- Heart of Darkness

Rumi Poems

Orhan Pamuk- My Name is Read

William Shakespeare- Hamlet

Maragret Mitchell- Gone With the Wind

Michael Morpurgo- War Horse

John Steinbeck- The Grapes of Wrath

William Shakespeare- Romeo & Juliet

Gullivers Travels

Shelley- Frankenstein

Leroux- The Phantom of the Opera

The Voyage of the Beagle- Charles Darwin

Pride and Prejudice- Jane Austen

The Time Traveller’s Wife- Audrey Niffennegger

Tales of Beedle and Bard- J.K Rowling

BOOK HAUL… uh-oh…


As I hang my head in shame as the very few digits in my bank account waggle their finger at me in disdain.

I buckled; I’m sorry. I’m supposed to be saving for my Norway trip and I had to go into town to get dad some weird lip suncream stuff and Boots is RIGHT NEXT TO WATERSTONES.

I wasn’t going to buy anything, I really wasn’t. But I’ve been feeling kind of down and have been told recently I read really childish books.

So to throw in their face WAR AND PEACE. 


Dear Lord and Baby Jesus what have a signed myself up to?

I’m a little scared.

But I’m of course looking forward to getting immersed into these books once I get the chance.

Burger’s Daughter looks good as well!

Also Little Penguin Classics are lethal in a book shop because they are so cheap and so small and cute and then I’ve picked up four and oops.

How have your recent book hauls treated you?