Does one even “haul” books? Is this a thing?
Well, I’m making it a thing, because if it isn’t already, it should be!
As I sit here nibbling on some fig rolls, I’m silently scolding myself for spending more money on books- as if I didn’t already have enough– and metaphorically slapping myself on the back of the hand. A combination of late night Amazon ordering, Waterstones during my break at work, and a trip to my favourite bookshop of all time, No Alibis in Belfast, resulted in my acquiring 5 new books. Whoops.
So, I thought I would share with you gorgeous people the variety of books I picked up during the past week. I always find it interesting to know why people chose the book they did- why this and not that? So I’ll tell you why I picked up each book in this post.
The Devil Wears Prada, by Lauren Weisberger: This was my Amazon order! I have never seen the movie- I know I know, I’m a terrible person! But I’ve heard it is amazing, really funny, and I wanted to read something a little bit girly.
Kindred Spirits, by Rainbow Rowell: I bought this on an absolute whim in Waterstones- it was in their sale box, and despite the fact it says it was £1, it was actually only 50p! Quelle bargain! I’ve never read anything by this author, despite the fact I adore YA Fiction, and she is a HUGE name in that genre. Seeing as it said that this is for “older readers” (crying into my mug of coffee if I am truly to be considered an older reader at 22), and it’s a very small little read, I thought this would be a good one to cut my teeth on. If I enjoy this, I’ll definitely venture into more of her writing!
A Moveable Feast, by Ernest Hemingway: Whilst in Waterstones, I was googling the phrase “best books set in Paris”, as I’ve been having serious Paris-withdrawal recently. This was one of the first books which came up following my search, and by chance I’d just spotted it sitting in the ‘Travel Writing’ section anyway. You can see there, on the cover, Shakespeare and Co., the amazing bookshop near the Notre Dame in Paris. This is a wee bit different to the type of book I’d normally go for, but as I said in my recent review of Room, I’m trying to shake up my genres. Plus I’ve only ever read a little bit of Hemingway before- Paris est une fete (like, a chapter or something) so I want to give him a proper chance, and this time, in English!!
We Should All Be Feminists, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Well, I definitely agree with the title! This is a book I’ve seen coming up on Instagram and generally online for aaaaaages now, and when I popped into No Alibis last week, I finally bought it. So excited to see what all the fuss was about!
The Red Notebook, by Antoine Laurain: A book about Paris- yes! I’d never heard of this book, but came across it by chance in No Alibis, read the blurb, and fell in love. It sounds really interesting, and will be another quick read for the office!
And that, dear friends, is my little book haul. I hope you enjoyed reading this, and please let me know if you’ve read any of these/read books by these authors before.