A book haul | November 2019

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I’ve inadvertently picked up quite a few books this month, so I thought I’d take some time to show you what I’ve picked up, because I don’t do hauls as often as I really should.

I’m only showing physical novels that I’ve added to my shelves here, but if you’re interested in some recently picked up e-books let me know and I can definitely do a separate post about those, because I tend to get more of those than I do physical books.

All the synopsis in this post are taken from Goodreads, as it is much better at explaining books I haven’t read than I am.

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October reading wrap up | 2019

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I took a break last week because I wasn’t feeling well and was super busy, and this week I’m even more sick than I was before, typical!

But, ignoring the usual seasonal sniffles, I thought it was finally time that I wrap up the books I read last month, because it’s already the 12th of November! Time flies.

I’m quite surprised that I managed to get through eight books last month, as I also moved house, so the past few weeks have been a bit crazy.

I’ve been using my library quite a lot the past few months as well, which is great.

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Non-fiction November 2019 | TBR

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Hello, it is away to be November tomorrow, which means that it’s time to take part in non-fiction November.

This is the first year I’ve ever taken part, I’m not normally one for a lot of non-fiction, but I thought it would give me a good opportunity to get through some of the books I’ve had on my shelves for ages.

I’m not going to be exclusively reading non-fiction, and I probably won’t be getting through all of these, but I wanted to share the ones I have on my shelf, and what I think I might get to at some point soon.

My favourites are memoirs, but I’ve tried to give myself a little bit of a range of things to read.

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Travelling books: Things i’ve bought away from home

I sometimes post little travel updates for places I’ve been, but as it’s me, a lot of my trips involve city breaks, and cities mean book stores. Now, normally I don’t share the books I buy when I’m abroad, but I thought it was probably about time I change that. 

So I thought today i’d share some of the books I’ve bought on my travels, where they came from, and a bit about the synopsis, because I still haven’t read 90% of them! Very on brand for me.

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The most disturbing book I’ve read recently | Sealed book review

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I’m currently in a semi-hiatus while I’m in the process of packing all my things up to move house at the end of this week.

However, semi-hiatus means that I’m only not really posting, not that I’m no longer reading anything.

Despite the fact that I’m struggling to post things due to not really having any of my physical books to hand (you can understand the annoyance of having no books to photograph in my September wrap up), I thought I’d share a book review for a novel that sincerely did give me the fear this spooky season.

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September reading wrap up | 2019

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Photo by Nicole Honeywill / Sincerely Media on Unsplash

Hi friends, it’s now October, which means it’s time to do my monthly wrap up!

I had a lot of packing to do last month (and this month), so while I was sorting things out I was able to listen to quite a few audiobooks, which definitely upped the number of books I read in September.

In September, I read 13 books, which I think is the most I’ve read in a month all year. But like I said, most of them were audiobooks so not sure how much that counts!
Definitely a wide range of genres here, and even a few non-fiction.

Apologies for not having proper pictures this month, we’ll be back to normal in a couple of weeks!

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The Reading Rush TBR | 2019

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Hello!

I know my last post was sharing my TBR for the upcoming N.E.W.T.s magical readathon, but I decided last minute to take part in this year’s The Reading Rush, which was formerly known as Booktubeathon.

It has seven different challenges, each with a prompt to read a specific book.

I’ve tried to pick relatively short books, because otherwise I’ll never be able to get them all read in a week! Not that I think I’ll be able to get them all done anyway.

There’s also a dedicated website where you can track all your pages, which I’m super excited to use!

For anyone else interested in taking part, it begins today and runs until Sunday.

I probably will only get through one or two of these, but I’ve created an entire TBR in case i’m feeling particularly productive!

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I tried out three bookish subscription boxes

Hello! I’ve always been quite intrigued by subscription boxes, it’s a bit like receiving a present, except that you’ve bought it for yourself and don’t remember what it is.

I’ve tried out a few beauty ones before, and a couple of book boxes in the past, but I’ve never really stuck to them.

So I decided to test out three different ones at relatively the same price point, all under £20, to see which I liked the best, and if I thought they were good value.

I ordered them all on the same day, in late February so that I would get the March box. I’ve chosen to share a few months late, so that I don’t spoil anyone, but you still get my views on each of the boxes!

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O.W.L.s magical readathon results | 2019

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Hello! I ended up being super disorganised and took a fair bit off from writing this blog again, to plan but now I’m back after a significant amount of planning, and I wanted to share what I got up to for the O.W.L.s magical readathon.

It was created by the lovely G at Book Roast on Youtube, a channel I’ve been watching for a while now, and ran for the whole of April. Yes, it’s June now. Yes I’m very late to the party, but my N.E.W.T.S posts won’t make sense later on in the year if I don’t put this up so please forgive me.

Instead of aiming to read as many of the O.W.L.s prompts as I could, I looked at the wizarding careers to determine which I would like to do, and which books I had to read for them, because I was feeling a bit like a cheat when I decided to take part.

The one that I decided to go with was curse breaker, which required six books to pass your O.W.Ls.

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April reading wrap up | 2019

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Hello! I’ve had a bit of an extended break but now I’m back. With a reading wrap up, on time for once!

I had a bit of a struggle with my reading last month, I wasn’t sure that I would actually be able to make my target of eight books for the month.

I also decided to participate in the O.W.L.s readathon, a month-long readathon during April, for which I finished my last book on April 30. Master procrastinator in action there. I’ll do an entirely separate post for that, which should be up shortly.

This month, I’ve got some stats for you, as my six month wrap up with charts was quite popular and I’d like to put more effort into the stats I’m giving you each month.

There’ll be a list and mini reviews under the stats, scroll down if (like me) you aren’t into maths!

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