Other than reading, buying books and bookish goodies is a favourite pastime of bookworms everywhere. I am certainly no exception to this! So of course, when my friend asked me to hang out last week, what better place to spend my time then a bookstore (or two)? Prepare yourself for my latest haul!
Here’s an overall view of the four books I purchased! For all you cover lovers out there (i.e. every bookworm known to man), here are frontal shots of each of the books:
The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith- I’d been wanting this book since I read The Cuckoo’s Calling last February and managed to snag this brand new copy for just $6 from Barnes & Noble. Anyone who has shopped at that store knows just how much of a bargain that is because that store is quite pricy!
Synopsis: When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, Mrs. Quine just thinks her husband has gone off by himself for a few days—as he has done before—and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home.
But as Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there is more to Quine’s disappearance than his wife realizes. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows. If the novel were to be published, it would ruin lives—meaning that there are a lot of people who might want him silenced.
When Quine is found brutally murdered under bizarre circumstances, it becomes a race against time to understand the motivation of a ruthless killer, a killer unlike any Strike has encountered before..
The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty- This is the second book by this author that I’ve picked up recently…but I haven’t read either book yet (oops). I have no idea what this author is like; this was partially a cover buy (because DUH look at that cover) and partially based on a recommendation by a coworker.
Synopsis: Imagine that your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret—something with the potential to destroy not just the life you built together, but the lives of others as well. Imagine, then, that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still very much alive. . . .Cecilia Fitzpatrick has achieved it all—she’s an incredibly successful businesswoman, a pillar of her small community, and a devoted wife and mother. Her life is as orderly and spotless as her home. But that letter is about to change everything, and not just for her: Rachel and Tess barely know Cecilia—or each other—but they too are about to feel the earth-shattering repercussions of her husband’s secret.
Me Before You by JoJo Moyes- I was SO AGAINST reading this book when it came out because I am so not into mushy love stories and then when the movie came out, it further reaffirmed my desire NOT to purchase this book. So why did I buy it, you ask? Clearly I’m some sort of sadist who enjoys torturing myself with mushy romance novels *whispers* I secretly like romantic novels, but don’t tell anyone 🙈
Synopsis: Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has never been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair-bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life—big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel—and now he’s pretty sure he cannot live the way he is.
Will is acerbic, moody, bossy—but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected. When she learns that Will has shocking plans of his own, she sets out to show him that life is still worth living.
A love story for this generation, Me Before You brings to life two people who couldn’t have less in common—a heartbreakingly romantic novel that asks, What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart?
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin- I’ve been seeing this book EVERYWHERE on bookstagram so of course I need to see what all the fuss is about! This is the first book in a trilogy, so I’m excited to read this one!
Synopsis: Mara Dyer believes life can’t get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.
She believes there must be more to the accident she can’t remember that killed her friends and left her strangely unharmed.
She doesn’t believe that after everything she’s been through, she can fall in love.
In addition to these beautiful books, I also got some GORGEOUS bookmarks from LittleInklingsDesign! Like honestly, I am OBSESSED with them and they are constantly making an appearance in my pictures (see the above picture and my bookstagram for proof 😉 ) They have some of my favourite quotes on them ❤️
- “I want adventure in the great wide somewhere”- Beauty and the Beast
- “You could rattle the stars”- Throne of Glass
- “To the stars who listen and the dreams that are answered”- A Court of Mist and Fury
- “The world will be saved and remade by the dreamers”- Empire of Storms
- “Fear is only your enemy if you allow it to be”- An Ember in the Ashes
Well that’s marvellous haul, if I do say so myself! It’s only the middle of the month and I still have an Owlcrate coming and a one-time Beauty and the Beast Bookish Box on the way so expect to see unboxings of those in the upcoming weeks (after the spoiler-period has passed, of course!) So many books, so little time!
Have you gotten a good haul recently? Have you read any of the books I bought? I’d love to hear all about it!
Until next time, bookworms!