Book Haul (and why I started a book blog): August 2017 #1

I'm excited because this is one of my cheaper book hauls. I think now is the time to let you know why I started this blog. One of the reasons I started this blog was because I don't have many friends who have similar taste in books and reading so I have no one I can have discussions with. 

Secondly BookTubers do a lot of hauls but they never tell you where they get the books or the cost. I've noticed with US BookTubers they can get books for $1 which is ridiculously cheap and I couldn't imagine getting a book that cheap here in Australia however I like a bargain and buy books as cheap as possible. Therefore my goal with my book hauls is to be as informative as possible. 

Thirdly I have anxiety and for some reason writing for my blog takes my mind off everything and calms me down. I'm not going to stress about the number of subscribers I have. I'm not going to stress if I don't post one week. This is my outlet and I am having so much fun doing this. 

Not let's get into the haul.

Title: The Muse (PB)

Author: Jessie Burton

Price: $2.60

Where: Salvation Army (or Salvos as we call it in Australia)

Synopsis: "On a hot July day in 1967, Odelle Bastien climbs the stone steps of the Skelton gallery in London, knowing that her life is about to change forever. Having struggled to find her place in the city since she arrived from Trinidad five years ago, she has been offered a job as a typist under the tutelage of the glamorous and enigmatic Marjorie Quick. But though Quick takes Odelle into her confidence, and unlocks a potential she didn't know she had, she remains a mystery..."

Title: The Host  

Stephenie Meyer

Price: $2.60

Where: Salvos

Synopsis: "Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth has been invaded by a species that takes over the minds of their human hosts while leaving their bodies intact, and most of humanity has succumbed.Wanderer, the invading 'soul' who has been given Melanie's body, knew about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, the too-vivid memories. But there was one difficulty Wanderer didn't expect: the former tenant of her body refusing to relinquish possession of her mind."

Title: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet

Becky Chambers

Price: $8.82

Where: Book Depository

Synopsis: "When Rosemary Harper joins the crew of the Wayfarer, she isn't expecting much. The Wayfarer, a patched-up ship that's seen better days, offers her everything she could possibly want: a small, quiet spot to call home for a while, adventure in far-off corners of the galaxy, and distance from her troubled past.But Rosemary gets more than she bargained for with the Wayfarer. The crew is a mishmash of species and personalities, from Sissix, the friendly reptillian pilot, to Kizzy and Jenks, the constantly sparring engineers who keep the ship running..."

Title: Windfall

Jennifer E. Smith

Price: $11.91

Where: Book Depository

Synopsis: "Alice doesn't believe in luck, Alice believes in love. Mostly that she's been in love with her best friend, Teddy, for the last three years. When she buys him a lottery ticket for his birthday and he wins 32 million dollars, they are thrown together with the world at their feet. Teddy decides that he will spend his money committing random acts of kindness, and who better to go on that adventure with him than Alice? "

The Bronze Key (Magisterium, Book #3)

Author: Holly Black and Cassandra Clare

Price: $8.90

Where: Wordery

The Chronicles of Narnia

Books included:

  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (#1)
  • Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia (#2)
  • The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (#3)
  • The Silver Chair (#4)
  • The Horse and His Boy (#6)
  • The Last Battle (#7)
Author: C. S. Lewis 

Price: $1 each

Where: Salvos

Synopsis: "Journeys to the end of the world, fantastic creatures, and epic battles between good and evil"

There was no other synopsis!!!

Did you pick up any good books this month?

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