October was my birthday month which means I have a rather large book haul for you! I have 23 books that I’ve hauled throughout October. This haul consists of a few pre-orders, some presents from friends, presents for myself and some books gifted to me by publishers. Here is my October book haul!
At the start of October on my birthday trip to Oban, I bought a few books! I picked up Poison for Breakfast by Lemony Snicket first because his books remind me so much of being a kid. Then, I picked up Bad Girls Never Say Die by Jennifer Mathieu which sounds like a book I will thoroughly enjoy. The last book I picked up on my trip was The Storyteller by Dave Grohl. He is the frontman of the Foo Fighters and someone I have admired for a long time, so I cannot wait to read this one and find out more about him.
I had quite a few pre-orders arrive this month. They consisted of Empress and Aniya by Candice Carty-Williams which I read immediately and loved. Also, The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood which I finished very recently and read in one sitting! Next up was You’d Be Home Now by Kathleen Glasgow which I am hoping to read very soon because Kathleen Glasgow’s writing is beautiful. Then, Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the World by Benjamin Alire Sáenz which I am so excited to read and get back into the world of Aristotle and Dante. Then, The Christmasaurus and the Naughty List by Tom Fletcher which I pre-ordered ahead of Christmas reading. My final pre-order this month was Stay Another Day by Juno Dawson which I am saving to read at Christmas!
I took myself on a shopping day halfway through October and used my birthday book vouchers to pick up a few books. I picked up Panic by Lauren Oliver which I’ve been wanting to read for a while now after watching the TV adaptation. Also You & Me at the End of the World by Brianna Bourne which has been on my TBR for quite a while now. The last one I picked up then was The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang which I’ve been seeing non-stop amazing things about so I had to get myself a copy.
I got sent a couple of books from publishers this month too! The lovely people at Penguin sent me a copy of Misfits: A Personal Manifesto by Michaela Coel (gifted) which I throughly enjoyed. Also, the amazing people at Little Tiger sent me a copy of When Shadows Fall by Sita Brahmachari (gifted) which I absolutely adored. I’ll be reviewing this one soon as well as having a very exiting post involving Sita!
I rediscovered Book Swap UK this month too. I had a few swap points on there to use so treated myself to a couple of books. I picked up Spoiler Alert by Olivia Dade which I am looking forward to reading as I’ve heard amazing things about it. Then, I was lucky enough to get a copy of The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller on there which I am looking forward to finally reading as so many people have recommended it.
At the end of the month my friends and I went on a trip to Manchester to celebrate my birthday. My lovely friend Sarah bought me a copy of Mickey Mouse: The Ultimate History by David Gerstein for my birthday. This looks like such a fun book and I cannot wait to read it. We took a trip to QueerLit where I bought, May the Best Man Win by ZR Ellor which I’ve been looking to buy for a while now. Also, The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried by Shaun David Hutchinson because Sarah said it was right up my street. Also, The Bridge by Bill Konigsberg which I am reading at the minute and being blown away by. Finally from QueerLit, I picked up Rosaline Palmer Takes the Cake by Alexis Hall which I am looking forward to reading. Then we took a trip to Waterstones where I bought Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo and The Poison Heart by Kalynn Bayron. Both are books I’ve been looking to read for a long time!
Overall, I ended the month with 23 more physical books than I started it with. I’m planning on reading them all very soon!
What books did you buy in October and what books are you excited for in November? Let me know in the comments!