Book Haul | July 2016


It has been a while since the last time I blogged about the books I have bought. Well, that hiatus is over and I am back with a ‘massive’ book haul for you guys – YALC style ( I don’t even know what the heck that means).

So, as you can see from the photograph above, my bed is overtaken my books and other bookish things from my trip to London (and yes, I am milking the fact that I went to YALC) and overall I believe that I have bought a total of 9 books at the YALC and that does not include all the other books that I have bought in my local book shop as well. So – you could say that in the month of July, I may have spent more than £100 on books alone, and that a book buying ban is in line – since I really do have to save up for a car now.

Enough, about that and let’s get on to the books that I have bought!

YALC Book Haul


  • The Creeper Man – Dawn Kurtagich
  • Grasshopper Jungle – Andrew Smith
  • Dear Nobody – Berlie Doherty
  • The Dark Days Club – Alison Goodman
  • I’ll Give You The Sun – Jandy Nelson
  • The Next Together – Lauren James
  • Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda – Becky Albertalli
  • What’s A Girl Gotta Do? – Holly Bourne
  • The Special Ones – Em Bailey

I went a little bit overboard with my buying this month, and it’s crazy how I did not mind at the time just how much money I was spending on books! Right at this moment I have incurred another book buying ban, as it is very much needed.

Although I have to say that I am happy with the books that I did buy, and that I would like to thank the girl over at the Electric Monkey stall for recommending me Grasshopper Jungle and The Special Ones.

Book Haul


 I really wasn’t helping my bank account this month – I pretty much demolished all my money in a single month, and I am sure that I am going to regret it by the end of this month!

But, nevertheless – here I am writing down all the books that I have bought this July!

  • Serafina and the Twisted Staff – Robert Beatty
  • You Know Me Well – Nina Lacour & David Levithan
  • Looking for JJ – Anne Cassidy
  • Solitaire – Alice Oseman
  • The BFG – Roald Dalh
  • The Shadow Queen – C.J. Redwine

Four out of six of these books are bought at ASDA – because they were two for £7.00 and I cannot resist a bargain. So I bought Serafina and the Twisted Staff, The BFG, The Shadow Queen, and Looking for JJ on a whim.

Then there were the two books I bought because the authors were going to be at YALC – but didn’t get the chance to actually read them before the event.

This isn’t the end of the Haul though, as I also bought…


I couldn’t not buy the 8th instalment to the Harry Potter series! I’ve already read all of it, and it was fabulous. As I understand it, there is quite a bit of controversy about how some fans are complaining about how this isn’t really a book and that it is just a script and that J.K. Rowling owes her fans a proper novel – or some other shite.

But let me tell you what, it has always been advertised as a play – and that Rowling made the decision to release the script book and she did express repetitively that this is not going to be a novel, and that this is simply the script of the play.

I think, we – as part of the fandom, should be grateful that she decided to publish the script book at all! (This is just my opinion). It isn’t her fault that some people clearly misunderstood what was being published – although I thought it was pretty clear that this was going to be a script (meaning, it’s mainly dialogue and stage directions). But, oh well. *Rant Over*

Well, that is all that I have for today. Hopefully I will be putting up a new book soon enough!

Have a lovely day/evening,

Nielle xx


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