SCARY BIG Book Haul!!!

Do you know that feeling where you can never walk into a bookshop/library/book event and not come away with *so many* more books than you planned? Do you know what it’s like to walk past a book you’ve not even added to your tbr, but have a vague interest in, and think “I must have it”!? Well, one side effect of going away for a while is that that crazy, insatiable thirst for new books is SO MUCH WORSE THAN NORMAL! All my former impulse control (pah like I ever had impulse control) went out the window and I just found myself hauling BOOKS, BOOKS and MORE BOOKS. Two days back and I was already showing off an insane library haul on twitter. And you know what? That haul has only grown since then! I mean, I’m not entirely to blame for this- I basically went through my entire physical tbr before I went away, so of course I had to replenish my stocks- right?!?! Plus, some of my hauling was (pretty logically) because it’s *SPOOKTOBER* and I needed wanted some spooky reads. Which is why I got these for starters:

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I also thought it would be fun to finally try the Saga graphic novels- I don’t know why but their unusual feel felt right for this month- so I picked these up in the library:

 

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Not totally related to this month, I also got a couple of books as a belated birthday present:

 

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What’s a little uncanny about getting these books is that I got the first ones in those series last year– oooh! 😉 (also I have already read and reviewed Girl in the Tower if you’re interested- I just wanted a physical copy cos I LOVE IT!) Still, it’s not all freaky thrills. Since I’m a total scaredy cat, I had to get a load of romantic YA books to make sure I don’t get too freaked out this month:

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Plus, I also picked out a hefty classic, which, I’ll admit, I’ve been terrified of reading:

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And I almost forgot about this one, because it’s currently sitting on my bedside table waiting to be read, but it comes back full circle to the *creepy, suspensful* vibe I’ve been trying to get this month:

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So as you can see I have plenty to be getting on with! I doubt I’ll be whizzing through all of this any time soon- which is why I want to hear from you about tackling this haul! Have you read any of these? Which ones do you recommend? Let me know in the comments!

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107 thoughts on “SCARY BIG Book Haul!!!

  1. Nicola @ Thoughts on Fantasy says:

    What a haul!! I am very jealous of Muse of Nightmares, I haven’t read it yet but plan to soon. I’ll listen to the audiobook (because I love the narrator), but I am so tempted to buy the hard cover as well just to have it on my shelf 🙂

    The only book I’ve read from the above is Goethe’s Faust. To be honest I prefer Marlowe’s version, since Goethe’s is quite long, philosophical and less about the supernatural elements… though I’m glad I read it, as it’s quite a different version of the story, and the writing itself is more poetic and enchanting.

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  2. Jasmine says:

    I am dying to read the strange the dreamer duology. And yes I am totally with you I have no self control for books. My TBR keeps growing and I just cannot read fast enough.

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  3. achildof says:

    I simply adore books. I prefer the paper copy ones but do so love the ease of taking a dozen books on vacation to read with one simple Kindle to carry!. Gone with the Wind is a favorite of mine. I came across Scarlett the Sequel to Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind. Gosh, I loved that one too. Happy reading and thanks for sharing your book collections.

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