Random Book Haul

I found a bunch of giftcards to Indigo that had $10-15 on the them, and it felt like Christmas day! I decided to order a few books I am excited about or that I have already read and loved and needed on my shelves. It is rare for me to purchase so many books at one time, so I thought it would be fun to talk about them in a blogpost. I cannot remember the last time I posted a haul!

It is snowing here in Northern Ontario, so I took complete advantage and took some pictures for my Bookstagram, including one of my haul!

I am so not ready for the winter, but the snow does make for a pretty backdrop!

I am currently reading Hamnet & Judith, and, as I am a huge fan of Maggie O’Farrell’s writing and this book has received a lot of acclaim, it is no surprise that I am adoring it. There is something so beautiful about how this story is being told, and I am drawn to anything that has references or is related to Shakespeare. I am not at all surprised that it won this year’s Women’s Prize for Fiction.

I recently finished The Midnight Library, and Matt Haig has done it again. I think this might be my favourite book of his, and I adore everything he writes, with the exception of How to Stop Time. Anyway, I would compare The Midnight Library to anything by Mitch Albom, which is a huge compliment, as he is one of my favourite authors. While the book covers a difficult topic, the overall tone is one of hope. It is a book that will give you a new perspective on your life. I truly think it is the book we all need in 2020.

Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson is a book I adored and already reviewed on this blog. Does a post go by where I do not bring up one of her books?! I am completely okay with that!

Blonde is a book that was recommended to me by Hunter (shelfbyshelf on Instagram) after I mentioned I wanted to try something by Joyce Carol Oates. I am so surprised that this book wasn’t already on my radar. Marilyn Monroe and I share a birthday (June 1st) and I have always been fascinated by her. I am curious to see what Oates does with her story.

I cannot believe it took me so long to get a copy of Transcedent Kingsom. Yaa Gyasi debut, Homegoing, is one of the best books of all time and the one that made me fall in love with multi-generational stories. I also have the audiobook, so I will probably dip in and out of both.

I found The Labyrinth of the Spirits on sale, so I grabbed it. I didn’t realize that it was the fourth book in the series! Can you believe I haven’t read The Shadow of the Wind? I have read that you can read the books in the series out of order, but should I? I am thinking it might be best to at least read The Shadow of the Wind first since it is the one everyone seems to love.

I actually found The Lacuna is a little free library, and I know very little about it. I have been meaning to read something by Barbara Kingsolver for ages. I cannot tell you how long I have had The Poisonwood Bible sitting on my TBR shelf…


Have you read any of the books I hauled? Would love to know your thoughts on them!
What is the last book that came into your life?

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14 thoughts on “Random Book Haul

  1. Beautiful photo. Makes me almost eager for snow here in Michigan. Good luck with Blonde. I recently reviewed it and look forward to your take. I have owned The Lacuna for a while and keep forgetting about it but I’ve loved everything I’ve read from Kingsolver. Thanks for the tips. I’d not heard of the others.

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