Essen Book Haul

A couple of weekends ago, some of my friends and I went to the German city of Essen. We went to get some burgers, as a new Five Guys restaurant opened in the city, but we did also do a little shopping too. Not only did we hit up the clothes shops, we also got to got to a book shop in the centre of town. This was when I lost a significant chunk of my money.

Because I live in Germany at the moment, buying English books is a very rare event for me as they’re so expensive. So, I often just buy a lot of books in one go and blow so much of my money. Another reason I haven’t been buying so many books recently is that I’ve set myself a little ban, of sorts.

Last November when I was at my parent’s house, I wrapped up 12 books on my shelf I still haven’t read. I’m aiming to read one of them a month, and clear out a little more space. I promised myself I couldn’t buy a new book until I’d read that month’s offering. So in Essen this weekend I bought five. I’ve pretty much sorted myself out until May.

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Don’t fear, I have actually read this one. Alice is one of my favourite classics, but I’ve never actually owned a copy. I had it on my old Samsung tablet, but I’ve since sold that off for parts, and I no longer have a copy. So, when I saw a copy of this in the book shop I knew I had to buy it. It was also the cheapest of the books I bought last weekend.

Me Before You by JoJo Moyes

Again, I’ve actually read this one but never owned it. With the third instalment coming out soon, I decided it was time for a re-read, and I had always intended to have a copy for myself instead of getting it from my friend again – especially as now we live in different countries. I know it’s going to break my heart, but I’m weirdly looking forward to reading it again.

The Fandom by Anna Day

I’ve actually never read this one. It was featured in a #SundayYA chat a while ago, and I remember being really intrigued by the concept of this book. It features a lot of cosplay and fandoms, so I think this might be ideal to read just before YALC in July so I’m really ready for my very first time there.

Editing Emma by Chloe Seager

Reading books about blogs is always hilarious when you’re a blogger yourself. I actually really love it, as it’s a way of seeing how other people would blog. Like seeing someone else’s blog outside of the book. Judging from the blurb – Emma is ghosted by her boyfriend and so sets out on a quest to move on, detailing her adventures online – this book is definitely the one for me.

Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella

I haven’t read the Confessions of a Shopaholic series, but I have read a couple of Sophie Kinsella’s other books. I really enjoyed them, so when I spotted this on the shelf it was definitely coming home with me. Some of my friends have also asked if they can borrow it when I’m finished, so I know I’ve made a good choice with this one.

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