3 December 2016

November Book Haul

November book haul. Nourish ME: www.nourishmeblog.co.uk

November book haul. Nourish ME: www.nourishmeblog.co.uk

November book haul. Nourish ME: www.nourishmeblog.co.uk

Reading is my second favourite thing to do in my spare time (after blogging of course), especially when my mental health isn't brilliant. I found November quite a challenging month, so I picked up more than a few books on my way to/from work as a little reward for myself for fighting my anxiety and actually getting to my shifts. Most of these have come from charity shops, because, quite frankly, always buying brand new books is just far too expensive. I've gone for a pretty broad range in terms of genres and when the books where written to keep my reading varied over the coming months. 

I made a video of my first book haul for this blog over on my Youtube channel, and here it is: 

So, here are all the books in my book haul this month:

Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel. The Walking Dead is my absolute favourite TV show at the moment, but I've never read a book about any kind of similar dystopian world. Station Eleven is all about a deadly virus that breaks out in North America and its aftermath.

The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins. Victorian fiction is my one true love really, but I've never read this, which is dubbed 'the first sensation novel'. I'm feeling a bit intimidated by the fact that it's almost 700 pages long, but excited to see how it compares to Dickens' work as he mentored the author of The Woman in White

The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith. If you didn't know already, this is the pseudonym for J K Rowling that she assumed for her novels after the Harry Potter series was finished. This is a murder mystery; something I haven't read much of. I'm looking forward to seeing how the writing compares to her previous novels.

I Was Here by Gayle Forman. This is one of the Zoella book club picks (and not the only one in my haul). Its plot centres around a teenager who has committed suicide, leaving her best friend alone. I hope that this tackles mental health issues in an appropriate and respectful way and can't wait to get started on this.

The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes by Anna McPartlin. I chose this one because the cover was pretty, I won't lie. But, it sounds intriguing as it's all about the main character's last days before she passes away, and what she decides to do with them. 

The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins. Despite having both books on my shelves for a couple of weeks now, I've only just noticed that this author wrote both The Moonstone and The Woman in White. Whoops. This is one of the earliest, if not the earliest, crime novel out there, and I'm so ready to see how the genre kicked off. 

Underworld by Meg Cabot. As a teen, this was my favourite author of all time. I spent a good while wishing I would wake up one day as Mia. Recently I read Abandon, which is a much darker, more gothic text. Underworld is the sequel to Abandon and I need to find out what happens after the cliffhanger.

The Last Letter From Your Lover by Jojo Moyes. Me Before You is one of the best books I've read all year, so it was a total no-brainer to pick up another one by the same author. I just hope it lives up to my expectations.

Frozen Charlotte by Alex Bell. This is another one from the Zoella book club. Despite having read a lot of classic gothic horror, I've never actually read any contemporary horror novels. This will be my first one, and I'm excited to see how it compares to the classics.

If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo. This is my final book of the haul, and another Zoella book club pick. This is the one that I'm most interested in out of her Autumn book club because it centres around a trans* individual. The author gives us all an insight into what it's like to be a trans* teenager at school, and the difficulties you might face.

Let me know if you liked this post and want to see more book hauls in the future! What have you picked up this month?


  1. Sorry to hear your anxiety is making things difficult. Books are such a wonderful escape.
    A couple of these are definitely being added to my reading list!


    1. Hopefully it'll improve in the New Year! Books are my favourite form of escapism

      Steph x


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