I’ve been stuck in the house for a number of days now because of migraines. Ouch! So yesterday I decided to head into town to pick up a few things. And as usual I came back with a lot of new things. But this time, it wasn’t just makeup, I bought some new books too.
It’s always great to go into a book shop and pick up a book – or a few in my case.
There’s just something about having a physical book in your hand instead of a e-reader. It’s that smell of a good ol’ fashioned paperback or hardback, if you prefer. Is it just me? I hope not. But anyway, as you may have seen I wrote a book wishlist a few weeks back on my oldest friends blog – well I only got two books off the list.
Here’s what I got on my book haul!
- Mad Girl by Bryony Gordon (£14.99). Bryony Gordon speaks about her OCD in this book and as a person with OCD too it’s something I wanted to read. But that’s not the only reason I want to read this book. Bryony is a columnist for a national newspaper and so much more. I really want this book to be a challenge and a motivator. If she can do it, then I can AND I will too.
- I’m Still Here by Clélie Avit (£16.99). This was definitely an impulse buy. I was looking for another book and came across it. The title definitely jumped out at me and from there the blurb did too. That’s when I knew it was meant to be – it was book fate. I don’t want to spoil what it’s about but the front cover gives you a little inkling. It definitely feels like a book-corner book – so the sofa it shall be.
- And the Mountain’s Echoed by Khaled Hosseini (£8.99). Now do I really need to explain why I picked up this book. If I do then Hosseini is my favourite author so that’s one reason, but it was also on my wishlist. Short and simple.
- Because We Are Bad: OCD and a Girl Lost in Thought by Lily Bailey (£14.99). I’ve been searching for this book for weeks. And I mean pretty much everyday for weeks. I didn’t want to buy it online because it’s nice to have it on your hand and buy it in person. That’s just me. Yesterday I eventually got it and I can’t wait to read it. The book is similar to Bryony’s book in that it talks about OCD. But OCD affects people differently so I’m looking forward to reading Lily’s experience.
- Nomad by James Swallow (I paid £9.99 in my local WH Smith’s store). This was another impulse buy. I’m interested in an array of books and this one seemed different so I thought why not? It was on sale too so that was a bonus!
Have you bought any new books recently? Let me know in the comments section below or on my social media accounts.