2016 Winter Book Haul

Hello, guys!
It’s been a while since I last talked about the books that I bought, but as you guessed already, I bought A LOT in the last couple of weeks.

Today, I’m going to be sharing with you all the books that I bought.
Let’s get started!

First up, I bought the first two books in ‘The Illuminae Files’ trilogy, ‘Illuminae’ and ‘Gemina.’ by Jay Kristoff.

illuminae-files
I don’t quite remember talking about this here in my blogs, but I have been watching an awful lot of BookTubers’ videos and following many of them both on Goodreads and Twitter.
It was the ‘Jessethereader‘ who first brought this book to my attention; he raved about this book in his November wrap-up video saying it was this book that got him out of his major reading slump.
Intrigued, I decided to buy them almost on an impulse.

The next book that I got was Anthony Doerr ‘All the Light We Cannot See.’


all-the-light

Again, I’d had my eye on this book for quite some time since I started following BookTubers’ Goodreads feeds; I’ve seen this book on many BookTubers’ or Bookbloggers’ ‘Read’ list.
Although this was my first shot for a historical fiction and I had my share of concerns about it,  I’d heard nothing but good things about this book, so I decided to give it a go anyway.

Next, I bought ‘A World Without You’ by Beth Revis and ‘The Nix’ by Nathan Hill.

the-nix

As for ‘A World Without You,’ I got this book having watched one of my favorite BookTubers’ video. She was literally crying in the video and if you didn’t know this already, I LOVE books that emotionally break me. I don’t think I am masochistic, but I appreciate the bittersweet, poignant feelings that books give me much more than the happy, uplifting ones. Solely for that reason, I bought this book and I am super psyched for reading this!

Although I hadn’t even known about it until the end of last year, but a Japanese book reviewer, Yukari Watanabe and her comrades have been holding an annual event on Twitter where they pick out some ‘must-reads’ and discuss what book deserves the appellation of ‘The Best Book of the Year’ and ‘The Nix’ by Nathan Hill was chosen for the Grand Prize last year.
The book hadn’t even been on my radar up to that point, but my friends and I decided to give it a try having followed the Twitter feeds. I don’t even know much about the book but am really excited to read it.

Lastly, let me present to you the books that have just arrived at my doorsteps today 🙂

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I don’t think I need to delve into what kind of books they are as they are already super popular in the BookTube or Bookblogger community, and I know I’m pretty late to the party, but I really wanted to get these books. Particularly, the newly-released ‘Under Rose-Tained skies’ by Louise Gornall is one of my most anticipated books. Again, this book is mentioned in Mollie Reads’s video and I got intrigued by the fact that this book is actually written by the author who has been struggling with agoraphobia herself. I have never read books dealing with mental illness and this book may wreck me emotionally, but I really wanted to read this.

 

Okay, these are the books that I bought recently and I’m currently trying to refrain myself from buying any more books this month (because the sum exceeded way over my budget), but I’m pretty much sure that I’ll succumb to temptations both by BookTubers and my Twitter friends.

How many books that I’ll end up buying this year, I wonder?

Talk to you soon!

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