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August Book Haul

Two months ago, I started writing haul blog posts as a way to keep myself accountable for the number of books I buy–and acquire through various other means–over a month.

I think it’s working.

I acquired 9 books this month. Much less than 21 (July) and 25 (June). And, of those 9, I’ve read 3 already, and intend to read at least 3 others in September. I also only bought secondhand this month, and nothing from Amazon. I am really trying to reduce the overall number of books I acquire in a month–because my tbr cannot cope, and neither can my poor bookshelves–as well as the number of books I buy from Amazon. I’d much rather shop secondhand or support companies such as Hive or Blackwell’s.

So, let’s get into the books I bought this month:

Books marked with an * were kindly sent to me for review.

Books I Bought Secondhand

From @book.and.a.brew on Instagram, I bought:

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng (which I’ve read and wanted a physical copy of)

Conjure Women by Afia Atakora

From @head_in_the_pages on Instagram, I bought:

Harley in the Sky by Akemi Dawn Bowman

A Kind of Spark by Elle McNicoll

The Binding by Bridget Collins

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

From Depop, I bought:

Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah (which I read in August and loved)

Fly Away by Kristin Hannah (the sequel, which I aim to read in September)

Books I was Gifted

The BBC National Short Story Award 2019 edited by Nikki Bedi * (I also read this in August and really enjoyed it)


I’m hoping to buy about the same or maybe even less in September, but I don’t think I’ve done too badly this month. Do you keep track of how many books you buy each month? If you do, how many books did you acquire in August?

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