Book Haul #1, May/17

Hello!

I am having today my first book haul in this blog! As I started the blog a few days into May, I am not sure if the books below were the only ones I got, but are the ones I remember getting during my last bookstore trip. They aren’t many because I am trying not to hoard books, so sometimes there are months when I won’t buy books.

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Alright, I am not the best photographer ever, but I did try.

First of all, how cute is the post-it in the shape of a writing machine? I died when I saw it and absolutely had to buy it. I write notes all the time, so I just hope it won’t be finished up too soon.

Commonwealth, by Ann Patchett, has been on my TBR since this February, so it’s a rather new thing (some of my TBRs have been there for many years). It tells the story of Franny Keating and her family, and how a “chance encounter reverberates through the lives of the four parents and six children involved” (from Goodreads). I have been a sucker for family novels lately – all the ones I’ve read recently are so good! It is categorized as a literary fiction, which tells me to expect great narration and perhaps not to recommend it to thriller-lovers. We’ll see!

Magpie Murders, by Anthony Horowitz, is a book I told myself I would probably buy only a long time for now. My most recent goal is to branch out, read different genres from authors from all around the world, which means fantasy & crime novels from British authors were supposed to be avoided. And then I read Goodreads’ description: “Masterful, clever, and relentlessly suspenseful, Magpie Murders is a deviously dark take on vintage English crime fiction in which the reader becomes the detective. ” Well, I am sold (clearly).

The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty was another that I told myself I would not buy anytime soon (see a pattern?). I discovered the author this year, and then went on to read two novels by her and told myself I would take a while to get another one because I needed to read other things first. Okay, I thought at the bookstore while staring at this book, but consider this: the story is about a woman who finds a letter by her husband only meant to be opened when he died and contains a secret to a terrible mistake he made in the past, and she has now to choose whether to tell her loved ones what the secret is or keep it to herself and let it destroy her from the inside. Sign me up.

And that is how I left the bookstore with 3 books I wasn’t planning on reading anytime soon. Self-control: 0, Book addiction: 1.

What books have you bought recently? And have you read any of those I got? Did you like them? Let me know!

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