APRIL + MAY HAUL
When I read hauls, I am always wondering where everyone else gets their books (especially if we're talking about uncommon editions), why they picked them and how they can afford so many. So I thought I would specify all those things for you, in case you were weirdly interested like me 😊 If you click the title of the book, it will send you to the site where I bought it (or where it can be bought, if I didn't purchase it myself).
From the bottom up:
Funny Girl by Nick Hornby. I got this book out of a public bookshelf swap. Occasionally you can find bookshelves out in the open and you can leave books in them and take others. This was probably the first English book I've seen so far, and I couldn't pass it up.
Niemands Land/Overkant by Tom Lanoye. This is a dutch book containing two poetry bundles about World War I. The first one (Niemands Land) is based on the English War Poets, the second one is based on poems in other languages (for example French and Italian). I saw it in an outlet and was immediately intrigued.
I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai. This book was given to me as a gift, which is awesome since I've wanted to read it for so long. Malala is such an inspiring person, I can't wait to read more about her.
The Poems by W. B. Yeats. I saw this book at the same outlet as Niemands Land/Overkant, and since I was already in the mood for poetry I couldn't not take it. That, and it's an Everyman's Library edition, which looks beautiful next to my Everyman's Library version of His Dark Materials.
Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy. There was a lot of buzz in the book community about this book. It's about a girl realising she might be bisexual and I was interested but still on edge whether to buy it or not. Then the author announced that if you pre-ordered the book, you would get a lot of book swag (pictured below) with it, which was enough to push me over the edge 🙈😊
The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli. This is Albertalli's second book, her first being Simon vs. (you can read my review here). It was on mine (and everyones) anticipated releases list, so I preordered it together with the last book (not pictured).
A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas, the third book in the ACOTAR series. If you haven't heard of this book before, welcome to the book community! I preordered this a long time ago, but I've lent it to a friend, thus it wasn't available for a picture 😊