I know we're already well into January, but since my blog is new, my December haul is a bit late (who am I kidding, there is no guarantee whatsoever my next ones will be up earlier).
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:
Fantastic Beasts and where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling. This book doesn't need an explanation, really. It is the original screenplay of the movie, which I saw in the cinema - it was GORGEOUS. Obviously I needed this book in my life, and I was lucky enough to receive it as a Christmas present.
My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories edited by Stephanie Perkins. I love atmospheric reads, and Christmas break is such a great time for stories like these that I decided to buy this (I have zero impulse control when it comes to buying books, you'll see). I already read this, and it was perfect for the time of the year. See my review here, if you're interested.
The Little Shop of Happy Ever After by Jenny Colgan. Okay, so, I saw this in the bargain shop on the Book Depository (and who can resist a bargain), but when I wanted to order it, it was sold out! By then I had already set my mind on having it (yeah, I know) and found it second handed on Amazon for four euros, which was even cheaper! Anyways, this book was lovely. (it's a book about books, how could it not be?) You can see my review here.
Politically Correct Bedtime Stories by James Finn Garner. I got this book as a surprise present from my boyfriend ? It is a quick read with satirical retellings to mock (I think) political correctness. I thought it was funny, but I do also think political correctness, especially to a certain degree, is important.
Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell. If you have an account on bol (BE and NL only), you get a coupon for your birthday, which I used for this cute short story.
Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst. (Not pictured because I lent it to a friend.) I got this book in the Owlcrate box I bought with my birthday money. (Yes, I spend all my money on books, why do you ask? ?) This was an ownvoices queer YA fantasy new release (isn't that a mouthful). You can find my review here.
To summarise: I'm really blessed with wonderful friends and family who buy me books, and still I feel the need to buy a lot of them myself (I probably spent 15 to 20€ on books this month), because BOOKS ?