(This is a placeholder picture since I wanted to take a picture with all my books but some are lent to friends.)
I got all the books in this haul at the same time. Amazon UK had a "3 paperbacks for 10£" sale, so of course, I went for it. My sister and some friends and I pooled together (for shipping costs) and in the end, I placed a massive order with 6 (six) times the UK edition of THUG. I only got to keep one, but still!
Either way, this meant I got seven books!
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi (Goodreads // Book Depository)
This book was so heartbreaking. Because of the sale, I bought a lot of books that I had already read but didn't own, and this was one of them. I'm glad it was part of the discounted books, and I definitely recommend you read it! I was so blown away I only have a two sentence review.
I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson (Goodreads // Book Depository)
One of my favourite contemporaries. Queer, character-driven and about family, what a perfect combination. If you need a bit more convincing: here's a review.
The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon (Goodreads // Book Depository)
This is one I haven't read yet. To be completely honest, I'm also hesitant to pick it up since Everything, Everything was...not great. But I've heard only good things about this and supporting Black authors is important, so I will try this! Someday.
If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo (Goodreads // Book Depository)
Another important book! A book about a trans girl, written by a trans author. There is an edition that has a trans girl on the cover too, and whilst I'm sad that's not the one I have, I'm glad I have a copy now and could support this. You should read it. Here's my review.
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (Goodreads // Book Depository)
Honestly, if you've not heard of this book by now, you must be either living under a rock or not be in the bookish community (and who isn't? 😊). Please read it if you haven't yet. And if you don't feel like ordering a book blindly, you can start with my review, and the knowledge it's been a #1 NYT bestseller since the week it released.
Do you ever buy books you don't actually know much about because they're cheap?