A New Job Book Haul!

Today I have a book haul for you and, as you can see from the title, it’s because I started a new job! My TBR is out of control and I definitely shouldn’t be buying new books… but I got paid and the next thing I knew I’d bought quite a few new books. Let me know if you’ve read any of these!image1 (7)

Harry Potter: A History of Magich1

I wasn’t sure I would ever buy any more Harry Potter related books but then I watched the BBC 2 documentary on the History of Magic exhibition that the British Library has created and just knew I had to buy this book. The real world history of magic is something I would really like to learn more about so I think this will be a great start. It was £8 off in Waterstones and then I’d filled my stamps up so got another £10 off, so I am over the moon to have bought this for only £12 as it’s a stunning hardcover.

Goodreads and cover image source here!

Tanya’s Christmas: Make, Bake and Celebrate by Tanya Burrh2

I really love watching YouTubers and back in 2015 I read Tanya Burr’s book Love, Tanya and gave it 3 stars. I don’t watch her as much, but then I was feeling really festive and wanted a Christmas book to read in December. I couldn’t resist!

Goodreads here and cover image source here!

Mary Queen of Scots: A Study in Failure by Jenny Wormaldh3

I am fascinated by Mary Queen of Scots and, despite having not yet finished the biography about her that I started months ago, I keep buying more books about her. This one I’ve had my eye on because of the title A Study in Failure, the biography I am reading really has a bias in favour of Mary and so I think it’ll be interesting to read one which talks more about her flaws and bad decisions.

Goodreads and cover image source here!

The Celtic Myths: A Guide to the Ancient Gods and Legends by Miranda Aldhouse-Greenh4

This is one of four books about myths and gods from different places, I already own The Norse Myths so I thought it was time I add to my collection. I think I might buy one a month until I have all four. I’ve heard that this book really focuses on Irish gods and legends, rather than being an even spread of the 6 Celtic countries, but I’m intrigued anyway. I’ve focused my research a lot on Scotland so it will be good to branch out.

Goodreads and cover image source here!

The Nature of Autumn by Jim Crumleyh5

This is an absolutely gorgeous hardback that I couldn’t resist picking up. I really enjoyed Crumley’s book The Great Wood, which is about the great wood of Caledon, and so I thought I would give this a try. I really want to read more nature writing, and I know that I really enjoyed Crumley’s. The Nature of Winter has already been released, but I will wait until I read this one before I buy it.

Goodreads and cover image source here!

Why Did You Lie? by Yrsa Sigurðardóttirh6

I absolutely adore Crime By The Book and her Instagram, so I decided to treat myself to a few Icelandic crime novels that I remembered her mentioning. It was a frosty day today and it just put me in the mood for books set somewhere colder than Scotland. Sigurðardóttir is one of the most famous crime writers in Iceland, so I am really excited to read one of her books. My sister also loves her, so I can’t wait!

Goodreads and cover image source here!

Blackout by Ragnar Jónassonh7

I always see Crime By The Book mention Jónasson so I thought it was about time I picked up one of his books as well. I didn’t ask Abby or check Goodreads before I bought this book, so it turns out this is the 3rd book in his Dark Iceland series, but luckily they don’t have to be read in publication order. I am very excited to read this one soon as well!

Goodreads and cover image source here!

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You can find my first book, The Changeling’s Journey, on Goodreads here!



9 thoughts on “A New Job Book Haul!

  1. Congratulations on your new job, hope things are going well! My TBR is crazily out of control as well but you can’t not treat yourself for your new job 😉
    I haven’t seen the documentary on the History of Magic, definitely want to check that out and the book 🙂

  2. Haha anyone who knows you well knew the minute you got paid you would end up splurging on some new pretty books 😉 and it’s a well deserved treat! I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on A History of Magic.

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