March Book Haul

Hello, everyone! Today I have a little book haul to share with you, composed of mainly Penguin Modern Classics. It`s one of my bookish resolutions to own all of the books in this collection, and also the ones in the Penguin English Library collection. Slowly, but surely I am getting there, and one of the reasons I love these collections so much is because of how affordable they are. Add in the Book Depository discount, and you`ve got yourself some pretty good bargains. I also couldn't resist, and I had to get some new releases because if there`s one thing a bookworm can`t resist, it`s a shiny new book. Or two or three, depending on your budget.

I`m going to start with the books in the Penguin Modern Classics collection. First, we have "Animal Farm" and "Nineteen Eighty-Four" by George Orwell, which are two of my favourite books of all-time. I`ve read both of these in high-school, but I think I`m due for a reread. I remember the general idea, but not much of the plot. Another book that I`ve read and enjoyed was "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller. Although I had some issues with the way women were portrayed, I did enjoy the moral of the story. Mass hysteria is a terrible thing, and it`s something that happens so often even today. People will quickly jump to accusations without hearing the facts.

I`m not that familiar with the next two books, but I`m hoping to get to them soon. The first one, "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich", has been on my radar for a long period of time. We have so much literature about the horrors of WWII and Nazism, but not so much about Stalinism and Communism. And because Romania was under communism for decades, I`m very interested in reading more books that deal with those crimes. Last, but not least, I got "Siddhartha" by Hermann Hesse. All I know is that this book is about a wealthy Indian who forsakes a life of privilege in order to gain spiritual fulfilment.

Moving on to the new releases, I had to buy "Hero at the Fall" by Alwyn Hamilton. "Rebel of the Sands" is one of my favourite trilogies, and I can`t wait to see how everything wraps-up. I also couldn't say no to one of the most talked about YA books, "Children of Blood and Bone". If you remember, this book made an appearance on my most anticipated books of 2018 list, and I`m so thrilled about the glowing reviews. I also can`t wait to read "To Kill a Kingdom" by Alexandra Christo. It`s a Little Mermaid retelling, and it`s badass! Or so I`ve heard.

These are all the books I`ve got last month, and I know it`s not much, but I`m trying to diminish my TBR shelves. Sadly, I`m also not the granddaughter of a rich millionaire, though God knows I`d love to be some lost Anastasia and buy all of the books with my inheritance. 

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  1. To Kill a Kingdom looks so good, I've seen so many glowing reviews! Plus, it's The Little Mermaid, which I love!

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    1. I have high hopes for it, can`t wait to start it.

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  2. I've heard such good things about To Kill a Kingdom and Children of Blood and Bone! I already grabbed a copy of the latter but definitely want to someday read TKaK. :)

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    1. I think or rather hope, that they`ll both live up to the hype. They sound amazing.

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  3. I read those Orwell books back in high school as well (which was just about back in 1984 XD ). I feel like I would get much more from them if I read them now, because I have a lot more life experience and look at the world in a different way. Enjoy your haul!

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    1. I feel the same way. I definitely want to reread them, now that I have a different view of the world.

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  4. I read Animal Farm and The Crucible back in high school, but I've never actually read 1984. That's one I hope to read at some point in the near future! I love that you're collecting these.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. 1984 is hard to get into, but it definitely changes your perspective of the world.

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  5. I'm so looking forward to reading both 'To Kill a Kingdom' as well as 'Children of Blood and bone' ! They both sound super awesome :) Hope you enjoy all the books <3

    Uma@Books.Bags.Burgers.

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  6. Looks like a great haul. I've been trying to cut back on how many books I buy as well, but I couldn't resist Children of Blood and Bone and I hope to purchase To Kill a Kingdom this month too. I keep hearing such great things about both of them.

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  7. Ah, I hope you enjoy Children of Blood and Bone! It's one of my favourite books of the year so far, and I'm pretty confident that it will make it to my end of year favourites list. Everything about it was so wonderful.

    I'm interested in To Kill a Kingdom! That dark cover is really eye catching, and I like the sound of a darker retelling. I feel like there's not as many of those around as I would like!

    I've never read Rebel of the Sands but I remember hearing a lot of pretty positive things about it when it was released. Alas, it was just one of those ones that fell off my radar for some reason or another. I hope the ending is super satisfying!

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