Let's talk about books #3: a little haul

I will be on a spending ban this month (because I really need to be more cautious with my savings), but before I decided on it, I might have gone a little bit overboard with ebook purchases, oops.

As I've said in my previous post, at this moment in time I'm really digging ebooks, and I've bought a few that I wanted to share with you all!


The one I'm most excited to read is 'the Martian' by Andy Weir: it is a scifi book about an astronaut that finds himself stranded on Mars, and for what I've gathered, it is in the form of a diary where he narrates how he fights for survival on the red planet. Moreover, it will soon be made into a movie, so I definitely want to read it before it comes out!

The next in line is 'the Bone Clock' by David Mitchell: what drew me to it was the description on Goodreads that says:

One drowsy summer's day in 1984, teenage runaway Holly Sykes encounters a strange woman who offers a small kindness in exchange for 'asylum'. Decades will pass before Holly understands exactly what sort of asylum the woman was seeking...

I really don't know what to expect from it, but considering it's coming from the author of Cloud Atlas, I have good hopes!

For the category "everyone has read those book except me, probably", I picked up: 'the Bell Jar' by Sylvia Plath and 'American Gods' by Neil Gaiman. I remember really wanting to read both of these when I was maybe fifteen or sixteen, but I never got around to do it.

Moving on to the category "too hyped not to read them", I got: 'Station Eleven' by Emily St. John Mandel, 'Landline' by Rainbow Rowell, and 'the Girl on the Train' by Paula Hawkins. I swear that every booktuber or book blogger I follow has reviewed at least two of those, and although I'm not one who's particularly interested in keeping up with the trends - mostly because I'm very particular when it comes to books - I thought I'd give these a shot instead of being the closeted hipster I actually am.

And lastly, for the category "girl power", I picked up another book that has been everywhere recently, that is '#GIRLBOSS' by Sophia Amoruso, and probably the one book that is most out of my reading comfort zone as I don't really read much non fiction, BUT hey, this haul was all about broadening my horizons, so yup.

They're all very different in genre, as you can tell, but I'm equally excited to read all of them and experience something new. In the past few years I've never really strayed off contemporary fiction, so it's good to spice things up a little bit.

Do you usually vary with your books, or do you tend to read more of a genre in particular? And have you read/want to read any of these? If so let me know what you think of them ☺

ƒ. xx