Book Haul and Books I Still Haven’t Read

Hello lovelies, it’s time for a name and shame! I’ve been so busy lately that I haven’t had any time to do the things that I love doing. When I do have the time, I feel guilty for not working and so on in circles! However, some of these books here were given to me at Christmas so it’s about time I sorted myself out. Here is a book haul of what I’ll be reading in the next month or so.

book haul

Books I Still Haven’t Read

The Great Gatsby

This is pathetic, I know, because the book is so thin that you’d think I’d breeze through it. Most high schools were assigned this book during their literature studies but my school didn’t so I’ve been meaning to catch up! I began this book on Boxing Day evening but I just didn’t finish it. I recently saw the film and loved it so I’m making the effort to treat myself to a romance of ages!

Why God is a Woman

This is a dystopian novel where women are in charge. It is the men who have less rights and less pay, it is the men who feel uncomfortable because women group up and stare at them, calling out derogatory terms. It is the men who fear for their bodies as they are groped in streets and blown up on billboards in adverts telling them to lose weight and work for shinier hair etc. It is so crazy and unsafe that you’re thinking ‘how could this possibly be allowed?’ and then you realise it exists. This is our world, as women. It’s really smart and I can’t wait to read it!

The Miniaturist

I know nothing about this book except for the fact that someone makes miniature dolls and leaves them places. I have wanted to read it for about a year and I don’t know why it is taking me so long to do something selfish and take the time out to read it!

War and Peace

I feel like this beast of a book is big enough that I don’t need to explain myself. I have very little time and this book demands a lot of time and it’s also very intricate and complicated with a number of different characters involved. I might have to mind map it to fully appreciate it but I promise I will do whatever it takes to read it!


Book Haul

I also, in my state of utter FOMO, ordered some more books that I don’t have time for! These are the books I will devour as soon as I have the time!


From what I can tell this is a collection of clever Caitlin Moran’s thoughts and articles regarding feminism. I think I’m quite up to date on modern feminism and generally do stay switched on about things but I would really like to read more about it. I thought this was a good place to start and I will probably also buy her other two books as well! If you have any feminist recommendations please share them with me!

The Handmaid’s Tale

This book is apparently about a dystopian world where women have lost their identity and are treated as thought they literally only exist for childrearing. I think it’s going to hit quite hard and probably really rile me but apparently it is an incredible book. Also, Emma Watson recently recommended it on Goodreads so I figure a UN ambassador for woman would know these things.


I literally picked up this book because I thought it would be similar to The Night Circus so whether I’m right or wrong, I hope I enjoy it! I think it’s about this weird vague game that you have to be invited to and one year the protagonist is invited and realises that she has to save her sister as part of the game. I really don’t know but I’m excited because I haven’t read anything like this in a while.

The Heart Goes Last

I’ve wanted this book since around Christmas time. From what I’ve heard, this book follows a couple who have nothing and live in their car and they’re then told that they can be in a social experiment whereby they have to live in a house for a few months and then they swap over with another couple’s house and they never meet their ‘others’. I think it’s about intrigue and how the home can be a prison or something and I’ve just seen it around a lot and I can’t wait to read it!


If you’re interested in any of these books, click on the title links for great Hannah’s Happy Book Club discounts! As always, please leave any recommendations below. Alternatively, if you’d like your book reviewed, email me!



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