As a Booktuber, there is some amount of pressure to acquire lots of books so you have more to chat about in videos. If you’re going to make video wrap-ups and participate in book tags and so on, it just makes sense to have books around to refer to. Of course you don’t need to have something around to be able to discuss it, but it does make it easier to reference details if the book you’re talking about is readily accessible. Earlier this year, I joined a challenge to remind myself to read more of what I purchase instead of just buying pretty books to say I own them. I talk more about the challenge in this post.
In August, I got 10 more books, which brings my year-to-date acquisition to 90. Yikes! I didn’t realize it was so many until I started to run out of room on my shelves and tallied up each month’s haul. It’s a lot but I’ve also read 40 of what I got this year so I am doing well with my challenge. The other good thing is that I haven’t bought all 90. Quite a lot of my new books were received from publishers/publicists in order for me to complete a review and most of what I bought came from a library or thrift store sale which means that I only spent a couple dollars on each one.
My August haul includes:
- Thief’s Mark /Carla Neggers
- Dirty Wars and Polished Silver /Lynda Schuster
- How To Behave In A Crowd /Camille Bordas
- The Windfall /Diksha Basu
- White Teeth /Zadie Smith
- Lily And The Octopus /Steven Rowley
- The Shadow of The Wind /Carlos Ruiz Zafon
- What If /Randall Munroe
- The Hearts We Sold /Emily Lloyd-Jones
- Sleepy Hollow & Other Short Stories /Washington Irving
Click to watch my video where I share what I know about each title. You also get to see my reaction to opening my first ever subscription box.