Book Haul from Ireland Part 1

Posted August 18, 2016 by Jordann @thebookbloglife in book hauls / 0 Comments

We got married, in fact we have been married for almost a week, which is a crazy thought. There will be a blog post all about our big day but I’m waiting on a few photos and videos from different people. But before that there is a book haul from Ireland.

Right now we’re relaxing in Ireland with my in-laws and having a few days downtime before we have to head back to the real world as a married couple. Whilst in the land of civilisation I managed to jump into a few book stores.

I thought I would share my book haul from Ireland


Basically an all-rounder of a store, maybe the Irish version of WHSmith. Stationery, books, and DVDs are all on sale in the same place. It’s a cracking store if you ever get the chance to pop in.

Stars Above by Marissa Meyer

I recently finished the Lunar Chronicles, but I hadn’t read the companion stories. I used a gift card that my lovely mother in-law gave me to buy this book. I can’t wait to jump back into the world and find out about the characters more in-depth.

Stars Above has nine stories all about the world before we met the well-beloved characters of the Lunar Chronicles. I can’t wait to read and learn more about the world I fell in love with.

The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson

This is the sequel to The Final Empire, a book I completely fell for this year. I love the uniqueness of the storyline and the characters have so much life in them. So when I saw it in the shop and I had the voucher I thought why the hell not.

The Well of Ascension follows straight on from The Final Empire. The characters are now dealing with the consequences of their actions. They have to learn new skills including political which I think I’m the most excited for.


This shop was a glorious little find, although I only managed to buy one book, I could imagine spending a fortune in there.

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

I have heard really good things about this book. I’m trying to branch out into more adult reads, I’m getting a little sick of the young adult tropes and I’m looking for something different to read now. I’m hoping that this will be a good book for me to join the adult bandwagon. I’m growing up.

The Girl on the Train follows a woman who reports a crime she witnesses on her commute on the train. It has good reviews so it seems like a safe bet. Look out for the review.

Charity Shop

Charity shops are my favourite places to find books. You can find brand new hardback for less than £2. It’s great, I can pick up an entire paperback series for less than £10. Not only that but it’s going towards a great cause, I love that there are so many books in my book haul from Ireland that are from charity shops.

The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith

I have The Cuckoo’s Calling and it’s a bigger style paperback, and we walked into the Oxfam in Navan, and there it was. The sequel, and not only that it was in the style I wanted. I’m really excited to reread this series, I remember how much I enjoyed the first one.

There’s a new mystery to solve and Cormoran Strike is trying to solve it. I really love the characters and the dynamics. I will be jumping back into this series really soon.

Goddess by Josephine Angelini

This was a spur of the moment buy. I have the first two books on my shelf and this was super cheap. I haven’t read either of them so it’s a total risk. However I did only pay 1Euro for it, so nothing too bad will be lost if I end up hating the entire series.

Insatiable by Meg Cabot

I was a huge fan of The Princess Diaries when I was a kid (in fact I may see if I can find them to read again). They were massive, so when I saw this wonderful book sat on the charity shop shelf, I just had to pick it up and give it a go.

It’s another vampire book, but it looks kinda cool in the sense that Meena the main character has to write about them and finds herself thrown into the world. A nice addition to my book haul from Ireland.

Obsidian and Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout

I read Obsidian at YALC last year and although I thought the writing should have been better, they are addictive. They’re the type of books that have the smut and romance that you just can’t help but read about. These books are definitely a guilty pleasure and one that I am super happy to have on my book shelf.

We’re heading into Dublin at the end of the week, so I’ll probably be buying a few/lot more. So look out for part two of my book haul from Ireland.

Have you seen any books in this list that you would like to read? Let me know if you’ve read any more of these, let me know what you thought.