November Book Haul | 2014

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It's book haul time again... because I have a book shopping problem. In my defense, I have already read a few of these, and others are on my immediate to-read list. I also feel like this set of books is particularly beautiful when it comes to covers, and no, I did NOT mean to buy every red and black cover available—it just happened somehow. 

First of all, creepy cover awards go to Night Film and Let Me In. There is something about covers that look aged that really creeps me out, and these two are incredibly fitting for thestories they're representing. I'm particularly in love with the Night Film cover, not only because of the mysterious cut-off photo, but also because the letters are actually holographic. How cool is that?

Continuing with my creepy cover trend, I have Carrie, Say Her Name, and Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock. The last one isn't particularly weird, but it's still consistent with the red and black theme. The other two look like they could potentially give me nightmares. I'm particularly terrified to read Say Her Name—from what I've heard, it's a proper horror novel. I've never read anything like that before, so I'm very curious how that genre works in books, but I don't know how I'll ever be able to sleep or look in the mirror after it.

Then, in "YouTube made me do it" purchases, I just had to buy these three George Orwell books: Animal FarmDown and Out in Paris and London, and Nineteen Eighty-Four. These covers are actually designed by Shepard Fairey, which in my opinion is pretty freaking awesome. Obviously, I needed these, and I wish there were more available. Plus, I wanted to read some George Orwell anyways—the stars were aligned. 

Last, but certainly not least, I got this Locke & Key set. I preordered it a while ago, so I had actually forgotten about it until I received a shipping notification from Amazon. I've heard so much about the series, and I love that it's finished—this means I won't be dying to know what's next for a month after an issue left me with a horrendous cliffhanger (I'm looking at you, The Wicked + The Divine, the struggle is real). Plus this sounds like a scary haunted house story, how could I not be excited about that?

Overall, I don't think I'll be buying many more books this year, since I have more than enough from the past few months to get through. Or at least not until I see the next stunning cover...

If you're curious which of these books I've already read or am planning to read by the end of the year, check out the video below! Have you read anything exciting recently?

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