Summer Holiday Book Bonanza!

Hi everyone!

Today, I’m going to show you all the books I’ve bought whilst I’ve been away on holiday this month. I am addicted to books and have no self control, so let’s get started as there’s quite a few!

These books are all ones I’ve already read; I read Moonlocket when it came out and enjoyed it so much I wanted my own copy, and I read Moxie a couple of weeks ago and thought it was superb. I mainly bought the Emery Lord books for their stunning covers, and I really enjoyed reading them last week. Keep an eye out for my reviews of Moxie, The Start of Me and You, and the Names They Gave Us in my July Wrap Up on Saturday!


My next three picks were all some exciting middle grade novels. Polly Ho-Yen’s debut the Boy in the Tower is one of the best books I’ve ever read so I can’t wait to get stuck into Fly Me Home, I finally remembered to order the 4th Sophie Cleverly book The Lights Under the Lake, and I also got The Griffin’s Feather by Cornelia Funke since it was Waterstones Children’s Book of the Month and the bookseller recommended it.


My other middle grade choices were The Boy Who Went Magic by A.P Winter, which I read a teaser of and have wanted ever since, and Being Miss Nobody by Tamsin Winter, which I’ve heard phenomenal things about.


The next four books I bought are ones I really want to read before the end of my summer holidays, as they look like brilliant sunshine reads ; Piglettes by Clementine Beauvais (which I mainly chose as my friend Louise from Book Murmuration highly recommends it), One Silver Summer by Rachel Hickman, If Birds Fly Back by Carlie Sorosiak,and the Girl’s Guide to Summer by Sarah Mlyknowski.


My last two books from Waterstones were both YAs; I’ve wanted to read Under Rose Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall ever since it came out, and even though I only read Songs About a Girl a few months ago I’ve been eagerly anticipating the sequel Songs About Us ever since.



My last 3 choices were from WH Smith’s 3 for 2 offer, and with the exception of the Moonlight Dreamers which I’ve had my eye on for a while, they were chosen just on the basis of reading their blurbs.

Did you buy any books during July? What do you think of my choices? I’d love to hear from you in the comments or on Twitter @GoldenBooksGirlย 

Amy x




Author: goldenbooksgirl

Disabled book blogger who also writes TV, film, music and other posts from time to time | UKYABA Champion Teen 2018 | Email: | she/her

21 thoughts on “Summer Holiday Book Bonanza!”

  1. Almost all of them are so colorful! [I especially like those from Emery Lord though..]

    I haven’t even been on holiday yet and I’ve bought way too many books. [Honestly, not looking forward to my monthly book haul wrap-up because it’s going to be veryveryvery confronting, haha.]
    I’m going on a road trip in September though.. And road trip means a lot of cities and a lot of bookstores and.. Yeah, you get my point. It’s going to be baaaaad, haha!

    Piglettes has been on my TBR for a while, but haven’t bought it yet. Looking forward to finding out what you think about it!

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    1. I’m a sucker for a colourful cover ๐Ÿ˜‚ (And the Emery Lord ones are just as good inside as on the outside). I definetely got a shock when I counted all of mine this month, hope yours aren’t as bad as you think. Amy ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  2. Looks like a good haul! I’ve only read Under Rose-Tainted Skies but I cannot recommend it enough. Seriously. It’s such an amazing, important book. Moonlocket looks like a lot of fun, and the Emery Lord books have such stunning covers. Hope you can get to everything you haven’t read before summer ends!

    Charlotte @ Bookmarks and Blogging


  3. So many great books, I am on a book ban of sorts due to having to pay off my laptop but I have just bought Moxie for my kindle for 99p, I couldnโ€™t not at that price.
    I read the first book in the Scarlet & Ivy series earlier this year and really enjoyed it so I must get the others at some point. I also REALLY want to read Songs About Us.

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