My Latest Book Bargains

19/04/2016 Discussions, Reading 8

My Latest Book BargainsI don’t know what it is at the moment, but I seem to have been getting loads of really great bargains on books, so I thought I’d do a quick post and share some of them. Whilst I’m still visiting the library regularly, thanks to my internet-less state I’m getting through books at such a rate that I can’t seem to get enough, and so I’m seriously loving spending so little on so many great books!

So here’s the best book bargains I’ve found recently:

  • The King’s Concubine, The King’s Sister and The Forbidden Queen by Anne O’Brien

I’m a huge fan of historical fiction, especially anything to do with the Tudors and the Wars of the Roses, so when I spotted loads of Anne O’Brien books on a 3 for £5 offer at my local discount bookshop, I snapped up these three (and will probably be going back for some more soon!). I had heard of Anne O’Brien before, and had been intending to read some of her books, so I was super excited when I saw these for such a great price!

It took me forever to decide which three to pick though, as they pretty much all looked interesting, but in the end I plumped for one about Edward III’s mistress Alice Perrers (The King’s Concubine), one about wife of Henry V, Katherine de Valois (The Forbidden Queen), and another about Elizabeth of Lancaster, daughter of John of Gaunt and sister to Henry IV (The King’s Sister). I haven’t read books about any of these women before, and they are a little before the time period I have mostly read about, so I’m really interested to see what they are like!

  • Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas

I’m so behind the times having not read this one, but the impending release of Sarah J. Maas latest book, A Court of Mist and Fury, reminded me that there’s still one Sarah J. Maas book that I’ve yet to read.

I managed to pick up a brand new copy of Assassin’s Blade – a collection of five novellas that form a prequel to the Throne of Glass series – from Amazon for a measly £1.69, which is an incredible bargain in my opinion! I still had to pay a couple of pounds in postage, but £3.69 is still a very good price for a new book, especially one by such a popular author. I can’t wait to read this!

  • The Curse of the Mistwraith by Janny Wurts

A while back I read and loved the Empire Trilogya series that Janny Wurts co-wrote with Raymond E. Feist. Therefore when I spotted a copy of one of her books for only £1.99 at an Oxfam charity shop I snapped it up. This is Book One in her Wars of Light and Shadow series, and I’m eager to find out what her solo  books are like!

  • 150 Photographic Projects for Art Students by John Easterly

There’s a tendency for full colour non-fiction books to be very expensive, and so when I picked up this book (which retails at £14.99) for £4 at a discount bookshop, I was delighted. I’ve recently been making an effort to take my camera out with me, and so I love flicking through this book for inspiration and ideas for things to photograph. Whilst I’m not an art student, this book is full of useful information, and for £4 is an absolute bargain!

So have you managed to get any bookish bargains recently?

8 Responses to “My Latest Book Bargains”

    • Laura

      I like those 1p books too, I’ve had a couple like that. And an ebay voucher sounds good! I get loads of cheap books off ebay 🙂

  1. Cait @ Paper Fury

    Ooh, bookish bargains are TOTALLY amazing and make reading so much fun. xD I love winning books for that reason, hehe. Although recently I found an audiobook for $20, when usually they’re like $80+ so that was super awesome and exciting 😀

  2. Greg

    I haven’t read any of these although I’ve been curious about Janny Wurts’ stuff. I read her collaboration with Feist too years ago, and was curious to try more. I’ve looked at some of those but haven’t yet taken the plunge. I will say that one of her series (maybe that one?) has a really cool map ha ha -sounds funny probably but I thought it was just a really cool world map. Hope you enjoy!

    • Laura

      I’ll have to check out the maps for some of her series. I always love looking at fantasy world maps! 🙂

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