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Bookish Favourites #3

It’s my first bookish favourites of the 2020! I haven’t done one of these since summer, where I raved about neo-Victorian literature and my tiny bookshelf made from wooden boxes. I have a fair few favourites to share with you today, so let’s not waste anyone’s time…


New Books:

It’s just been Christmas and payday and you know what that means: new books. Yeh, I’ve6235E0AB-E623-421B-B26F-736841090007 got quite a few new books over the past couple of weeks. I’m really excited about two of them, though.

Things in Jars by Jess Kidd will add to my ever-growing collection of neo-Victorian books and Bridget Collins’ The Binding will look very lovely on my shelves with that stunning purple cover! I’ve been waiting, ever so patiently, for the paperbacks to release this month and now I finally have them. I’m currently making my way through Things in Jars right now!


The Library:

After four and a half years of living in Liverpool I’ve finally joined my local library. It’s rather a small library, with very little books of my interest, but I’m hoping to use it for some new releases that can be ordered in.

There are quite a few books coming out this year that I want to read, like Sarah J. Maas’ new adult fiction, but I don’t want to wait for the paperback release in another year’s time. Hopefully the library will come in use then. I’m also helping to sustain the library for other people – it was my sanctuary when I was younger, so my joining is helping others to have that experience too!


Penguin English Library:

2395BC96-6886-4A2A-AE85-67184C477E50I’ve made it one of my bookish goals for 2020 to complete my Penguin English Library collection. I’m nearly there, with less than 30 to go. I worked out that if I buy four a month, which roughly works out to be £20, I’ll be done by summer.

Buying them, and making a wishlist of them all, has reignited my love and obsession for these certain editions. They’re just *so* gorgeous, with stunning covers designed by Coralie Bickford-Smith, and really great introductions. I find the layout of the books good, too – the font isn’t too small. Definitely my favourite editions – I just wish even more were out!


Hot Cocoa Candle:

So, this is technically bookish, but I always have candles lit when I’m reading. My new favourite is the Yankee Home Inspirations candle in Hot Cocoa. I’ve been trying to find a relatively cheap candle that smells of chocolate that doesn’t cost me near 30 quid. I was in Asda, having a little noisy, when I saw this sitting on the shelf. It was on offer for £9, and with my double discount, it only cost me £7.29!

It smells so heavenly. I’m trying to cut down on the chocolate (although, whilst typing this, I’ve just eaten three strips of Cadburys!), so this is filling in the void that’s been left by my diet!


…and those are my current bookish favourites! I’m always on the lookout for new things, whether that be a flavoured tea, a new bookmark, bookish pins, anything! If you have any bookish favourites, let me know so I can check them out too!

Thanks for reading, Lauren X

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