Book Haul | I Judged These Books By Their Covers

Here’s another July book haul, and I bought these books based on their covers. Now that I’ve read the blurb, they actually seem interesting so add them to your reading lists!

The Deck by Fiona Farrell

A group of friends move to a country house together and entertain each other during a time of plague and social collapse as reality eclipses imagination. 

This Book Thinks Ya Deadly! By Corey Tutt

This Book Thinks Ya Deadly! features exceptional people across various sectors like sports, art, science, politics, education and literature. It also includes the writer’s personal stories and well-known individuals like Professor Marcia Langton, Miranda Tapsell, Tony Armstrong, and Dr Anita Heiss. Molly Hunt’s deadly illustrations make this book the perfect inspiration for all ages. 

The Other Renaissance by Paul Strathern

A fascinating history of the northern European Renaissance in art, science, and philosophy, centred on the city of Bruges in Flanders (modern Belgium) between the end of the Mediaeval Age and the advent of the Age of Enlightenment. 

Big Swiss by Jen Begin

She is tall, she is Swiss. She is dressed in all-white with an adorable gap between her two front teeth and her penetrating blue eyes. That’s Big Swiss to Greta.

Love Language by Linda Marigliano

A compelling, relatable and powerful memoir of people-pleasing, family and love from radio presenter and podcaster Linda Marigliano.

Yellow Face by Rebecca F Kuang

Two authors. One Death. A Stolen Story and Emerging Threats. 

Yellowface takes on questions of diversity, racism, and cultural appropriation in the publishing industry and the persistent erasure of Asian-American voices and history by Western white society. 

The Survival Club by Sonora Reyes

From the bestselling author of The Lesbiana’s Guide to Catholic School comes a revenge story told with nuance, heart, and the possibility of healing. Ariana Ruiz, a shy autistic girl, finally receives some attention from Luis at a school party, making her seem like an easy catch. A mysterious note leads her to form friendships and expose Luis’ truth.