Recent bargain book finds

Friday, September 29, 2017


Hadn't bought a non-fiction book in ages and then suddenly I pick up three in the space of a week, like you do.

I found these beauties in TK Maxx and The Works; I've bought many a bargain from The Works (I have a huge hardback collection of Shakespeare's works that I bought for an astounding £5) and TK Maxx's selection changes so often you never know what you'll find from one visit to the other. It's a real treasure trove.

I just love finding gems like these with a good amount of £££ knocked off because I can be a bit stingy sometimes. Bargains make me haaaaaappy. So I'm kicking this post off with...

L'art de la Simplicit√©: How to Live More With Less by Dominique Loreau - £2.00, The Works (out of stock, sorry!) - buy here and here.

This book is one of those I first spotted floating around the blogosphere when the whole Marie Kondo-minimalism-decluttering lifestyle emerged. I had it on my shopping list for ages but it eventually dropped off at some point (I don't quite remember when or why), probably because I already had so many books about the same topic. That's still the case, but I still had to buy this book when I saw it at two whole pounds in The Works. Really pleased too because what I've read so far has been rather interesting.

The Luxe Life: Everyday Luxuries for Lovers of Beauty, Fashion & Food by Fleur de Force - £8.99, TK Maxx (not online!) - buy here and here.

I don't actually keep up with Fleur de Force's blog, but I've heard her name before and heard she'd brought out this book. It wasn't something I was eager to get straight away, but I knew I'd quite like to have a look through it at some point to see if it was my cup of tea. I spotted it hiding in between some cookery books in TK Maxx and I felt compelled to buy it. It's essentially a glamorous do-all guide, which I can appreciate. It has loads of useful tips and tricks which are easy to absorb - it's not an overly wordy book, it's very easy to flick to a subject (hair, clothes, beauty, home, wedding, food etc.) and read little snippets.

Happy: Finding joy in every day and letting go of perfect by Fearne Cotton - £8.00, The Works - also buy here and here.

I first saw this book in WHSmith and thought it looked like something I'd enjoy. I never bought it because I was trying to save money at the time, and then after a few weeks I'd forgotten about it, but when I saw it in The Works recently I figured it was about time I bought it - its colourful illustrations and wide mixture of content (recipes, advice, activities, stories etc.) appeals to me, and I reckon it will be one of those books you can sit down and get cosy with when you're not feeling 100%.

I've added shopping links for each book if you fancy purchasing them yourself. If you want in-depth reviews, I suggest looking them up on Goodreads.

That's all, folks. Hope you have a fab weekend!

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