Thrifty reads

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you will know how much I enjoy reading. There’s nothing like a Sunday spent in bed, or on the couch with a good book and a cup of tea. If  the book is good, I will completely dive into that universe and lose track of time. I am always on the hunt for bargains, as books can be quite expensive. Luckily I have plenty bookstores near me and a great deal of charity shops that also sell second hand books for 5 pounds or less! 

At one of those charity shops I purchased The Help, one of my favourite films ever. The storyline in the film was incredibly engaging, which makes me very excited to start reading the book. Nowadays I would read the book before seeing the film, but I saw the film such a long time ago that I’m not even going to count this (no this is not cheating). I also purchased a more recent book: You. This book is particularly interesting as it is supposed to be told from the perspective of a stalker, constantly referring to the main character as ‘you’. Yes, very intriguing indeed. However I am not sure if this is a book I should be reading alone at night…

Worry not if there is no thrift store nearby

Before I came to London, I would buy books at the Waterstones branch in Amsterdam every now and then. Most of the time however, I would order my books online at Book Depository, which offers cheap books and free world-wide shipping! Pretty amazing right? Ever since I found out about this website I have been gifting myself about 15 books for Christmas… It’s a blessing and a curse! 

On Goodreads you can keep track of my bookshelves and my to-read list. This year I set myself a goal of 20 books to read. Last year I completed my goal of 15 books and am still pretty proud of that accomplishment if I’m being honest with you. 

Lots of Love,




  1. Imperfectly Rachel
    April 11, 2017 / 3:24 am

    Ugh I have a few books I've gotten that are waiting to get picked up! I love reading also!xx Rachel |

    • Savannah Giersthove
      April 13, 2017 / 4:26 pm

      It's hard to start, but once you do it's hard to stop 🙂 x