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Where To Buy Cheap Books

It has come to my attention that not many people are aware about all the amazing booksellers available these days. For us Australians its especially a struggle because books (and everything) is quiet pricey here. So, these are some of the places I buy books from and in my personal opinion are cheap or affordable.

This is my go to when it comes to buying books!

Pros: You can literally find ANY book and the price of an average book is around AU$15. Classics are usually even AU$5 depending on the edition. Plus pretty bookmarks anyone?

Cons: Delivery to Australia takes 2 weeks or more which mean I’m waiting for a LONG time

An Australian based online bookseller

Pros: Their books are sometimes even cheaper than Book Depository. They have regular sales going on and if you join their mailing list you get codes for No Shipping Periods!

Cons: it costs AU$6.95 for shipping per order but more often than not you can take advantage of their no shipping offer.

This used to be go to back in the day but since they’ve introduced shipping charges it’s become more of a last resort option for me.

Pros: Literally takes less than a week for your orders to arrive and they have coupons!

Cons: Can be on the pricier side, definitely more expensive than Book Depository. Shipping is now AU$5.50. For more information on shipping go here 

Every Australian is aware of Dymocks because it is literally the only bookseller in Australia, not the only but it is the most famous.

Pros: You can get the book instantly, just stroll into the bookstore. This is especially helpful with new releases.

Cons: It’s definitely more expensive than online bookstores

This is usually a hit or miss for me. If I’m really feeling like digging for the cheapest price I’d go on Ebay

Pros: You might end up getting cheaper books and with faster free shipping as well (hit or miss)

Cons: Doesn’t have as big a selection of books as a bookseller would. Might end up being more expensive than a bookseller (depending)

Those are some of the places where I buy my books! I know Americans have a lot more options such as Amazon, Barnes & Nobles but us deprived Australians have to make do with what we have. Let me know fellow Aussies if I missed any places!

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It’s that time of the year again. Fairy lights, trees, Christmas movies and an endless list of people to buy gifts for.

Fear not because I am here to make your job easier. Compiled below is a list of books categorized by genre that upon my recommendation you can give to anyone and they will kiss your feet. Because these books are just that good, they’re worth it. I have read all of the following and I have a reputation for only recommending the best.

Also Happy Summer Solstice to all my fellow Southern Hemisphere peeps!

Do note that most of these books are young adult but everyone can read them because putting an age on a book is not on.

Contemporary/Romance

I hear this is most people’s favorite genre, not mine but most people’s.

How do you like the sound of love in Paris, San Francisco and Manhattan paired with YA’s most swoon worthy boys? If this tingles your hormones then you have to check out Stephanie Perkins’ range of companion novels. Beautiful covers are a must too!

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Not into reading series? How do you like the sound of an emotionally powerful stand alone that has the most beautiful love story? You.Need.To.Read.This

 

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

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Dystopian Sci-Fi

This is one genre I never knew I could appreciate as much as I have. Packed with just the right amount of action, thrill and drama these novels create a healthy blend of future swag and some of the best characters. One of them is even becoming a movie!

Look out for mega movie mania in 2016 when this hits the cinemas:

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For the series lovers I’ve picked out The Lunar Chronicles. This takes fairy tales to a whole new level. Some of your favorite princesses such as Cinderella, Red Riding Hood and Rapunzel return as Cyborgs, genius hackers and farm girls who deliver goods in hovercrafts. yep.

The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

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Thriller

I absolutely freakingly had to put this one in. This has been hands down one of my top ten this year. If you love a good plot twist you have got to get your hands on this book. It is seriously underrated I believe and we need to create more hype!

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Fantasy

My most unexpected favorite. I have read so many truly epic books this year and you need to join the band wagon. Don’t be intimidated. You just need to embrace the coolness.

When I say fantasy what is the first thing that comes to mind?

If you said Lord of the Rings we can’t be friends. Jks. But Game of Thrones. Some classic fantasy right there. You’ve probably watched the show but the books are more extensive and they’re just books. We all love books.

NOTE: There is an extremely pretty box set of Game of Thrones in Dymmocks Australia but I can’t seem to find it online. It has like the scenery of Westeros and it’s paperback. If anyone can find it online please let me know, I’ll give you virtual lollies. 🙂

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Adding onto the Game of Thrones. Fancy a history lesson in Westeros paired with amazing artwork?

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It just hit the shelves in October so you can be like one of the first and the coolest people to get it.

Classics

You can’t be a reader without having read at least one classic in your life. Well to ease your pain of reading ancient English I present to you these beautiful covers!

                        

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I am a lunatic for abstract covers so these caught my eye immediately. There are hundreds of novels in these type of designs and for the purpose of looking pretty on your bookshelf I suggest you get them!

Must have

Of course I can’t write a recommendation post without giving a shoutout to my favorite author. Queue the John Green feels.

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This box set is like the best thing you could get or give someone for Christmas. The ultimate John Green set has most of his novels: The Fault in Our Stars, Paper Towns, An Abundance of Katherines and Looking for Alaska

There you have it! Only the best gift recommendations from Infinityreads. I hope this helps you choose presents for yourself or others and I sure hope you have a very Merry Christmas 🙂

~infinityreads