Here we are again, hands up who’s surprised? Why am I not surprised that precisely zero hands shot in the air there? In my defence, I have come to the realisation that I need to stop buying books this year, and as my eagerly awaited pretty edition of Children of Blood and Bone has been released, I can stop buying. That’s the plan anyway. We’ll see how long it actually lasts! I think the amount I am building through my bookish savings jar has made me realise that this is a brilliant way for me to save money. It hasn’t stopped me reading or hauling, but it has allowed me to save a lot of spending money for Disney already!
Also, Happy International Women’s Day! Can we just take a second to discuss how many of these books are by awesome female authors?
How To Find Your (First) Husband Rosie Blake
Sometimes, I am just in the mood for trashy contemporary fiction, the kind you can read quickly and forget about, and this definitely fit the bill.
The List Joanna Bolouri
As did this. I’m not going to lie, I bought it in a deal with the previous challenge, and one day when I am sick or feeling sorry for myself on a day off I plan to devour it/them.
Invitation to the Waltz Rosamond Lehmann
I’ve never heard of this novel that Willoughby Book Club sent, but that goes for many of the titles they have posted. This is one of the most beautiful naked hardbacks I have seen in a long while.
Scottsboro Ellen Feldman
I vaguely know the story within this novel as the Scottsboro nine are rumoured to be the inspiration behind my favourite novel To Kill a Mockingird. This might be the most exciting title that I’ve received thus far from Willoughy Books!
The Bear and the Nightingale Katherine Arden
I have wanted to read this for ages and knew Emma had a copy, but never got round to it. Then, a lovely lady on twitter ran a giveaway, and this lucky gal won…
The Girl in the Tower Katherine Arden
…and not just the first book, the new book in the series too. I am so excited to read these, and so pleased to own such beautiful books.
Rebel in the Sands Alwyn Hamilton
I took part in a twitter chat where this author was a guest host. She was lovely, and everyone was talking about this book. Since then, I have seen it and the follow ups all over the internet, so I have decided to buy it and give it a go.
The Girl from Everywhere Heidi Heilig
My friend and housemate has juts read this and said I would like it. It has maps and pirates. I mean, what more could I want, time travel? Oh wait, it has that too.
The Magicians Lev Grossman
I like a good recommendation, and although I will be going into this blind, I picked it up second hand and I am excited to give it a go. It was super cheap online too.
Wake of Vultures Lila Bowen
I can’t remember quite what the phrasing was that made me order this, but I can remember that it featured something that made me think I MUST READ THIS AND READ THIS NOW.
The Heist Society Ally Carter
I like heists. I like YA. So when someone who knows my tastes recommended this in a twitter chat I absolutely had to have it.
Ragdoll Daniel Cole
I received an ARC of the follow-up to this book, and realised that I wouldn’t read it until I had read the first, and as it’s a thriller, I guessed I would really like it. It’s all about murders and mystery and sounds right up my street.
According to Yes Dawn French
I saw this on the free book stand at my local gym, and I have always wanted to read something by her so I decided to pick it up. It looks very pre-loved, which I am taking as a good sign that it’s very readable.
Children of Blood and Bone Tomi Adeyemi
I have had this pre-ordered forever, like months, and then I discovered that Waterstones were doing an exclusive sprayed edged edition (in blood red, geddit?) and I had to have it. I have been eagerly awaiting the release of this story, literally cannot tell you how excite I am to have my mits on this.
Legend Marie Lu
I read this book a while ago, and have seen a lot about Marie Lu recently on the internet. It reminded me about June and Day and made me want to read all about them again. I don’t think I can remember this well enough to read the rest of the series without revisiting, so I popped it in my basked…
Prodigy Marie Lu
…along with the second installment of this dystopian trilogy. I hadn’t visited dystopian for a long while whne I read Legend, but really liked Lu’s writing style and the dystopian world she has created so I would like to read on.
Champion Marie Lu
And what trilogy would be complete without the third instalment? They make such a pretty trio of books, don’t you think?
So that’s it. I say that’s it, it’s still quite a few books, but there we go. I actually really quite like this haul, and there are some very pretty books on here, Children of Blood and Bone, Scottsboro, The Bear and the Nightingale, The Girl in the Tower, and Invitation to the Waltz being prime examples!
What books have you hauled recently?
Have you hauled or read any of these? What did you think?