September 2017: Book Haul


It is time for my September 2017 book haul. As you may have read in Monday’s post, I have been limiting the number of books I ask for each month. Basically, I am buying books I will get to within months.

Here are the book I was lucky enough to get.


Huntress by Melinda Lo. I had read snippets of Ash from the library, and I realized that I need this story in my life. I am hoping to pick up Ash by the time this book comes in the mail.

first book in a series

The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig involves pirates and time travel. I think it’s own voices for bisexuality and bi-racial characters? Please correct me if I made a mistake here. For reasons involving my senile mind, I am not remembering where I read about this book. But, I want to read it with the Passengers duology I got by Alexandra Bracken.


First, I got the next installment in the Poison Study-verse: Shadow Study. From what I know, this will focus more on Valek, which is something I am just ready for. Hopefully, I can fly through these books like I did with the first book.

stand-alone novels

History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera. I may need to displace my sadness on some other story. This one has the aftermath of a suicide, which may be a tear-jerking experience. Perfect.

We Are Okay by Nina LaCour. This person is fantastic, and I just love her writing (except for that David Levithan collaboration. We don’t talk about that here). Another sad read, from what I hear, but it may help me get some perspective on grief.


Your Turn:

What are you hauling this month? Have you decided which books you’re going to read first? Let our conversation continue in the comments.

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Monthly Book Haul: August 2017









Standalone novels 

Ash by Malinda Lo
I haven’t read many retellings so far, and I want to remedy that. All I know is that this is an #ownvoices queer retelling of a fairy tale. Her video for the It Gets Better project is very sweet and moving.

More Happy than Not by Adam Silvera
Every once in a while, I look up interviews of authors to see who would click for me. Some authors, I just read and review their work. But, then, there are people who somehow tap into who I am as a person. Adam Silvera seems to be an interesting person, and, like, maybe an inspiration for me? He’s a Slytherin! Like him, I tend to write pretty dark things. Anyway, this video with Jesse the Reader made me like him quite a bit. “Oh, I wouldn’t mind, Hazel Grace. It would be a privilege to have my heart broken by you.” That is all.

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzie Lee
As a rule, I no longer follow authors on Twitter or social media. But, every time my friends retweet Mackenzie Lee’s commentary about life or history, literary figures, I feel like she probably creates funny and honest people in her books. I don’t even know if this is her first novel. But, I have heard a lot of good things. Also: #ownvoices bisexual representation sound A+ right now.

Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde
Conventions, bi-racial and bisexual characters in this book are particularly why I gravitated toward it. Also, it has such a fascinating cover. I’m just really curious about how this novel will handle anxiety (because, I don’t know about you, but going to cons would have made me struggle quite a bit). Looking forward to it.


The Fallen Kingdom by Elizabeth May
Wrapping up that trilogy this month, I hope that it ends on a strong note. So far, I have been loving that series. Plus, that last book ended on such a scary note. I cannot even explain how much Aileana means to me. (And Catherine…and Derrick. Okay, all of them are awesome. Not Daniel, though).

I have held off on the continuation of the Poison Study series (the following series starts with Shadow Study). Hopefully, I’ll be reading the first trilogy this month, so I can pick up the next book soon. I’m trying to make sure that I read what I buy, or at least make a dent on what is incoming.

Your Turn :

What are some books you’ve purchased this month? Which ones are you most looking forward to reading? Share in the comments!

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Monthly Book Haul: July’s Books

I’m starting a new feature on here dedicated to my book hauls. For me, I order books once at the beginning of the month with my mom. Let’s begin.

New Series

Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson
Her Girl of Fire and Thorns novel made quite the impression on me. I need to finish her first trilogy, and then get into this one. There’s a Native American character in these books, and I want to read more diverse stories. Plus, this is historical fiction with a touch of magic. I haven’t read any Gold Rush stories yet.

Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder
I got the first three books (the first series). The author just sounds AMAZING and I adore her already. So excited to read this series. Again, Chiara has quite the collection of these stories, and I want to experience it for myself.

Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman
Westerns are another genre I have not fully experienced. I have only read Revenge and the Wild which was a steampunk Western. From that experience,  I found myself very interested in this kind of storytelling.


The Vanishing Throne by Elizabeth May

I have not read the first book in this series, but I WILL. Chiara talks about this series a lot, and I want to discuss them with her. It’s definitely something I’m into: Victorian Scotland with fairies and a huntress.

The Elite by Kiera Cass
Finished the first book a few days ago, and had to order a new copy of the second one. Very curious to see what will happen in this book. In fact, I already have the final book ready to go. I’m kind of doubtful that I’ll read after the trilogy, so I have no plans on getting the last two books.

Your Turn:

What did you get to order for July? Any new releases you’re psyched for?

  It is time for my September 2017 book haul. As you may have read
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