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?

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6 thoughts on “Monthly Book Haul: July’s Books”

    1. I hope they’re fun books. Excuse me, you didn’t tell me freaking Murphy comes back in S1 after he is banished. How could you, Shannon. I had to take a break, just from sheer shock.

  1. I feel like I have book pushed on you without even actively doing it, haha XD But I am so glad that you bought the first Study trilogy, as well as The Vanishing Throne! Both of those series are such a treat, and I REALLY hope you like them so that we can talk about them together 😀 And flail.

    As for Walk on Earth a Stranger, I found a very interesting and detailed article/review by an ownvoices Native American on the rep, and it’s not looking good (here’s the link: That site has a lot of recommendations for stories by Native American authors, as well as stories by white authors with respectful/non-problematic rep of Native American characters, as well!

    I read The Selection in a day, and then I read the second book and hated it, oops. I hope you have better luck, lovely!

    The only book I have ordered for July is The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue which I read as an e-ARC but wanted to own for myself 😀 And there was also a preorder offer and I cannot resist those, haha ;P

    1. Chiara, you are the absolute BEST! I am going to bookmark that site for the Native Americans/American Indians website so I can link to it if/when I review Walk on Earth a Stranger. Dang it, though, I was hoping for some good rep.

      Yes to fangirling and flailing about books together. I cannot wait for that to happen. See what Yuri on Ice could do to building friendships? I’m like, “Well, Chiara recommended Yuri on Ice, so…clearly her opinions on stories are A+++” *Hugs*

      Thanks for stopping by, friend.

  2. I’m curious to see what you will think of Walk on Earth a Stranger. I’ve nothing but good things about the author but I have yet to read a book by them.

    1. I read her first book in the Girl of Fire and Thorns trilogy and it was pretty good. Political intrigue and complex societies created in the narrative, so it was quite impressive. I’m curious to see what this author does next.

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