Top Ten Tuesday – Second Half of 2017 Releases

Hello! Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where a different ‘challenge’ for a list of ten books/bookish things is set each week. This week’s topic is upcoming releases for the second half of 2017 and my list features those I’m most excited for. I hope you enjoy and I highly recommend checking these books out on Goodreads (linked).

Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee – June 6th

Want by Cindy Pon – June 13th

The Gentlemen’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee – June 27th

Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller – September 5th

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera – September 5th

Warcross by Marie Lu – September 12th

27 Hours by Tristina Wright – October 3rd

That Inevitable Victorian Thing by E. K. Johnston – October 3rd

Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore – October 3rd

Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao – October 10th

Some other 2017 + 2018 releases I can’t wait to read are The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton, Leigh Bardugo’s new Wonder Woman novel, I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo, You Don’t Know Me But I Know You by Rebecca Barrow and probably lots of others I haven’t mentioned. There are so many great releases this year that I haven’t been able to keep track!

Thanks for reading! 🙂


Birthday Book Haul/Blog Update

Hello! It’s been a while since (I made an update saying I’d blog more regularly, oops)  I’ve posted on this blog and I’m going to try to post a little bit more. I honestly haven’t really been posting because I haven’t been reading, like at all. I’m currently reading my fourth book of the year (Stolen Songbird by Danielle Jensen) and I’m 16 books behind on my reading challenge.

I just haven’t really had the patience to read or been able to concentrate but I’m hoping to change that soon as Stolen Songbird is really bringing me out of my reading slump. Anyway, it was my birthday last week and I received some books as presents and bought a few myself so I figured I might as well post a book haul. Enjoy!



Persuasion by Jane Austen (I love these editions! I’m hoping to collect them all eventually.)

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta

Stolen Songbird by Danielle Jensen

The Midnight Star by Marie Lu

Wigs on the Green by Nancy Mitford

Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford

Don’t Tell Alfred by Nancy Mitford

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson

Not Otherwise Specified by Hannah Mosowitz

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Crumb by Ruby Tandoh

Goldie Vance Volume 1 by Hope Larson, Brittney Williams and Sarah Stern

Jonesy Volume 1 by Caitlin Rose Boyle and Sam Humphries

I also picked up a copy of The Trespasser by Tana French which I bought a few hours after taking these pictures.

Thanks for reading! 🙂

July Book Haul

Welcome to my July Book Haul! Despite not really shopping last month I somehow managed to accumulate quite a few books which I’m kind of both happy and annoyed about. I really need to stop buying so many books so hopefully my future book hauls will be a lot smaller (even though I’ve already bought a few this month). Anyway, the books I bought/received were –

July BH

Classic Scottish Writing by Alasdair Gray (This and the next 6 books were part of a Scottish literature set so I might not be able to link all of them.)

Selected Poems by Robert Burns

Selected Stories by James Kelman

Selected Stories by Muriel Spark

Two Stories by Sir Walter Scott

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

Four Tales by James Hogg

How Hard Can Love Be? by Holly Bourne

Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall

The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi

Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys

Sweet Little Lies by Jill Shalvis

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

The Emperor’s Blades by Brian Staveley

The Shadow Queen by C. J. Redwine

Girl Hearts Girl by Lucy Sutcliffe

After Alice by Gregory Maguire

The Penny Heart by Martine Bailey

White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi

The Magicians by Lev Grossman

The Unseeing by Anna Mazzola

The Cold Commands by Richard Morgan

The Girls by Emma Cline

Monstress – Awakening by Marjorie Lu and Sana Takeda

Thanks for reading! 🙂

June Wrap Up/Book Haul

Sadly I was only able to read 2 books last month though I was hoping for more. It was a pretty hectic month for me and I was also in a bit of a reading slump after binge reading most of the Parasol Protectorate series so hopefully things will look up a bit this month and I manage to get more reading done. Despite this the books that I did read were excellent and they were –

In Order to Live by Yeonmi Park ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

This was an absolutely phenomenal book despite the fact it was so heart-breaking and sometimes difficult to read. It educated me on a lot of things that I wasn’t knowledgeable about before, not only North Korea as a whole but the sex trade within China and the treatment of victims of the North Korean regime. It’s such a hard book to read due to how distressing it can be but it’s definitely worth it as Yeonmi Park fights to become the amazing activist she is today. I definitely recommend picking this one up!

Heartless by Gail Carriger ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

Like all the Gail Carriger books I’ve read before, I loved this. As always Alexia and Co. were hilarious and intriguing to read about and I loved some of the things that developed in this book and how they affected the group dynamic as a whole. I don’t want to spoil it so I’ll say no more but I definitely think this series is worth a read if you’re into the paranormal genre or looking for something fun to read.

Since I didn’t get much reading done in June I figured I’d include the books I picked up in this post as well! Here are the books I picked up in June-


Art is Dead – The asdf Book by Thomas Ridgewelll

Black Widow – Forever Red by Margaret Stohl

The Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan

Beloved by Toni Morrison

An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield

A Court of Mist and Fury  by Sarah J Maas (I just realised this was in last months haul as well. Sorry!)

The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector’s Story by Hyeonseo Lee

Highly Illogical Behaviour by John Corey Whaley

Heartless by Gail Carriger

Timeless by Gail Carriger

You Know Me Well by Nina LaCour and David Levithan

These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly

Easy by Tammara Webber

More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

Fell by Jenn Ashworth

Lizzy Bennett’s Diary by Marcia Williams

DC Bombshells Volume 1 by Marguerite Bennett and Marguerite Sauvage

Thanks for reading! 🙂

Collective Book Haul Part 4/4

Finally the last part of my 4 part book haul! Hopefully next month’s haul is a lot smaller as I now have way too much to read (which isn’t the worst problem to have). Anyway the books I picked up were –


A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

Poems by Percy Shelley (No Goodreads page!)

Dubliners by James Joyce

Othello by William Shakespeare

Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome

The Sentinel Mage by Emily Gee

The Fire Prince by Emily Gee

The Blood Curse by Emily Gee

If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo

Stay Where You Are and Then Leave by John Boyne

Final Harvest by Emily Dickinson

Way Down Dark by James Smythe

Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor

Lavinia by Ursula K. LeGuin

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater

Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safron Foer

Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira

The Girl in Times Square by Paullina Simons

Vixen by Rosie Garland

Lock In by John Scalzi

I Was Told There’d Be Cake by Sloane Crosley

Shame by Jasvinder Sanghera

City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett

The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt

The Second Love of My Life by Victoria Walters

Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve

The Ghost Brigades by John Scalzi

The Last Colony by John Scalzi

Boudica – Dreaming the Bull by Manda Scott

Thanks for reading! 🙂


Collective Book Haul Part 3/4

And here’s Part 3 of my Collective Book Haul! Feel free to let me know in the comments if you’ve read any of these as I’d love to hear what you thought. The books I bought were –


Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Half Wild by Sally Green

Half Lost by Sally Green

I, Coriander by Sally Gardner

The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

Rooms by Lauren Oliver

Let it Snow by Lauren Myracle, Maureen Johnson and John Green

Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

Magic Study by Maria V. Snyder

Fire Study by Maria V. Snyder

Redshirts by John Scalzi

The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein

Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger

Legend by Marie Lu

Prodigy by Marie Lu

Champion by Marie Lu

Romantic Outlaws by Charlotte Gordon

Yes Please by Amy Poehler

Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

Thanks for reading! 🙂

Collective Book Haul Part 2/4

Welcome to Part 2 of my book haul! I bought a lot of great books over the last few months and there are a few in this part that I’m especially excited to get to. The books are –


Etta and Otto and Russell and James by Emma Hooper

Mr. Fox by Helen Oyeyemi

The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon

Unspeakable by Abbie Rushton

Changeless by Gail Carriger

Blameless by Gail Carriger

The Ruby in the Smoke by Philip Pullman

The Shadow in the North by Philip Pullman

The Tiger in the Well by Philip Pullman

The Tin Princess by Philip Pullman

A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. LeGuin

Storm Front by Jim Butcher

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel by Deborah Moggach

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood

Heist Society by Ally Carter

Girl in a Band by Kim Gordon

Lie With Me by Sabine Durrant

Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow

Second Lives by Scott K. Andrews

Thanks for reading! 🙂