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 –

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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! 🙂

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! 🙂

Collective Book Haul Part 1/4

Over the past few months I’ve accumulated a lot of books for multiple reasons. 1. My birthday was in April and my family bought me a lot of books and I also got a Waterstones giftcard. 2. I can’t stop buying books when they’re so cheap! (I buy a lot of books second-hand.). 3. Some great books have been coming out recently and I really want to read  them! Anyway these are the books I’ve recieved/bought over the past two months or so and as you can probably tell from title this is only part 1 so keep an eye out for more soon if you’re interested. Let me know in the comments if you’ve read any of these. 🙂


On the Edge of Gone by Corinne Duyvis

This is Where it Ends by  Marieke Nijkamp

The Steep & Thorny Way by Cat Winters

Every Exquisite Thing by Matthew Quick

Revenge and the Wild by Michelle Modesto

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton

Reasons She Goes to the Woods by Deborah Kay Davies

My Name Is N by Robert Karjel

A Thousand Nights by E. K. Johnston

Hex by Thomas Olde Heuveult

Katherine of Aragon – The True Queen by Alison Weir

The Children of Húrin by J.R.R. Tolkien

Desolation by Derek Landy

A Tyranny of Petticoats Anthology Edited by Jessica Spotswood

Magnus Chase – The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan

Fool’s Quest by Robin Hobb

Hamilton – The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter (This book is beautiful!)

Thanks for reading! 🙂

March Book Haul

Hello! During the month of March I somehow accumulated a total of 22 books either through buying them or being sent them by publishers. As it’s my birthday month in April next months haul is probably going to be a little bigger but after that I won’t be buying anyway near as many books as I usually do. I can’t wait to get to all of these books and I’ve actually already read a few so hopefully they’ll be ticked off of my TBR sometime soon. Anyway, the books I received/bought were –

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(Sorry for the bad quality photo as I took this at night!)

Killing the Dead by Marcus Sedgwick

Star Wars: Adventures in Wild Space by Cavan Scott

Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell

Spot the Difference by Juno Dawson

The House on the Strand by Daphne Du Maurier

Under Ground by S. L. Grey

The Leopards of Normandy: Duke by David Churchill*

The Passenger by Lisa Lutz*

Murder Most Unladylike by Robin Stevens

Arsenic for Tea by Robin Stevens

Jolly Foul Play by Robin Stevens

Never Tear Us Apart by Monica Murphy*

Tin Men by Christopher Golden*

The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig

Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes

An Atlas of Tolkien by David Day

Chasing the Stars by Malorie Blackman*

The Silver Tide by Jen Williams*

Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye*

The Undertaker’s Daughter by Kate Mayfield

The Walking Dead Volume 4 by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard

Art Therapy – Star Wars Colouring Book (Couldn’t find a link!)

*These books were either sent by the publishers or won.

Thanks for reading! 🙂