November Haul Thanks to @natysbookshelf

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Well, I wasn’t planning on doing another haul post so soon after the last one, but I won Naty @ Naty’s Bookshelf giveaway and I wanted to do a post to say thank you! Her blog is *brilliant*- her reviews are always top notch, I really enjoy her weekly wrap ups the Sunday Snuggle (how cute is that name!) and she has loads of other inventive posts! Her bookish quizzes are so much fun and she even did a round up a while ago of a gazillion quizzes for bookworms. Highly recommend you all check her out!

This was such a lovely package to receive- it really made my week! Not only were there loads of beautiful looking books, Naty also included tea (which, you know, *hello British*, of course I love!), bookmarks (do you see those beauties?) and a really sweet note. Let’s get to the books…

neverworld wake

I’m especially excited for Neverworld Wake– since Naty said it’s her personal fave in her note 😀

wicked deep

I loved Wicked Deep when I read it last year and really wanted a copy- especially cos this edition is so beautiful! I’ve already lent it to my sister to read as well and she enjoyed it too.

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And I was so keen to read Book of Hidden Things that I instantly picked it up! Happy to say, I really liked it as well- though more on that soon…

grace and fury

I’ve wanted to read Grace and Fury for a while as well.

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Shiver of Snow and Sky looks good too.


Remembered is the only one that I hadn’t heard of, but having read the blurb now, I’m really looking forward to it.

All of which make for perfect reading for this time of year! So have you read any of these? Do you recommend any of them? Let me know in the comments!

High Time for a Haul!

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I haven’t done a haul post in *ageeees* so I figured why not share all the books I’ve acquired in the last few months?! I’ve been pretty good about buying books in the last few months, so it’s not a huge haul, but it’s still a good one:


Of the ones I bought for myself, I am super excited to try out some Patricia McKillip, after seeing Bookstooge and loads of other people talking about how great her books are. I chose a couple that seem the most wintry- should be good for some cosy reading as the nights get colder! Obviously, I also wanted to finish off the half haulRaven’s Mark trilogy- you all know how much I enjoyed Blackwing and Ravencry– and this seems like the perfect time of year to do that. I also *leapt out my skin* when I saw Malorie Blackman was releasing a new book in her Noughts and Crosses series- which I have loved ever since I was a child! On that note…

half haul 2I was really lucky to get the next instalment in the Book of Dust for my birthday this year! Plus, I got a couple of books which will be good seasonal reading: Vanishing Stair and Empty Spaces. I absolutely loved the first book in the Truly Devious series, so I’m excited to get to that before the last one comes out this year. And y’all know I can’t keep my mitts off anything Katherine Arden writes!

Also, unbelievably, this is my entire current physical tbr- because I finished all the ones in these old pictures!

(well, excepting Book Thief, which I’m not counting cos it’s a reread anyway).

So, have you read any of these? Are you a fan? Let me know in the comments which ones you think I should pick up first! (bearing in mind I’m a mood reader and it might not be in my power whether or not I take your wonderful advice- we shall ultimately have to defer to the mighty book gods 😉

Fabulous February Book Haul!

Well, it’s been a while since I’ve shared any book hauls (outside of twitter). And since I know we all like a casual bit of book porn (I’m not insinuating we’re all book pervs or anything 😉), I thought that’s what I’d do today!

I’d also like to say a MASSIVE THANK YOU to the marvellous Mim Inkling, who hosted a bookish bingo back in January for Amazon vouchers, which I won… I hope you’ll agree I put my winnings to good use 😉 Mim’s absolutely lovely and runs such a fun book blog with really entertaining posts- I highly recommend you check her out!

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Kindle book haul:

I don’t generally share my kindle hauls (I have too much shame generally speaking) but cos I hauled book series this month, I thought it’d be great to show some of those off (and give you some idea of my reading plans for the next few months 😉 )

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Both of these authors are brilliant- I’ve enjoyed all the other books I’ve read by them, so I’ve no doubt I’m gonna love these! I’ve also got some hella exciting ARCs lined up:


Physical Book Haul:

And here’s a totally random selection of physical books…


I’ve read two of these (well technically Of Mice and Men was a reread)- so I can say for certain I made some good choices 😉 Plus, I’m looking forward to finally getting to the Remnants Chronicles (goodness knows how far behind the trend- I’m super with it 😉 ). And then, I also snapped up this beauty cos- well, I couldn’t resist!!

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Finally, the pièce de résistance, I received this bad boy from the author!!! Guys- it’s Holy Sister!!! (glory, glory, hallelujah!) If you listen really carefully, you can still hear me squealing! I’ve started it already and it’s wonderful!

Alrighty then- it seems like even if I make a dent in my physical TBR, it never really changes size- see if you can spot the difference:


And that’s about as close to a TBR as you’re gonna get from me 😉 What awesome books have you hauled recently? Fess up!

SCARY BIG Book Haul!!!

Do you know that feeling where you can never walk into a bookshop/library/book event and not come away with *so many* more books than you planned? Do you know what it’s like to walk past a book you’ve not even added to your tbr, but have a vague interest in, and think “I must have it”!? Well, one side effect of going away for a while is that that crazy, insatiable thirst for new books is SO MUCH WORSE THAN NORMAL! All my former impulse control (pah like I ever had impulse control) went out the window and I just found myself hauling BOOKS, BOOKS and MORE BOOKS. Two days back and I was already showing off an insane library haul on twitter. And you know what? That haul has only grown since then! I mean, I’m not entirely to blame for this- I basically went through my entire physical tbr before I went away, so of course I had to replenish my stocks- right?!?! Plus, some of my hauling was (pretty logically) because it’s *SPOOKTOBER* and I needed wanted some spooky reads. Which is why I got these for starters:

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I also thought it would be fun to finally try the Saga graphic novels- I don’t know why but their unusual feel felt right for this month- so I picked these up in the library:


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Not totally related to this month, I also got a couple of books as a belated birthday present:


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What’s a little uncanny about getting these books is that I got the first ones in those series last year– oooh! 😉 (also I have already read and reviewed Girl in the Tower if you’re interested- I just wanted a physical copy cos I LOVE IT!) Still, it’s not all freaky thrills. Since I’m a total scaredy cat, I had to get a load of romantic YA books to make sure I don’t get too freaked out this month:

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Plus, I also picked out a hefty classic, which, I’ll admit, I’ve been terrified of reading:

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And I almost forgot about this one, because it’s currently sitting on my bedside table waiting to be read, but it comes back full circle to the *creepy, suspensful* vibe I’ve been trying to get this month:

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So as you can see I have plenty to be getting on with! I doubt I’ll be whizzing through all of this any time soon- which is why I want to hear from you about tackling this haul! Have you read any of these? Which ones do you recommend? Let me know in the comments!