I haven’t done a haul since August. Wow. Well, I don’t think I’ve accumulated that many books, but then again, Christmas did just happen, sooooo… Yeah. Books.
Let’s get into it, shall we? These aren’t going to be in the order in which I got them, but they are from September until now.
- The Raven Boys cycle, 1-3, by Maggie Steifvater. Okay, technically I’ll be getting the paperback version of the third book tomorrow, but close enough. And it will be hauled in December, so there.
- Uprooted by Naomi Novik. This was a book highly recommend by Sam of ThoughtsonTomes, so I really wanted to check it out. Fantasy, romance, political plots, oh my!
- The Amazing Book is Not On Fire by Dan Howell and Phil Lester. I am a phan. I cannot help it. I also only discovered them right around the time their book came out in America, so this was just kind of like it was meant to be.
- Binge by Tyler Oakley. I’ve been following him for several months on Youtube, and I do find him to be funny and weird and goofy, so I thought I’d give his book a go. And it’s a lot heavier than you’d expect (high quality paper).
- The Fever series, books 1-3, by Karen Marie Moning. A series that Sarah Jane from TheBookLife loves to pieces, and several other Booktubers gush over, so I had to give it a go. Plus, faeries. I’m in.
- Their Fractured Light by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner. I LOVE THIS COVER. And this book. I just. It’s amazing. Go read it and check out my review before you do.
- Frozen Tides by Morgan Rhodes. This is the fourth installment in this six book series, and I am really digging this cover! It’s definitely my favorite cover out of all of them, and though I haven’t read the third book yet, I’ll definitely get to these two soon.
- Carry On and Landline by Rainbow Rowell. I love Rainbow’s books! She’s seriously amazing and I just can’t wait to read these ones by her. I now own all of her works that are published, woo!
- Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon. This book was so sweet and so filled with the need and desire to experience things before you realize what you’ve missed out on. Check out my review for more on what I thought.
- Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas. If you didn’t see my gigantic review post on this book, where have you been? I obviously got this the day it came out and loved it to pieces.
Well, 22 books over four months isn’t horrible, right? Right. I’m actually kind of surprised this was all I got. Maybe I got more, but I honestly can’t remember, haha!
What books did you get for the holidays? Any you plan on getting soon in the new year? Let me know!
I don’t think I went crazy this month… Maybe? I’m not sure. But here are the books I got in April! I did get physical and ebooks.
- “None of the Above” by I.W. Gregorio. A book about a girl who finds out she is intersex, this book covers a topic about something I’ve never even heard of. I had to pick it up.
- “Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda” by Becky Albertalli. A not-so-openly gay Simon is being blackmailed by someone at school to help him win a girl’s affections. If he doesn’t, Simon’s secret emails between him and a guy from his school by the code name Blue will be shared on the Internet. Yesssssss.
- “My Heart and Other Black Holes” by Jasmine Warga. A girl finds a suicide partner and though there’s a set date for it, the closer they get, the more she realizes what it might mean to live. Powerful message and powerful story.
- “An Ember in the Ashes” by Sabaa Tahir. This book is being super hyped and even has a movie being made of it. A girl who becomes a slave to find her brother; a soldier who wants freedom. A fantasy world and cool things collide. Yes.
Okay, so I won a crap ton of ebooks from the Spring Fling Giveaway that was hosted by Sarah Dalton, but first let me list the ebooks I bought (there’s two) then the rest was all won.
- “The Whitechapel Fiend” by Cassandra Clare. This is the third installment in the Shadowhunter Academy series, and even though I have yet to start this series, I just want to keep up and get them all. So, yeah, it happened.
- “Talon” by Julie Kagawa. I had been debating with myself for a long time on if I wanted to get this, and then I saw a $2.99 sale, so I jumped on it. People turning into dragons is just something I’m drawn to, clearly.
Okay, now the rest of these ebooks I won for free, so yay for that!
- The Blemished Series by Sarah Dalton. This consisted of the complete series, which is five books. I’m interested to read about it because I’ve never heard of it, but it sounds kind of cool. Genes control if you get an education and a right to a normal life? Intense.
- “Somewhere Only We Know” by Cheyanne Young. Where dreams start to become reality, this book sounds like it’ll be an interesting read.
- “Falling from the Sky” by Nikki Godwin. A story about a guy who lost his father and the boy he meets thereafter. I’m actually really excited to read this one.
- “The Edge of the Woods” by Ceinwen Langly. A story about a girl trying to find freedom and acceptance in a society that doesn’t really allow it, she wants to escape to the woods and a boy who promises that freedom if only she’ll cross the border.
- “The Body Electric” by Beth Revis. This was the one I was most excited about, and I’m excited to read it. A girl who has the ability to walk through people’s dreams and let them relive their memories is suddenly shown memories of hers that she’d rather not remember. Her memory is being altered and she’s unsure of who or what she can trust.
- “Obsidian Eyes” by A.W. Exley. A girl goes to an academy where she is looked down upon and she discovers a guy who is building weapons. They have to work together to make sure that the weapons don’t fall into the wrong hands, but will their new friendship be able to save both of their lives?
- “Beyond the Fortuneteller’s Tent” by Kristy Tate. A girl goes into a fortuneteller’s tent to hear what has to be said and ends up leaving into another time period: Elizabethan England. She must survive this new land in hopes of getting back, but will she?
- “Turning on a Dime” by Maggie Dana. The first African American girl to be in the Olympics for equestrian riding finds herself thrust through a portal and is sent back through time where people of color were kept as slaves. She meets a girl who is rather bold in riding horses bareback and the two form an unlikely friendship.
- “Meritropolis” by Joel Ohman. In a world where those who have the highest scores in the System thrive, while those with lower scores are punished, a boy who’s a High Score seeks vengeance for his brother’s death, no matter the means necessary to do it.
Oh! And I got one audiobook because of an Audible credit!
- “The Way of Kings” by Brandon Sanderson. This is a beheamouth of an audibook, and I don’t even know how that’s possible. It’s over 45 hours long, but it sounds really cool with near-invincible warriors, wars, lords doubting their sanity, and a girl who is planning to steal when she’s given hints as to the real cause of the war. Cool stuff, yo.
OKAY THAT’S IT. Wow. 20 books. Okay, so there were a lot of books this month, BUT in my defense: I didn’t buy most of them. Yay for saving money!
Accompanying video: April 2015 Book Haul
Herp derp, I never even told you what I was going to read for the month! So because NaNoWriMo happened in November, I only read one book that I didn’t even finish until December (see Exquisite Captive review). I’m much more ambitious this month, and so far I have read and finished three books this month! Very proud of myself.
Here’s a list of the books I plan on reading/finishing this month:
Those are all the books I planned on reading this month, and so far I’ve made decent progress! I’m trying my best to stick to my TBR, but I really want to read every single book on my shelf at the exact same moment, so it’s proving itself difficult.
Accompanying video: December 2014 TBR
What are your reading plans for December, even though we’re half way through? Let me know in the comments!