A Very Large Book Haul


Gonna be honest with y’all: the last week or so has been rough with finals week and other life stuff. Luckily, my past self somehow foresaw this coming and decided to order a whole bunch of books, so even though I have like, one molecule of serotonin wandering around in my noggin begging for company, my brain is lighting up with dopamine every other day because of book mail. Thanks, past me!

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So, apparently I’m on a sci-fi kick, which is weird because I don’t tend to read a whole lot of sci-fi…? I’ve got Illuminae and Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. I read Illuminae a while back but haven’t gotten to either of the other books (and still need to pick up Genima, dammit). I bought Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman too. I picked up Scythe in one of my last book hauls … but I haven’t read it (that’s going to be a theme!). I also bought Vengeful by V.E. Schwab, but I’m going to have to reread Vicious before I get on this one because, hi, goldfish brain.

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I also got a bunch of fantasy and a thriller: A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir. I actually got my copy of An Ember in the Ashes as an ARC–my first ever, so it has a special place in my heart–so I was planning on waiting for the paperback so they’d all match. And then the paperback cover changed so that didn’t happen, obviously (but I do like this cover better). Next: I actually did read Descendant of the Crane by Joan He and let me tell you it is so much more gorgeous in person? I love it so much? It’s such a beautiful cover and book.

Next up is The Red Scrolls of Magic by Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu. Alec and Magnus aren’t my favourite couple of the Shadowhunters universe since I’m not a huge fan of the original series, but I still love them and I’m excited for their adventures. Finally, A Case for Jamie by Brittany Cavallaro. I read the first two in the Charlotte Holmes series and own them, so it’s just A Question of Holmes before I can do a full series binge!

So, that’s my book haul of the last weeks, yikesicle on a bicycle.

And we’re not even counting my ARCs and library books and all the unread books from my last haul(s), and I’m gonna be away from my precious books for most of the summer, please help, I am drowning in books (and also papers), send me assistance.


Have you read these books before? If so, tell me what you thought!

19 thoughts on “A Very Large Book Haul

  1. all of these books are on my tbr, and sadly, I haven’t gotten to them—though I’m currently reading Illuminae, and it’s very captivating! not sure what I’m going to do when I finish it. perhaps cry in my bed until I get the next book in the series.
    anyway, hope you enjoy these 💕

      1. exactly! it’s like I’m reading everything except what’s on my TBR and the number of it isn’t changing at all, just getting bigger

  2. OOoooh this is a great haul! Thankfully your brain was watching out for you, since bookmail = the best bookmail and such a happy boost. I’m not the biggest sci-fi fan, but sometimes I will go on kicks as well. Gemina is such such a next good book in the series, and I think you will super enjoy. Enjoy your books!! 🙂

    1. I honestly live for bookmail haha!

      I’m pretty excited to binge the Illuminae series because I love how creative it is in its storytelling.

  3. oh man this is such a huge and juicy haul. i hope you get through em all and happy reading!!

  4. Ahaha it’s good your past self decided to treat your future self to some books! 😂❤️ I’m sorry the past week has been rough for you ahh, sending you all the love and positivity. 💕

    I haven’t read Scythe either!! I hope you enjoy it and Thunderhead when you get around to them ahah. Vengeful is SO GOOD, I love it so much. I can’t wait to read Descendant of the Crane!

    It’s okay, we’re all drowning in books ahahah, but for your papers; YOU GOT THIS!!

    1. Thank you so much! ❤️ I can’t wait to get to Vengeful, V.E. Schwab is really incredible. I hope you like Descendant of the Crane!!

  5. Omg you got so many good books in this haul! Literally every single one of these is on my tbr.
    I am desperate to read the Illuminae trilogy because A) Jay Kristoff, and B) it literally sounds so good holy shit (and C) Jay Kristoff 🙃). Considering that I own all three books, I probably should have read them by now, but I’m planning on reading them this year, I swear 😆
    Lol, whoops, I also own both Scythe and Thunderhead, and have not read either of them. They both just sound so good, and Neal Shusterman wrote my favourite contemporary of all time (Challenger Deep), so I just HAD to have them (I genuinely have a book buying problem, I should probably seek help 😂)
    I haven’t read Vicious yet (though I own it because ofc I do), but I’m super excited to get to it because I love me some good villains. I hope you enjoy Vengeful 😊
    Omg omg I want the Red Scrolls of Magic so badly holy shit. I’m complete Cassandra Clare trash, so I know I’ll absolutely love it, but I’m also specifically Alec Lightwood trash, so I need the book, like, yesterday. I wasn’t the biggest fan of the original series either, but I connected so much with Alec and he really meant so much to me and I feel like he’s overshadowed a lot, so a series where he is literally one of the main characters is everything I’ve wanted for 4 years now holy shit.
    Also ahhhhh I’m so excited to get to Descendant of the Crane!! The amount of Asian-inspired fantasy that’s coming out this year is literally restoring my faith in humanity and I’m so hyped for all of it 😍

    1. I honestly haven’t read many of Jay Kristoff’s books! I’m gonna get to Nevernight eventually but 😅 I have too many books. I’ll probably wait for the last book to come out since I think it’s this/next year? And then I can binge it all in one go.

      I also really loved Challenger Deep, so I hope Scythe is good. He also wrote the Unwind series which scared the hell out of me.

      And yes I’m 100% trash for CC too especially the Blackthorns I miss them so much 😭 Alec and Magnus are two of my favourites of the original series though and especially after QOAAD it’ll be nice to see how their relationship developed more!! That One Scene in QOAAD made me WEEP.

      PoC are really excelling in fantasy this year, it’s SO exciting!!

    1. Thanks! I’ve heard so many good things about the series, I can’t wait to read it.

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