Amanda’s May 2022 Book Haul

Hey, lovelies. I did a bit of buying, a bit of trading, and had some preorders arrive. My haul for May is going to look large, but I didn’t spend much money, which is the goal.

Books I’ve Read

The Roommate by Rosie Danan
Little Thieves by Margaret Owen
Dark Age by Pierce Brown
Iron Gold by Pierce Brown

New to my TBR

Book Lovers by Emily Henry
When Women Were Dragons by Kelly Barnhill
The Hacienda by Isabel Cañas
Not a Happy Family by Shari Lapena
Greenwich Park by Katherine Faulkner
The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley
The Intimacy Experiment by Rosie Danan
None Shall Sleep by Ellie Marney
The Lost World by Michael Crichton
The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse

Did you buy any books in May? Let me know what new books you’re excited about!

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Haven’t Read Yet

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week’s topic is Books I Was SO EXCITED to Get, but Still Haven’t Read.

To Sleep in A Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini

The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams

Gilded by Marissa Meyer

King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo

Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte

Walk on Earth A Stranger by Rae Carson

The Inheritance Trilogy by N. K. Jemisin

The Ever Cruel Kingdom by Rin Chupeco

The Silvered Serpents by Roshani Chokshi

Set Fire to the Gods by Sara Raasch and Kristen Simmons

What unread books have been on your shelves for awhile?

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Books I Still Haven’t Read

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Each week we talk about our top ten with a different topic provided by Jana. This week’s topic is ten books that I was so excited to buy, but still haven’t read.

The Relentless Moon by Mary Robinette Kowal

The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin

Written in my Own Heart’s Blood by Diana Gabaldon

Crier’s War by Nina Varela

That’s all I have for this one. What about you?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Amanda’s April 2022 Book Haul

Hey, lovelies! I went a little overboard last month with book buying. But I had some visitors and we went to the bookstore for the first time since just after Christmas. So, some of these were gifts and some of these were to restock my romance TBR.

New to my TBR List

Written in the Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur
Part of Your World by Abby Jimenez
If You Ask Me by Libby Hubscher
The Wolf Den by Elodie Harper
Wild and Wicked Things by Francesca May
The Book of Cold Cases by Simone St. James
Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel
Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro
The Genesis Wars by Akemi Dawn Bowman

New Books I’ve Read

Aru Shah and the Nectar of Immortality by Roshani Chokshi
Four Aunties and a Wedding by Jesse Q. Sutanto
Skyward Flight: The Collection by Brandon Sanderson & Janci Patterson
The Duke and I by Julia Quinn
The Dating Playbook by Farrah Rochon
The Suite Spot by Trish Doller

Did you buy any new books in April?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Amanda’s March Book Haul

Hi, lovelies! I almost decided not to share this post this month because my book haul is considerably smaller than usual, but I figured that it was an easy post and I could talk a bit about my buying this month.

Morning Star by Pierce Brown
I’ve been slowly collecting the hardcovers of this series since reading the audiobooks from my library and falling in love with the story. So, when I saw Morning Star in a buy/sell/trade facebook group for less than $10, I knew I couldn’t pass it up even though I’m not supposed to be buying.

Hook, Line, and Sinker by Tessa Bailey
This is one of the books that I preordered at the end of last year. I love some of Bailey’s other books, so I’m excited to read this series.

Gallant by Victoria Schwab
I honestly had to treat myself with this one. On Sunday’s, I take my daughter to swimming lessons. But one Sunday last month, we were on our way and got a call that the lesson was canceled. To keep her from totally melting down (swim lessons are the highlight of her week) we went to Target. It was my first outing with both kids and it was a lot. So, I rewarded myself for surviving with the purchase of Gallant.

Tarnished Empire by Danielle L. Jensen
I have no excuses for why I bought this book. I spent entirely too much money on shipping. I actually had changed my mind about buying it, but my phone had already registered my face ID and the purchase had gone through. But this book is absolutely stunning, so I’m not even mad about it.

The Spanish Love Deception by Elena Armas
This was the book I picked for the book box subscription that my MIL gifted me for Christmas. I actually already read this and enjoyed it. It was fun and a little over the top.

Did you buy any books last month?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Amanda’s February 2022 Book Haul

Hey, lovelies! I know, I know, another book haul, Amanda? Really? But, in my defense, I just had a baby and I went full-on ‘treat myself mode’ so don’t judge me. Also, some of these are just books I’ve already talked about in my preorder book haul post, but they arrived in February, so, I’m including them here. And Target got me with their buy 2 get 1 free sale and I just couldn’t help myself.

The Weeping Tide by Amanda Foody

From Lukov With Love by Mariana Zapata

The Roughest Draft by Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka

Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao

House of Sky and Breath by Sarah J. Maas

I didn’t buy too many books, but I did get some new ones. So, I thought I’d share those with you. Did you do any book buying in February?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: New Books

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week’s topic is Most Recent Additions to My Book Collection.

The Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty

The Empire of Gold by S.A. Chakraborty

Daughter of the Deep by Rick Riordan

Gilded by Marissa Meyer

A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers

A Spindle Splintered by Alix E. Harrow

The Becoming by Nora Roberts

The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson

Winterkeep by Kristin Cashore

Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

What are your newest additions to your bookshelf?

Amanda’s July Book Haul

Hello, lovelies! It’s been another month and I have some books to haul! My birthday is August 1st, so I have some early birthday gifts, and I will have some more in my August book haul as I’m visiting family and they usually buy me a few books when I visit. I also have some books that were unhauled by a friend and she gifted them to me (thanks Ari!) and a couple I bought myself! I liked the haul post I did where I sorted them into books I’ve read and haven’t read. So, I’m going to continue that and maybe have a check in later in the year with whether I’ve read more of them or not.

New Books I’ve Read

Seven Devils by Laura Lam & Elizabeth May

Furyborn by Claire Legrande

New Books for my TBR List

Recursion by Blake Crouch

Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

Bloodfever by Karen Marie Moning

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston

The Atlas Six by Olivie Blake

A Winter’s Promise by Christelle Dabos

A Memory Called Empire by Arkday Martine

Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine

These are all the books I’m hauling for July! I am unhauling quite a few books this month as well, so I’m not super worried about running out of space or anything. Did you buy any new books this month?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Borrowed/Bought Books

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week’s topic for a list of ten books is Books I Bought/Borrowed Because…(Fill in the blank. You can do 10 books you bought for the same reason, i.e., pretty cover, recommended by a friend, blurbed by a favorite author, etc. OR you could do a different reason for each pick.) I’m going to go with books I bought (or borrowed) because Amanda made me.

 

1. Looking for Alaska by John Green

2. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

3. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

4. Skyward by Brandon Sanderson

5. Paper Magician by Charlie N Holmberg

6. Air Awakens by Elise Kova

7. Ancient Magic by Linsey Hall

8. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

9. Maximum Ride by James Patterson

10. The Journal of Curious Letters by James Dashner

 

What did you pick for this week’s topic?

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Books Because

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Each week we talk about our top ten with a different topic provided by Jana. This week’s topic is Books I Bought/Borrowed Because… (Fill in the blank. You can do 10 books you bought for the same reason, i.e., pretty cover, recommended by a friend, blurbed by a favorite author, etc. OR you could do a different reason for each pick.) I’m going to go with my trend lately of romance. These are ten romance books I bought (or borrowed from my library) because they were read and loved by people I trust.

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The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams

Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore

Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert

The Hating  Game by Sally Thorne

The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare

If I Never Met You by Mhairi McFarlane

Field Notes on Love by Jennifer E. Smith

Well Met by Jen DeLuca

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

Meet Cute by Helena Hunting

These are some of the romance books I’ve bought or borrowed because they were recommended by other readers. They are also all ones that I loved. So,  if you’re in need of romance recommenndatiionns please read any and all of these.

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Blogmas Day Twenty-Four: Books I HAD to Buy

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Hello, lovelies! Today I want to talk about those books that I just had to buy but then never ended up reading. I could probably list all of the books on my physical unread book shelf, but I’ll just list a few that really fit this post.

The Burning Shadow by Jennifer L. Armentrout

The Lovely War by Julie Berry

How it Feels to Float by Helena Fox

The Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton

The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco

The Mistborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson

Wind Rider by P.C. Cast

The Mara Dyer Trilogy by Michelle Hodkin

These Divided Shores by Sara Raasch

The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand

Vox by Christina Dalcher

Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada

Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak

These are some of the books on my bookshelf that I just had to buy and for some unknown reason still haven’t managed to read yet.

Keep on reading lovelies, amanda.

Blogmas Day Sixteen: Black Friday Book Haul

Hellllo, lovelies! I don’t know about you, but I’m a sucker for those Black Friday sales. There were two sales in particular that I hit up this year: Book Outlet & Barnes and Nobel. Both were impulse purchases. I originally went to Barnes and Nobel to pick up two specific books, a new release and a gift for Antonia. I ended up spending $100 on random books I found and a few books for my daughter. Book Outlet was 100% a middle of the night feeding session shopping spree. It’s always those late night baby feeds when it’s dark and I’m vulnerable that get me to make that Book Outlet order I don’t need. But! Some of the books I got were gifts. So, in this post I’m only going to include the books I bought for myself.

Barnes & Nobel

The Matchmakers List by Sonya Lalli

The Future of Another Timeline by Annalee Newitz

A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World by C.S. Fletcher

Twisted Twenty-Six by Janet Evanovich

Book Outlet

The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James

The Light Between Worlds by Laura E. Weymouth

The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons

The Test by Sylvain Neuvel

Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger

Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

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I plan to wrap a few of these to put under the Christmas tree from Santa. I’m pretty proud of myself for not going overboard like I did last year. While I did buy these for myself, I also bought books for Antonia, my daughter, and another friend. I’m excited to get these books for Christmas, but I’m more excited about the books I’m gifting for the holiday.

What did you buy for Black Friday? Anything for yourself? Any gifts for your loved ones? Leave me a comment and let me know!

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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