Book Haul #35: Am I going monthly now?

I have another large book haul!! 😀

There are two reasons for this:

  1. It seems that I’m doing these monthly now…maybe. I keep forgetting to post book hauls, which is weird because it’s one of my favorite type of post.
  2. And because I ran out of shelf space, I’ve started to purchase e-books. I’m also subscribed to newsletters that send me e-book deals everyday and because the prices for those deals are so low, I automatically hit the “buy” button whenever I see them.

Warm weather also has a lot to do with large purchase too, I think. I’m happier in spring/summer and I think I buy more books then.

Anyway, enough excuses! Here’s what I bought.

Physical books

Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
Ship of Destiny by Robin Hobb

I think I had a Barnes & Noble coupon when I got these, but I would have bought them even without the discount. I had to get Kings of the Wyld because the many praises it has received has made me really interested in it, and so too for The Snow Child, which I’m told is beautifully written. Ship of Destiny I had to get since it’s the last book in the Liveship Traders trilogy. I’m currently reading it and am so hooked and on edge about how it will all wrap up.

Oddly Normal, Vol. 1 by Otis Frampton (illus.)
The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate by Petter Wohlleben
The Hot Zone by Richard Preston
Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence

Another day, another coupon at Barnes & Noble, so I splurged a bit. I read the issue #1 of Otis Frampton’s Oddly Normal and liked it, so I bought the first volume while waiting for a friend one day (when bored, buy books). I totally blamed her for the purchase. I got The Hidden Life of Trees because it sounds cool and I’m curious, and I picked up The Hot Zone because when I saw it on display, I thought of the movie Outbreak. For some reason, I think Outbreak is based on The Hot Zone. Also, I got Prince of Thorns because all the talk about Red Sister makes me want to try a Mark Lawrence book.

The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 5 by Kieron Gillen, illus. by Jamie McKelvie
Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

In my last haul, I mentioned that my lil bro got me Saga, Vol. 7. Well, I got him The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 5 because I want to read it and I know he’s collecting them. I also got Practical Magic because I’m in the mood for books about witches that aren’t urban fantasy or high fantasy. Actually, I want to read feel-good fantasy books about witches that are similar to the Good Witch TV show, so if you know of any, please recommend some below. That beautiful edition of The Picture of Dorian Gray is from Barnes & Noble because coupon. It looks way better in real life.

Digital books
Cocaine by Marc Olden
The Haunted Bookshop by Christopher Morley
The Wretched of Muirwood by Jeff Wheeler
The Emperor’s Blades by Brian Staveley
The Salt Roads by Nalo Hopkinson

These were all really cheap, which is why I bought them. The most expensive ones were The Wretched of Muirwood and The Emperor’s Blades, which costed $2 and $2.99, respectively. If any of these become a favorite, then I’ll have to get a physical copy.

A Baroque Fable by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
River of Teeth by Sarah Gailey
The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani
The Immortals by Jordanna Max Brodsky
Valley of Embers by Steven Kelliher

Another set of cheap e-books. The most expensive here is River of Teeth, which costed $3.99. I blame Nathan at Fantasy Review Barn for this. I read his review and immediately placed the book on my TBR because feral hippos? Why not?! I think I saw the deal the very next day.

A Baroque Fable sounds fun and I often see The Shoemaker’s Wife around, so I got it since it costed just $1.99. I was crazy excited when I saw a deal for The Immortals, just $2.99, (I was avoiding it at first but one of my favorite blogs did a review of the sequel, which made me interested in it. (I forgot who it was.)) and Valley of Embers, which was recommended through an author newsletter (I forgot the name 😥 ), was free and so far I’ve only heard good things about it.

The Prophet by Khalil Gibran
The Humans by Matt Haig
Dune by Frank Herbert
The Last Descendant by Megan Haskell
The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

And here’s the last set of discounted e-books. I really do hope I read them. I tend to forget that I own them sometimes. It’s much easier to remember what physical books I own.

Well, I’ve always wanted to read The Prophet and The Humans sounds very interesting. Dune I’m curious about but am not sure if I’ll like it, and The Last Descendant was recommended through an author newsletter. I’ve always wanted to read The Miniaturist, so I was happy to get it for $1.99.

Library books
Public Library and Other Stories by Ali Smith
The Fog Diver by Joel Ross
Madness: A Bipolar Life by Marya Hornbacher
The Shadow Rising by Robert Jordan
Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson

I’m so proud of myself for using my library more this year. 😀 I picked up Public Library because I’ve heard great things about it, but wasn’t in the mood for it after reading a couple pages. I’ll return it to the library unread. The Fog Diver was fun and Madness was a great, though unsettling, read for me. I’ll try to post a review of it and The Fog Diver soon.

I borrowed the audio version of The Shadow Rising and since I’m interested in reading books about mental illness at the moment, I downloaded Furiously Happy on my library’s Overdrive.


The Apprentice Witch by James Nicol

I love this cover! The words and illustrations are embossed and I like the colors used. This is a middle-grade fantasy novel about a girl who flunked her witch’s assessment and is sent to a seemingly boring town to work as an apprentice. It looks like fun and I’m eager to read it. For some reason, it’s giving me a Sage Blackwood Jinx vibe.

That’s all folks!

If you’re wondering where I get my e-book deals, I use Early Bird Books, Goodreads Deals, and Book Riot E-book Deals.


19 thoughts on “Book Haul #35: Am I going monthly now?

  1. What a haul! I’m desperate to read King of the Wyld and Furiously happy. And I get what you mean about shelf space- it’s why most of my books are on kindle now- it just saves me from having to give so many away!


  2. Ok.. so many awesome books here… The Broken Empire Trilogy starting with Prince of Thorns by Lawrence- it is MEGA! It’s just super good and I’m so happy you’re giving this a go! 🙂 Jorg, the MC, is a bit unlovable but also lovable and such a strong character an the writing! I do hope you enjoy it!

    The Miniaturist is on my TBR and I can’t wait to give it a go myself and there’s a ton of other books you’ve listed here that are going straight to TBR list! Thanks, I think?! :D:D Happy reading!


  3. There’s so much awesome in your book haul! I absolutely adored Kings of the Wyld. And I think I see among your cheap ebooks a fantasy title that is in the Self Published Fantasy Blog Off this year, Valley of Embers by Steven Kelliher – I seem to recall seeing that beautiful cover on one of the judge’s blogs. Hope you enjoy your new reads!


    1. Yea, I’ve seen Valley of Embers being mentioned more often on booktube…though that could be because I’m more aware of it because I bought it. But peeps do seem to have liked it.


  4. Nice one!

    It’s so easy to just click the ‘buy’ button, isn’t it? 😀 And also, I love the option to get samples! I have too many… Need to do something about that^^

    I bought ‘Kings of the Wyld’ as well recently and got a sample of ‘Prince of Thorns’. Reviews for both are so positive! The Emperor’s Blades.. it sounded soo good! But left me disappointed. Hope you like it more and if not – at least it was cheap 😀

    I am curious to hear what you think about ‘Dune’! I am still not sure whether I should continue with the series or not.

    Valley of Embers looks cool, I might get a sample 😀


    1. Lol! I sample a lot of things too. Sometimes I get annoyed with all the samples on my iPad cause I’ll forget and think I have the entire book of something lol. Silly me.
      Yea, I’ll see when I get to Emperor’s Blades. That’s the good thing about getting it so cheap. If I don’t like, I won’t feel too bad for having bought it.

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