Book Haul #47: I Forgot About Book Hauls

A month has passed since I last posted one, which isn’t a big deal, but…I’m just surprised at myself that haven’t thought of posting a haul in a while. Also I needed a topic for this post. Anyway, here’s what I got!

Purchases

Physical

The Scroll of Years by Chris Willrich

I saw the sequel of this novel featured in a Top Ten Tuesday post on Books, Bones & Buffy and immediately fell for the cover; so I bought the first book (love its cover too) when Penguin Random House offered a coupon in their newsletter to celebrate Random House’s anniversary, I think.

Dreamer’s Pool by Juliet Marillier

I’m curious about Marillier’s work. I think I’ll love it. So recently when one of my favorite booktubers started raving about her books, I decided to finally buy myself a copy (because of the coupon I mentioned above). I do hope I get to this one soon.

The Resurrectionist: The Lost Work of Dr. Spencer Black by E.B. Hudspeth (illus.)

This is probably the second book I’ve bought after watching/reading a post on the BiblionyanThe Resurrectionist often caught my eye whenever I visit bookstores, but I stayed away from it thinking I’d be scared by its content. But after reading a wrap-up post on the Biblionyan, I decided to brave the story, so I bought the book.

Monstress, Vol. 3: Haven by Marjorie Liu, illus. by Sana Takeda

I consider myself a fan of this comic book series, though I haven’t read past the second volume yet. But that’s okay. I’ll binge on them eventually.

One of Us by Craig DiLouie

I’ve seen this novel mentioned on several blogs lately, and every review I’ve read makes me more curious about the story and willing to read it. I hope to dig into it soon.

Lost Boy: The True Story of Captain Hook by Christina Henry

I’ve been interested in reading this novel ever since I read this article by the author about the appeal of the dark side of fairy tales. I wonder if I’ll like it.

Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh (illus.)

Jenny Lawson’s Furiously Happy got rave reviews. I was skeptical about it, but I read it and liked it. This one also got rave reviews, so I bought it intending to read it and I’m pretty sure I’ll like it too. For some reason, I keep thinking of it and Furiously Happy together.

First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen

This is the second novel in the Waverley Family series. I read the first novel, Garden Spells, a couple weeks ago and loved it. Now I want to try more of the author’s work.

Blackass by A. Igoni Barrett

I really want to read this; so I got it. 🙂

Digital

The Black God’s Drums by P. Djèlí Clark

I saw and heard a lot of people talking about this one. I got curious and bought it when I saw that the e-book was available for $3.99.


Free Stuff

Gifts/Giveaways

Stay With Me by Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀

I was so happy when I won a copy of this in a book giveaway hosted by one of my fav bookstagrammers — Lupita.Reads. I plan to read it in the new year.


Borrowed

Physical
Norse Myths: Tales of Odin, Thor, and Loki by Kevin Crossley-Holland, illus. by Jeffrey Alan Love

I was so excited when I saw this at the library! I was considering to purchase it. Now I can try it and make sure I like it before I do so.

The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells

A sci-fi classic that I quite enjoy. I borrowed it to reread the story because I haven’t read it since high school. I’m glad that it still entertains me.

The Book of Hidden Things by Francesco Dimitri, trans. from Italian by the author

Mogsy’s review of this on the Bibliosanctum got me so curious, I had to try it. I whisked through it in three days (because I had work and chores that interrupted my reading) and am so glad that I read it. I enjoyed it and really liked the story though the ending made my mind spiral a bit.

Nanjing Never Cries by Hong Zheng

The title caught my attention. I wanted to read this book as soon as I got it, but I read the prologue and wasn’t feeling the writing style so I moved on to something else. I’ll give a few more pages a try before deciding whether or not I’ll read the entire thing.

Amulet graphic novels by Kazu Kibuishi (illus.)

I picked up books 2, 3, and 4 of the Amulet series because I heard that the eighth book will be published soon and I’d like to get caught up before I read it.

Digital
Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen

I borrowed and read this novel in August and loved it so much that it’s now one of my favorite novels. I loved the story and the writing and the characters. That’s why I purchased First Frost (mentioned above). I’m sure Allen will become one of my fav authors.

Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen (narr.)

I’m not a Springsteen fan, but I needed something to listen to while doing mind-numbing tasks at work, so I borrowed this audio book since it was available. I’m glad I did. It’s such a good book and I enjoyed listening to Springsteen’s voice. It’s now one of my favorite audio books.

The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry by Jon Ronson (narr.)

I borrowed this but haven’t gotten the chance to listen to it yet. It might be returned unread/un-listened.

The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks, narr. by Paul Boehmer

I want to continue with the Night Angel books, so I borrowed this to reread the first novel to refresh my mind about the story. I’m glad that the story holds up on a reread. I noticed some new stuff and liked DURZO BLINT even more. 😀

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling, narr. by Jim Dale

I really need to stop rereading the Harry Potter books and give them a rest for a while.


ARCs

Physical

Shout out to the publishers — Penguin Random House and Page Street Publishing — for sending me ARCs of these novels. Thanks! 🙂

The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White

A YA fantasy novel that was published on September 25. It seems to be about a girl who joins the Frankenstein household and befriends a young Victor Frankenstein.

Home and Away by Candice Montgomery

A YA contemporary novel about a girl who begins to question her identity when she catches her mom trying to hide a mysterious box. I plan to tuck into this one pretty soon. It will be published on October 16.


That’s all I’ve got for now.
‘Til next time… 🙂
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28 thoughts on “Book Haul #47: I Forgot About Book Hauls

  1. Pingback: The Sunshine Blogger Award, #sunshinebloggeraward, #spreadalittlesunshine – ARJung

  2. Durzo Blint is such a great badass 😀 Definitely the one character that stayed with me from this book.

    I am interested in ‘Dreamer’s Pool’ as well! Marillier’s writing is awesome! I want to finish the Sevenwaters series before I start this one though. Looking forward to what you think!

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    • IKR!! He’s my fav character in the book. I want to read through the rest of the books then work my way back to the prequel book that’s all about Blint. I also like the mages – Solon and those guys.
      Marillier’s writing is what I’m most excited to try.

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  3. I really enjoyed reading The Resurrectionist. It’s definitely a perfect book to read this October because of the creepiness factor! I look forward to seeing your thoughts on this book in particular, though a lot of these book look really good. I’m reading The Invisible Man this coming month too!

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  4. I need to catch up on Monstress too.. So much love for it out there, I need to see if I should give some to it too! 😀 Also have been really curious about Amulet. I can’t tell if it’ll be something that’ll be really good or just okay to my eyes. 😮

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  5. I adore Hyperbole and a Half! I think she writes about really difficult topics (like depression) with a lovely humour and sincerity, and once you’ve read the one about the cake, it’ll just keep coming back to you and making you laugh afterwards! I hope you enjoy it

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