Book Haul #59: We’re in 2020 Now For Sure

Big books, tiny books, cute books, and audio books.

Oh yeah, and comics too. 🙂


Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling and The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith

These editions of the classics are both from the Macmillan Collector’s Library. I saw them in the store and had to purchase them. They are so beautiful. I love the color scheme — powder blue band that has the title in gold at the top and an illustration below with the page edges painted in gold — and that the books are small, only slightly longer than my palm.

The Twisted Ones by T. Kingfisher

I bought this to buddy-read with a couple coworkers and oh man! I’m creeped out. I’ve started reading it in the day. (Okay, so it isn’t THAT creepy… yet. But it doesn’t take much to creep me out.)

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

Merphy Napier, a booktuber, reviewed this book at some point (I forgot when) and made me want to read it, so here it is on my never-ending physical TBR.

The Dark Fantastic: Race and the Imagination from Harry Potter to the Hunger Games by Ebony Elizabeth Thomas

I’ve wanted this book ever since reading an excerpt of it in this LitHub article. One of the many things Thomas discusses in it is the experiences of people of color as they engage with the fantasy genre and the lack of representation in it.

The Cloud Collector’s Handbook by Gavin Pretor-Pinney

Because I like clouds and only know one type: cumulus.

Megalopolis: And the Visitor from Outer Space by Cléa Dieudonné (illus.)

It’s a children’s picture book that extends to 10 FEET LONG!! Of course I bought it! 😀

Relay, Vol. 1: Reality Denied by Zac Thompson, illus. by Andy Clarke and Dalibor Talajic

Not many people seem to like it, but I got a sample on Free Comic Book Day and have been curious about it ever since.

Mystery Society: The Definitive Edition by Steve Niles, illus. by Fiona Staples

I learned about this from Milliebot Reads and got it because Fiona Staples is the illustrator and I LOVE her work.

Barrier Limited Edition Slipcase Set by Brian K. Vaughan, illus. by Marcos Martin

I also got a sample of Barrier from that Free Comic Book Day and quickly became fascinated by the story, so I got it.

Library books


The Inn at Rose Harbor by Debbie Macomber, narr. by Lorelei King

I wanted something light to listen to at work so I tried this. I wasn’t feeling it, so I DNF’d it. It just wasn’t my jam at all.

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance (narr.)

Hopewell’s review of this one made me add it to my TBR and eventually borrow it from my library. Actually, I placed it on hold. I didn’t expect the hold to come through so soon. It was a good read/listen.

Boom! Bam!
That’s all the stuff I got since 2020 began.
Let me know if you’ve read any of them.

23 thoughts on “Book Haul #59: We’re in 2020 Now For Sure

  1. Awesome haul! I haven’t done my first haul of 2020. Probably won’t get to until March or April. Book buying bans are tough.


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