Book Haul #80: Birthday Haul

My birthday was a few weeks ago, so some of these books were bought around that time as gifts to myself. I’ve been actually trying to buy less and read more of what I already own, so hopefully my hauls will be less and further apart this year.



These three are all novels. I read the first few lines of How to Live Safely in a Science Fiction Universe and was so tickled that I bought it. The Abercrombie book was bought to continue my buddy-read with Emily at Embuhleelist, and I’ve been curious about A Marvellous Light since reading Tammy’s review of it. Plus, I like the cover. (I got it for half off!!)

How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe by Charles Yu
Last Argument of Kings by Joe Abercrombie
A Marvellous Light by Freya Marske



This bunch are all graphic novels and comics. I picked up My Friend Dahmer because the cover looks interesting but didn’t realize that it was about a serial killer. I’m pretty sure I’ve seen reviews of it somewhere, but I forgot the details. Wingbearer was half off; I was planning to read Promised Neverland for a readathon but ended up going with The October Faction instead, which was right up my alley. Can’t wait to read the next volume!

My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf (illus.)
Wingbearer by Marjorie Liu, illus. by Teny Issakhanian
The Promised Neverland, Vol. 1 by Kaiu Shirai, illus. by Posuka Demizu, transl. by Satsuki Yamashita
The October Faction, Vol. 1 by Steve Niles, illus. by Damien Worm



This bunch are picture books. I got The Enchanted Tiara after seeing it featured in the Favorite Carousel Books post over on Let’s Talk Picture Books. It’s stunning. There’s another one from that post I’d also like to get… We’ll see if it happens.

The Sky and The Deep are books I’ve been yearning for since learning of them because both are also stunning works of art — so I got them for myself as birthday gifts!! 😀 Thankfully, both were available through Book Depository, so I didn’t have to pay crazy shipping fees. To see how stunning they are, check this post for The Sky and this one for The Deep.

The Enchanted Tiara: A Modern Fairy Tale by Chaumet, illus. by Hélène Druvert
The Sky illus. by Hélène Druvert with text by Júliette Einhorn
The Deep by Mayur & Tushar Vayeda (illus.)



A chat with Aquavenatus in the comments section of one of my Six for Sunday posts led to me buying this digital comic book. However, I’d love another full volume of Wytches.

Wytches: Bad Egg Halloween Special by Scott Snyder, illus. by Jock



I received this as a birthday gift from a friend because I’m curious. I’ve seen mixed reviews about it… and I like the cover.

The Atlas Six by Olivie Blake



These two I got for free through the Penguin Random House Reader Rewards program. If you tend to buy a lot of books, it’s worth registering for it. Love the covers.

Od Magic by Patricia McKillip
Alphabet of Thorn by Patricia McKillip



From Kindle Unlimited

Comixology has fully integrated into Amazon and although that means I can now read some comics for free through the Kindle Unlimited thing (not sure, but I think that’s what I used), I’m not happy about having to use the Amazon platform for comics. The Comixology website was tons better for navigating and learning about new comics. I’m hoping they go back to the old Comixology website.

Virtually Yours by Jeremy Holt, illus. by Elizabeth Beals

From the Library

I have these out from the library. The Yellow Room is a classic (that’s if you only consider classics to be books written way back when). It’s a Victorian BDSM novella. I’m reading Ring Shout for a book club. And I really enjoyed There Will Come a Darkness, so I borrowed the next two books from the library.

The Yellow Room: Alice Darvell’s Subjection, A Tale of the Birch by Anonymous
Ring Shout by P. Djèlí Clark
As the Shadow Rises by Katy Rose Pool
Into the Dying Light by Katy Rose Pool

Let me know if you’ve read any of these.


20 thoughts on “Book Haul #80: Birthday Haul

  1. I also have a copy of How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe, I just loved the title, but I’ve yet to read it. I hope we both enjoy it. And happy belated birthday!


  2. Happy belated birthday! Looks like you got a lot of good reads to entertain you for a while 🙂 I’m curious to see what you’ll think of The Atlas Six. I finished it recently, but still haven’t started my review because I have such mixed feelings!


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