January Book Haul

Hello my fellow bibliophiles! Thank God it’s the weekend, am I right? Except, of course, Igiphy just got back from writing a math exam. On. A. Saturday. I am pretty sure that is illegal. If not, then somebody needs to make that happen.

Anyway, I have given myself a few hours off from studying, and I have decided to just quickly type up a Book Haul – these are all the books I got in January. I am pretty happy with it; I didn’t go completely overboard… sort of. It is a little weird, because I bought a lot of my books, like, months ago, but I’ve only just received them… Anyway, here we go!

  • This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Megan Spooner. This is the second book in the Starbound trilogy, and I thought it was amazing. This book followed different characters than the first one, but I love how the old characters were incorporated into the story.
  • Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. Already one of my favourite books that I’ve read this year. It was completely amazing, breathtaking, funny – I loved everything about it. Click to see my review here.
  • Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater. The first time I saw this book was in Oxford, two years ago. I had decided to not buy it, and I’ve regretted it ever since. I was so excited when I found it at the bookstore in MonteCasino – insta-buy. It was pretty good, but I did not like it as much as I liked Shiver.
  • After the End by Amy Plum. I loved Plum’s other series, The Revenants, but this was such a let down. I really did not like anything about it, to be honest. ‘

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  • Ten Thousand Skies Above You by Claudia Gray. LOVED. This book is the sequel to A Thousand Pieces of You, and the second book in the Firebird trilogy. Parallel universes and good times. You can find my review for it by clicking here.
  • To All the Boy’s I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han. Super cute contemporary novel; you can expect a review coming soon!
  • P.s. I Still Love You by Jenny Han. This is the sequel to the previous novel, and I loved it just as much. A review will be coming for this one soon.
  • Soundless by Richelle Mead. I had a good time with this one, I thought it was really interesting… but kind of short. I honestly would have liked a couple more chapters of world building and such. Also, it lacked that spark that exists in VA and Bloodlines, in my opinion.

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  • Da Vinci’s Tiger by L.M. Elliott. I don’t know much about this novel other than it has something to do with Da Vinci? I plan on reading it next, so I’ll let you know my thoughts on it soon!
  • Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson. I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR MONTHS! I won’t get this book until Monday, but I am still going to include it in this haul, because I thought that I would get it last Monday. Do you want to know when I actually bought this book? Black Friday, 2015. That was last year! I have no idea what this book is about, but I know it includes some political intrigue and major plot-twists. I need to get on this bandwagon, like, yesterday.
  • The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski. Same story with this one guys; months of living in agony. I actually saw it at Science Fiction Bokhandeln in Malmö when I was there last summer, but I did not buy it because I already had 20 something books at home. A major regret of mine. From what I can tell, this book is also political with plot-twists, so fun times awaits!

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So… 11 books is not that bad. Yeah, okay, I know – but it can be worse! I got a few books on my kindle as well, but those are my embarrassing romance-y books, so I decided to not include them. If you desperately want to know what they were and my reviews on them, let me know in the comments’ section below, and I’ll think about it. Seriously though, some of the stuff I read is weird.

I also got a book called The Invention of RussiaThe Journey from Gorbachev’s Freedom to Putin’s War by Arkady Ostrovsky. Yep, this book is for school, as I am doing a large project on Gorbachev and Reagan, vs. Putin and Obama. I have been reading it on and off for a week, and it is going slowly.

Anyway, those are all the books that I got in January. I am going shopping today, so I’ll let you know if I decide to buy any more. I seriously doubt it though, guys; books are pretty expensive, and I have bought a lot recently.

Anyway, I hope you have a wonderfully bookish day, and I’ll see you soon!

/Emilia

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