Oh how this post shouldn’t exist.
Not when I got so many books last month.
I even told myself not to buy more at the end of the February Book Haul – and I quote:
“I don’t think there’ll be any need for me to buy books for a while now”
Shows how much I listen to myself.
Anyway, I got more books. And here they are.
Let’s jump right in!
The Dream Thieves
by Maggie Stiefvater
This is the 2nd book in The Raven Cycle series, and after reading the 1st book, I new I just had to get this one as soon as possible.
Plus let’s be real, who can resist buying this series when the covers are so stunning?
I have actually read this one already, so to see my review, click here!
by Tahereh Mafi
Again, this is the 2nd book in a series, this time the Shatter Me series.
I read Shatter Me a while back and loved it, but haven’t yet gotten round to continuing the series. Well, now I’m one step closer to achieving that! I’m looking forward to diving into this book at some point, especially because of Tahereh Mafi’s writing style ❤
Lola and the Boy Next Door
by Stephanie Perkins
Oh look, another 2nd book in a series…the Anna and the French Kiss series.
I read Anna and the French Kiss absolutely ages ago, but surprisingly it was one of my favourite books. I say surprisingly because I’m not usually a huge fan of contemporary, but I’m just getting into it now. So here I’ve finally bought the 2nd book in the series, ready for me to finally continue on.
At the moment I’m debating whether to reread Anna and the French Kiss before reading this one because I read it so so long ago, but I’m not sure. Let me know your thoughts in the comments!
Between Shades of Gray
by Ruta Sepetys
In February I got Ruta Sepetys’ latest book Salt To The Sea. I’d heard so many people say that they adore this book from her too, and since I’m loving historical fiction lately, I decided to pick this one up.
I’m hoping to read this one soon, possibly in April (though now I’ve said that I’ll probably not read it until December or something).
by Emily Bronte
These next two I blame Abbie for (sorry Abbie). She visited the Bronte Parsonage in Haworth, and for some reason this got me thinking that I’ve only actually read one of Charlotte Bronte’s books – that being Jane Eyre. So I’ve made it a small mission of mine to read at least one book from each of the Bronte sisters.
From Emily Bronte I chose Wuthering Heights. Since I’m not yet that into classics (there’s only about three I actually like, but I’ve not read many yet), I got these editions from Amazon rather than any particularly pretty covers, since they were only £1.99 and I wouldn’t be so bothered if I don’t like it. Also, I have quite a few of these editions, so they match the rest.
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
by Anne Bronte
For Anne Bronte, I chose The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. I’d heard of this one from Amy Thurgood’s BookTube channel, and for some reason it just really stood out to me. It’s not often that I really want to read a classic, so I knew I had to get this one.
And again, it was only £1.99 from Amazon so you can’t really go wrong!
How Hard Can Love Be?
by Holly Bourne
This is when I start realizing I bought a lot of “2nd book in a series” books this month.
This is the 2nd book in the Normal series by Holly Bourne. I read Am I Normal Yet? earlier this month and adored it, which kind of led to me immediately ordering two more of her books. I actually had quite a surprise with both of the Holly Bourne books when I opened the package – this one because it’s an exclusive first edition!
I’m actually currently reading this one, so a review will be up soon!
The Manifesto on How to be Interesting
by Holly Bourne
And the other Holly Bourne book I got was The Manifesto on How to Be Interesting. I don’t know much about this one, but I want to read it anyway purely because it’s Holly Bourne.
And the surprise I had when opening the package with this one – it has bright red page edges! I had no idea so when I opened the box and it was so bright I just went “Woah. Did NOT expect that.” 😀 You can even see on the photo that my fingers are glowing red where they’re holding the book underneath.
So now I have nearly all of Holly Bourne’s books. The only one I don’t own is Soulmates, which I know nothing about. I should probably read up on it because I’m not going to lie, the title is REALLY putting me off. The “I-hate-cringey-contemporary-type-books” is judging the title so hard. But that also happened with Anna and the French Kiss, and that turned out the be a favourite so…
Blue Lily, Lily Blue
by Maggie Stiefvater
Remember how at the start I said I’d bought and read The Dream Thieves? Well, that meant I had to get the 3rd book in the series to follow…so I did.
I might read this one in April so that I can join in with everyone’s excitement for The Raven King release. But then I might not. I mean, if I don’t read this one in time, I’ll be less tempted to buy The Raven King immediately, and my bank account could do with a break.
Either way, I’m looking forward to reading this!
On the Merits of Unnaturalness
by Jaxon Hall (Samantha Shannon)
This is more of a pamphlet than a book, but for the sake of understanding, this is a sort of companion novel to The Bone Season series. I won a signed physical copy of this in a giveaway, and fangirled SO HARD.
But I reviewed this one yesterday so if you want to know more, click here!
So there we have it!
A quite large book haul when really, it shouldn’t even exist.
To be honest though, I don’t feel too bad about getting these books. Two of my bookish resolutions at the start of the year was to 1.) Finish series I’ve started and 2.) Read more classics. So by getting the 2nd/3rd books in various series and also a couple of classics…I’m sticking to my resolutions! You know, as long as I read them this year (which no doubt I will).
Share your thoughts!
How many books have you gained this month? – feel free to link your March book haul in the comments if you have one uploaded. They’re my favourite type of posts to read, so I’d LOVE to see them!
Have you read any of these books on my list? See any favourites?
Which books should I read first?
Are there any books here that are on your TBR?
Should I reread Anna and the French Kiss before going onto the 2nd book or not?
Let me know!
(that’s a lot of questions)
Until next time…
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