Book Haul|| March.

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Hey!

I know I’ve been a little quiet around the blog the last week or two. I’ve been pretty busy with work and I’ve had family coming to visit quite a bit this month. I also got addicted to the shows Schitt’s Creek (on Netflix) and Pen15 (on Hulu), so I have been binge watching every season. I finished them all in just a week and a half. Schitt’s Creek is seriously everything. I am dying for Netflix to add season five. And now, I am sick, UGHH. Hopefully I’ll get back into the swing of things soon. With being busy and sick, I’ve been in kind of a blogging slump. I do have my March book haul to share with you today though, so that’s exciting! 🙂 

Books I Bought:
*from bookstores, amazon, etc.*

You Asked for Perfect by Laura Silverman
Heroine by Mindy McGinnis
Tales of King Arthur & The Knights of the Round Table by Thomas Malory
All Things Bright and Strange by James Markert

I seen You Asked For Perfect around a lot, so I wanted to check it out and decided to order on Amazon. I didn’t love it, but I didn’t hate it. I pre-ordered Heroine last year I think. It’s one of my highly anticipated releases of the year. I picked up the King Arthur stories at Books-A-Million as a birthday gift to myself. We went to this outlet store that sells a ton of different things and they happened to sell books! So I picked up All Things Bright and Strange from there, because it sounded really interesting and it was only $1.99!


Books from Publishers:

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If It Makes You Happy by Claire Kann
Wilder Girls by Rory Power (Netgalley)

I was sent a copy of If It Makes You Happy from Swoon Reads, which I am stoked to read. It sounds really good, so I am looking forward to it. I was also approved for Wilder Girls on Netgalley and I am so stoked!


E-Books:

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Hope Nation by Various Authors
The Wicker King by K. Ancrum
Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody
I’m Fine and Neither Are You by Camille Pagan

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An Unquiet Mind by Kay Redfield Jamison
Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J. Maas
99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne
The Map by William Ritter (Jackaby novella)

Quite a few books that I’ve been really wanting went on sale this month, so I picked up those. I can’t wait to read all of these. Hopefully it doesn’t take me forever to get around to them. LOL 😛

What books did you get in March? Have you read any of the books that I got? Feel free to link me to your book haul posts.

As I mentioned before, hopefully I can get back into the swing of things on the blog ASAP as well as reading. I read a good amount this month (wrap up coming soon), but I feel like I could have read more if I didn’t get kind of slumpish and wasn’t so busy. I need to catch up on so much!! *looks at ARC pile* I just hope I’m not sick forever. I’ve been taking cold medicine and Zicam regularly. It says every 3-4 hours, so as soon as that final hour ends, I am taking more. LOL. I’ll catch up with you guys ASAP! ❤

In case you missed it;
Friday Finds #77.
Random|| Picture Update.

I hope you have a great day!

ashleyblack

Book Haul|| February.

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Hey!

It’s already that time for my book haul post! This month flew by so fast. Hopefully this is the last month that I don’t take my own pictures for my haul posts. I am finally moved into my new house (check out my post about it linked at the end of this one), so I should be able to take my own pictures going forward! 😀 And maybe I’ll be able to get back into bookstagram again really soon once I am completely settled into my new house and routine. Thee are the books that I got in February. I got quite a few books to share with you!

Books I Bought:

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The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
Rayne & Delilah’s Midnite Matinee by Jeff Zentner
The Little Star: A Story of Who and What You Are by Randy Richburg

Priory and Rayne & Delilah are two of my most anticipated releases of the year, so of course I had to buy them ASAP! Priory is a freaking beast though and I’m not going to lie…I’m intimated! I am thinking about buying the e-book as well, because I find it easier to read larger books on my Kindle, lol. I am so stoked for it though, because I love The Bone Season series so much so far and I am DYING to see what else Samantha Shannon has up her sleeve, plus…DRAGONS! I had to get Rayne & Delilah, because I love Zentner’s books so much. I need to own everything he writes. I bought The Little Star (it’s a children’s book) to support one of my best friend’s friends. I’ll have a post about it soon. It’s linked to the Amazon page, because it’s not up on Goodreads right now.


Books from Publishers:

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Switchback by Danika Stone
The Pursuit of Miss Heartbreak Hotel by Moe Bonneau
How the Light Gets In by Katy Upperman
Mind Games by Shana Silver

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Going Off Script by Jen Wilde
Somewhere Only We Know by Maurene Goo
Wild Savage Stars by Kristina Perez
(Sequel to Sweet Black Waves)
The Ghost Seekers by Devon Taylor
(Sequel to The Soul Keepers)

I was sent a Spring 2019 ARC package from Fierce Reads and these were the eight books that were included. I am really excited to read them. A couple of them (last two) are sequels from series I haven’t read yet, but I may have to check out the first books ASAP so I can read these sequels.

Netgalley:

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Rayne & Delilah’s Midnite Matinee by Jeff Zentner
Husband Material by Emily Belden
Summer of ’69 by Todd Strasser

OH, HEY! It’s Rayne again, :P! I was approved for Rayne & Delilah two weeks before the release date. I honestly didn’t think I would be approved because it was already February and it hadn’t happened yet. I had the HC on pre-order, because like I already mentioned…JEFF ZENTNER! I’m stoked I got approved for the ARC though. I’m currently reading it and plan to write a review sometime in March. I was also thrilled that I was approved for Husband Material, because I really like Emily Belden’s previous books, especially EightysixedSummer of ’69 sounds so fun, so I requested it. I also love the song titled Summer of ’69 by Bryan Adams, which is why I even looked at the description for this book to begin with, haha.


E-Books:

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The Fever King by Victoria Lee
The Perfect Child by Lucinda Berry
The Smallest Part by Amy Harmon
Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
The Benefits of Being an Octopus by Ann Braden

I got the first two books free, because of the Amazon First Reads program and then the others are books that I’ve been wanting to read and I’m excited I caught them when they were on sale.

What books did you get in February? Have you read any of the books that I got? Feel free to link me to your book haul posts.

In case you missed it;
Hello, Central Florida.
Review|| Just for Clicks.
Friday Finds #75.

I hope you have a great day!

ashleyblack

Book Haul|| January.

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Hey!

I actually wanted and planned to take pictures of my books this month, but I packed them before I had the chance to. I completely forgot and realized after I packed them, OOPS! Haha. Goodreads cover it is. I can’t wait until March when I can finally see all of my books again. Anyway, onto my January book haul! You can check out all the books I own over here. There’s also links on that page to pages for my kindle books and my physical books.

Physical Books:

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The Wicked King by Holly Black
King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo
The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo

I pre-ordered The Wicked King from Barnes & Noble, so my cover is black! My Cruel Prince is also the B&N edition too, so I wanted them both to match. I am really excited to have it even if I didn’t enjoy the story as much as TCP. I can’t wait for that third book though, because that ending was pretty crazy. Of course I had to get King of Scars, because NIKOLAI! The book cover is so gold and so shiny, heart eyes for days. I also got The Language of Thorns, because I didn’t have it yet and I pretty much need all of Leigh Bardugo’s books. There was also a short story I seen the e-book for on Amazon that I wanted to read, but I noticed it was in this book so I just got it so I can read all of the short stories.


Books from Publishers/Authors:

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We Rule the Night by Claire Eliza Bartlette
Bloom by Kevin Panetta

I was sent We Rule the Night from The Novl. I was so stoked when I opened my mail and seen this book in the package! It sounds so amazing and like something I would really like and I can’t wait to read and review it. Also, that cover is amazing! I hope I love it, so I can buy a finished copy when it releases in April. I won a giveaway for Bloom on Goodreads, which I was so stoked about. I am currently reading it now and it’s pretty good so far.

Netgalley:

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Just for Clicks by Kara McDowell
Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim
Happy Messy Scary Love by Leah Konen
How to Hack a Heartbreak by Kristin Rockaway

There was one week in the month that I went request crazy on Netgalley, which I RARELY ever do. It resulted in four new eARCs (that I am super stoked to read and review) and a few that I am still waiting to hear back on. I think I am hands down the most excited about Spin the Dawn!! These others sound great and right up my alley too though, so I am of course looking forward to reading those too.


E-Books:

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Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson
This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills
Meet Cute by Jennifer L Armentrout + Others
Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak

I also got a few e-books as well this month. I managed to not go overboard for once? HAHA. 😛 I’ve been really wanting to check these out, so I couldn’t pass up the deals. I am so stoked for Bridge of Clay. I was really happy when I seen that one on sale for $1.99.

Wrap up coming soon. I’m crossing my fingers I can finish Bloom before the end of the month, so I’m waiting on posting my wrap up until I see if I can finish it. It’s a graphic novel, so maybe a good possibility. Tomorrow is the last day to enter the book giveaway on my blog! It’s for a book of your choice and it’s international as long as Book Depository ships to you. I’m picking two winners on February 1st! 😀

In case you missed it;
2 Star Reads of 2018.
3 Star Reads of 2018.
Thoughts|| The Perfect Girlfriend.

I hope you have a great day!

ashleyblack

Book Haul|| December.

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Hey!

I am just going to jump right into my December book haul. You can check out all the books I own over here. There’s also links on that page to pages for my kindle books and my physical books (pages need updated since it’s been a few months though). I actually have a lot of updating to the blog to do before January 1st, yikes! 😛

Physical Books I Bought:

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Exile by S.M. Wilson

I ordered Exile from Book Depository this month, but it most likely won’t be here until closer to the middle of January. It’s the sequel to The Extinction Trials, which I enjoyed reading. You’ll see more on that in my wrap up post.


Books Gifted on Christmas:

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Love & Luck by Jenna Evans Welsh
To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo
Gmorning, Gnight! by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Dot Journaling – A Practical Guide by Rachel Wilkerson Miller
Lettering and Modern Calligraphy by Paper Peony Press

The Dot Journaling book came in a boxed set with a bullet journal. I got a ton of bullet journal stuff for Christmas, because I am hoping to better manage my life next year haha. I’ve always wanted to try bullet journaling, so now’s my chance. I also got a cookbook for my new Instant Pot that I got for Christmas, which is cool. Andy’s parents also got us a Harry Potter cookbook as well. I am actually glad I got a few books for Christmas, because I swear my family never wants to buy me books for Christmas.


E-Books:

December was the month of e-book purchases. I bought so many e-books. I couldn’t resist all the good deals. I even had to hold back on a few, because I already got so many this month lol. I have been super stoked for all of these books, so the e-book sales were a win for me.

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Aftercare Instructions by Bonnie Popkin
Obscura by Joe Hart
A Quiet Genocide by Glenn Bryant
My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren

I’ve had Aftercare Instructions on my Goodreads TBR for so long now and I am glad I finally caught it on sale. My Favorite Half-Night Stand is one of my highly anticipated, so I am excited.

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Maybe Now by Colleen Hoover
Verity by Colleen Hoover
The Death of Bees by Lisa O’Donnell
Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake
Munmun by Jesse Andrews

I plan to buy the Colleen Hoover books in paperback if I end up loving them. Maybe Someday is my favorite CoHo book of all-time, so I hope I love the sequel! Munmun sounds so weird, so I was pretty intrigued when I heard about that one…..“In an alternate reality a lot like our world, every person’s physical size is directly proportional to their wealth. The poorest of the poor are the size of rats, and billionaires are the size of skyscrapers.” Sounds interesting. I’m glad I finally caught it on sale.

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Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson
9 Days and 9 Nights by Katie Cotugno
Pride by Ibi Zoboi
The Real Lolita by Sarah Weinman
Lincoln’s Last Trial by Dan Abrams, David Fisher

I’ve never actually read Lolita (I plan to at some point in 2019), but I love true crime. The Real Lolita is about the kidnapping that inspired the book Lolita. Lincoln’s Last Trial….Abraham Lincoln & true crime in one book? Yes, please!

What books did you get in December? Have you read any of the books that I got? Feel free to link me to your haul posts.

Wrap up coming soon. I might be able to finish one more book before the end of December. Let’s see what happens! 😛

In case you missed it;
Christmas 2018.

I hope you have a great day and weekend!

ashleyblack

Book Haul|| November.

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Hey!

November was the month of e-book deals. There were SO MANY! There were quite a few that I decided to skip out on, because there were seriously just so many deals and I didn’t want to go crazier than I already did, haha. I’ll probably kick myself later for not getting the others, haha. 😛 I did buy a couple physical books this month too, which total was only $10 for the month of them! Here are the books thought I got this month.

Physical Books I Bought:

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A Wolf at the Table by Augusten Burroughs
The Extinction Trials by S.M. Wilson

I was browsing the books at Goodwill and came across A Wolf at the Table. It sounded really interesting, so I decided to buy it since it was only $2. I also have Augusten’s book Running With Scissors that I’ve been wanting to read, so decided why not. I’ve seen The Extinction Trials around the blogosphere earlier this year and have been wanting to pick it up and never got around to it. I seen it again floating around recently and decided to finally order it from Book Depository and it was only about $7-8. It always takes so long for Book Depository orders to get to me. I was hoping to get it before the end of November, so I could buddy read it this month but sadly that didn’t happen. I finally have it though, so I’m excited. 😀


E-Books:

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Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu
My New Crush Gave to Me by Shani Petroff
War Bride by Sal Mason

I’ve been on the fence about reading Moxie, but since the e-book was on sale for $2.99 I decided to just get it. Same for My New Crush Gave to Me, but I wanted a few Christmas vibe books to read in December, so I decided to just get it since it was on sale for $2.99. I seen War Bride on Netgalley and it sounded really interesting, but the e-book was already released and I think only $1.99, so I got it.

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A Thousand Beginnings and Endings
Southernmost by Silas House
Heretics Anonymous by Katie Henry
Contagion by Erin Bowman

I actually had all four of these books on my Christmas wishlist that I gave to my family, but the e-books all went on sale. I had to ask my family if they already bought them, because I wanted to get the e-book deals. HAHA. Luckily they didn’t. So I bought them and replaced them with four other books, lol. 😛 My family never buys me books on Christmas though, so I probably won’t be getting any. I think that’s so lame, but they think it’s lame to buy me books on Christmas when I am always buying books all year. UGHH!!! I still add books to my list every year in case one year they change their minds, haha.

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Fat Girl on a Plane by Kelly deVos
Things We Lost in the Fire by Mariana Enriquez
Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand
Puddin’ by Julie Murphy

These other four books are books that I’ve been really interested and excited to read, so since they were $2.99 or less I decided to finally get them. I actually already own Puddin’, but it’s packed up and I want it now. LOL. 😛

What books did you get in November? Have you read any of the ones that I got? Feel free to link me to your haul posts, so I can check them out!

I should have my November wrap up post in a couple of days. I’m kind of hoping that I’ll be able to finish my current read before I post it, but I don’t know. Guess we’ll see in a couple days.

In case you missed it;
Picture & Quote.
Thoughts|| The War Outside.

I hope you have a great day!

ashleychristmas

Book Haul|| October.

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Hey!

I have quite a big book haul this month, because I received a bunch of Winter 2019 ARCs and I also bought a few books. I didn’t get the chance to take pictures of the books that I got, so book covers from Goodreads again this month. You can check out all the books I own over here. There’s also links on that page to pages for my kindle books and my physical books (pages needs updated since it’s been a couple months though). I’ll probably do an October book haul post on my Bookstagram (foreverbookish_) account since it’s been awhile since I’ve posted a photo over there that wasn’t just only in my stories. Anyway, here are the books that I got this month. All titles are linked to Goodreads.

Physical Books I Bought:

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Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa
What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli, Adam Silvera
After the Fire by Will Hill
People Kill People by Ellen Hopkins

After reading my ARC of Shadow of the Fox and loving it so much, I had to buy a copy for my future bookshelves (almost all of my books are packed away 😦 ). I love Adam Silvera’s and Becky Albertalli’s books, so when they did a book together, I knew I would be buying What If It’s Us as soon as it was released. Patrick Ness praised After the Fire, so I had to buy it. I love Patrick Ness, so if he loves a book…then I must read it! It also sounds rally good and I’ve seen a lot of other people really like it too. I’ve read a few Ellen Hopkins books and they have been pretty good. I read the description of her new book People Kill People and it sounds like something I’ll be really into reading. It’s also about guns/gun violence and that’s a real thing happening so much these days.

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Books from Publishers/Authors:

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This Is Kind of an Epic Love Story by Kheryn Calldender
The Lonely Dead by April Henry
The Beauty of the Moment by Tanaz Bhathena
A Soldier and A Liar by Caitlin Lochner

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Comics Will Break Your Heart by Faith Erin Hicks
Famous In A Small Town by Emma Mills
All We Could Have Been by Te Carter
Mist, Metal, and Ash by Gwendolyn Clare

I was sent an ARC of This Is Kind of an Epic Love Story from Epic Reads and I am super stoked to read it. I also received a package from Fierce Reads of Winter 2019 ARCs, which is really exciting and I’m looking forward to them. Above are the six ARCs that were in my Winter package.

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The Wicked King by Holly Black
The Perfect Girlfriend by Karen Hamilton

I seen The Wicked King up on Netgalley, but it was one of those “wish for it” ones. I decided to take that chance anyway and I was approved. If I wasn’t at work when I got the email, I probably would have screamed. I am so stoked! I plan to reread The Cruel Prince and then read The Lost Sisters before starting The Wicked King. I am looking to reread at the end of November or early December since The Wicked King releases early January. I was also approved on Netgalley for The Perfect Girlfriend. I thought it sounded really good and I want to read more thrillers/psychological thrillers.

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E-Books:

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The Lost Sisters by Holly Black
Teen Frankenstein by Chandler Baker
Katerina by James Frey
A Touch of Gold by Annie Sullivan

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The Dark Heart by Joakim Palmkvist, Agens Broome
Shadow’s Embrace by A.I. Nasser
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
Penpal by Dathan Auerbach

I tried the audiobook for Strange the Dreamer, but I couldn’t really get into it and decided not to continue with the book. Since I seen the e-book on sale for $2.99 and decided to buy it. Maybe I’ll like it better if I read it myself. I also don’t remember if I even got that far into it. These other books are books that I’ve been really looking forward to reading. I am actually currently reading Penpal right now and almost halfway through it. It’s pretty creepy so far.

What books did you get in October? Have you read any of the ones that I got? Feel free to link me to your book haul post if you have one!

October wrap up is coming in the next day or two. I am hoping to finish Penpal today, so that I can include it in my wrap up post. I am really excited about this month of reading because I actually read a lot.

In case you missed it;
Travel|| Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum.
Thoughts|| Dear Evan Hansen.

I hope you have a great day!

ashleyhalloween

Book Haul|| September.

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Hey!

I am a couple days late in posting my September book haul and I didn’t have any time to take pictures of my own books, sadly. I got some pretty awesome deals on the few books that I got and I received a couple ARCs as well. I think I actually did pretty good with the e-books too. I usually get a ton of them, but this time I only got five. I tend to go overboard with them, but not this time. I’m going to jump right into the books that I got in September. You can check out all the books I own over here. There’s also links on that page to pages for my kindle books and my physical books.

Books I Bought:

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The Anatomical Shape of a Heart by Jenn Bennett
Done Dirt Cheap by Sarah Lemon
The Storm Runner by J.C. Cervantes

I seen The Anatomical Shape of a Heart for only $4 on Amazon, so I decided to get a copy. Plus Jenn Bennett! I loved Alex, Approximately so much and I want to read all of her books.  I was able to get a hardcover of Done Dirt Cheap for only $2.65 on Amazon, so I didn’t want to pass that up. I guess you can say I got it dirt cheap? 😛 I also got The Storm Runner, because it’s a Rick Riordan Presents book and I will read anything he suggests, haha. I will most likely be preordering all of the “Rick Riordan Presents” books soon that I haven’t already. I seen his site updated with more awesome sounding mythology books that I can’t wait to get my hands on.


Books from Publishers/Authors:

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Light Years by Kass Morgan
The No-Good Nine by John Bemelmans Marciano

I was sent an ARC of Light Years from The Novl. It sounds really interesting. I’ve never read a book from Kass Morgan, but I know she wrote The 100 and so many people seem to love that series and the TV show. I’m a part of the blog tour for the No-Good Nine this month, which I am actually really stoked for because it’s a Christmas themed book and I love Christmas. It’s a middle grade book, but I also am a sucker for some middle grade stuff. I’ve read about 30 pages so far and it’s interesting. It seems like it’ll be fun and I’m sure I’ll be able to pass the book along to my nephew after I read it. I think it will be something he’ll like and maybe it will get him away from the Xbox for a little while? Haha.


E-Books:

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The Seafarer’s Kiss by Julia Ember
Wolfsong by TJ Klune
Broken Beautiful Hearts by Kami Garcia
We Were Mothers by Katie Sise
Furyborn by Claire Legrand

I’ve been really trying to limit the books that I buy this year (especially new releases – I still have so many older books I haven’t read yet), so I was stoked to finally see Furyborn on sale in September. I’ve been dying to get my hands on that one.

That’s my September book haul! 🙂 Have you read any of the books that I got in September? What books did you get? Let me know and feel free to link me to your haul posts if you have one.

I posted my Halloween themed TBR (linked below) of the spooky books that I hope to have time to read this month. I always like coming up with a Halloweenie TBR even if I don’t always stick to it or get to all of the books. Maybe there will be some spooky books that catch your eye!

In case you missed it;
Unofficial Halloweenie TBR.
Wrap Up || September.
Thoughts|| Shadow of the Fox.

I hope you have a great day!

ashleyhalloween