Book Haul|| January.



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:


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:


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.



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.



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!


Book Haul|| December.



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:


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:


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.


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.


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.


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.


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!


Book Haul|| November.



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:


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. 😀



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.


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.


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!


Book Haul|| October.



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:


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.


Books from Publishers/Authors:


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


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.


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.




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


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!


Book Haul|| September.



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:


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:


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.



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!


Book Haul|| August.



I am not entirely sure how I ended up with so many book purchases this month, but I did. I had zero on my list to buy this month (I’ve been trying to only stick to my pre-orders this year), but somehow I ended up buying eight books (none pre-orders) and of course I got a ton of e-books, because E-BOOK DEALS! 😛 I’ve been so good this year with not buying too many books, so I am trying not to let it bother me that I did this month, lol. They are books that I’ve been really wanting though, so at least there’s that.

I don’t have any pictures of my own books for a lot of these, because they haven’t actually arrived yet. It takes awhile for Book Depository and Book Outlet orders to actually get to me (sigh), but since I bought them in August I want to include them in my haul post. 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. Now onto my haul!

Books I Bought:


Clean by Juno Dawson
Am I Normal Yet? by Holly Bourne
My [Secret] YouTube Life by Charlotte Seager
State of Sorrow by Melinda Salisbury

I’ve been really good about not buying books this year, but I’ve been really wanting to read these books, so I couldn’t resist. I decided to go with Book Depository, because these books are not actually released in the US right now. I seen a couple on Amazon that you can order from the UK, but they were expensive on Amazon versus Book Depository. Hopefully they are worth the wait, because it takes forever for BD orders to get to me which is why I rarely purchase from them. I hate waiting, haha. I’m impatient af.


Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han
Speak: The Graphic Novel
by Laurie Halse Anderson
Scythe by Neal Shusterman
Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett

I got a few books on Book Outlet as well. I’ve stayed clear from Book Outlet for pretty much this entire year (I can do some serious BO damage to my bank account if I let myself), but I noticed that the To All the Boys I’ve Love Before books were being sold out EVERYWHERE thanks to the Netflix movie and I was only missing the third book. Book Outlet had it, so I decided to just get it on there before it was too late. I didn’t want to pay shipping on just one book, so I decided to get Scythe (Finally! I’ve been dying to read it.) and the Speak graphic novel. I read Speak years ago, but every time I see the graphic novel at Target I always want to buy it and never do. Super stoked I seen it on BO and really stoked to read this version. I finally bought Starry Eyes, which I have been dying to get my hands on FOREVER now. I had $10 in Amazon reward points, so I only paid $2.81 for the HC which is awesome.

Books from Publishers/Authors:

Sadie by Courtney Summers
Dear Evan Hansen by Val Emmich

I was so stoked when I won another giveaway on Goodreads for Sadie! I am dying to read this book and hopefully I will be reading it next week. I was sent an ARC of Dear Evan Hansen from The Novl and I am really looking forward to reading it. I think I will try to read that one next week as well. I’m going on a weekend road trip to Illinois for a wedding with my mom & my cousin’s family (I think I mentioned this in my last post) and it’s an 18-20 hour drive. I will most likely be bringing these two books and my kindle. I want to try to use this little trip to play catch up with some ARCs/E-ARCs. Hopefully I’ll get a lot of reading in between 18-20 hours in a car there and then another 18-20 hours back. So you will definitely be seeing reviews for both of these really soon!



Rosie Colored Glasses by Brianna Wolfson
Now I Rise by Kiersten White
Happy Doomsday by David Sosnowski
Vicious by V.E. Schwab

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Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu
Down Time by Barry Lyga
Less by Andrew Sean Greer
A Messy Beautiful Life by Sara Jade Alan

I’m not a super hero fan, but Marie Lu! So I had to get Batman: Nightwalker since it was on sale for $1.99. ALSO…DOWN TIME!!! It’s a new I Hunt Killers prequel and I am dead. 😛 I also heard that he is hoping to write another series that follows Jasper Dent and his friends!!! I am hoping this becomes a reality, because you probably know by now that the Jasper Dent (I Hunt Killers) series is one of my favorites.

That’s my August book haul! 🙂 Have you read any of these books? What books did you get this month? Let me know and feel free to link me to your haul posts if you have one.

I should have my wrap up post up in the next few days. I am hoping to finish at least one of the two books that I am currently reading before then. Crossing my fingers to finish both though!

In case you missed it;
Random|| Life Update.
Book Tag|| Anonymous Bookaholics.
Thoughts|| #MurderTrending.

I hope you have a great day!


Book Haul|| July.



Posting a few days early, because I’ll be pretty busy the rest of July and not sure when I’ll get the time post my haul. Last month I didn’t buy any books (aside from e-books), but this month I didn’t have that same success and ended up getting some books, lol. No pictures of my own this month, because I had to pack up my books. Book covers from Goodreads below though. Here are the books that I got this month.

Books I Bought:


Hocus Pocus & The All New Sequel by A.W. Jantha
My Diarrhe by Miranda Sings
All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover

These are my three preorders that I’ve been waiting for. I had to get the Hocus Pocus book, because I am obsessed with the movie and this book has the original story and then a SEQUEL! It doesn’t have the best rating, but I hope I like it. I am also obsessed with Miranda Sings, so I had to get her new book. I actually read it already and I really enjoyed it. So funny. And then of course CoHo. I have to own and read everything Colleen Hoover writes. 😛 I am going to try really hard to get around to reading it in August.

Book of the Month Box:


Ghosted by Rosie Walsh
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

Book of the Month finally had books that I was actually interested in! So I signed up for July, so get these three books. I am super stoked for them all, especially Ghosted. That was the book I chose for my main book and then I had a free book credit and got The Kiss Quotient and I’ve been wanting a Rumpelstiltskin retelling so bad and was stoked that I seen Spinning Silver. I got that as an extra for $9.99.

Books from Publishers/Authors:


The Next Person You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

I was so stoked when I woke up to an email from Goodreads saying I won a giveaway and even more stoked when I seen that it was the new Mitch Albom book! I’ve mentioned it many many times that he is one of my favorite authors. I am so excited to have an ARC of The Next Person You Meet in Heaven.


The Shadow Minds Journal by Kia Carrington-Russell
The Three Hares by Geoffrey Simpson

I was sent these two e-books from the authors to read and review. I am currently reading The Shadow Minds Journal and it’s pretty interesting so far.


Warning: I went a little crazy with the e-books this month!


Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman
Uprooted by Naomi Novik
Nyxia by Scott Reintgen
Little Monsters by Kara Thomas
Devils Within by S.F. Henson


The Road to Jonestown by Jeff Guinn
A Thousand Perfect Notes by C.G. Drews
Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang
The Perfect Friend by Barbara Copperthwaite

I’ve been stoked for these ten books, so I couldn’t pass up all the e-book deals. I am a sucker for when e-books are on sale for almost nothing! I think the most expensive one was only $3.99. I’m most excited for Starfish, A Thousand Perfect Notes, and Little Monsters.


The King Tides by James Swain
A Killer’s Mind by Mike Omer
Whisper Me This by Kerry Anne King

I got these three for free on Amazon Prime Day. They have first reads program where you can get a book early for free if you have Amazon Prime. Each month there are six choices and you can pick one of the six for free. For Prime Day they let you have all six for free this month. I only chose three of the six though and they all sound really good.

That’s all for my July book haul! 🙂 Have you read any of these books? What books did you get this month? Let me know and feel free to link me to your haul posts if you have one.

I wrote this in my last post, but figured I’d share it again: I created a page on my blog called arcs/review books. It’s going to be home to all of the books that I have been sent by publishers and authors to read each year. I am hoping that it’ll keep me on top of my reviews and books. I have been really busy this year though, so I fell a bit behind. I am still hoping to read them all this year and get my reviews posted.

In case you missed it;
Random|| Picture Update.
Friday Finds #74.

I hope you have a great day and weekend!