Good morning, readers!
For those of you who don’t know, or just joined the blog, I used to be a book blogger. I absolutely loved it, but shied away from it after a year and a half because I wanted to write about more than just books. I wasn’t sure in writing this post because I don’t want books to become my main focus, even though I love them. But I have quite a few books I need to read, and I know some of you guys are book dragons too (rawr, my friends). So, here’s my TBR Book Haul!
I got books for Christmas, books from trips to BAM! (books a million) and I need to read them, soon, so I can buy the new releases coming in January. But I have a lot I haven’t read yet. (okay, not a lot. But a few) I’ve been really slow on reading these past few months and when I have been reading, it was the Throne of Glass series. (Which I recommend, by the way)
Um…as you guys will see, I’m way, way behind on the reading game. Like dramatically behind. I’m going to put the release year beside the book, so you can see how sad it is. (I’ll also leave amazon links so you can read about them! I only left half of the descriptions below) Another reason I want to buy new releases for once, while they’re still new. Let’s begin!
Black Ice – Becca Fitzpatrick – Released 2014
I’ve wanted this book for years and for some reason, I never got around to buying it. I’d find other books I wanted more and would push this one to the back burner. But, I finally got it this year as a Christmas gift and I’m soo excited to read it! I love mystery/thriller books, and I hope this one turns out good!
Britt Pheiffer has trained to backpack the Teton Range, but she isn’t prepared when her ex-boyfriend, who still haunts her every thought, wants to join her. Before Britt can explore her feelings for Calvin, an unexpected blizzard forces her to seek shelter in a remote cabin, accepting the hospitality of its two very handsome occupants—but these men are fugitives, and they take her hostage.
Britt is forced to guide the men off the mountain, and knows she must stay alive long enough for Calvin to find her. The task is made even more complicated when Britt finds chilling evidence of a series of murders that have taken place there…and in uncovering this, she may become the killer’s next target…(click on picture or HERE for link)
Tell Me Three Things – Julie Buxbaum – Released 2016
With the perfect mix of comedy and tragedy, love and loss, and pain and elation, the characters in Julie Buxbaum’s Tell Me Three Things come to feel like old friends who make any day better. This YA novel is sure to appeal to fans of Rainbow Rowell, Jennifer Niven, and E. Lockhart.
Everything about Jessie is wrong. At least, that’s what it feels like during her first week of junior year at her new ultra-intimidating prep school in Los Angeles. It’s been barely two years since her mother’s death, and because her father eloped with a woman he met online, Jessie has been forced to move across the country to live with her stepmonster and her pretentious teenage son, and to start at a new school where she knows no one…(click on picture or here)
Mad Miss Mimic – Sarah Henstra – Released 2015
This is another book I’ve wanted for a really long time and just now am finally holding in my possession (did that sound weird?) I’m actually really excited to read this one as well. Ahg! I’m excited to read them all!!
Born into an affluent family, Leo outwardly seems like a typical daughter of English privilege in the 1870s: she lives with her wealthy married sister Christabel, and lacks for neither dresses nor trinkets. But Leo has a crippling speech impediment that makes it difficult for her to speak but curiously allows her to mimic other people’s voices flawlessly. Servants and ladies alike call her “Mad Miss Mimic” behind her back… and watch as she unintentionally scares off every potential suitor. Only the impossibly handsome Mr. Thornfax seems interested in Leo…but why? And does he have a connection to the mysterious Black Glove group that has London in its terrifying grasp? (click on picture or here)
All The Little Lights – Jamie McGuire – Released 2018
Wait what?! I book I actually got within the year its been released?? Ahh. All The Little Lights is a love story/mystery and if that’s not the perfect combo, um, what is?
Just when Catherine is ready to fully trust Elliott, he becomes the prime suspect in a local tragedy. Despite the town’s growing suspicions, Catherine clings to her love for Elliott. But a devastating secret that Catherine has buried could destroy whatever chance of happiness they have left…(click on picture or here)
The Queen of Attolia – Released 2000 – The King of Attolia – Released 2006 – Megan Whalen Turner
Okay, this one’s just sad. Not just because of how old they are and I’m just now getting them, but because I can’t even read them because I didn’t realize there is a book before The Queen of Attolia! Ugh *face palm* don’t ask me how, I honestly don’t know, but I’m upset with myself!
The brilliant thief Eugenides has visited the Queen of Attolia’s palace one too many times, leaving small tokens and then departing unseen. When his final excursion does not go as planned, he is captured by the ruthless queen…(click on picture or here)
The Traitors Game – Jennifer A. Nielsen – Released 2018
The only other book I have that was released this year, haha!
Kestra Dallisor has spent three years in exile in the Lava Fields, but that won’t stop her from being drawn back into her father’s palace politics. He’s second-in-command to the cruel king, Lord Endrick, which makes Kestra a valuable bargaining chip. A group of rebels knows this — and they snatch Kestra from her carriage as she reluctantly travels…(click on picture or here)
I’m very excited to read all these books, whether they’re new or old a good book is a good book! As I’m sure you could tell, I love reading a variety of genres. If I had to pick a favorite genre, I’m not sure I could. If it’s good, I’ll read it. I’m so happy for the books I got for Christmas this year and basically, I have a lot of reading to do. That being said, I should probably go get started!
I would love to know what you’re reading at the moment! (I’m going to start with Black Ice, if you were wondering). Also, let me know if you’ve read any of these books and your thoughts on them! I would love that!
Do you enjoy reading? Would you be interested in reading my book reviews? Let me know! I’m always up to chat! ❤