August 2018 Book Haul

I was doing great…… that is until I stepped foot into Chapters Indigo in Windsor….. and then everything went to hell lol!! I’m blaming this all on the fact that I don’t have a book store in my town so, whenever I get the chance to go into a massive book store, I go a little crazy being surrounded by so much wonderfulness. Luckily, almost everything that I bought was either under 10$ or it was on sale so…… I’m justifying things here! Here are the books that made their way on my shelves this month:

Muse of nightmares

The only ARC that I got this month was Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor (Thanks so much Hachette Canada!). Strange the Dreamer was a book that I attempted to start twice before finally going through with it. It was so hard to get into – and then I fell madly in love! I’ve been anticipating that glorious writing, this world and these characters again!!

I have been so excited to read Scream All Night by Derek Milman for MONTHS! I first heard about it on Twitter and it was one of those books that has every trigger word that makes you interested and you feel the strong NEED to read it right now!! It explains itself as being darkly hilarious so I’m not really sure if I should go into it taking it seriously. The synopsis reminds me a lot of Grady Hendrix who wrote My Best Friends Exorcism…. if it’s anything like that I will be in love!

Then, as per the glowing review by Joe at Storeys of Stories, I decided to finally pick up To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo. I remember being interested in this when it first came out but kind of assumed it would just be ok. But when Joe mentioned that it was far from ok and was actually amazing…… i’m convinced!

The first one here – I’m not sure about. I mean, I love Catwoman, but I’ve never really read a comic type book in novel form. But, in reality – I HAD to! It’s Sarah J Maas! That’s all I really need to say lol

Then I picked up City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty. This one had gotten so much hype around the time it was released. I don’t even know what it’s about! All I know is that everyone that read it said that it lived up to that hype. And it’s a long delicious fantasy…. so I’m all in!

The next two books I picked up were the first two books in the Iron Druid Chronicles. Hounded and Hexed by Kevin Hearne. These books came recommended to me by Zoe from the YouTube channel YerABookNerdZoe. She mentioned a hot druid guy, tattoos, fantasy, gods, and more – basically it’s all the buzz words I needed to hear to know that it’s my type of series! I was waiting for my family to meet me for supper so I sat in Starbucks and read some of the first book and OMG it’s AMAZING!!! She was right! Hot Irish guy who’s a complete smart ass, gods (Morrigan!), and fae. I read the first 4 chapters and I’m obsessed!!! I can’t wait to finish the two books I’m currently reading so I can get back to this ASAP!!!

Flower divider

Those are the 7 books I hauled this month. I feel a little guilty binging so much this month. My wallet was on the verge of a mental breakdown after getting all my kids back to school stuff and then I spent money on books. Not helpful. But in the end – I regret nothing! What books did you haul this month?

Until next time, happy reading!

 

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29 Comments Add yours

  1. nice, hope you enjoy them πŸ™‚

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  2. Looks like you have some great reading ahead of you! I have seen the Hounded series mentioned a few times and it does look brilliant!

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    1. I am sooooo excited for it! Hopefully the review will be up soon πŸ™‚

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      1. I will look out for it!

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  3. CJR The Brit says:

    So jealous you got Muse of Nightmares, hope you enjoy it 😁

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  4. I need muse of nightmares like now! 😁

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    1. I’m trying to hold off on reading it until closer to the publication date – but I might not be able to!

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  5. I know they are all different authors, but thus far, the DC Icons series has truly blown me away! It really made these comic/super hero stories non-super hero-y. I highly recommend reading Wonder Woman in the very least. I have Catwoman on my shelf at the moment as well. I pre-ordered it after reading Wonder Woman.

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    1. Do you know if they all connect in some way? I’ve considered Wonder Woman but wasn’t sold just yet

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      1. No, at least Wonder Woman and Batman didn’t connect. In the comicbook world, they are in the same universe, and that may the case later down the road? but as of right now, my understanding is that they are stand alones, but within the same series? If that makes sense? Basically, they can be read out of order for sure.

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        1. Ok that makes sense. Thanks!

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          1. No problem! :] I hope you like them!

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  6. Kiersten says:

    I read Hounded a few months ago and LOVED it. Oberon was my favorite!

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    1. Oh I’m so glad to hear this! Now I’m even more excited!

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  7. Great haul! I loved Scream All Night and hope you do, too!

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  8. i haven’t bought many books this summer, but I know I will buy a lot in the fall

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  9. Blessedly Bookish says:

    I had no idea Catwoman was out! Where have I been? I agree with you Catwoman has never been my favorite, but SARAH J MAAS! She is at the top of my automatic book buying list.

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    1. I didn’t know either! It had somehow fallen off my radar. I gasped out loud when I saw it on the shelf

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  10. Greta Harris says:

    I have ALWAYs wanted to read Scream All Night, I just never got around to it. You’ll have to update us on how it goes!

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    1. I plan on reading it in October and will be sure to post a review πŸ™‚

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  11. Carolina @fictionologyst says:

    Awesome haul!! And I’m so envy because you got a Muse of Nightmares ARC 😭 Hey The City if Brass is my favorite!! I hope you like it!!

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    1. Well we seem to be so close in our reading tastes so I have a feeling I’m going to love City of Brass πŸ™‚

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  12. I bought Catwoman Soulstealer this month too! I hope we both enjoy it! 😊

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  13. J.W. Martin says:

    Uh oh. Now I feel responsible if you don’t dig on TKAK…

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    1. It will be ALL YOUR FAULT!! just kidding πŸ™‚ I bet I will love it! I’m also finally getting to Golden Son. It’s great so far!

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  14. There is truly nothing better than the feeling of walking into a bookstore and seeing all of the glorious books just waiting to be read. I stand behind your decision to buy them AND the school supplies got purchased…so I would go ahead and call that a win win πŸ™‚ Happy Reading!

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  15. thebookbachelor1 says:

    I literally just put down all the books you just showed on my to be read list. πŸ™‚

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    1. Lol sorry I just made your list grow! πŸ˜‚

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