Hey guys! Today I am bringing you my first book haul of 2019. In case you didn’t know, I decided this year I would buy 1 book for every 3 I read, excluding gift cards or books I received as presents. So that means I’m probably going to have random book hauls scattered throughout the year while I build up a small pile! Also by doing this, I hope to tackle my TBR and hopefully I will have brought it down quite a bit by the end of the year. Here’s what I’ve acquired so far:
The Colour of Bee Larkham’s Murder by Sarah J. Harris and The House on Half Moon Street by Alex Reeve
So at the start of the year, WH Smith had an amazing deal where if you bought one book, you got another FREE. Now I would have been pretty crazy not to get anything so of course I bought these two books. I was wanting to buy Bee Larkham anyway because it sounds amazing so I was ecstatic to see that was in the offer. Half Moon Street caught my eye with all the surgical equipment on the cover. It looks pretty chilling and I’m all for a disturbing read. I haven’t read either of these yet but hopefully I will get around to them soon!
Shadow and Bone trilogy by Leigh Bardugo
As I said in my March TBR, I received this beautiful boxset for my birthday and it’s actually the US editions which I think are much prettier than the UK editions! Since Leigh keeps expanding the Grishaverse and now this trilogy is set to be a TV show on Netflix, it’s about time I got around to it. A very nice birthday gift indeed! I am currently reading Siege and Storm so you can expect to see this series on my March wrap up.
Thirteen by Steve Cavanagh; The Puppet Show by M.W. Craven; Ruin Beach by Kate Rhodes
I also got a Waterstones gift card and was able to snag 3 books. I have been eyeing up Thirteen for many months now, probably not long after it was released actually, and I finally bought a copy! I have heard so many great things about it and even the synopsis sounds amazing. I will be reading this really soon! Then, because that was in buy one get one half price, I picked up The Puppet Show as I’ve also heard great things about this and it kind of reminds me of Ragdoll by Daniel Cole which was phenomenal! I had a little bit left on my gift card so I got Ruin Beach. This is the sequel to Hell Bay which was one of my favourite reads of 2017! As I’ve been impatiently waiting for Ruin Beach to come out in paperback I’ve now read this and I’ll have my full thoughts in a review soon.
Superman: Dawnbreaker by Matt De La Pena & A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab
Superman was one of my most anticipated reads yet I completely forgot when about it when it was released! I rushed out to buy it as soon as I realised the release date had actually been and gone. Of course I read it as soon as I got home and now it’s sat on the shelf with the rest of the DC Icons books. I posted a review for it on Monday but be warned I didn’t like it very much!
Of course I had to get the collector’s edition of A Gathering of Shadows and I must say, the artwork on the inside of the dust jacket is INCREDIBLE. So many talented people and I can’t get enough of these books/characters. This is such a beautiful edition and I can’t wait for the collector’s edition of A Conjuring of Light. This doesn’t really count though because I’ve already read it!
King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo & The Wicked King by Holly Black
I bought Illumicrate’s special edition box Saints & Scars because honestly their edition of King of Scars was beautiful! I’m hoping to read this after I’ve read Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom!
I bought tickets to see Cassie and Holly last year and my ticket included a copy of The Wicked King but I’m not sure if I’ll end up keeping it or not. I don’t own a copy of The Cruel Prince because I didn’t like it very much so I don’t really see the point in keeping a copy of the second book. I thought about buying the first one but a) what’s the point if I didn’t even like it and b) it’ll be in paperback so the series won’t even match and that really bugs me. Sigh. So I have this but I don’t know what I’ll be doing with it yet.
On My Life by Angela Clarke & The Near Witch by V.E. Schwab
These are two I was sent for review which I am incredibly grateful for! I didn’t actually expect to receive an ARC of On My Life and I nearly fainted from shock when it arrived in the post. I’ll have a review up for it soon! I have read two of Schwab’s series now and loved them both so much. I’m very excited to see what her first creation was like and how her writing has evolved. It’s so exciting that her book was reprinted and I have such high hopes for it!
So I’ve acquired a lot of books this year already but I think this will slow down in the coming months as I really crack on with my reading. So far I haven’t read a lot thanks to that massive slump at the start of the year but I’m picking up the pace now and have already read a fair bit in March. I can’t wait to share my wrap up with you guys! What books have you purchased this year? Are you tying to crack down on how many books you buy? Feel free to leave a comment down below!