The Christmas Gifts:I was stunned by how many books I got for Christmas, honestly. And my dad stuck to my wishlist wonderfully, getting me my most highly sought after books.
The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider: Good thing that I got this book, because I’ve been seeing it on a lot of people’s top reads of the year lists. It sounds really good and I just love the yellow cover.
Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone: I’m so excited I can finally start this series!!! Seriously. I want to dive in right away. Time travel contemporary romance. Want.
Hourglass by Myra McEntire: EEEEEEE. Time travel for fans of Doctor Whoooooo. I’m so excited about this, I can’t even. And that cover is veryyyyy strokable.
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman: Dragons!! *bounces* Okay, so I got the purple cover, but it’s actually not *that* bad in real life. I’m just excited to have it 😀
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld: I CAN FINALLY START THIS SERIES. STEAMPUNK. GENDERBENDING. OH. YES.
Legend Trilogy Box Set by Marie Lu: This is probably the biggest hyped recent series that I have not tried out yet. Well. Now I can binge. I am excite.
The Transatlantic Book Order:A while ago, by which I mean back in September, I found out about Book Outlet. I could not resist. So I ordered a set of books from them and had them shipped to my dad in Texas, knowing that when he came to visit in December, he could bring them to me, and that would save a bundle in shipping costs. Now after waiting for MONTHS, they are finally in my possession.
Shut Out by Kody Keplinger: I thought I wouldn’t like this one that much (going by others’ reviews), so I got it for cheap as an ebook, but turned out I loved it, so I had to own it. My Keplinger collection is complete!
Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama: I’m still desperate for a good mermaid book. I think it was Blythe who recommended this one to me.
Crewel by Gennifer Albin: I’ve been curious about this for a while, and after the cover change, that actually convinced me to rush to get this beautiful unique cover while I could. I’m weird. I know.
Insignia by S.J. Kincaid: This has been hyped a bit, not as much as other books, but some people (*cough*Daph*cough*) won’t shut up about it.
Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson: Cue 10 comments telling me this book is beautiful. Yeah, guys, I get it.
The Shadow Society by Marie Rutkoski: Admittedly I know hardly anything about this book, but … pretty cover? And I want a taste of her writing before The Winner’s Curse. Though I probably won’t get to this book before then, but whatever.
Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris: I only hear amazing things about this book, though it seems to be a bit underrated. But I don’t know, it sounds like it has great potential to be one of my favorites.
A Miscellaneous Mix:Evertrue by Brodi Ashton: Mel let me borrow her ARC of this as part of our book club Secret Santa exchange. I’ve already read it. And. Well. Yeah.
The Things You Kiss Goodbye by Leslie Connor: Mel also got this unsolicited from Harper, so as part of our book club book trading thing, I picked it up. It sounds like it’ll be spectacularly awful buuuuuut I dunno, if I’m in a very romantic mood, it could work. Plenty of time anyway.
If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch: *sigh* I picked this hardcover up for 9 euros at the American Book Center. So… yeah. I gave in. And now I’ll hide and probably put off reading it forever.
The Art of Wishing by Lindsay Ribar x2: I first picked this up as a Secret Santa gift for Daisy, but then the order got lost, then it got resent, then it was too late for Secret Santa, and then I got both. So she’ll end up getting that one anyway, and I’ll keep the other for myself. I read it a while back and really liked it, so I was planning on buying it at some point anyway.
The Archived by Victoria Schwab: This was my Secret Santa gift from Mel! Thanks Mel! I was curious about this for a while, though I first wrote it off since it’s about ghosts. But I’m broadening my horizons and it sounds really great.
These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner: I had pre-ordered this, but then it got lost. *headdesk* I live in the Bermuda triangle, I know. But then they resent it, and I got it, a bit before Christmas. Anyway. I haven’t read it yet, and the split opinions are now scaring me so I might stay away for a while.