Book Haul #24: To All the Books I’ve Loved Before

Posted July 12, 2015 by Debby in Uncategorized

Another month, another book haul! With a new job and a fresh paycheck I finally had some cash to spend on some beautiful bookish lovelies. However, as per one of my weird quirks, I tried to limit the additions to my TBR pile, and thus spent some cold hard cash supporting the authors I’ve read ARCs from and loved. Worth every penny.


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Here are the books I’ve read early copies of and loved. All of them, as such, have been hauled before as (e)ARCs and have reviews up here on the blog. To avoid too much repetition of, “I LOVED THIS BOOK,” and “OBVIOUS BUY FOR OBVIOUS REASONS”, I’ll just link to the reviews below:

Made You Up by Francesca Zappia
Lying Out Loud by Kody Keplinger
Valiant by Sarah McGuire
Lion Heart by A.C. Gaughen
A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
Jesse’s Girl by Miranda Kenneally
Under the Lights by Dahlia Adler
The Revenge Playbook by Rachael Allen

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Now to the books I have/had yet to read!

Belladonna and Starling by Fiona Paul: You probably know how much I adore Paula Stokes, so when I heard this series (written under her pen name) was going out of print, I had to buy it ASAP. Why the different editions? I have the Australian edition of Venom but the Australian version of Starling is pretty much impossible to find. Pretty sure they only printed like 100 copies, because they’re lame like that. OH WELL. Funnily enough, they are the same height, so it’s not completely awful.

Miss Mayhem by Rachel Hawkins: I had to buy this immediately upon finishing Rebel Belle (review coming soon) and I actually already read it this week. It didn’t quite live up to its predecessor, but it’s still pretty fun.

All Played Out by Cora Carmack: Auto-buy author duhhhh. (Though this is a delayed auto-response WHOOPS.) I am reading this RIGHT NOW and I’m enjoying it, though I have soooome reservations.

For Review

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Only TWO review copies this month, and noooooo e-galleys – I’m considering this a tremendous win, largely due to my new blog resolutions.

The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley: I was unexpectedly pitched this one from Bloomsbury UK, and even though it’s an adult title, I couldn’t resist. Steampunk-lite historical fiction with clairvoyance and mystery, set in London and Japan, with a diverse cast of characters? It was a very interesting and creative read.

William Shakespeare’s The Clone Army Attacketh by Ian Doescher: This is my least favorite in the series so far, but honestly, sassypants R2-D2 makes it all worth it. There’s a lot of wit and skillful writing in this series, sooo I do love it.

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4 responses to “Book Haul #24: To All the Books I’ve Loved Before

  1. LOL. I love buying books after I’ve read the ARCs. I just now saw the back of ACOTAR and I had no idea that the artwork on the back showed the rest of Feyre. LOVE.

  2. I managed to snag a copy of Starling here in Australia as soon as it came out and I’m so glad I did – they stopped printing so early! It was ridiculous. What a great month of books for you 🙂 Yay for Cora Carmack!