Time for a Library Haul!

In my effort to read more of my owned TBR, I have been spending a lot of time on my library’s app putting books on hold!


Look, I have a problem and the first step is to admit it *shrug*

A side effect of spending too much time on my library’s app is that I now have a stack of library holds that all came available around the same time, heh. So I figured, why not do a library haul! I’ve quite a mix of books in there and I’m excited about all of them.

The Stack

Click the cover to go to the book’s Goodreads page

Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren: In my random quest to delve into a genre I don’t often read (adult romance), I decided to check out one of the big names in romance, Christina Lauren. And what better way to start than with their insanely popular 2019 release? Two people who hate each other end up sharing a super romantic honeymoon in a tropical setting. Sounds like it’s going to be a wild ride!

Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire: Definitely the most exciting book in my stack! This is the next installment in the Wayward Children series which features children returning from portal worlds and trying to readjust to the real world. Or, more accurately, trying to find a way back to their true homes. I’m mostly excited because my favorite character, Jack, is back!

Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert: Another romance that I’ve been wanting to read after reading/hearing several rave reviews! Honestly, this book is probably the reason that I decided to give romance a shot. The fact that it took FOREVER for my hold to come in tells me there may be something to all the hype! The story of a young black woman living with a chronic illness who decides to live it up after a near-death experience. It sounds like there’s a lot to love in this book!

After the Flood by Kassandra Montag: Honestly, the only reason I picked this up was because Jesse over at Bowties & Books has been raving about it in many of their videos. I love their reviews (so damn smart and funny!) and I’ve been interested in trying one of their faves, so when I spotted it on display at the library while picking up my holds, I snagged it. It sounds intense: the story of a mother risking it all to find her eldest daughter while also taking care of her youngest in a world transformed by rising floodwaters.

Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts by Kate Racculia: Have you ever read a synopsis that ticks almost all your boxes and just knew you had to read the book ASAP? That is what happened when I stumbled upon the Goodreads page for this book. A citywide treasure hunt? Check! Set in Boston with clues inspired by Edgar Allan Poe? Check! A “rag-tag” crew? Check! References to The Westing Game, my childhood favorite?! ALL THE CHECKS, GIVE ME THIS BOOK!

Do any of these books sound interesting? Have you read any of these? Which should I pick up first? Let me know in the comments!

And, as always, happy reading!


Let’s Do A Book Haul

Through various methods, I have picked up quite a few books recently. I figured it was about time to talk about them! As we get close to the end of year and I realize that my upcoming 2020 book buying ban is fast approaching, I find myself buying ALL THE BOOKS!

Because I have a problem, y’all.

So I’ve got quite a list! I’ll break it down by where I acquired said books.

Library Books

  • The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill: This is a graphic novel that is about these adorable little dragons that grow tea leaves and I just want to devour it. It looks so cute!
  • Binti: The Complete Trilogy by Nnedi Okorafor: A sci-fi trilogy that I’ve been wanting to read for quite some time. Black women in space… yes, please!
  • Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks: A graphic novel that I’ve heard a lot about and just sounds super cute. It’s about two friends who are working their last season at the local pumpkin patch and have decided to live it up!
  • The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang: I’m gonna admit that I’m not 100% sure what this one is about, but it just looked so pretty!

Book of the Month

  • The Water Dancer by Ta-nehisi Coates: I’ve been curious about this book for awhile, so I snatched it up as an add on. I really enjoyed Coates’ nonfiction… perhaps that will carry over.
  • When the Stars Lead to You by Ronni Davis: Alright, the only reason I added this book on was because my best friend knows the author and I wanted to support her, lol. But! It does sound interesting and I’m excited to read it.
  • The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell: This was my pick for November because I love me a good thriller. Also, I didn’t like any of the other picks and I wanted add-ons sooooo *shrug*
  • Red, White, & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston: I finally caved after hearing about this book literally EVERYWHERE. It was my pick for my December BotM box.
  • Fate of the Fallen by Kel Kade: A book about the guy that is not the Chosen One, but has to go on the quest with him just sounds like it’s gonna be a lot of fun. And it’s pretty short, so I’m interested to see what the author can accomplish.
  • Reverie by Ryan La Sala: I added this book on solely because I follow the author on Twitter and he is HILARIOUS xD I make interesting book purchasing choices.

Bookstore Purchases

  • Girls of Storm and Shadow by Natasha Ngan: I finally own the sequel to Girls of Paper and Fire and I am r e a d y! (Probably still won’t be reading this til 2020, tho)
  • The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman: I love Neil Gaiman and I love reading his young adult/children’s books. Coraline is one of my favorites. I’m excited to dig into this one.

Free (to me) Books

  • The Institute by Stephen King: My Stephen King collection grows!! I got this book in a holiday exchange along with a pair of super cozy winter socks. I’m excited about this book but, ngl, the socks are currently winning for best. gift. EVER.

Alright! That’s all my new books and, man, it is a stack. This is why my TBR will never shrink. Though I will be working on that next year! I’m really curious to see how well I manage to stick to my buying ban… I just want all the books, y’all.

So, have you read any of these books? Are there any I should prioritize in 2020? Let me know in the comments!

And, as always, happy reading!

An Exciting Book Haul!

Hello everyone and happy Thursday! I’m always excited as the work week comes to a close, but I’m extra excited this particular Thursday. I got some book mail that I was NOT expecting and I wanted to shout it to the rooftops! I’ve also recently hauled a few other books I’m excited about, so I figured I might as well make it a post, right? With that said, let’s jump in!

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