Books I’ve Recently Bought aka Book Haul

Literature

I thought I had been great at not buying books for a while but turns out that it was just a lie I told myself, and in just a few months, I still managed to accumilate 10 books. I thought I’d share the list of books I bought in book form, few of which I’ve read, some of which I’ve yet to pick up, and most of them being young adult because I just like it that much!

FELLSIDE by M.R. Carey, 2016

Summary: 

Fellside is a maximum security prison on the edge of the Yorkshire Moors. It’s not the kind of place you’d want to end up. But it’s where Jess Moulson could be spending the rest of her life.
It’s a place where even the walls whisper.

Themes: Horror, Thriller, Fantasy, Mystery, Paranormal, Ghosts

EMPIRE OF STORMS by Sarah J. Maas, 2016

Summary: 

The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends have been lost and gained, and those who possess magic find themselves at odds with those who don’t.

Themes: Fantasy, Young Adult, Magic

THE MISTBORN TRILOGY by Brandon Sanderson, 2006-2008

Summary: 

In a world where ash falls from the sky, and mist dominates the night, an evil cloaks the land and stifles all life. The future of the empire rests on the shoulders of a troublemaker and his young apprentice.

Themes: High Fantasy, Young Adult, Adventure, Adult, Magic

SAPIENS: A BRIEF HISTORY OF HUMANKIND by Yuval Noah Harari, 2014

Summary: 

100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance?

Themes: History, Non-Fiction, Anthropology

HOLDING UP THE UNIVERSE by Jennifer Niven, 2016

Summary: 

Everyone thinks they know Libby Strout, the girl once dubbed “America’s Fattest Teen.” But no one’s taken the time to look past her weight to get to know who she really is. Everyone thinks they know Jack Masselin, too. Yes, he’s got swagger, but he’s also mastered the impossible art of giving people what they want.

Themes: YA, Contemporary, Romance

BEAUTIFUL BROKEN THINGS by Sara Barnard, 2016

Summary: 

Best friends Caddy and Rosie are inseparable. Their differences have brought them closer, but as she turns sixteen Caddy begins to wish she could be a bit more like Rosie – confident, funny and  interesting. Then Suzanne comes into their lives: beautiful, damaged, exciting and mysterious, and things get a whole lot more complicated.

Themes: YA, Contemporary, Friendship

ALL THE BIRDS IN THE SKY by Charlie Jane Anders, 2016

Summary: 

Childhood friends Patricia Delfine and Laurence Armstead didn’t expect to see each other again, after parting ways under mysterious circumstances during high school. After all, the development of magical powers and the invention of a two-second time machine could hardly fail to alarm one’s peers and families.

Themes: Fantasy, Sci-fi, Adult

THE RAVEN BOYS by Maggie Stiefvater, 2016

Summary: 

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue never sees them–until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks to her.

Themes: YA, Fantasy, Paranormal, Magic


All summaries are taken from Goodreads.

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  • Reply
    Brittani
    October 17, 2016 at 11:23 PM

    I rarely buy books anymore, I just go to the library. I haven’t read any of these ones you picked out.

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      Andrew
      October 18, 2016 at 3:24 PM

      Eww, Britt…the library?

      I buy books way too often. I have about 100 I’ve yet to read and that stack keeps growing because I have lofty goals.

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        mettelray
        October 19, 2016 at 11:04 AM

        I have the same issue, so many books I haven’t read. Currently I also have the problem of not owning a shelf. 😀

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      mettelray
      October 19, 2016 at 11:03 AM

      I don’t even have a library card anymore… but that’s because I don’t read in Estonian anymore and getting my hands on an English book in the library is close to impossible. At least when I last went… over 5 years ago I think.

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    Joey Reyes
    October 18, 2016 at 2:33 PM

    I totally meant to buy BEAUTIFUL BROKEN THINGS, but I completely forgot. Thanks for the reminder! Also, I’ve been meaning to read Mistborn. Any good?

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      mettelray
      October 19, 2016 at 11:05 AM

      I’m sort of liking it but there is the problem of a not so likable main character. With so many YA books they are trying to teach a teachable moment with the main character but in order to do so, they have to make those characters so annoying at times. It annoys me.

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    Jenna and Allie (@FlickChicksBlog)
    October 18, 2016 at 4:46 PM

    Gah, I nearly bought the first Mistborn book ages ago!! Would definitely be interested to read your thoughts on it 🙂
    – Allie

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      mettelray
      October 19, 2016 at 11:06 AM

      I’ve read 100 pages or so, and I love it! I put it down because I want to marathon all three but I haven’t had that much time to do so. Brandon Sanderson though, one of my favorite authors!

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    Melissa
    October 19, 2016 at 10:20 PM

    All the Birds in the Sky is on my to-read list. I’ve always enjoyed the author’s essays on io9 so I figured her novel is a must read!

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      mettelray
      October 20, 2016 at 12:41 PM

      I haven’t heard of the author much but I liked the cover and the synopsis, so I got it! About to start reading it today.

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    Katy
    October 23, 2016 at 11:09 PM

    Love the bookhaul! Congrats! <3

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    TeenBookLit101
    October 28, 2016 at 8:01 PM

    One of my fav reads of 2016 beautiful broken things
    i did a spoiler free review on my blog
    Just followed you 🙂

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