Tuesday, November 9, 2021

August & September 2021 Wrap-Up + Haul

Hello everyone! It has been quite a long time since I was here on my blog and a lot has happened in that time. I moved to London, I started my postgraduate degree, and I read some books. I haven't read as many books as I would have liked, but I am also happy with the fact I wasn't forcing myself to read when I wasn't feeling it. 

The months of August and September saw me read very few books, hence why I put these two months together for this backdated wrap-up and haul. I did haul quite a few more books than I read (which wasn't hard to do). However, with how upended my life was in those two months, I think it's pretty explainable why I only managed to read two books but haul quite a few more. I hauled almost twenty-eight books in August and September, but we'll get into that after we discuss what books I actually managed to read.

I only managed to read two books in August and September, and both of them were actually at the very beginning of August. Then I fell into a reading slump that lasted over two months. However, I did enjoy the two books I read in this time (which I knew I would seeing as they were rereads). 

Title: A Life of Shadows
Author: Kristen Banet
Rating: 4.5/5 stars 

Title: A Heart of Shame
Author: Kristen Banet
Rating: 4.5 // 5 stars

In comparison to how many books I read in August and September, the number of books I hauled absolutely blows them out of the water. I hauled twenty-eight books in the two months, though I do have a good explanation for those. The first is that it was my birthday in August (woo) and the second is that I had been ordering books to my boyfriend in London for over a year but didn't actively haul them until I got back this September. Eight of the books I got were ordered a long time ago. After that, the breakdown is three in August and seventeen in September. This is still a large number but I'm happy with that as many of them were on sale for very cheap (as in 1/4 of the usual price). 

Anyway, I am not going to be getting into every single book as that would take way too much time and energy that I do not have. Instead, I'm going to list them by month with the title, author, and any special attributes to them. Enjoy! 

  1. Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry (paperback)
  2. Destined by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast (hardcover)
  3. Magnus Chase and the Ship of the Dead by Rick Riordan (hardcover--for an amazing thrifted price!) 
  1. These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong (UK hardcover)
  2. Girls of Storm and Shadow by Natasha Ngan (UK hardcover)
  3. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor (UK paperback)
  4. Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor (UK paperback)
  5. Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor (UK paperback)
  6. Witchshadow by Susan Dennard (UK hardcover)
  7. The Prison Healer by Lynette Noni (Fairyloot Exclusive hardcover)
  8. A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas (international paperback)
  9. The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren (UK paperback)
  10. Graceling by Kristin Cashore (UK paperback)
  11. Fire by Kristin Cashore (UK paperback)
  12. This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada (Waterstones paperback)
  13. This Cruel Design by Emily Suvada (Waterstones paperback)
  14. This Vicious Cure by Emily Suvada (Waterstones paperback)
  15. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (10th Anniversary Edition)
  16. Incendiary by Zoraida Córdova (UK paperback)
  17. Illusionary by Zoraida Córdova (US advance reader's copy)
Pre-Arrival to London
  1. These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong (Fairyloot Exclusive hardcover)
  2. House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas (Waterstones paperback)
  3. Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan (UK hardcover)
  4. Lore by Alexandra Bracken (UK paperback)
  5. Skyward by Brandon Sanderson (UK hardcover)
  6. Teen Wolf: Bite Me Comics #1-3
  7. Incendiary by Zoraida Córdova (UK hardcover)
  8. Illusionary by Zoraida Córdova (Fairyloot Exclusive hardcover)

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