Book Haul

Book Haul #2 – The Regular Book Haul of June

book haul graphicRemember that in my last book haul I said I wasn’t sure of these were going to be monthly as I wasn’t planning to buy a lot of books in the next few months? Right. That didn’t quite go according to plan. A lot of these books were ordered/bought in the first week of June. I am horrible.

I think my restraint went flying after I got my job. Yes, you read that right. I got a job. I start July first (well my contract does). I’m only a substitue group worker, but that is fine. After that it was easier to buy books I suppose. So this is a rather large post. I thought about just making a list of the books and be done with it, but where is the fun in that?

As always, the links will bring you to their Goodreads page.


Physical copies that I bought and were gifted to me

From Boekenkraam

The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle 1) by Maggie Stiefvater
Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle 2) by Maggie Stiefvater
★    Initially I wasn’t interested in this series. However I’ve been hearing so many good things about this series that when I saw them somewhat cheap on Boekenkraam that I got them.

Paaz by Myrthe van der Meer *only in Dutch
★    I’ve heard a lot of good things about this book.

The Prince of Mist (Niebla 1) by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
★    Like many I know about the author through The Shadow of the Wind, though I haven’t read it. A penpal of mine has been reading his books and has been raving a little so when I saw this somewhat cheap I added it into the cart.

Weekend at my parents

My mom had a small gift card for me for a book store. I had to spend it, and more.

The Restorer (The Graveyard Queen 1) by Amanda Stevens
★   I already have this book as an ebook, and I read it earlier this year. I enjoyed it and I quite like the covers of these so I decided to get it.

The Slow Regard of Silent Things (The Kingkiller Chronicles 2,5) by Patrick Rothfuss
★   I own The Name of the Wind but I haven’t actually read it yet. But I’ve been eyeing this novella for a while. I just really love the look of this hardcover.

From Bol
(A Dutch webstore with an offer of 3 books for 20 Euro 2-3 weeks ago)

Seeker (Seeker 1) by Arwen Elys Dayton
★   I’ve been going back and forth on getting this book as I’ve heard mixed things. I’ve also been asked a few times what my opinion is of the book. As I can’t give that without reading it, and it was in this offer, I figured I’d get it.

Dorothy Must Die (Dorothy Must Die 1) by Danielle Paige
★   I just love the idea of this book. I can’t wait to get to it.

Inheritance (Inheritance Cycle 4) by Christopher Paolini
★  The last book of this series I needed. I’ve only read the first one, but I want to finish the rest of the series this year if I can.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children 1) by Ransom Riggs
★   I’ve heard a lot of good things about this book.

Assasin’s Apprentice (The Farseers Trilogy 1) by Robin Hobb
★   I’m a fantasy reader and yet I haven’t read any Robin Hobb. This must be rectified. They had the third one in the offer as well but not the second one, otherwise I would have gotten the whole trilogy.

Quidditch Through the Ages (Hogwarts Library) by J.K. Rowling
★   This was the only one I still needed.

And the others…

Shutter by Courtney Alameda
★   This was on my anticipated releases list at the start of the year, and I finally got it.

Grijs Gebied by Marion Pauw *Dutch only
★   June is the month of the thriller book month in the Netherlands. When you purchase books over 12,50 you get this book gift.

Written in Red (The Others 1) by Anne Bishop
★   After hearing I actually got the job I went out and bought this book. I’ve been hearing good things about it and urban fantasy should very much so be my thing

Equal Rites (Discworld 3) by Terry Pratchett
★   It can’t be a proper book haul without a Discworld book for my growing collection.

The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg
★   I saw this for 5 Euro and I thought I’d give it a try. Though romance isn’t my thing I am drawn in by the afterlife portion in the blurb.

I had also ordered a hardcover set of the Precious Stone trilogy by Kerstin Gier in Dutch. However this was cancelled as it has run out of stock. And I’d ordered another book that has not yet arrived at the moment of writing this.



among the silvering herdwild thignsthe dagger in the deskcrackeddarkfever

Among the Silvering Herd by A.M. Dellamonica *novella
Wild Things by A.M. Dellamonica *novella
The Dagger in the Desk (Lockwood & Co. 1,5) by Jonathan Stroud *novella
Cracked (Soul Eaters 1) by Eliza Crewe
Darkfever (Fever 1) by Karen Marie Moning

★    Wild Things is a novella from the Astrid Lethewood duology. The author has written some other novella’s set in other worlds and Among the Silvering Herd is one of them. Obviously I needed the Lockwood and Co. novella. Cracked seemed interesting. Last year I bought Iced on an impulse but as I haven’t read any of the Fever series, I can’t read it. So I finally got Darkfever. I got these all rather cheap.




So, eh, let’s not count.

How many books did you get this month? Have you read any of the books I’ve gotten this month?

3 thoughts on “Book Haul #2 – The Regular Book Haul of June

  1. I totally got too many books as well, though I didn’t buy any new books myself (just a whole bunch of second hand ones). Mine’ll be up in two weeks though, as some of the books are at my parents and I’m finally going there next weekend, so I can pick them up.

    I loved PAAZ, I’ve also already read the second one: UP. Though I preferred PAAZ, they were both really good. PAAZ has actually been translated to German Tiefdruckgebiet (or something similar, with a horrible cover).

    Also, the Edelstein trilogy is awesome! Though, in my opinion not really a trilogy, but more of a super long (amazing) book. Hope you’ll still get that at some point.

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    1. I’ll be looking forward to that post then 🙂

      Oh I didn’t know that. That is really great. Somehow books like Paaz or some crime novels get horrible covers. Don’t they understand books sell better with a pretty cover, haha.

      I read Ruby Red (ebook) at the start of May! I really liked it. And from the ending I can understand why you feel it is more of a super long book, I’ll probably try and get the paperbacks now.


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