We decided to add a monthly post to the blog. As you know, we show you the books we bought or received every month. This got us thinking, how many books have we actually already read from our hauls? So now once a month we will be looking back at our bookhauls from a year ago and tell you what we have read!
If we haven’t read many of them, hopefully this will motivate us a bit more to read more of the books we already own, haha. So this month we will talk about our bookhaul in December 2017.
This is actually a bookhaul I’m really afraid to look at, haha. December is always a book filled month. Books are really the only thing I add to my wishlist, so that’s all I get. It’s a really good thing that I’m working on my backlist this year, because I didn’t read many of the books I received last December… Oops?
Updrift & Breakwater – Errin Stevens
Okay, I’m actually embarassed I haven’t read these yet. I need to priortize these in February! The author was kind enough to send them all the way here. The least I can do is review them. Updrift and Breakwater both sound really good, so I know what I need to read next month!
Wonder – R.J. Palacio
This was a book I received during Sinterkerst last year. I haven’t read the book or seen the movie, so I haven’t gotten very far, haha.
A Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue – Mackenzi Lee
Another one I still haven’t took the time to read yet! I received the companion novel this Christmas, so hopefully at the end of the year I can say I’ve read both!
Prism – Nina Walker
Prism is a book I keep hearing good things about, but yet again haven’t gotten around to reading. I saw on Goodreads that the third one came out last year, so I need to get going. The second book hasn’t been added to my collection yet and with how I’m doing with this haul, that may be a good thing!
All Broke Down, All Lined Up & All Played Out – Cora Carmack
Out of all the books on this list so far, I’m most shocked that I haven’t read these yet. I’m a huge fan of sports romances and actually read quite a few in 2018! They aren’t that big, so it shouldn’t take long to read.
Most of All You – Mia Sheridan
This post is getting rather boring, because all I keep saying is that I haven’t read a book yet. Unfortunately, Most of All You is another one I haven’t been able to read yet!
Wish You Were Here & Swear on This Life – Renée Carlino
Even though I didn’t read these two last year, I did read a new release, Blind Kiss. While it was a very frustrating story at times, it made me want more by this author. At least I can read two of her books this year!
One of Us is Lying – Karen M. McManus
Finally a book I can say that I read last year! I loved trying to figure out who was behind the death of the student in the beginning. Unfortunately, I was actually disappointed at the end. I’m hoping her new book will be better!
Outlander – Diana Gabaldon
Outlander is definitely a series I want to give a try, but I think it’s something I really need to be in the mood for. I guess the size is rather intimidating as well, but when I do start bigger books, I’m normally happy that I did! So we’ll see what 2019 brings!
A Shadow Bright and Burning – Jessica Cluess
I received the sequel for Christmas in 2018, so I can at least continue with the second book if the first one amazes me. A few of my friends have read these books and were really positive, so I think I’m going to enjoy them as well.
Nyxia – Scott Reintgen
Reading works in mysterious ways I guess. I was so excited when I got this book last year, but if you ask me why I haven’t read it yet, I can’t give you an answer! There are too many books published every year, haha. The sequel to this is already out I believe, so it’s another series I need to start.
The Unexpected Everything – Morgan Matson
Since You’ve Been Gone was a really good book and I enjoyed this author’s writing. I know Isabelle owns this one as well, so we need to plan a buddyread soon!
Fire Blood – Elly Blake
I still love the covers of these books! If the cover is just as pretty as the actual story is still something I need to find out!
The Speaker – Traci Chee
Another case of me receiving the next book of before reading this one. The Storyteller was one of my Christmas gifts in 2018. To be honest, this is one I actually decided to wait to read. I think it’s very special and want to read two and three back to back!
Renegades – Marissa Meyer
I may have not read this book yet, but my copy of Renegades has been signed! I met the author last year and that was such a fun experience.
Crystal Storm – Morgan Rhodes
Crystal Storm is one of the last books of this series that I haven’t started yet. Falling Kingdoms has gotten some mixed reviews and I think that’s made me hesitant. It seems it gets better after the first book, so I will have to give it a go!
Heartless – Marissa Meyer
At least I can end on a positive note! Heartless is a book I read awhile ago. I only had the e-book, so last year Isabelle added her extra copy in my Christmas box. It’s such a pretty book, so I’m glad I got to add it to my collection!
Read: 2/21 – 9.5%
TBR: 19/21 – 90.5%
I got quite the stack of books in December! With Christmas, Secret Santa and Candyce’s surprise box I always end up with a good amount of new books. And unfortunately that doesn’t stop me from buying some more either haha. Let’s see how many I ended up reading!
I Hate Fairyland vol. 3 – Skottie Young
This is one I read! I even think I read it as soon as I got it. Last month I got the last book in this series and that makes it the first graphic novel series I ever finished. I really enjoy these and I’m happy I read them.
Papergirls vol. 1 – Brian K. Vaughan
I’m pretty good with my graphic novels, I also read this one. This was so different from what I was expecting but I did enjoy it.
Betty & Veronica – Adam Hughes
This was my 100th and last book of 2017! So another one read 🙂 I hope to pick up some more Archie-verse comics soon.
Sailor Moon 1 – Naoko Takeuchi
And another one read, I’m off to a good start! This was very enjoyable and I need to continue with this series.
Mistborn trilogy – Brandon Sanderson
I haven’t picked these up yet BUT I do plan on starting these this year. Brandon Sanderson keeps on writing books I want to read and I need to get on that haha.
Warbreaker – Brandon Sanderson
I haven’t read this one either but it might be the first Brandon Sanderson book I want to pick up this year.
Gemina – Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Yay, I did read and loved this one. This is my favorite book in the series actually. I’m excited for the new series Amie and Jay are starting!
Furthermore – Tahereh Mafi
Oops, haven’t read this one yet. I’m not sure if I said it last month or if I was just thinking it but I might do a Middle Grade month this year to get caught up on all my unread MG books haha.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (illustrated edition) – J.K. Rowling
I haven’t technically read this, but it’s more of a collectors edition for me so I’m okay with that. So far the first 3 books are out and I will at some point read them like this but I’m just very careful with them haha.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Ravenclaw edition) – J.K. Rowling
This is another collectors edition. I did read the extra Ravenclaw information that’s in here but other than that it’s for display purpose only haha.
The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet – Becky Chambers
I did read this one this year and I really enjoyed it. You can tell there has been so much thought and creativity put into this universe and I loved exploring it. It was a bit of a slower paced read but the characters were wonderful to read about.
A Closed and Common Orbit – Becky Chambers
This is the sequel to The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet but I didn’t realize that it follows different chapters. I was a bit disappointed by that so I haven’t read it yet haha.
Ink and Bone – Rachel Caine
One of the books Candyce gifted me last year! And I was so excited about it… But I haven’t read it yet. I do also own the sequel so I can read them back to back.
Sleeping Giants – Sylvain Neuvel
This was the other book Candyce gifted me and another one I haven’t read haha. I feel pretty bad about this because I was super excited when I got them haha.
The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien
More to feel bad about haha. Our friend Adinda gave this one to me and I have yet to pick it up. I do really want to read it, it’s such a classic.
Thief’s Cunning – Sarah Ahiers
I read the first book about 2 years ago and this was another one Adinda gifted me since she had two copies. The first book was enjoyable and I think this second one will be pretty quick read, so hopefully I will pick it up soon.
Windwitch – Susan Dennard
We’re ending on a positive note luckily! I read and loved this one and I can’t wait for the sequel to come out next month. This is a wonderful series and I’m so excited to continue reading about these characters.
Everless – Sara Holland
I read this right before meeting Sara and got my copy signed. She was so nice and I loved meeting her. I was also pleasantly surprised by the book and will read the second book.
Read: 8/20 – 40%
Unread: 10/20 – 50%
Collector’s edition: 2/20 – 10%
December is definitely one of our bigger haul posts! Do you keep track of how much of your hauls you read? Let us know in the comments!