Bookhaul | January 2020

Our first bookhaul of the decade! Can you believe those words? Last year we bought a ton of books, big chance this year won’t be that different even though we want to try, haha. So let’s just jump right in and see all the books we acquired this month in our January bookhaul.


One of my goals is to read more of my own books, but to try and add less books to my collection. The first month of the year wasn’t good for that goal. I ended up adding a total of 22 books to my collection. In my defense I didn’t buy them all, haha. I received six from an author and I still had giftcards from the holidays. Hopefully the next few months won’t be so bad, haha. Let’s take a look!

The Wizards of Once: Twice Magic – Cressida Cowell

The first book in this trilogy was a Christmas present and I love how these books look. The illustrations are pretty and I have a feeling The Wizards of Once is going to be a really fun read. So when I saw this one at the bookstore, I couldn’t resist.

The Guinevere Deception – Kiersten White

When I bought The Wizards of Once: Twice Magic, I saw The Guinevere Deception. It’s a book I’ve looked at a few times, but I only saw the hardcover. Even though they’re really pretty, I do prefer paperbacks, so I was pleasantly surprised that this was available.

The Bookworm Crush – Lisa Brown Roberts

Any books that have to do with characters that love books, libraries, bookstores, etc. are books that I need to read. The Bookworm Crush has been on my radar for awhile. I even have the e-ARC (oops), but I love this cover, so it has to be on my shelf.

Steelheart – Brandon Sanderson

January was the month I started the Mistborn series. I’m almost done with the first book and I’ve been enjoying myself. On gamenights we’ve played a game based on The Reckoners series, so after loving Mistborn, I decided to buy the first book to see what I think! I love this cover.

Jackaby – William Ritter

Jackaby was a 2014 release, but I somehow missed this one completely. It was probably right before I really started getting into reading and YA again. A few of my friends have mentioned this series the past couple of months and it sounds really good. So I decided to give it a try.

Bring Me Their Hearts – Sara Wolf

I somehow managed to get the e-ARC of the sequel to Bring Me Their Hearts, but I still need to read the first book. So to make that possible, I bought this book. I’m normally not a fan of people on covers, but I really like how this one was done!

Scythe – Neal Schusterman

Last month I added Thunderhead and The Toll to my collection, but the bookstore didn’t have Scythe. I’ve read this one already, but it’s nice to have, seeing how I own the other two as well! My collection of this trilogy is now complete.

Well Met – Jen DeLuca

I’m a big fan of cute romances and Well Met seems to be one of those. The main character volunteers at a Renaissance Faire and that’s something I do every year as well, so I think I’ll enjoy the setting.

Sadie – Courtney Summers

Sadie has been a book I’ve been interested in since it released. I was waiting for it to go to paperback, but I haven’t been able to find that yet. I had giftcards, so I decided to buy the hardcover. Many people have said this is a pretty intense book and I’m really curious about the story.

One of Us is Next – Karen M. McManus

One of Us is Lying was an interesting book. I loved how the characters were written and how difficult it was to figure out who was behind it all. Even though the ending did disappoint me, I’m really curious about this sequel. Luckily there was a paperback with sprayed edges to match my other book.

The Dark Vault – V.E. Schwab

I was already a fan of V.E. Schwab, but after seeing her last October and hearing her talk about her books, I knew I needed to add more to my collection. The Dark Vault has The Archived duology and short story. I love this cover and it sounds really interesting.

A Heart so Fierce and Broken – Brigid Kemmerer

A Curse so Dark and Lonely was a favorite of mine last year and the sequel is finally here! I received this one on release day and I really hope to read it this month. There have been some mixed reviews, but I really hope I love it.

The Vanishing Stair – Maureen Johnson

Truly Devious was a pleasant surprise last year and the sequel is finally available in paperback. The third and final book just released as well, but I’ll have to wait a bit more the paperback to complete my collection.

Winterhouse & The Secrets of Winterhouse – Ben Guterson

A friend of mine read Winterhouse in December and when she talked about it, I knew it would be something I’ll also enjoy. The covers are so cute and these seem like the perfect books to curl up with on a dark and rainy day!

Bringing Down the Duke – Evie Dunmore

In all honesty, this is kind of a cover buy. The story sounds really interesting, but I love how romance covers are being done lately. Bringing Down the Duke has been getting great reviews, so I need to see what it’s about.

Brooke O’Brien Collection

These past few months I’ve been helping Brooke in her Facebook group and with some other tasks. I love her books and she’s the sweetest, so it’s been so much fun! After helping her with her holiday event, she sent me her books signed as a thank you! I thought that was so sweet and love adding this signed collection to my shelves.


At the very end of December I placed an online order so unfortunately I did once again acquire quite some books. I have 7 new books to show you all. While I am super excited about all of them, I haven’t read as much as I would hope this month. Most of these are pretty fast reads though, so hopefully I’ll read them all this year.

Pumpkinheads – Rainbow Rowell

I actually plan on saving this one for Halloween, or at least Fall this year. It is the perfect read for that time of year and I would love to experience it then. I hope I can contain myself and not pick it up in the middle of summer or something like that.

The Promised Neverland 6 – Kaiu Shirai

The Promised Neverland is one of my absolute favorite manga series and I’m slowly trying to collect all the volumes. In Japan there are currently 16 volumes with at least two more releasing this year. The 13th volume released this month in the USA. So I’m almost half way through. I hope to catch up this year or at least next year!

Witch Hat Atelier 2-4 – Kamome Shirahama

At the end of December I read the first manga in the Witch Hat Atelier series and it immediately became of one of my favorites. So I decided to order the next volumes that are out in English. There are 6 volumes in Japan, so we’re pretty close and I will for sure be caught up soon and will try to stay that way from now on.

Infinity Son – Adam Silvera

I was browsing the Waterstones website for special and signed editions when I came across this signed edition of Infinity Son. Adam Silvera wrote some amazing contemporary stories and I’m super excited to read this first YA fantasy. I have pretty high hopes for this one!

The Near Witch –┬áVictoria Schwab

Victoria is one of my favorite authors and I am happy to see my collection (almost) complete now. I still have a couple of her books I need to read but I can now do so whenever I feel like it. Also, this Waterstones edition is absolutely gorgeous and I simply had to have it.

So this is what we collected in January. Have you read any of them? Let us know in the comments! Also, let us know what books you bought that we need to check out.

5 thoughts on “Bookhaul | January 2020

  1. Wow, you girls bought a lot of books!

    I read Scythe and bought Truly Devious in January. Candyce, I am curious how you will like Sadie, as it’s a written as a podcast and I found it worked better as an audiobook.
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  2. This is an amazing haul! A lot of these books I’ve been wanting to read such as One of Us is Next and the Vanishing Stair. I’ve read Sadie and really enjoyed it so hope you enjoy too!

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