Looking Back at Our Bookhauls | May 2019

As booklovers we both love buying books. That got us thinking… do we actually read the books we buy? That’s how this Looking Back at Our Bookhauls idea got started. It can be quite interesting to see what we’ve actually read and can make you run to your shelves to pick up the books you forgot about. Today let’s look back at our haul from May 2019! How did we do?


Looking back at my April 2019 haul, I didn’t have much to worry about, because I didn’t buy any books. That actually made me afraid to sit down and write this post. How bad would it be this month?!? Haha. My haul wasn’t as bad as I thought, because I only added three new books to my shelves. But what have I already read?

Aurora Rising – Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

I remember getting this one on release day, but just not getting around to reading it. Aurora Burning (the sequel) released last month and I’m happy I waited until recently to read. These two books are packed with action and hit you in all the feels. Part of me wishes I waited until the third book was out, because I need answers now!


The Lovely and the Lost – Jennifer Lynn Barnes

I had this book in my hands to start a few times, but keep getting distracted by other books on my shelf and ARCs. The Lovely and the Lost still sounds like an amazing book. Jennifer Lynn Barnes is one of my auto buy authors and I really need to read this soon.


How to Make Friends with the Dark – Kathleen Glasgow

How to Make Friends with the Dark is a book I’ve actually put on my TBR a few times since I bought it. I know this is going to be an emotional book and just haven’t been ready I guess. Other reviewers I’ve seen read How to Make Friends with the Dark were impressed and I hope to get to it soon!


End Result
TBR: 2/3 – 67%
Read: 1/3 – 33%


It seems like April and May are pretty decent haul months for me. This year I haven’t been buying that much and last year I didn’t either! In May 2019 I got 5 new books. Two hardcovers and 3 manga, pretty good right? Now the big question is whether I actually read them. Last take a look!

Finale – Stephanie Garber

I still haven’t read Legendary, the second book in the Caraval series, so I haven’t picked up Finale either. Caraval wasn’t as great as I hoped it would be but the rest of the series seems to be very beloved so I’m giving it another chance. Also, these naked hardbacks are so cool and I just had to own a complete set. Hopefully I can read both Legendary and Finale this year so I can cross the series off my list!

Escaping From Houdini – Kerri Maniscalco

Escaping from Houdini is the third book in the Stalking Jack the Ripper series. I did enjoy the first two books and own the complete series. This is another one I hope to finish this year. For now I haven’t read the book yet but I have the book literally right next to me because I planned on reading it last month.

Yona of the Dawn – Mizuho Kusanagi

Yona of the Dawn is a manga I found through Shae’s Booktube channel. She loves this manga and I’m pretty sure Candyce’s boyfriend is a fan as well. I read this manga pretty soon after getting it (or at least, I think so haha). This was a great introduction to the series and I plan on continuing this series for sure.

The Promised Neverland 4 – Kaiu Shirai

The Promised Neverland is one of my favorite manga series and this post reminds me I need to get back to it. I already read this fourth one in the series but I do own at least one volume I haven’t read yet. This series has amazing characters and quite some unexpected twists.

Sailor Moon 2 – Naoko Takeuchi

Sailer Moon is such a beloved manga and anime but I never got into it. I think it just wasn’t really around in the Netherlands when I was younger. However, all the posts and mentions got me curious! I enjoyed the first volume but wasn’t obsessed yet. It was fun enough to continue the series though and I also read the second volume. I do plan on continuing with the series!

End Result
TBR: 2/5 – 40%
Read: 3/5 – 60%

So that’s another month of looking back at our previous hauls! Have you read any of the books we’ve talked about today? Let us know in the comments.

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