Bookhaul | May 2021

This month has flown by! We’re almost halfway through the year already. Can you believe it? Today it’s time to take a look at the books we added to our shelves in May. Did we buy a ton? Or are you looking at a couple of good girls who didn’t spend any money? Who are we kidding? ;). Let’s take a look at our May bookhaul!


May wasn’t planned to be a month that I bought a lot of books, but I did, haha. I spoiled myself a bit this month with some extra money that came in. I also had the chance to go to the bookstore for the first time in a year, so I thought treating myself couldn’t hurt. In May I added 20 books to my shelves last month. Oops! I’m missing pictures for a few of these, but I just added the digital cover for this post.

Scarlet Witch: The Complete Collection – James Robinson

After watching WandaVision I have to say I’ve become curious about the characters. When I looked online for the comics it was cheaper to buy the whole collection bundled together than three separate volumes. I’m excited to read this.

The Block – Ben Oliver

Last year I bought The Loop after a friend loved the story. I still need to read it, but when I saw the sequel at the bookstore I had to make sure I had it ready for when I finish the first book.

Red Tigress – Amelie Wen Zhao

Blood Heir was such an interesting book. I loved the magic and the world and have been excited to go back to that. Red Tigress is the sequel. The bookstore had my matching cover, so I had to take advantage of that.

The Girls I’ve Been – Tess Sharpe

A con artist’s daughter gets taken hostage during a bank robbery. That sounds like an interesting story. Quite a few bookish friends have read and loved The Girls I’ve Been, so I knew I needed to get my hands on it.

Realm Breaker – Victoria Aveyard

Realm Breaker is a book I was debating on getting. I’ve only read the first book in the Red Queen series. This is a different world, but I kind of wanted to finish that first. Then a group decided to do a group read and it was at the bookstore. So I decided why not?

Witches Steeped in Gold – Ciannon Smart

I’ve been seeing a lot of people talking about Witches Steeped in Gold and I have to say it made me curious. Books with witches and magic are always something my attention gravitates toward, so I had to give it a go.

The Winterhouse Mysteries – Ben Guterson

This is actually the third book in the trilogy and I own the first two. I’ve started the first one and it’s really cute so far. After reading only a little bit I knew I would want to read them all. I may wait until the weather cools down again though.

Re-Coil – J.T. Nicholas

Science Fiction isn’t a genre I read a lot of, but Re-Coil sounded interesting. The friend I went to the bookstore with noticed it and I had to agree it sounded good. In this world you don’t really die, but your consciousness is loaded into a different body if you do. That actually sounds pretty creepy.

The Shadow in the Glass – J.J.A. Harwood

The Shadow in the Glass is a book I’ve seen quite a bit on Twitter and bookstagram lately. It’s a retelling and look at how stunning the cover is. The main character gets 7 wishes (a lot more than the 3 you normally see in stories). I can’t wait to read this one.

Again Again – E. Lockhart

I’ve only read We Were Liars by this author, but have been interested in other books. Again Again is releasing in paperback and I’ll be on the tour hosted by TBR and Beyond Tours. I saw this in the bookstore and thought it would be nice to read the physical copy.

Honey Girl – Morgan Rogers

This is another book I’ve seen everywhere and keep hearing it’s not the typical romance you would expect and that had made me so curious. Honey Girl is one of the group reads in the TBR and Beyond Facebook group, so I’ll be reading this in June.

Plain Bad Heroines – Emily M. Danforth

I’ve been loving the darker and creepy books lately and Plain Bad Heroines seems to be one I should be reading. It takes place at a school and I love books in that setting. I do have to say this book was a lot bigger than I was expecting, haha.

Spark to Shadow – Atima Kim

Spark to Shadow is the only book I didn’t buy this month, but I received it from the author for the tour. There is magic and witches and I’m so excited to read this one. Other readers with early copies have been loving this, so I’m really curious.

The Songbook of Benny Lament – Amy Harmon

Amy Harmon is an author I hear nothing but amazing things about. An author I love is a huge fan, so I decided to see what the hype is all about. The Songbook of Benny Lament is her newest book and it sounds so good.

The Cost of Knowing – Brittney Morris

Slay was one of my favorite books last year and I’ve been anxiously awaiting to get The Cost of Knowing. The main character sees the future of what he touches and one day he sees his brother’s death. That sounds so awful, but I have a feeling this book is going to be amazing.

Shipped – Angie Hockman

As I’ve said a couple of times recently I really want to start reading some more romance again. A little group of bookstagrammers got together and created a romance book club and I couldn’t help but join. Shipped is going to be our first group read.

They Wish They Were Us – Jessica Goodman

The face I’ve recently been enjoying darker books has had me looking at They Wish They Were Us for awhile. I actually gave this one to Isabelle last month and decided to add it to my collection as well.

Rule of Wolves – Leigh Bardugo

Isabelle and I decided to re-read Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom after watching Shadow and Bone. That made us decide to continue with King of Scars which we’re reading now. Rule of Wolves is now out in the world, so I needed it so we can keep on reading.

Dial A for Aunties – Jesse Q. Sutanto

I’ve been seeing this book everywhere and heard amazing things about it. I love books that can make me laugh, so it didn’t take me long to decide to pick this one up. I read it with a friend and we were laughing out loud. Some things were way over the top, but it was fun. My review will be posted soon.

In the Ravenous Dark – A.M. Strickland

In the Ravenous Dark was in my Illumicrate for April. Just got the box later in May, but it was worth the way. The book is stunning and I’ve been wanting this book since I heard about it.


I only got 1 new book this month. Quite happy with that haha. My TBR is ever growing and any month I’m not adding to that, or not too much, is a good month for me haha. I just got one graphic novel and I usually read them pretty soon after purchasing so they are okay to get haha.

The Tea┬áDragon Society – Kay O’Neill

I’ve had this one on my wishlist for so so so long now. And this graphic novel is always expensive and I’ve never seen it on sale. I had a some money on a gift card so I figured I would use it to buy this one. There was just a little bit left that I had to pay for myself and it felt like I got this one for just 8 euros! I already read it and I was amazing. Such a cute read with gorgeous art.

These are the books we added to our shelves in May! Did we get any books you already read? Or ones you’re excited about? Let us know in the comments! We love to chat with you about it.

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