Bookhaul | April 2023

It’s officially May, so it’s time to look at our April bookhaul. Did we add any new books to our shelves? Were we good? Keep on reading to find out how we did!


Going to the bookstore a few times in one month is dangerous for my shelves, haha. In April I ended up adding fifteen books to my collection. This month I’ve already read two of these books and I’ll be reading a few more in May, so I’m off to a good start. Take a look at what I added to my collection!

Neon Gods – Katee Robert

Neone Gods is the first book in the Dark Olympus series that I’ve heard amazing things about. It’s my turn to finally read this series, so I ordered Neon Gods. This is a modern retelling of Hades and Persephone. I’m hoping I love this series, because it’s supposed to end with 10 books!

The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels & The League of Gentlewomen Witches & The Secret Service of Tea and Treason – India Holton

It’s been awhile since I’ve read historical fiction books and when I read the synopsis of The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels I had to pick it up. As I’m typing this I’ve read the first 70 pages and it’s had me laughing out loud. I’m glad I have more books by this author to continue with. The third book in this series released near the end of the month and I had to pick it up!

Part of Your World – Abby Jimenez

Part of Your World is a book I’ve heard amazing things about. Abby Jimenez seems to be an author everyone loves, so it’s my turn to read a book by her. Yours Truly also released this month, but I’ve heard I should read Part of Your World first.

Yours Truly – Abby Jimenez

When I talked about Part of Your World I also kept hearing about Yours Truly. Like I said I need to read that one first, but I wanted to have it. Hopefully this author becomes another one of my favorites. She has a backlist I can dive into, so that’s exciting. While scheduling this post I realize I never took a picture of my copy.

Pucking Around – Emily Rath

Pucking Around is a hockey romance that I’ve been seeing everywhere and hearing nothing but amazing things about. It’s also supposed to be very spicy and a why choose romance. Sign me up! This book is almost 800 pages, so I definitely get plenty of time with the characters.

Mile High – Liz Tomforde

As I just said with Pucking Around I’ve been loving sports romances. Hockey seems to be my go to in this genre, so Mile High also had to be added to my shelf. I’ve heard that the second book in this series has fake dating, so I have to read Mile High soon!

In the Lives of Puppets – TJ Klune

So far I’ve loved all of the book I’ve read by TJ Klune. In the Lives of Puppets is the newest release and has a stunning cover! If I read correctly this is kind of a Pinocchio retelling with robots? I’ve heard it’s amazing and had people laughing out loud, so I want to try and read this in May.

Happy Place – Emily Henry

Emily Henry is an author I’ve loved everything I’ve read by so far. Happy Place was one of my most anticipated releases of 2023. I actually already started my eARC, but I needed to have the physical copy on my shelf as well. The only downside about this book is that it’s bigger than the other two books I have by this author on my shelves.

Fourth Wing – Rebecca Yarros

Rebecca Yarros is one of my favorite romance authors and I was so excited when she announced her first fanatsy book. I’ve actually already read this one, because I got the audiobook early. Fantasy isn’t my best genre when I listen to audiobooks, so I’m sure I missed things here and there. So I’ll be rereading this beautiful copy! This will definitely be on my top reads of 2023!

One For My Enemy – Olivie Blake

After loving The Atlas Six I’ve been wanting to read more by Olivie Blake. I saw this copy of One For My Enemy at the bookstore and it’s so pretty. It’s interesting to see that this one has illustrations as well. A thrilling story of rival witch families? Yes, please.

Amari and the Great Game – B.B. Alston

I loved Amari and the Night Brothers and I’m actually surprised I just picked up Amari and the Great Game. The third book releases this year, so I want to catch up before then. I’ll be seeing what Amari is up to next while reading for middle grade May.

If He Had Been with Me – Laura Nowlin

If He Had Been with Me is the third book I’m going to read for my Bookstagram Chooses My TBR challenge. I’ve read two already and it’s been a success so far. I have a feeling this is going to be more of an emotional read. This book has been on bookstagram quite a bit lately, because recently they announced there will be a sequel!

Tress of the Emerald Sea – Brandon Sanderson

So I’m sure if you’ve been involved in the bookish community for awhile you know all about Brandon Sanderson’s Kickstarter. Well these books are also going to be published for everyone and I bought the first book. Tress of the Emerald Sea is a new standalone book in Sanderson’s Cosmere world. I’m intrigued.



After some ‘bigger’ book hauls I’m back to the regular schedule haha. I didn’t get any new physical books this month. But I did get a couple of exciting audiobooks on Audible, so I do have something to talk about haha. I once again got extra credits and there was a 2-for-1 sale so I have 6 books to talk about.


Throne of Glass 0-4 – Sarah J. Maas

I adore the Throne of Glass series so so so much, it’s my favorite out of all the things Sarah has written. And lately I have seen so many tiktoks about it haha. I have actually been crying seeing some of those, especially when they’re about Kingdom of Ash, iykyk. So I decided to reread the books and wanted to go with the audiobooks this time. I currently have the first four and the novella bind-up but I will probably get more credits and get the rest as well haha. Since I’m on vacation I’m flying through them!

Daughter of the Deep – Rick Riordan

Heir of Fire was part of the 2-for-1 sale so I needed another book in that sale, and this was the one I went with. I love Rick Riordan’s books but it’s been awhile since I’ve read any. This is a bit different as it doesn’t have anything to do with gods and their offspring but instead is an homage to Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Sounds interesting to me!

So that was our April bookhaul! Have you read any of these? Or did you add any new books to your shelves last month? Let us know in the comments! We’d love to hear from you.

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