Looking Back at Our Bookhauls| May 2022

Today it’s time for our “scariest” post of the month. We take a look back at our bookhaul from the year before to see if we actually read what we but. At times it’s a good motivation and a good reminder about the books we need to read. Today we’re taking a look at our May 2022 bookhaul. Keep on reading to see how we did!


I think besides December I’m most afraid of these posts when we look back at May. There’s always a bookstore trip planned with a friend and we get to splurge a bit. Hopefully I’ve read at least a few of the 21 books I got in May 2022.

Book Lovers – Emily Henry

Book Lovers is a book that definitely made my bookworm heart happy. Besides that the characters worked with books I loved this story. There was a romance, but family was also a very important aspect in the book as well as going after what you want. Emily Henry became a favorite author of mine after this book.

7th Circle, Anarchy, Club 22, Timber – Tate James
Read, Read, Read, Unread

After loving the Madison Kate series I needed the spin off series in my life. Tate James is the Queen of cliffhangers and I’ve become so invested in these characters. Club 22 had such a messed up ending that I’m still preparing myself to read Timber. I want to soon though, so I can move on to the next series in this world.

The Agathas – Kathleen Glasgow & Liz Lawson

I actually just finished The Agathas the day before I sat down to work on this post. This mystery had me hooked and I couldn’t put this book down. I’m glad I finally read about Alice and Iris’ first mystery together. I have an eARC of the sequel that just released and I’m going to read it soon.

Ivy – Willa Nash
Currently Reading

At the moment I’m 41% into this book and it has definitely been living up to having Pretty Little Liars and Gossip Girl vibes. There are different POVs and I honestly have no clue how this is going to all play out.

Not the Witch You Wed – April Asher

Not the Witch You Wed was a fast and fun witchy romance that I read last year when I got the book. The sequel in this series is out in the world and I’m hoping to read it this summer.

Dead Girls Can’t Tell Secrets – Chelsea Ichaso

I don’t know what it is about this author, but for some reason I still haven’t read any of her books and I own two of them. They sound amazing and I don’t know what’s stopping me. I’m going to change this hopefully in the next couple of months.

The Lightning-Struck Heart – TJ Klune

TJ Klune has become a favorite author of mine and after finishing In the Lives of Puppets last month reminded me of this book. I’m going to be doing a buddy read for Heartsong soon and hopefully my reading buddy will want to read this series too. I’ve heard great things about it.

All My Rage – Sabaa Tahir

All My Rage had me mad, sad, and a little bit hopeful. This is not an easy read, but it’s not meant to be. I said this in my wrap up, but still really hope that Sabaa Tahir writes more books like this.

Twisted Love – Ana Huang

Twisted Love is one of the first books I read in 2023 and it was so good!! I completely understand why people love this series. Twisted Games is now on my TBR and I hope to continue with this series soon.

Terms and Conditions – Lauren Asher

I loved The Fine Print and I think I’ve been saving Terms and Conditions, but I don’t know what for. The third and final book released a few months ago and I really should just sit down and continue this trilogy. I know a lot of readers loved this one more than the first book.

The Atlas Six – Olivie Blake

The Atlas Six was my in person book club for February and I loved it. I have to say that the author uses a lot of big words and that sometimes seemed a bit much, but all in all the story had me hooked. There are illustrations in this book of the characters and I love how they’re incorporated. I really should read The Atlas Paradox soon before the third and final book releases early next year.

My Dark Vanessa – Kate Elizabeth Russell

My Dark Vanessa is a book I haven’t picked up yet, but I think it’s because I know it’s going to be an emotional read. For some reason I feel these are best to read in the summer, so with me mood reading more I’m hoping this will be on the top of the list soon.

A Lesson in Vengeance – Victoria Lee

A Lesson in Vengeance has a boarding school, haunted dorms, and witches. All of these sounds like the perfect elements for a rainy day read. I just keep forgetting to pick it up on a rainy day, haha.

This Poison Heart – Kalynn Bayron

After enjoying Cinderella Is Dead I picked up This Poison Heart. It sounds like a book I’ll love, but there really isn’t enough time for all of the books I want to read.

Felix Ever After – Kacen Callender

Felix Ever After is another case of why haven’t I read this book yet? I love this edition though, because it has really pretty sprayed edges. June is Pride month, so I’m hoping to squeeze it in this month.

The Road Trip – Beth O’Leary

I still haven’t read by Beth O’Leary. I know her new book was announced, so I should change this soon. It’s just about summer now, so the perfect time for a book about a road trip!

Anatomy – Dana Schwartz

I read Anatomy a couple of months ago and it was such a pleasant surprise. I love characters that are well beyond their years and fight for what they believe in. The sequel, Immortality, is on my TBR to be read.


End Result:
Read: 10/21 – 47.6%
Currently Reading: 1/21 – 4.8%
TBR: 10/21 – 47.6%


We’re getting closer but we’re not there just yet haha. May 2022 was another month without any new books for me. I just checked, July 20222 was when I started sharing my Audible books so it won’t be long before I’ve actually got something to share month in month out!


So that’s this month’s Looking Back at Our Bookhaul. Have you read any of these? What book have you had on your TBR way too long and really need to read? Let us know in the comments. We’d love to hear from you.

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