January Book Haul

Good morning/afternoon/evening to you all, wherever you may be, and happy Monday! In my little corner of the world, we’re finally getting some snow. It’s nothing substantial, but it looks like someone shook the little snow globe that is my house, and finally there’s proof of winter and I’m very happy. For me, this is the best “stay in” weather; snow falling, fireplace roaring, book in one hand and cocoa in the other. *sigh*

In other bookish happenings, I come to you today with a haul. Apparently, I’ve bought a few books in January… and by a few, I mean 8. If you’re anything like me, the TBR pile never shrinks, because you can’t stop buying books long enough to get ahead! And good thing for us, there exist places where you can buy books for not only a great deal, but secondhand, as well. This haul today is  combination of Thriftbooks.com and Half Price Books, a.k.a. my two favorite places on earth. When purchasing a book, I usually check those places first, not only because I like saving a few bucks, but because purchasing secondhand books is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint. It’s a win-win if you ask me. Anyway, since you clicked on this post for a haul and not for my rambling, let’s jump into it! I’ll avoid posting blurbs since some of these are sequels, but I’ll link to Goodreads in case anyone is interested.


  1. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Even though this book was published in 2011, I somehow just found out about it through booktube, and I had to get my hands on it.

  1. The Becoming of Noah Shaw by Michelle Hodkin

I binge-read the Mara Dyer trilogy in January of last year, I was super exited when I found out about these books from Noah’s POV.

  1. The Magicians by Lev Grossman

Another book that I knew next to nothing about, but you had me at magicians, let’s do this.

  1. The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo

I’m obsess with all things Leigh Bardugo and Grishaverse, so I can’t wait to read this one!

  1. Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray

A sequel to The Diviners, which I’m so sure I’ll love that I had no qualms with purchasing the sequel.

  1. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

I picked this one up mainly because I’ve heard good things about it for years now, and it seems right up my alley.

  1. A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

I’ve heard good things about this one, and I’m trying to read more “new” releases in 2020, plus the cover is gorgeous, so they had me.

  1. Ink, Iron, and Glass by Gwendolyn Clare

Another “I judged this book by it’s cover” situation, because the cover is SO PRETTY and I desperately wanted it on my shelves.

And there ya have it! I normally have much more self-control when it comes to book buying, but I have new pretties to put on my shelves, and plenty to read to keep me busy for the rest of my life, so I’m not complaining. If you’d like to share a book haul or recommendations with me, leave me a comment, I’d love to chat with you! In the meantime, happy reading!

– H.

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