April 2016 Book Haul!

‘I’m going to try to half the amount next month’

Those were my naive words from my March Book Haul and that was when I got thirteen books that month. Do you know how many books I got this month?….Twelve. One less. Gosh I’m such a bibliophile it’s unbelievable.

ANYWAY, yes yes I got twelve, but they are twelve beautiful books which I love that I have now! So enough blabbering and let’s get on with the books! By the way these books are in no particular order!


Books Bought:

I got The Next Together by Lauren James and Radio Silence by Alice Oseman at around about the same time because they were both coming to a bookshop to chat and do a book signing. Now both of my lovely books are signed! I haven’t read The Next Together and I haven’t really heard a lot about it though I remember there being some buzz when it was released. By the sounds of it though, it sounds pretty awesome and sciencey. I’ll talk more about Radio Silence in my wrap-up tomorrow, but here is my review if you to check it out.

Then I got The Knife of Letting Go by Patrick Ness and is a huge hunk of a book! But the spine is a beautiful, bold red which I love. I also got How Hard Can Love Be? By Holly Bourne which I finished yesterday and my review should be up early tomorrow!

I FINALLY GOT SOME GRAPHIC NOVELS, PEOPLE!!! I got the well loved and well hyped Nimona by Noelle Stevenson and I hope it is the cute read I’m expecting it to be (the artwork is super cute!). I just love the sturdiness of the copy as well, which completely contrasts to the thin and floppy The Wicked + The Divine by  Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie , Matt Wilson Clayton Cowles. My review is here if you want to check it out, but basically I really enjoyed it!

Futhermore, I picked up a adult fiction novel (YEEESSSS!) and it’s Look Who’s Back by Timur Vermes and this book made it’s way into one of my TTT-  – and I was saying how I wanted to read it and now I’ve got it! I’ll be starting A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas next month in preparation for the second book, A Court of Mist and Fury, coming out during May. The cover is prettier then I thought it would be!

Lastly, I got these four books, three of which are bought and the other was given to me. While in the middle of reading The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater and knowing I was loving it, I ordered both The Dream Thieves and Blue Lily, Lily Blue. Both covers are gorgeous and I can’t wait to read them next week.

I got The Romanovs: 1613-1918 by Simon Sebag Montefiore which is a non-fiction book. You read right- non-fiction.. And it’s about history! It is seriously so beautiful I feel like spamming it on my instagram! Can’t wait to read about the Romanovs! And finally I got The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho from my mum who thought I might like this. Not going to lie, I don’t know what it’s about, but mother knows best right?



So those are all of the books I got during April! Comment down below what your recent purchases have been and also what you think about some of mine and if you have read any of them!

I’ll write soon!

-Astra

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28 thoughts on “April 2016 Book Haul!

  1. mudandstars says:

    The Knife of Never Letting Go is AMAZING! Hope you enjoy it πŸ™‚ I just read the whole trilogy this month, and I loved it so much. Bumping Patrick Ness up into my favourite authors of all time list!

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  2. Yvo says:

    The Knife Of Never Letting Go and A Court Of Thorns And Roses, YESS! Both books are so good! I’ve read The Alchemist as well and it’s good enough, although maybe a tad too religious to my taste. I’m going to read The Raven Cycle sequels soon as well! Great haul. πŸ˜€

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  3. Read Diverse Books says:

    Your mom picked an excellent book. The Alchemist is one of the most famous and beloved novels of the second half of the 20th century.

    Enjoy Nimona and The Wicked and the Divine! I can attest to the latter being great, and I’m sure Nimona will be as amazing as everyone says it is.

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  4. Beth (Reading Every Night) says:

    Oh man Nimona and A Court of Thorns and Roses are both amazing! I really really hope you love both of them, also yay for The Dream Thieves and Blue Lily, Lily Blue. That whole series is so brilliant so I can’t wait to see what you think of them both.
    I’ve heard a lot of great things about The Knife of Never Letting Go, I really need to read it soon!

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    • A Stranger's Guide to Novels says:

      I’ve heard that they both are, so I can’t wait to read them when I get the chance!
      I thought smartly this time and got the second and third one and not just the second one!
      People say The The Knife of Never Letting Go is good, but all I see is a brick that is very intimidating!

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      • Beth (Reading Every Night) says:

        You won’t be disappointed when you do finish them, I can guarantee that πŸ˜€
        That is smart! It’s kind of what I do all the time, even if I’m not sure if I’ll like a series I still buy all the books that have been released so far. This is probably why I have problems with money!
        Yeah it does seem like a massive book doesn’t it! I’m hoping to get around to it soon, maybe before the year is out.

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    • A Stranger's Guide to Novels says:

      I did a review on it (which was just full of my gushing about Radio Silence to be honest hahaha). Oh great! I’m really looking forward to reading it when I get the chance!
      The series is basically three bricks! It makes me cry because it’s so long, but then rejoice because I love Ness!

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