My birthday was on Friday and I received so many lovely birthday message from you all so I want to take the time to thank you for that! I am increasingly amazed by this community!
Obviously the people in my life know me very well because I received so many wonderful books and bookish items as gifts. I am excited to show you all of the thoughtful presents.
Chances by Jackie Collins
My mom and I adore Peter Likes Books so we decided to join his book club. Chances by Jackie Collins is one of the books we will be reading so she was nice enough to buy it for me. I have never read anything by Jackie Collins but I am looking forward to it. It seems like a perfect summer read!
First, We Make the Beast Beautiful by Sarah Wilson
The cover of this book is stunning and it is supposed to be an accurate account of what it is like to deal with anxiety. The way the book is written looks different and I am curious to see what I think about it!
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
I was so excited when I saw Six of Crows! I must have mentioned it to my mom, or she pays attention to my blog. I am so excited to finally read this book and see what all the hype is about!
Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli
I adored Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda when I read it earlier this year and I quickly added Leah on the Offbeat to my TBR. There have been a lot of mixed reviews but I am hopeful that I am going to love it!
Puddin’ by Julie Murphy
I listened to Puddin’ on audiobook last month and thought is was really charming and entertaining. I am so happy that I now have a physical copy and hopefully one day soon I will reread it!
Every Note Played by Lisa Genova
Lisa Genova is one of my few auto-buy authors and I am so happy that I have a copy of her latest book! I have not heard a lot about it and I am so excited to pick it up. It is about a concert pianist who has ALS and it sounds very emotional and moving.
Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
I finally have Obsidio so I have no excuse for not reading Gemina yet! This summer I plan to read Gemina and then Obsidio right after. I love this series and I think I am just not ready for it to be over.
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is one of my favourite books of all time. I made the mistake of lending it to a family member years ago and it was never to be seen again. I am thrilled to have a copy of this heartbreaking but beautiful book on my shelf again.
Reading Art: Art for Book Lovers by David Trigg
This is a book that my dad picked out for me and it is absolutely beautiful and perfect for us book lovers. It is full of book quotes, art, and bookish information!
Cats: An Anthology of Stories and Poems edited by Mark Bryant
As a cat lover, this book is absolutely perfect for me! It is a collection of different poems and stories about cats written throughout history! I am keeping this book on my nightstand and plan to read a few entries every night before bed.
The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen
I adore this edition of The Little Mermaid! I have never read the original fairy tale before and I think reading it from this illustrated edition will make the experience that much more exciting.
As the Romans Do by Eleanora Galasso
Recently, I have started to really love cooking and have started a cookbook collection. This cookbook is full of delicious but easy recipes that speak to my Italian roots! I can not wait to try a few of these recipes and maybe I will even share the results on my blog.
She (Kate Spade)
I have all of the Kate Spade coffee table books and I have to say that I think this one is my favourite. It focuses on women and female empowerment. There are some really powerful quotes and beautiful pictures throughout. The book is just plain stunning as well!
Harry Potter Ring
How adorable is this Alex and Ani Harry Potter ring?! I absolutely love it and will probably wear it all of the time!
Harry Potter Bracelet
I also got this Alex and Ani Platform 9 3/4 bracelet and it is also really adorable and I am excited to wear it with the rest of my Alex and Ani bracelets. They have an entire Harry Potter collection and I love absolutely everything!
This book candle from Commodity smells absolutely beautiful! I am going to share the description of this candle:
Inspired by the great novels of Hemingway and Fitzgerald, Book is an exciting mixture of spicy cucumber and torchwood with many unexpected twists and pleasantries. Book is a fresh and woodsy scent that is loved by both men and women.
I had such an amazing birthday and I am so grateful for all of the gifts that I received and for everyone who wished me Happy Birthday! Thank you everyone!
59 thoughts on “Birthday Book Haul”
Happy birthday, Kristin & ahh that is a beautiful haul! I hope you love all of these books, but especially Six of Crows. <3
Thank you! I am so happy to finally have a copy of Six of Crows!
I hope you love it! It’s going to turn into a trilogy. <3
I’ve added Reading Art and She to my TBR.
Thank you! They are both beautiful books that I will definitely cherish!
Beautiful haul! And very happy birthday!! I still need to read Obsidio too!
Love the HP ring 😍
Thank you! I have heard Obsidio is amazing! Isn’t the ring adorable?
Omg I really want that Harry Potter ring!! 😍 I hope you had a great birthday!
I know! I just love it! I really did. Thank you!
Oh my gosh… wow, that’s awesome! Tons of new books! How fun! ❤️
I know! I don’t even know where to start!
happy, happy birthday! i’m so excited for you to read six of crows 😀 what a great set of gifts!!
Thank you! I am so excited about it!
Six of Crows is one of my favs. I’m off to look into the HP jewelry!
I am so excited to finally read it. All the jewelry is amazing!
That RING!!! I am totally geeking out over it! Hope you had a fabulous birthday!
Isn’t it amazing? I haven’t taken it off seen I got it! I really did. Thank you!
Happy belated! You got so many great books. I had no idea that Reading Art book existed, but now I WANT IT! I also had never seen anything like that Harry Potter ring, and now I have one more thing I can get my wife for her birthday! Thanks for the ideas, and GREAT POST!
Thank you! I think you will really love Reading Art! I keep flipping through it and its a great coffee table book! You’re wife will love that ring!
I hope so!
Such a lovely and diverse book haul. I hope you enjoy all of those books. Happy reading! 🙂
I am really curious to hear how much you like that cookbook and how those recipes turn out. 🙂
First, We Make the Beast Beautiful by Sarah Wilson sounds like something I would love to read. Anxiety is such a beast and I honestly cannot wait to read your review of that book. 🙂
Thank you! I think I will test the cookbook and maybe post a review for it?! I am hoping to read First, We Make the Beast Beautiful really soon. I will definitely post my thoughts on it!
Happy belated birthday! 🎉 Great books, I look forward to see what your thoughts are on them 😄🙌🏼
Thank you! I am looking forward to reading them!
I love your haul! Your family and friends know you so well, wow. 😉 I LOVE the Harry Potter ring, it’s so cute!
They really do know me so well! I adore the Harry Potter ring. It was a nice surprise!
Happy belated and great haul!
Wow that is one good birthday haul! 😀 I have Puddin’ on my shelf waiting to be read so in the next week or so I’m hoping to get to it! The Little Mermaid book looks really cool, same with the Kate Spade book! 🙂
Thank you! Can’t wait to see what you think of Puddin’! The Little Mermaid editions is so fun!
This is such an awesome haul! And I’m very jealous about the Harry Potter ring. :d Glad you were able to get another copy of the Boy in Striped Pajamas. I’ve stopped lending books to people (except for a very choice few)–there were FAR too many “oops I accidentally ripped this cover/page” incidents.
Thank you! I am in love with this ring! It is so frustrating when you don’t get a book back in the same condition it was in when you lent it out!
What an amazing haul- I loved Six of Crows and Obsidio- but I hope you love them all!! Happy belated birthday again!
Thank you!! I am so excited to read both of those!
Your haul looks great 😍😍 I’m also planning on finishing the Illuminae files over the summer! 🤗🤗
Thank you! I am hoping to do the same!
Happy Birthday! I loved your haul. I am jealous now, I want more books too! Bye, let me go get some things for myself…
Thank you!! Hope you get your hands on some new books soon!
Happy birthday, Kristin! Great selection of books and cool bookish items you’ve got there. 😊
Thank you! I am so grateful and love everything I received!
I love your birthday book haul! The Harry Potter ring is awesome too! 😀
Thank you! It really is awesome!
Great haul, I hope you love all of these 🙂
Your welcome 😀
Happy birthday! How great that the people in your life got you such an amazing set of books and bookish gifts — enjoy!
Thank you! I really am blessed!
Happy birthday! Oh how I love the boy in the striped pajamas! And I hope you adore Six of Crows!! ❤️
Thank you! I love this edition of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas! I am so looking forward to Six of Crows!
Ahoy there matey! I be glad ye enjoyed yer date of birth celebration. A good reason to toast ye with a glass of grog! The cover for the Sarah Wilson book be quite beautiful. And the cat one as well. I be partial to the feline sort. There be three on me ship. And thanks for the visit to be log. Ye be a new face. I have conscripted ye into me crew. Welcome aboard. Arrr!
x The Captain
Haha thank you! I love finding other cat lovers! Happy to be part of your crew!
Such an amazing haul! I have read Leah on the off beat and The boy in the striped pajamas and they’re both lovely. Leah isn’t as great as Simon vs but still pretty good!
Thank you! I have heard that about Leah so I think it is good I am going in to it with lower expectations!
I just finished Illuminae a couple of days ago, and I went and bought Gemina yesterday. But I bought the first two in paperback so I will have to wait for Obsidio to come out in paperback too.
Happy belated birthday ❤️ I hope you had a really amazing day xx
Thank you! It was an awesome day!