Birthday Book Haul


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!

Book Candle


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

  1. happy, happy birthday! i’m so excited for you to read six of crows 😀 what a great set of gifts!!

  2. 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!

  3. 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. 🙂

  4. 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! 🙂

  5. 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.

  6. Your haul looks great 😍😍 I’m also planning on finishing the Illuminae files over the summer! 🤗🤗

  7. Happy Birthday! I loved your haul. I am jealous now, I want more books too! Bye, let me go get some things for myself…

  8. Happy birthday! How great that the people in your life got you such an amazing set of books and bookish gifts — enjoy!

  9. 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

  10. 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!

  11. 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.

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