I haven’t posted a haul since my birthday in June and I told myself I wasn’t going to buy too many books this summer and I think I did a decent job at that. I have a couple books from publishers to share and then a few books that I did buy over the last few months. I would love to know the last book that you acquired- whether through the library or purchased!
Both I’m a Fan and The Judas Blossom were sent to me by publishers and I cannot wait to get to them both! I also have the audiobook version of I’m a Fan thanks to Libro.fm. It follows a woman who is having an affair with a married man and becomes obsessed with another one of his lovers. Sounds intense but I am certainly intrigued! I was so thrilled when the publisher reached out and asked me if I wanted a copy of The Judas Blossom because it is a book that I have seen around and loved the sound of. I have been trying to find what I love in fantasy and historical fiction is definitely one of my favourite subgenres. This book is set in 1260s Persia, so definitely historical fiction and unlike anything else I have read.
I got Kaikeyi from my favourite independent bookstore and I was so happy to find it there. It has been recommended to me multiple times and it does really sound like something I will love. I have been wanting to read more mythology retellings that are not Greek or Norse and this one is at the top of my list!
My friend Maria sent me a copy of Empire of Sand for my birthday and it was so sweet of her. This is a book she loved and she knows I adore both Tasha Suri and desert fantasy, so I have no doubt this will be a hit for me. I need to read the sequel to The Jasmine Throne before I can justify starting a new series from her, but it is definitely calling to me!
Initially, I was drawn to the cover of The Surviving Sky but it also does sound like something I will adore. I think I plan to read it in November but I am not sure I can wait that long!
I am a simple person- I see an Alexis Hall book and I buy it! I love that he is trying fantasy romance with Mortal Follies and in theory is should be something I adore. It has witches and is a sapphic romance!
I know it is early but I could not resist when I saw that A Cat Café Christmas was on sale! I had my eye on this last year but never grabbed it but I am excited to put it away until I am in the mood for holiday romances.
Shady Hollow sounds like my perfect book! Why wouldn’t I want to read a cozy mystery where all of the characters are woodland creatures? This is the first book in a series and I hope I adore it and want to marathon all the books.
I was so excited when I found a copy of Can’t Spell Treason Without Tea at the bookstore, especially since it is self-published! It is on my September TBR and I am hoping to start it today.
The next three books are all ones I received special editions of from Fairyloot! Forged by Blood is adult fantasy while Threads That Bind and Bonesmith are YA fantasy.
These are the three books I hauled recently that I have already read! I picked up The Mask of Mirrors for the Book Check Out Book Club and we have a two hour discussion about it on my BookTube channel, so definitely check that out!
A Witch’s Guide to Fake Dating a Demon was a ridiculous and fun time and I cannot wait for the sequel! And I finally bought myself a copy of A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking, which is my favourite book by T. Kingfisher.