May Book Haul


Welcome today I will be sharing my May Book Haul

I have 13 books that I want to share with you all. The books that I am going to be hauling do not include any of the books in my previous Haul I also bought in May. If you missed that post I will link it for you May BookOutlet Haul. All but one are historical fiction and mostly they are adult fiction except for two.


I have linked the title and author to goodreads if you wish to know more about the book and for the books that I purchased on Book Outlet I put in a link if you want to know the price or purchase.

Since I had good luck finding books last month at Dollarrama I decided I would try my luck again and I did pick up three books that interested me. One I have seen before but didn’t really know much about it and the other two I had never heard of.

Night Film by Marisha Pessel

I scored the jackpot with this book it was only $3 and in perfect condition hardback. I have seen this mentioned in someone’s video on YouTube but don’t remember what it was about. Even though this book is big and heavy it is described as a page-turning thriller so just might not take that long to read. I mentioned this book in my intimidating TBR pile tag.

Scott McGrath is an investigative journalist who suspects that the death of Ashley Cordova is not a suicide. The investigation brings him face to face to Jenny’s mysterious father, Stanislas Cordova, who is a director to horror films.

Oracle Glass by Judith Merkle Riley

This book caught my eye and after reading the synopsis I decided to get it because it is sounds right up my alley.

Genevieve Pasquier has the ability to read the swirling waters of an oracle glass and this ability leads her to be tutored by La Voison, an occultist and fortune teller. She becomes a great fortune teller and secretly carries out a personal revenge plot and in doing so may find love.

Elizabeth, Captive Princess by Margaret Irwin

I quite enjoy reading books about Queen Elizabeth I and so I picked this one up even though it is the second book in the Elizabeth trilogy.

Elizabeth is being held captive in the tower of London after her brother has died and Lady Jane Grey has been beheaded


I made another order through BookOutlet because they had a 50% off sale for 50 historical fiction books and since historical fiction is my absolute favorite I ended up buying 10 books that interested me.

Reign: The Prophecy by Lily Blake

I enjoyed the TV series I don’t think I finished the first season but I will have to look into continuing this series. In the meantime I can read this book.

This book is about Queen Mary of Scots and how she marries Prince Francis, of France, so that she might save her people from England.

Thinking that by being in France she is safe and protected but there are forces that conspire against her.

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The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows

Layla has been cut off financially from her father and demands she work on the Federal Writers’ Project. She is assigned to cover the history of a small town in West Virginia. While staying with the Romeyn family she discovers that the town is mixed up in the not so great past of the Romeyn Dynasty.

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The Secret of Raven Point by Jennifer Vandersbes

Set in WWII Julie’s brother is reported missing in the line of duty and in order to find him, she lies about her age to become an army nurse in the front lines. She meets Chrisopher Barnay who may know where her brother is but his trauma leases him catatonic. With the help of Dr Henry Willard they try to get Christopher to tell them what he knows.

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The White Russian by Vanora Bennett

Set in 1937, Evie sets of to Paris from New York to visit her grandmother, who becomes ill upon her arrival. Her grandmother’s final wish is to find a man named Zhenya. She looks for him in the Russian emigrent community in Paris. In her quest to find this man from her grandmother’s past she is swept up in murder plots, conspiracies and illicit love affairs.

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The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan

1878 Paris, Marie and Antoinette van Goethem’s lives become unhinged following the death of their father and their mother then seeks the comfort of the absinthe bottle. With not much choice for work Marie trains to enter the famous ballet and Antoinette works as an extra in a stage adaptation of Emile Zola’s naturalist masterpiece L’Assommoir.

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Against a Darkening Sky by Lauren B. Davis

Seventh Century England, Wilona is the lone survivor of a plague, she makes her way to the village of Ad Gefrin and becomes apprentice to Touilt, healer and seeress. The King has embraced the new faith Christian religion. This makes things dangerous for Wilona and Touilt as the villagers abandon the old faith and turn to the new faith.

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A Paris Apartment by Michelle Gable

April Vogt, is sent to Paris to help appraise an apartment that has not been open in 70 years and the room is stocked with all kinds of antique treasures. The treasure that specifically catches the eye of April is a painting by Giovanni Boldini and documents written by Marthe de Florian the women in the painting. And with that she uncovers the story of Marhe de Florian.

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The Hours Count by Jillian Cantor

Ethel and Julius Rosenberg were the only Americans to be executed for spying during the Cold War. This story is told from the perspective of their neighbour Millie Stiene(fictional character) who has become close to the Rosenbergs but chaos starts as the FBI closes in on the Rosenbergs.

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The Painted Bridge by Wendy Wallace

1859, Anna Palmer has been tricked by her newly husband and put into an asylum for women. She tries to prove her innocence but is continued to be tortured by the treatments done at Lake House. Anna begins to form some alliances with fellow patients and discovers that not everything is what it seems.

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The Women of the Cousins War by Philippa Gregory, David Baldwin & Michael Jones

This book wasn’t part of the 50% off sale but I had to check to see what books they had of Philippa Gregory and this one didn’t have very much in stock so I picked it up. It is a non-fiction book about the women of the cousins war. I loved Philippa Gregory’s series the cousin’s war and figured it would be good to get the real facts about Elizabeth Woodville, Queen of England; Jacquetta, Duchess of Bedford; Margaret Beaufort, founder of the Tudor dynasty.


Those are all the other books that I purchased in the month of May. I think next month I will have to try and hold back on my book spending. Hope you guys liked the books that I had to share with you all and if anyone has read the books mentioned let me know what you thought.

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