Collective Book Haul

Book Haul


I haven’t done a book haul since January but that doesn’t mean I haven’t bought any books because I have and there are a few to get through. So, let’s get straight into the haul.

I have linked titles to goodreads for you, so if you want to know more it is just a click away. 🙂

The Past by Tessa Hadley 

  • I love books about family dynamics and The Past is about three sisters and a brother who meet up at their grandparent’s place to spend the summer and to decide if they are going to keep it or sell. The house brings childhood memories to the surface of a time they stayed there after their mother left their father.

The Gold Eaters by Ronald Wright

  • I was really drawn to this book because of the gold font as you might have guessed I really like the look of gold font. And after I read the blurb on the flap I was sold and had to get it. “A sweeping, epic historical novel of exploration and invasion, of conquest and resistance, and of an enduring love that must overcome the destruction of one empire by another.”

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China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan 

  •   I haven’t read the first book in the series, Crazy Rich Asians, but I seen this at chapters in the bargain section and had to pick it up. I have heard great things about the series and will pick up the first book soon.

Her Every Fear by Peter Swanson

  • Kate Priddy swaps apartments with her cousin Corbin, she will stay at his place in Boston and he at hers in London. But when she moves in, the neighbour across the hall from her has been found murdered. And Kate find herself in the middle of the investigation.

Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye

  • I have been wanting this book from sometime and was happy to see it in the bargin section at chapters/indigo. I love Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte and this is a reimagining of that classic.

Watch Me by Angela Clarke

  • I didn’t realize at the time I bought this but this is a second book in a series called the Social Media Murders. It seems like it will be addictive thriller that I will enjoy.

Where I lost Her by T. Greenwood

  • There is a blurb on the front cover from Mary Kubica and she is one of my favourite authors, so, I trust her opinion and had to get this. It was also one of the only books that interested me that was apart of the 3 for 10 promotion at Chapters. It is about a little girl who has gone missing in the woods and the main Character, Tess, is the last one to see her but the police don’t believe her so she goes looking for the girl herself.

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Black-Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin

  • A suspense thriller about a girl, Tessa Cartwright, who is found among some unidentified female remains and with no memory. The execution date of the man she testified against is coming up and she is having second thoughts that he might not be the man who did it. Tessa helps a forensic scientist and an attorney to uncover the truth.

If I Die Tonight by Alison Gaylin

  • What sold me on this book was “Told from a kaleidoscope of viewpoints, If I Die Tonight is a story of family ties and dark secrets… and the lengths to which we’ll go to protect ourselves.” One of my buzz words is dark secrets and it was on sale.

Faithful Place and The Secret Place by Tana French

  • The third and the fifth book in the Dublin Murder Squad Series. I have been wanting to read Tana French’s book but just haven’t gotten around to it. These two were in the bargain section and I figure might as well pick them up since they are cheap.

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I Found You by Lisa Jewell

  • I don’t even know what this one is about, it was in the bargain section for $8 and it is a mystery thriller and I like those so I thought I would give it a chance.

The Sparrow Sisters by Ellen Herrick

  • Can’t even say what the plot of this book is about but it is a magical realism and is about three sisters. And it was part of the 3 for $10 at chapters, as are the next few books will be.

The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen

  • I read Garden Spells by her and I did enjoy it and hope to enjoy this one too. It is a magical realism where the neighbor bakes hope in the form of cakes, the wallpaper changes with your mood, and unexplained light dances in the yard at midnight.

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The Wonder of All Things by Jason Mott

  • Ava has the gift to heal others, which she has kept secret until she publicly heals her best friend. Now, all the world knows of her gift and wants them to heal their loved ones but when she heals people it slowly kills her. This sounds like it will be an interesting read and will pose some tough questions about morality.

The Seventh Book of Wonders by Julianna Baggott

  • “A tale of long-lost love, motherhood and family secrets that spans an entire century…” This sounds so good I can’t wait to read.

A Year of Mavellous Ways by Sarah Winnman

  • I loved When God Was a Rabbit by Sarah and I hope I will love this one just as much.

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The Opposite of Everyone by Joshilyn Jackson

  • I love reading books about interesting family dynamics and different upbringings and this one is about Paula Vauss and how she grew up  with her free-spirited mother living a life on the road. Now as an adult she is a successful attorney and hasn’t seen her mother in years but when an unknown sibling shows up at her door, she goes on the hunt to find her mother which brings up the past and leads to self-discovery.

The Guineveres by Sarah Domet

  • Picked this up at Dollaramma for $3, can’t go wrong with that. A literary fiction about four girls all named Guinevere who were left at a covenant. The four girls come up with a plan to escape the Sisters of the Supreme Adoration convent.

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The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon

  • The third book in the Bone Season series. No, I have not read the other two but this was at Dollaramma for $3 books and I figure might as well.

The Taxidermist’s Daughter by Kate Mosse

  • I am a big fan of Kate Mosse and was excited when I seen this for $8 at chapters. I hadn’t realized that she had published another novel. Collective Book Haul

The Iris Fan by Laura Joh Rowland

  • I just realized that this is the 18th book in a series and it is the last one in the Sano Ichiro series. Sano is chief inspector and in this book he is investigating the stabbing of the shogun(military dictator).

The Translation of Love by Lynne Kutsukake

  • Set in post-war Tokyo gives a look at life after war for the Japanese who live there and the soldiers who are occupying it.

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The Paris Wife by Paula Mclain

  • About the romance between Hadley Richardson and Ernest Hemmingway. I am interested to read this fictional account of Hemmingway’s marriage to Hadley.

All the Stars in the Heavens by Adriana Trigiani

  • I’m not sure if this is a story based on the relationship between Loretta Young and Clark Gable or is a story based on the life of Loretta Young but either way I think it will be a good one.

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The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

  • “Debut novelist Jeff Zetntner provides an unblinking and at times comic view of the hard realities of growing up in the Bible Belt, and an intimate look at the struggles to find one’s true self in the wreckage of the past.” I think this is the only young adult book I have on here. I guess I just haven’t been drawn to young adult this year.

Kudos to you for getting through this long post and thanks for sticking around. 🙂 What books have your gotten recently? I would love to know.

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