Lockdown has been a very strange time for so many reasons, and one of the many things to come out of it is a lot more books! Being stuck at home with no work meant a lot more time to both read and to book shop online, so its not surprising that I have accumulated alot of new books since the end of March.
Unintentionally, alot of the books in this haul are sequels, which I am really happy about because I am usually pretty bad at both picking up sequels and reading them. In a further great coincidence, I have also already read a fair few of these, which is something that never normally happens in my hauls, so its super nice to see that for once I am buying books that I am so excited to read that I pick them up straight away.
So here is my start of summer book haul!
This one is one of my most anticipated debuts of the year, with space and romance and secrets all combining to make this book sound like my perfect contemporary. As summer is the season of contemporary novels, I am really hoping to get around to this one at some point in the next few months, and for it to hopefully be as good as it sounds!
The Devouring Grey was one of my favourite books of 2019, and so of course I had to pick up a copy of the sequel and concluding novel as soon as it was released. I do still have yet to read this one despite how excited I am to return to this world and this story, but I am almost certain that I will pick it up some time very soon.
The moment I finished Legend I was just desperate to continue on with this series and to know what could possibly happen to June and Day next. I love how Legend just transported me straight back when I all I read was dystopian books and made me fall in love with the genre once again, and so I can not wait to dive deeper into this action packed story.
After loving the second book in this series more than the first, I couldn’t help but order the next one to see if these books really do just get better and better. I love the world-building and magic system in this story, and so seeing as we get to explore more of those in this next book, its safe to say I am highly anticipating diving into it soon.
I tried to hold off on both buying and reading this one, as despite adoring this graphic novel series with all my heart, I knew that after this one I would have to wait till 2021 to dive back into this story. However, in the end I couldn’t resist reading this one at the very start of June, the perfect month to read it in, and as with the first two volumes I just loved how cute this story is whilst still dealing with heavy topics such as sexuality and eating disorders.
This is the most recent book I have picked up, and the only book in this haul that I actually bought in person during my first trip to the bookstore in over three months. I am currently buddy reading this one with some lovely people over on Instagram, and so far I am hugely surprised at how gripping this story is and how easy it is to read and get into.
Yet another sequel here that I bought not long after finishing the first book, The Foxhole Court, and also another that I have already read in June. Although I did enjoy the first book, I feel like this book just took everything up a notch and by the end of it I was so invested in these characters, and I suddenly realized why everyone who has read this series seems to adore it.
With everything thats going on at the moment, I realized how uneducated I was on alot of topics to do with race, and so in order to start to change that I decided to pick this one up. I am currently slowly making my way through it, but already I am amazed at how little I knew about black history and about racism within our society.
Somehow this is another book in this haul that I have actually already read, as similarly to Grace and Fury I just really wanted to dive into as soon as it arrived on my doorstep, and so thats exactly what I did. This was definitely a satisfying conclusion to this duology, but it wasn’t anything amazing or as good as book one for me.
I finally got around to picking up a copy of this one for myself after seeing so many people loving it and recommending it, so now it is ready and waiting for me to dive into whenever I want to. I was actually planning on reading this one in June, but unfortunately never got around to it, but nonetheless I am still really hoping to get to it soon and to hopefully adore it as much as everyone else.
Of course I had to pre-order this prequel to The Hunger Games as soon as I could, and so it should come as no surprise that I have also already read this one. This story is very different both from what I was expecting it to be and the original trilogy, but nonetheless I actually quite enjoyed this book despite its slower pace as we got to really explore the character of Snow and to follow some of the events that molded him into the villain we all know.
After finally getting around to reading Vicious a few months ago, I had to pick up a copy of the sequel as soon as I possibly could. I adored this villainous book and the gorgeous complex characters we follow during it, and so I can not wait to continue on with this story and see what happens next.
What books have you hauled recently? Have you read any of these – what did you think?