Book haul: New Year, New Books!

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I have ten shiny new books to show you, so let’s get to it.

I’ve mentioned this a couple of times already, but I’ve been anticipating Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater for what feels like my entire existence, and I can’t believe it was finally released into the world in 2019. As per usual, I ordered my copy from Fountain Bookstore, which means it’s signed and doodled in my Maggie (my collection grows, mohaha). I can’t recommend this (as well as everything Maggie has ever written) enough, so you should just get it.

Wrap-up: November

Another long awaited book I got last year is The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black, the conclusion to The Folk of the Air trilogy. It was my least favourite of the series, unfortunately, but I still enjoyed myself immensly. I managed to get my hands on the Owlcrate edition, and though I think there are prettier versions out there, I’m still very pleased to have a matching set.

Wrap-up: November

Last year, I also acquired my first non-Mistborn books by Brandon Sanderson: Skyward and Starsight. I’m so in love with this edition of the series, and the insides are just as good.

Wrap-up: May

Wrap-up: December


The Toll by Neal Shusterman, the final book in the Arc of a Scythe series. Gorgeous cover, gorgeous story. Read it.

Wrap-up: December


I read Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie for the first time back in 2015 and really liked it, so when I stumbled upon this pretty edition in Shanghai last summer, I had to add it to my collection. If you’re interested in trying out Agatha Christie, I highly recommend this one.


Another year, another Rick Riordan book. As per usual, I enjoyed The Tyrant’s Tomb and look forward to the final book in the series.

Wrap-Up: October

Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim arrived in an Owlcrate box, and unfortunately I ended up having quite mixed feelings about it, but the cover is pretty at least. Give me more illustrated covers or give me death!

Wrap-up: September

Another book I got from Owlcrate is Scavenge the Stars by Tara Sim. I haven’t read this one yet and actually don’t know much about it, but I’m hoping it’ll be good.


Last, but not least, I got Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, illustrated by the fabulous Jim Kay. The illustrations were fantastic (as expected), and I’m looking forward to the next one.


Finite! I hope you’ve enjoyed looking at my pretty books  because I sure do. See you next time!


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