I am back with my May book haul and wrap up. This has been a great month where I read more books than I bought (yay for tackling my TBR).
Let’s start with the haul. I got three books and some bookish goodies. Here is a list of what I got:
King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard
The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas
Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han
Bookish bookmarks by Bookmark’d Tattoos including: The dark mark, Gryffindor house tattoo, two currently reading tattoo sets, Am I not Merciful and bookstagram watercolor tattoos.
Next is my May wrap up. I read a total of 6 books in May (which I am very proud of). Two of these books are in Arabic. These books are:
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor – 5/5 stars
The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas – 5/5 stars
It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover – 5/5 stars
The Hating Game by Sally Thorne – 5/5 stars
ليدبروا – مشاري البغلي -stars 4/5
سيدة القصور – علي الجارم -stars 3/5
I am so happy to see that I have read this many amazing books. Two of these are New Adult. I loved Sally Thorne’s writing as it is very intruiging and hilarious. I kept laughing out loud every time I have the book in my hands.
I was also very happy to have been introduced to Laini Taylor’s writing. I have a newfound appreciation for whimsical writing.
Hello my awesome friends!
It is time for my April / birthday haul. April has been extremely good to me. I went to Qatar on my birthday and had lots of fun there (and bought books of course). This haul consists of books, candles, Fairyloot subscription box, stickers, and bookmarks. I will tag all shops/pages where I purchased my stuff from (sharing is caring y’all).
I will post all the stuff I got for my birthday below:
First of all, we will start with the books I got. I got 17 books this month. One of these books was a gift for my birthday, and I received one in my Fairyloot.
The books I bought / received for my birthday:
These books are from book depository. I have saved up to get all of the below books which I will be listing below:
The last book was a present for my birthday. It’s called Success from setbacks by Gael Lindenfield.
Fairy loot book:
I received this beauty in my March Fairyloot box. I loved the fact that it is SIGNED by Laini Taylor. I am currently a few pages in and loving her writing.
Books I bought in Qatar:
I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to go into WH Smiths in Qatar International Airport. Which is why I got the exit two books.
The Ballroom by Anna Hope
I’m Travelling Alone by Samuel Bjork
Books I bought in Bahrain:
I got these on the last day of April because I couldn’t find what I was looking for in the mall and wanted to cheer myself up. (Hahaha this just reminded me of Jesse the reader’s 50 book buying excuses video ^_^ * p.s. If you haven’t seen it yet, you should). So I chose both The Assassin’s Blade and Heir of Fire by S. J. Maas because I just frinished the first book in the series and wanted to continue it.
The second part I saved up for was the Candles I got from Happy Piranha. I got the mix three candles deal (which is cheaper!) and decided I wanted these candles:
Amortentia Love Potion candle: it smells like rose musk and raspberry but the raspberry smell is the stronger scent .. yummy!
Lunar lights candle: This smells like a mixture of strawberries and chocolate. I love the deep red color of this candle which is perfect for bookstagram.
The Skylope candle: This is a Zelda inspired candle that smells of freshly cut grass and jasmine. This is my favorite out of all three. It smells divinely fresh. ❤
I got these beautiful bookmarks from ribonita chocolat Etsy shop. She has beautiful and unique designs which I wanted to get since I found her on bookstagram. The designs I got are (from left to right):
To start off my blog, I thought about writing down about all the popular series which I own (or partially own) and still haven’t started. The reason for this is that I would like to get recommendation on which series to start reading during the fall time. So, here they are:
Now this is a very popular series by Victoria Aveyard which I discovered last year. I have heard so many great reviews and would love to start reading it soon.
Another series I own is the Legend series by Marie Lu. I believe that I am the last person on earth who has a bookstagram account and still didn’t read this series. I bought these books in a book fair and thought I had a great deal on it. However, I believe now that I have discovered Book Depository too late. However, I did read the other series “The Young Elites” by Marie Lu and loved it.
Yes, I am sure If you know “Sasha” from ABookUtopia, then you would know this series. She has been going on about these books for AGES and I bought them when I found out about her channel last year. I read an excerpt from iBooks and loved how funny it was. I NEED to start this series soon.
Now this is a semi-popular series and I only own the first book. But still, it is a fantasy and I LOVE fantasies.
Snow Like Ashes:
YES, YES, SHAME ON ME! I haven’t even started this series and I know I am missing out on a lot.
The Lunar Chronicles:
*GASP*! How do I even dare calling my self a book lover when I haven’t even read this series and formed my own opinion? Unfortunately, I only discovered this series this year from bookstagram. Yes, I know you are asking “Does she even live in this world?” but to my defense, I haven’t seen this series in my country’s bookshops before this year.
This is another series I have known through Sasha and would love to start it as I haven’t read many Sci-Fi books before.
A Court of Thorns and Roses:
NO WAY! Is there a person on earth who hasn’t ready any book by Sarah J. Maas? Unfortunately, It’s me. I am so ashamed to tell you all I have NOT read any book by SJM (I still didn’t buy her “Throne of Glass” books yet).
The Winner’s Trilogy:
No, I still did not read this series even though I heard it is VERY great and that it has a strong female lead.
To tell you the truth, I have completely forgot what this series is about, yet I do know that a lot of people have enjoyed it. Do let me know if I should bring it up on my TBR list.
The Mistborn Trilogy:
I haven’t seen any post/video where someone said a bad thing about any Brandon Sanderson book.I have decided to start with this series as his other series are VERY long (I think this one is too, but it can be read as a trilogy by itself).
Daughter of Smoke and Bone:
Now this series belongs to my brother (I only bought the last book), but it has been sitting on my shelves for a long time. The only reason I haven’t read it yet is because I have heard mixed reviews and I am afraid that I will not enjoy it.
The Maze Runner:
So, this is the last series in this post. I didn’t read the book because I have seen the first movie and loved it and I am afraid that I am going to hate the books.