Book Haul #2 July/August 2017 + I’M BACK BABY

Hello readers!

I am back! I want to thank you guys for sending me such wonderful and caring comments while I was out, I was very, very happy to read them. You’re all very sweet and the messages made my day a little brighter!

I took some days off to breathe a little and concentrate on getting better and disconnecting. Although I love blogging, it was starting to feel like a chore, so I took a step back from that as well. I’ve been slowly getting back to answering comments, reading posts and such, and the past couple days I’m basically back to the normal rhythm.

Things are getting better but there’s still a long way to go. Depression and anxiety aren’t fun to deal with, nor do they go away easily. If you feel like things have been getting too much, please look for help. Talking to friends and family WILL help and they will not think it’s stupid. If it feels too scary to tell them, write honestly what is going on, everything, in detail, just for yourself. Tangible things are easier to deal with, and simply seeing your problems in front of you can help you find a solution. Don’t hesitate to contact someone in your area, or try apps like 7 Cups of Tea.

So now I feel more like myself and I’M BACK BABY!

(don’t do like Sarah, take care of yourself 🙂 )

Without further ado, the July & August book haul!

Okay, so I posted on the Books I’m Not Sure If I Should Add to My TBR post that I wasn’t sure if I should buy My Not So Perfect Life, but yeah… I kinda bought it literally 20min after the post came live. It just sounds like such a fun, light read! Lately I’ve been in need for those.

Seraphina I just couldn’t possibly resist. I read an excerpt and loved the writing! Plus the cover is one of my favorites ever, and I’m always in for a new fantasy novel!

I got The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue as courtesy from Amazon for trying out Audible. I’d heard so much good stuff about this YA Historical Novel Romance… Review comes up September 1st!

My Not So Perfect Life Sophie KinsellaSeraphina Rachel HartmanThe Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue

Adulthood Is a Myth… I LOVE Sarah Andersen and I’m very much a fan of her work! Her comics are amazing and I very much loved this book.

The Name of the Wind just sounds like a wonderful fantasy novel and I’m really excited to read it!

The Muse has been recommended to me a couple times, and after reading that people who didn’t like The Miniaturist enjoyed The Muse, I was too curious to resist! It’s a historical mystery, sounds intriguing.

Adulthood is a Myth Sarah AndersenThe Name of the WindThe Muse Jessie Burton

I’ve read a couple mixed reviews about Nevernight, but I was too curious when I realized that it was the same author as Illuminae.

Okay, so this book is so damn interesting! The Power won the Bailey’s Prize for Fiction and it’s about an alternate universe where women discover they have a superpower that allows them to dominate the world, instead of men. It’s not clear to me if it’s a utopia or dystopia but I’m dying to read it!

As an interesting contrast, I’ve also gotten The Handmaid’s Tale, which is most definitely a dystopia.

Nevernight Jay KristoffThe Power Naomi AldermanThe Handmaid's Tale Margaret Atwood

The Vegetarian won me over by its intriguing plot and the reviews, where most people were a bit unsure even how to describe the book – I simply needed to read it myself to see what the fuss was about.

Hum, a classic LGBT+ novel by the author of The Talented Mr. Ripley, which I loved??? I’m more than sold on The Price of Salt.

How to Stop Time sounds like a lovely sci-fi to break your heart, and with such wonderful reviews!

The Vegetarian Han KangThe Price of SaltHow to Stop Time Matt Haig

Homegoing is an epic historical novel set in Ghana and the US, highly praised for its writing. Sounds like a favorite waiting to be read.

I’ve heard nothing but good things about The Bear and the Nightingale. This historical fantasy has lots of Russian folklore, which is so unique! I look so much forward to reading it!

She Be Damned, I confess, was an impulse buy because the cover is GORGEOUS and it’s a Victorian crime novel, soooo…

Homegoing Yaa GyasiThe Bear and the Nightingale Katherine ArdenShe be Damned by M J Tjia

Behold the Dreamers is was Oprah’s choice for her book club at some point, and it sounds wonderful! Reminds me a bit of the plot of Americanah, one of my favorite books ever.

Behold the Dreamers Imbolo Mbue

16 thoughts on “Book Haul #2 July/August 2017 + I’M BACK BABY

  1. That’s a great haul! The Name of the Wind is fantastic. I just finished reading the second book in the series last week.

    I love Sarah’s comics! Not only are the entertaining, but I always feel like they were written directly about me.

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  2. Welcome back, my friend!! I’m so sorry that you had to deal with your mental illness issues – 😢 bit I’m glad you’re feeling energized enough to blog again! Oh, my God. You have so many great books there – can’t wait to hear your thoughts on them!

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    • Thank you so much!! You’re so sweet as always, Noriko ❤❤ yes, the time off worked very well… but I couldn’t stay away too long, I love blogging 😁 yeeess, I went a bit crazy on the book shopping…

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    • Yes, I might’ve gone a little overboard there, but I didn’t realize I’d bought so much until I wrote this post hahaha Good to know Name of the Wind is good!! I’ve heard such good things about it, I’m so curious!!


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