Book haul, General bookish fun

Lockdown Book Haul: Part One

Happy Friday Book Dragons!

I’ve bought and received some excellent books just before and during lockdown so I thought I’d put together a book haul. It’s going to be in two parts as I badly misjudged how many books had come through my door, part two will be up next week.

Happy reading!

wp-1587499972494.jpgFirst Day of my Life by Lisa Williamson:

The lovely people at David Fickling Books blessed me with a free review copy of this beauty. I’m still internally flailing, it’s taking all my willpower not to to drop everything on my TBR and devour it. The excitement for this one is real!

Pre order: Waterstones Hive


wp-1587670316321.jpgLast Lesson by James Goodhand:

I was sent a free early review copy by the lovely people at Penguin. When the email came through I was intrigued by the concept, though unsure about accepting. After reading the letter written by the author I decided I would give it a try. It’s not going to be for everyone and it’s going to be a tough read. I don’t have a list of trigger warnings to hand, they will definitely be included in my review.

Pre order: Waterstones Hive


wp-1587500114808.jpgDestination Anywhere by Sara Barnard:

I was so ridiculously excited when this dropped through my letterbox. Destination Anywhere is one of my most anticipated 2020 reads, it’s taking all my willpower to not drop everything and start it immediately. I’m tempted to give in and make it my next read.

Pre order: Waterstones Hive


wp-1587499575889.jpgKing of Scars by Leigh Bardugo:

My local Waterstones had one signed edition in paperback left and I couldn’t resist bringing it home with me. I don’t usually buy signed copies as I like getting them signed at events, but when you find a Leigh Bardugo one, you have to buy it.

Buy from: Waterstones Hive


wp-1586710729637.jpgCrescent City: House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J Maas:

I think everyone knew this one would be here. A new Sarah J Maas is always one of my reading highlights so this one was a must have for me. This Waterstones exclusive was an early birthday present from my mum and I bought the UK tour edition as soon as I found out they were available. I adored this and can’t recommend it enough!

Buy from: Waterstones Hive


wp-1587320683077.jpgThey Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera:

This was gifted to me during a Twitter wishlist exchange. It was the only book by Adam I didn’t own and one I was eager to read as so many regularly rave about it. It’s gone straight onto my priority TBR, I’m so excited to read it!

Buy from: Waterstones Hive


wp-1587500713245.jpgMoonlight Over Mayfair by Anton Du Beke:

This was another Smiths purchase. I was so excited when I found a signed edition on the website, I’d been meaning to buy a copy for ages so this went straight in my basket. I still haven’t read the first, both have gone straight to the top of my TBR though!

Buy from: WHSmith


wp-1587665001597.jpgDo You Dream of Terra-Two by Temi Oh:

I haven’t heard much about this, what I have heard has all been positive. I was intrigued by the concept and want to read more sci-fi so added it to my order. I have a good feeling about it and think I’ll enjoy it when I get to it.

Buy from: Waterstones Hive


wp-1592667667863.jpgGood Girls Die First by Kathryn Foxfield:

I have been desperate to read this since the Scholastic Showcase! If the title hadn’t sold me from the start, the synopsis definitely would have. I’ve started reading it and it’s incredible and exactly the kind of book I love to read. Huge thanks to Scholastic for sending me both an early review copy and finished copy!

Pre order: Waterstones Hive



Life of Riley by Simon James Green:

Anyone who knows me will know how much I love Simon’s books, finding an early copy of Life of Riley waiting for me on the doorstep. I’m so ridiculously excited to read this one, huge thanks to The body people at Scholastic sending one my way.

Pre order: Waterstones Hive


wp-1592668790420.jpgDoctor Sleep, If It Bleeds, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, The Colorado Kid, Salem’s Lot, The Stand by Stephen King and Black House by Stephen King & Peter Straub:

I’m slowly building my King collection, Doctor wp-1592668490233.jpgSleep, If It Bleeds, Black House, The Girl who Loved Tom Gordon, The Colorado Kid, Salem’s Lot and The Stand being the latest additions. I’ve read The Outsider, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon and most of The Stand so far during lockdown.

Buy from Waterstones: Doctor Sleep | If It Bleeds | Black House | The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon


wp-1593456679689.jpgThe Eve Illusion by Tom & Giovanna Fletcher:

My sister bought me a copy of this as a belated Easter present. I still need to read the first one, it’s near the top of my TBR so will definitely be reading them asap! I’ve heard nothing but positive things about them.

Buy from: Waterstones Hive


wp-1593458388691.jpgBurn by Patrick Ness:

I was ecstatic when I received a copy of this. Patrick Ness is one of my absolute favourite authors and I’ve been looking forward to Burn since it was announced. This is going straight to the top of my TBR, I cannot contain my excitement!

Pre order: Waterstones Hive


wp-1588107141949.jpgDragon Mountain by Katie & Kevin Tsang:

Yes, I did scream when I found this waiting for me on my doorstop. Anyone who knows me will know how much I adore their books, and there are Dragons, DRAGONS! Huge thanks to Simon & Schuster for providing a free review copy and the Dragon top trumps!

Pre order: Waterstones Hive


wp-1592673532008.jpgRose, Interrupted by Patrice Lawrence:

This was gifted to me by teapartyprincess in a wishlist exchange, I’ve been eager to read this for ages so this will definitely be going towards the top of my TBR pile. I’m so ridiculously excited!

Buy from: Waterstones Hive


wp-1579284750754.jpgGrief Angels by David Owen:

This was also a wishlist gift from Andrew. This is one of my absolute favourite ever books and you can bet I’m planning an imminent re-read. I cannot recommend David’s books enough. You can read my review here.

Buy from: Waterstones Hive


wp-1592667490663.jpgThe Potion Diaries by Amy Alward:

I adored the Jinxed duology and been eager to read this trilogy for ages. I received it from bookishbitsblogblog in a wishlist gift exchange, I’ve heard nothing but excellent things about them, I’m looking forward to losing myself in it asap.

Buy from: Waterstones Hive


wp-1592494651802.jpgThe Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins:

It’s in my hands!! I was so ridiculously excited about this and impatiently awaiting my copy to arrive and after a couple of damaged copies, I finally have one in my hands. I can’t wait to return to Panem and find out more about Snow.

Buy from: Waterstones Hive


wp-1592666483702.jpgAgain Again by E. Lockhart & Midnight’s Twins by Holly Race:

I was so excited when the lovely people at Hot Key Books sent me free review copies of these beauties for the blog tours. I can’t wait lose myself in these in July. You can check out my tour posts for Midnight’s Twins here and Again Again here. They both sound amazing and I can’t wait to get stuck into them!

Buy Again Again from: Waterstones Hive

Buy Midnight’s Twins from: Waterstones Hive


wp-1592674311635.jpgKillian’s Dead and May Day by Josie Jaffrey:

I received free review copies of these from Josie. I’m a sucker for vampire books and jumped at the chance to read and review these in July. I’m really excited to get stuck in, keep an eye out for my review in the coming weeks.

Buy from Josie’s shop/Amazon: Killian’s Dead May Day


wp-1592769880219.jpgMohinder’s War by Bali Rai:

This was sent to me by Bloomsbury Education as part of the blog tour which was a lovely surprise, Mohinder’s War sounds right up my street. This will be my first book by Bali Rai I read, I’ve heard excellent things about them and will definitely be buying some soon. You can read the tour post here.

Buy from: Waterstones Hive


Have you read any of these? I’d love to know you thought, let me know in the comments!












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