Book Haul Books

August Book Haul!

Hi everyone,

I can’t believe how quickly the months are going. September is upon us, and my kids are both in school, so I will actually have some free time from now on! πŸ™‚

In terms of book hauls, I’m trying to be really good lately. I’m trying to make a dent in my TBR as well as taking some time off reviewing, but I’m getting back into it slowly. Needless to say, my hauls are considerably lower these past few months as I try to get through some of my own books.

I did buy some great books in August, as well as being lucky enough to receive some highly anticipated review copies as well, so in terms of quality, this month’s haul is one of my faves for sure. Read on to see what I’ve gotten…

  1. The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett
  2. The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
  3. The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie
  4. The Adversary by Emmanuel Carrere
  5. Force of Nature by Jane Harper
  6. All The Wicked Girls by Chris Whittaker
  7. Need to Know by Karen Cleveland
  8. Frostbood by Elly Blake
  9. The Twelve by Justin Cronin
  10. Song of Edmon by Adam Burch
  11. Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas
  12. Together by Julie Cohen
  13. The Dragon Blade: The Reborn King by Michael R. Miller
  14. Licensed to Thrill by Diane Capri
  15. Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan
  16. The Chalk Man by CJ Tudor
  17. Vicious Circle by C. J. Box
  18. Liar Liar by M. J. Arlidge
  19. Dark Pines by Will Dean
  20. Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan
  21. Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff
  22. The Late Show by Michael Connelly
  23. The Collector by Fiona Cummins
  24. Artemis by Andy Weir
  25. Wonder Woman Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
  26. Nyxia by Scott Reintgen
  27. The Plea by Steve Cavanagh
  28. Daisychain by GJ Moffat
  29. Nos-4A2 by Joe Hill
  30. The Fourteenth Letter by Claire Evans

Thirty books in August isn’t too bad, especially considering I managed to read 19 books during the same month. Although, I’ve only read two books from this list! My current Goodreads challenge tally is 133 books read this year, and my goal was 52, so I’m happy enough with that!

Are there any books on here you’ve read? Or want to read? Do let me know in the comments! πŸ™‚

And as per usual, a few photos, including this months Illumicrate…


Book Haul Books

December Book Haul

Hi everyone,

I’m tentatively returning to the blog after Christmas and New Year, and what better place to start than with all of the books that I got during December. If you’re new to this book haul post, these are books that I have bought, ARC’S, Netgalley and review copies during the previous month!

So, December. I was doing so well early on! I hadn’t got that many books, and then all of a sudden BOOM!!! Books, everywhere!!! So without further ado, here are all of the lovely books that I got in December…

  1. Every Time A Bell Rings by Carmel Harrington
  2. Rupture by Ragnar JΓ³nasson
  3. Blood Money by Doug Richardson
  4. The Missing by Caroline Eriksson
  5. The Deep Blue Goodbye by John D. McDonald
  6. Black Fridays by Michael Sears
  7. The Unseeing by Anna Mazzola
  8. The Bone Field by Simon Kernick
  9. The One by John Marrs
  10. The Owl Always Hunts At Night by Samuel Bjork
  11. Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney
  12. The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman
  13. I Am Death by Chris Carter
  14. Kill The Father by Sandrone Dazieri
  15. Tennison by Lynda LaPlante
  16. Deep Down Dead by Steph Broadribb
  17. The Dry by Jane Harper
  18. My Sister by Michelle Adams
  19. Boundary by Andree A Michaud
  20. Sparkle Shot by Lina Chern
  21. Jeopardy Surface by Sheri Leigh Horn
  22. When We Go Missing by Kristen Twardowski
  23. The Truth Will Out by Brian Cleary
  24. American Gods by Neil Gaiman
  25. Fellside by M. R. Carey
  26. The Secret by Katerina Diamond
  27. The Vanished by Lotte and Soren Hammer
  28. Slash; The Autobiography by Slash
  29. This Savage Song by V. E. Schwab
  30. Defender by G X Todd
  31. The Girl In The Ice by Lotte and Soren Hammer
  32. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  33. The Father by Anto Svensson
  34. The Falling Detective by Christoffer Carlsson
  35. Chaos by Patricia Cornwell
  36. Duskfall by Christopher Husberg
  37. Kill File by Christopher Farnsworth
  38. The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King
  39. In The Darkness by Karin Fossum
  40. The Fallen by Michael Wood

And there you have it, with pictures too πŸ™‚

Have you read any of these? Any that stand out for you? Do let me know in the comments below!


Books Weekly Wrap Up

Weekly Wrap Up May 15thΒ 

Hi all!

Super short wrap up this week! I only managed to read ONE book!!! πŸ™ˆ I’ve had a very busy week though so it was to be expected! 

I read Deadly Harvest by Michael Stanley and thoroughly enjoyed it! I’m on the blog tour for this so you’ll have to wait for my review until June 2nd but I gave it 4⭐️ on Goodreads and would definitely recommend it! 😊

I got to take part in a blog tour for MJ Lee’s City of Shadows this week too, and you can catch my review HERE.

There was a Q&A with David Jackson, author of A Tapping at my Door on Friday, along with the first Sucker For A Series post! You can read those posts by clicking on the relevant links below:

Q&A with David Jackson
Sucker For A Series
I also took part in the My A-Z of Books tag which was fun! You can read that post here πŸ‘‰πŸΌ My A-Z of Books
Lastly I turned 30 on Friday the 13th, and I had asked my husband for 30 books! (What else would a bookworm ask for?! πŸ˜‚) I was lucky enough to get 30+, and they will all feature in the May Book Haul post in early June. Here’s a sneak peek though: 

There’s way too many to put in here! πŸ˜‚

So that’s basically been my bookish week! I’ve started reading My Girl by Jack Jordan in prep for the blog tour in June too! So busy busy πŸ˜ŠπŸ“–

Thanks for reading! πŸ“š

2016 Book Haul Books TBR Books

Book Haul!

New year, new books… Right?! Just me?? πŸ˜‚


I have been reading (I’m on book 14 of the year!) but not reviewing this week, so I decided I’d do a post on the books I’ve bought so far this year!


I’ve been (relatively) restrained in my book purchasing in the last couple of months, but I’ve managed to buy quite a few in the past two weeks!


So without further ado…


The Book Depository.Β 


The first, The Long Way To A Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers, I have wanted for ages purely based on its cover. I love all things galaxy related so this beautiful cover caught my eye early on.

The second book I bought from them was Motive by Jonathan Kellerman. I’m amassing a collection of his Alex Delaware novels, and this one I didn’t have!

This site is fast becoming a favourite of mine! It’s an Irish based online second hand bookshop. Best of all, the books are all €2 each! Yes, TWO EURO!!! This is the second time I’ve bought books from them, and they are excellent! The books are in perfect condition, and delivery is also very quick. Here’s a pic of my haul from them!

I got two Agatha Christie novels (I’ve never read anything by her!), more Kellerman books (both Jonathan and Faye), some more true crime from Ann Rule, a John Sandford (I’m slowly collecting his Prey series too), Simon Kernick, Chelsea Cain and PJ Tracy, and I had to buy Confessions of a Shopaholic as I loved the movie! 😊




I had vouchers that I got for Christmas, and I had looked once or twice since then to see if I could find anything but nothing caught my eye. I went in this morning and came upon these four beauties. Thanks to the voucher and loyalty points, they only cost me €3! A steal for 4 newly published books! πŸ˜‰



Last but not least, here is what I’ve bought myself to read on my KINDLE:

I’ve been missing Jack Reacher lately (I’m saving Make Me) so I got all the short stories and read them all this week! (I also read the James Carol ones)



I also purchased-

The Cold Cold Ground by Adrian McKinty

The Missing and The Dead by Stuart Macbride

The Lost Boy by Camilla Lackberg

The Chemistry of Death by Simon Beckett

The Blind Goddess by Anne Holt

The Samaritan by Mason Cross

The Cross: An Eddie Flynn Novella by Steve Cavanagh.


Add them together and I think I’ve bought 30 BOOKS since January 1st 2016 but shhhhh….

I have nothing to read! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚


And to punctuate that sentence, here’s my current physical TBR bookshelves…



OUT OF CONTROL!!!!! πŸ˜ŠπŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“šβ€οΈ

What have you bought lately?! Any of the above?! Do leave me a comment below! πŸ˜‰πŸ“š


What I’ve bought…

The long and the short of this post is I should be denied access to the Internet, or else have my card cut up πŸ˜„

Of late, most evenings I find myself browsing Amazon to see if there’s anything good out to read, and needless to say at least one item gets added to the wish list or the basket!!  I decided I’d do a quick post of what I’ve gotten lately, both print and Kindle books, along with a book from Rick O’Shea’s book club swap page!

1- Her by Harriet Lane


2- Rules of Prey by John Sandford



Books 3-8 are by Camilla Lackberg








9- RJ Ellory Saints of New York



10- Red Dragon by Thomas Harris



11- The Stranger by Harlan Coben



12- Blood On Snow by Jo Nesbo



13- The Missing by Chris Mooney



14- Ash by Jason Brant (Kindle)



15- Black Wood by SJI Holliday (Kindle)


16- The Swimmer by Joakim Zander (Kindle)


17- Someone Else’s Skin by Sarah Hilary


18- Normal by Graeme Cameron



19- Blood Test by Jonathan Kellerman



20- After The Silence by Jake Woodhouse



21- The Good Girl by Mary Kubica (Kindle)



22- Philomena by Martin Sixsmith (Kindle) 


So, there you have it! 22 books, and in a relatively short period of time! πŸ˜„ let me know what you have read out of this substantial haul! Fingers crossed you discover a new author for yourself! 

Happy reading! 😊 



Book Haul

It’s been ages since I’ve posted so I’m going to do a book haul! πŸ™‚

I spend a lot of money on books (why lie?!) but lately when I’m shopping (online) I always seem to end up buying decent quality second hand books instead of brand new copies. I find it great, especially if I find an author I like, as it makes buying more than one of a series much more affordable! Which brings me to my most recent purchases…

Jack Kerley is a name i saw mentioned on goodreads so I figured I’d give his books a shot! The usual premise of a main detective character and a decent plot line with some gruesome murders thrown in will always capture my attention!

So far, I have bought the first 7 books in the Carson Ryder detective series, and I’m currently reading book 3 “The Broken Souls” (UK Title). I find myself finishing one and immediately moving onto the next, which for me, means I’m pretty much hooked!

If you like a fairly decent whodunnit with a few plot twists along the way, then these books are for you! Also, they are easy to read even with a lot of detail!!!

Book 1

Book 2


Book 3


Book 4


Book 5


Book 6


Book 7