Book Haul: February 2018

Hi, readers!

Today I’m sharing all the books I acquired this month. Per usual, there are a lot of books here, so I think we’ll jump right to it!


The Balcony by Jane Delury (out March 27)

This is a multi-generational novel, which is one of my favorite kinds! This book follows the family and staff living in a small village outside Paris.

The Echo Killing by Christi Daughtery (out March 13)

This mystery/thriller follows Harper, a crime reporter with a painful and traumatic past. Harper is investigating a new case that is eerily similar to the murder of her own mother, fifteen years ago.

Fight No More by Lydia Millet (out June 12)

Pulitzer Prize nominee Millet is back with a new short story collection! This book promises satire and bizarre stories. I’m a little skeptical of this work but I’m game for the ride!

Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh (out March 8)

It’s the newest book from Mackintosh! I loved her first book, I Let You Go, and DNF her second book, I See You. You can read my review of I See You here. Her newest work follows Anna, who is determined to learn the truths about her parents’ deaths.

The Room on Rue Amélie by Kristin Harmel (out March 27)

This historical fiction novel follows three people as their lives intersect during WWII in France. I have a feeling this will be quite the tearjerker as the blurb says it’s for fans of Kristin Hannah’s The Nightingale.

Stray City by Chelsey Johnson (out March 20)

Sooo this book is not pictured because I forgot to put it in the photo. This book is pitched as an anti-romantic comedy. I’m honestly not sure what this means, but I think this will be a warm and funny novel about different kinds of family.

Tangerine by Christine Mangan (out March 20)

I won’t lie. I initially picked up this book for the fantastic cover, but then the plot summary intrigued me. This book details the life of Alice, her husband John, and her friend Lucy in Tangier as the Alice struggles with her new life and the disappearance of her husband.

Published Books

The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton (out but I have an ARC)

Sooo this book is not pictured because I forgot to put it in the photo. I originally shared my excitement for this book in my post detailing some winter new releases that I was especially excited for. This is a YA book about Camellia, living in a futuristic society in which beauty is prized above all else. The cover art for this book is stunning and I’m really excited to read this!

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

I’ve wanted to read this book for three years and finally (!) bought it at a bookshop for my birthday earlier this month. This is the first book in a fantasy series exploring the notions of parallel Londons and magic. So excited!

Educated by Tara Westover (out but I have an ARC)

Sooo this book is not pictured because I forgot to put it in the photo. As soon as I heard about this book it went right on my TBR. This is a memoir, reminiscent of The Glass Castle, about a young woman’s fight for her education. I think this will be really moving!

Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith

This is the third book in the Cormoran Strike series by J.K. Rowling. This one kicks off with a bloody and mysterious package and gets more gruesome from there. Strike and his assistant must balance their personal and professional lives as everything comes to a head.

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

I’m so excited for Hannah’s newest book! This one follows a family who moves to the Alaskan Wilderness after the patriarch loses his job. This promises to be a beautiful novel about the inner workings of a family, which is something that Hannah writes very well.

The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith

This is the second book in the Cormoran Strike series. I really enjoyed the first book, The Cuckoo’s Calling. This second novel follows Strike as he investigates the disappearance of an author. I’m expecting this mystery to be equally well written and I hear it gets even bloodier as the series continues.

That’s all for now! What books did you pick up this month?

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