Coffee and… September Book Haul

Time for me to show off all the books I should not have bought since my last haul, as well as lovely ARCS and Proofs I’ve been sent. Join me in a coffee?

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The Coffee: 

This week, I’m drinking Tweega a Tanzanian coffee from Steampunk Coffee roasters in Berwick. I chose it for the name, and because I don’t think I’ve even knowingly drunk a Tanzanian coffee before. I have my trusty Ravenclaw mug: I always feel at my most Ravenclaw surrounded by new books.

The Books:


Seven Days of You by Cecelia Vinesse

The lovely Amy of Golden Books Girl sent me this one to cheer me up during my  post-operative recovery. She chose something that wasn’t my normal style but that she thought I would enjoy. I think it sounds great and I’m looking forward to reading it!

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

You must have heard of this one, unless you’ve been living under a rock. I’ve heard so much about it, both as a book and a TV show, that I need to experience both for myself, starting with the book. Obviously.


The No Where Girls by Amy Reed

I was sent this proof from the wonderful Atom to review and I have heard so many amazing things about this book! If you haven’t seen it already, do check out Zoe’s review of this on No Safer Place.  I plan to review this one on the blog next Friday, so keep an eye out for that!


99 Red Balloons by Elisabeth Carpenter

I won this one in a giveaway by the author. Regular readers of my blog will know that I am a sucker for a thriller with a twist, and this is exactly what this book promises. I have also been informed that, as a parent, it is going to shred my nerves to pieces. What’s not to love?

S.T.A.G.S by M.A. Bennett

I sat on the fence for a while before buying this one. It was a recommendation from Louise at Book Murmuration that gave me the push to pick this up. Lousie recommends the most amazing books and regularly show cases books I wouldn’t have otherwise heard of. If you’re not already following her, you really should! S.T.A.G.S sounds like a dark, twisty Hunger Games, which is right up my street. I’m looking forward to getting my teeth into this one.



Hera’s Terrible Trap and Here Comes Hercules by Stella Tarakson

These proof copies came from the fabulous Sweet Cherry for me to read and review with the boy. Our last joint reads were a big hit and I hope that these two will be too. I’ve always loved Greek Mythology and can’t wait to share these with S.


The 13th Reality – Journal of Curious Letters by James Dashner

Another proof from the lovely Sweet Cherry. I am a big fan of James Dashner’s work, so jumped at the chance to read and review this one. I have written a mini review as part of my weekly round up here, as I am due to be involved in a blog tour for it to share all my more detailed thoughts!


Planet Adventures: The Lost Moon by Pat Roper

I was sent this from Burst to read with S. We have made a start on it and it’s a hit so far. It’s a fun adventure story about the solar system. Educational and entertaining; my Ravenclaw heart is happy.


Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland

Our Chemical Hearts was sent to me by Readers First (both the site and the book were recommendations from the aforementioned Louise), and I loved it. You can read my review here.


Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

It seems like everyone has been talking about this lately. I picked this one up when I accidentally (on purpose) fell into a book shop with the biggest book hangover after finishing a Jay Kristoff book. Of course I bought more Kristoff.

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

I sent Husband in to buy this one. The YA section is not his natural habitat, and he thought I was trying to embarrass him by making him ask for something that wasn’t real. Do I need to explain why I bought this one? Heartbreak. Trauma. Everyone is raving about it.


The Things We Learn When We’re Dead by Charlie Laidlaw

The author sent me this one to review and it sounds fabulous! It’s a modern retelling of The Wizard of Oz for adults. I’m looking forward to reading it.


Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

The only explanation I should need here is why I didn’t pick this up before now. The answer to that: I. Do. Not. Know. I’ve heard nothing but excellent things about Warbringer.


Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff

Read the Netgalley arc. Loved the story. Saw the signed copy in Waterstones. Bought it. I cannot rave enough about this one. I loved it so much.


The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James

This is another that shouldn’t really need an explanation. I have been wanting to get my hands on this since I first heard it being raved about at YALC. I’ve managed to avoid almost all spoilers for it so far and am really looking forward to reading it.


The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth

Fabulous humans from Penguin sent me this one to read and review. It’s also my book club’s pick for this month, and I’ve recently finished it, so you’ll be able to read my review here on Friday!


Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

I picked this one up as part of a special offer because it sounded like something I want to read: royalty, magic, a life and death fight to be crowned, fire and posion. These are all my favourite things. I’ve also discovered it’s part of a series, so I guess I’ll be getting the rest soon!

Cell 7 by Kerry Drewery

#SundayYA introduced me to this one during a chat with the author. It sounds amazing! A world where justice is decided via a TV show. I love all things dystopian, and have heard excellent things about this and the sequel.

The rest of this month’s new additions are ebooks:

Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick

Not my usual kind of book, I’ll grant you that. But I adore Anna Kendrick. She’s so sweet and funny!

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

I’ve been meaning to get my hands on this for some time. I think I may be the only person who hasn’t already read it. It’s one I really hope to get around to reading soon!

Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart

I’ve heard so many good things about this. A story about reinventing yourself with thriller twists. It sounds like a nerve-wracking read!

So many new books! Feels like I have been writing this post forever! What books have you been hauling this month? Did any of these take your fancy? 

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