Coffee and … My October Book Haul

Another month, another coffee and haul post. Join me?

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The Coffee:

This week, I’m drinking a surprise coffee which Husband brought home on a recent trip away. It was roasted by Yorks Coffee Roasters in Birmingham, but I have no idea what the coffee itself is because the label got smudged to the point of being unreadable on the journey North. It’s very tasty all the same.

The Books:



The Boneless Mercies by April Genevieve Tucholke. A dark fantasy novel about four girls hired to kill. That’s all I needed to read before this beauty was in my arms and heading to the nearest till.

A Blade So Black by L. L. McKinney. This one was pitched to me as a dark and twisty Alice in Wonderland retelling, with a black female lead and hints of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I am all here for this. I love Alice, and I am really enjoying retellings this year.


Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor. I absolutely love Laini Taylor’s work. Strange the Dreamer is one of my favourite books ever, so of course I grabbed the sequel the second it was available.


Vengeful by V.E. Schwab. I haven’t read Vicious yet. Did this stop me from buying the beautiful hardback edition of the sequel? No. No it did not. V.E. Schwab says these books are perfect for people who like X-Men and Hannibal. Hello yes. It me.


The Way Past Winter by Kiran Millwood Hargrave. I love this woman’s writing, her magical worlds and the wonderful cosy feeling I get when reading her books. I’ve heard great things about this.


That’s Not What Happened by Kody Keplinger. I’ve been hearing about this book everywhere, and after I heard Jess review it on her You Tube channel I knew I had to get a copy.

Heartstopper by Alice Oseman. The second I found out that Heartstopper was on Kickstarter I signed up. I have been waiting excitedly for it to arrive and now it is here! More Alice Oseman can only be a good thing.

Proofs / Advanced Copies


Evermore by Sara Holland. Everless is one of the best books I’ve read this year. It turned out to be a huge surprise for me, so when I was offered the chance to read and review an advanced copy of the sequel, I jumped at it. I am really excited to read this. Thanks so much to Emily from Glasstown Entertainment for this opportunity.

Glass Town Wars by Celia Rees. Tom and Augusta meet in a virtual world to combine their forces to save a kingdom. It’s inspired by the Bronte siblings, and it sounds brilliant. Thank you to Mollie from Pushkin Press for offering me this one!

White Feather by Catherine and David MacPhail. This is about a boy, Tony, whose brother died in the first world war. Charlie was executed as a coward. It’s a pretty gritty topic for a younger age group, so I am really interested to see how this is approached. Thanks to the wonderful Kirstin at Barrington Stoke for the review copy.

The Dark Vault by V.E. Schwab. I cannot tell you how excited I was to receive this from the lovely Lydia at Titan Books. I have swiftly become a huge fan of Victoria’s work, and this sounds super-dark and creepy which is completely my thing. I’m planning to dive into this at an upcoming reading date, so if all has gone to plan, I’ll be well into the story by the time you read this post. I’ll see you on the other side.



Lethal White by Robert Galbraith. Yay! I got a book present this month. Husband and the small child bought be this one because I have been illing (ugh! chest infections suck). I love the Cormoran Strike series, so I was really happy the boys bought me this.

Audible Credit

As you’ll know if you’ve read any of my haul posts, I’m collecting the audiobooks of Harry Potter (read by Stephen Fry), so of course this month’s credit was spent on Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

What do you think of this month’s selection? What books have you been adding to your TBR this month? 

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  1. I’m planning ti read The Boneless Mercies and That’s Not What Happened at some point too, and White Feather is my CR. I’m really enjoying it si far, and I’m looking forward to finding out what really happened to Charlie as it goes on 😊
    Amy x

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