January Book Haul

Book Haul

Hey everyone!

I recently did a pretty big haul from Ebay, Barnes & Noble, and my Book of the month subscription. I definitely had to start 2020 off correctly so here is the huge list of books that have bombarded my mailbox this first week of the new year.


When I was Invisible

Dorothy Koomson

The Bookshop of Yesterdays

Amy Meyerson

P.S. I Like You

Kasie West

Little Book of House Plants and Other Greenery

Emma Sibley

How to Raise a Plant: and Make It Love You Back

Morgan Doane

A Secret History of Witches: A Novel

Louisa Morgan

How to Find Love in a Bookshop

Veronica Henry

By The Book: A Novel

Julia Sonneborn

Murder on Millionaires’ Row: A Mystery

Erin Lindsey

Things In Jars: A Novel

Jess Kidd

Get a Life, Chloe Brown: A Novel

Talia Hibbert


I told you it was a huge list!

We went all out and the only downside to this is that my TBR list has gotten that much longer… All well! This year I am setting my goal at 50 books read and so far I’m two down.

As always, let me know if any of there are on your TBR or if you have already read them.

Until next time, happy reading!

Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt #Booktag

Boot Tag

Here’s another Book tag! I found this beauty of a scavenger hunt on the Secret Library Book Blog and just had to do it! I have a bunch of books and I think it’ll be a fun challenge for me to actually find books matching the challenge!

Here we go!

Find an author name or title with a Z in it

Boris Pasternak’s Doctor Zhivago

Find a classic

A great classic we have in our library is Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe.

Find a book with a key on it

Yikes! I searched high and low for a book with a key on it and I can’t believe that we don’t have one.

Find something on your bookshelf that is not a book

Aside from nicknacks that represent books or themes on the shelves, we also have my boyfriend’s records. Patsy Cline Reminds me of cool breezy days like the ones we have been having lately, so I decided to go with this record of hers.

Find the oldest book on your shelf

This is the oldest book in our library and it actually is a textbook that belonged to one of my boyfriend’s grandparents.

Find a book with a woman on it

I love this soft and elegant cover.

Find a book that has an animal in it

Marley and Me is such a bittersweet read that I enjoyed, but would not read again.

Find a book with a male protagonist

James Hook’s point of view and a look into his past with Peter Pan.

Find a book with only words on the cover

Fun fact about Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes, it is the only novel my boyfriend has willingly finished.

Find a book with illustrations in it

Charles Tritten’s Jack and Jill we found in an antique store in Prescott Arizona.

Find a book with gold lettering

I have a few gold lettering books, but I wanted a book from my favorite series to make an appearance on this list. So the final book of The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini.

Find a diary, true or fictional

The only book that I would consider being close to a diary in my library is The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. This is a great book that makes me laugh and cry everytime I read it.

Find a book written by an author with a common surname (like Smith)

Arthur Miller has a pretty common last name in my opinion.

Find a favorite childhood book

Here is a two for one! Little Raccoon and the Outside World is my boyfriend’s favorite childhood book, and Scamp The Adventures of a Little Puppy is mine. Another fun fact, my dog is named Scamp after this little guy.

Find a book on your shelf that takes place in the earliest time period

Our winner for the earliest time period is Shakespeare’s Macbeth taking place in the 11th century.

Find a hardback book without a jacket

I have a bunch of books without jackets and we randomly pulled John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath out of the fray.

Find a teal/turquoise coloured book

Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli is just one of those books I could reread every year. It is just such a feel good story!

Find a book with stars on it

Though it’s hard to see in the picture there are stars on this cover.

Find a non YA book

I’m a sucker for Margaret Moore’s stories and love the way the characters feel so real.

Find a book with a beautiful cover

This cover is one of my favorites because of its design and style it is drawn in.

This was great and I had so much fun looking for the books! I even roped my boyfriend into helping, so that was a plus. I think this really gives everyone a chance to show whats on their shelves.

Have you done this challenge? If you have let me know! I’d love to read your answers.

Until next time!