Book Haul – April 2023

I was really hoping to slow down on getting new books this month. I was actually doing pretty good until I became obsessed with The Raven Boys and ordered the entire series and an associated trilogy. Then things really went off the rails with two B&N visits within the last week in addition to ordering several special editions online. I was so close to making it until the end of the month. I went over 20 DAYS without going into a bookshop. Unfortunately, it only seems to have made the rebound even worse. lol. I did check fewer things out from the library, though, and only bought a few ebooks/audiobooks that were on sale or could be purchased with credits. ARCs weren’t totally out of control either, but I did get a few more than last month. All in all, I’m happy with what I’ve got. I just wish I’d managed a little more self control, which is the story of my life when it comes to books. 🙂

ARCs

We Could Be So Good by Cat Sebastian, Straight Expectations by Calum McSwiggan, He Who Drowned the World by Shelley Parker-Chan, Infinity Gate by M. R. Carey, Blade of Dream by Daniel Abraham

Dark Moon Shallow Sea by David R. Slayton, A Circle of Stars by Craig Montgomery, The Hunter’s Lament by Steve Pannett, Three Meant To Be by MN Bennet

Digital Purchases (Audiobooks & ebooks)

Revenant Prince by T. A. Hernandez, Senlin Ascends by Josiah Bancroft, Siren Queen by Nghi Vo, The Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter

Physical Purchases

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater, The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater, Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater, Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater

Greywaren by Maggie Stiefvater, Mister Impossible by Maggie Stiefvater, Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros, A Door in the Dark by Scott Reintgen, Happy Place by Emily Henry

In the Lives of Puppets by TJ Klune, Cataclysm by Lydia Kang, One for My Enemy by Olivie Blake, Spell Bound by F.T. Lukens, Master of One by Jaida Jones & Dani Bennett

I Am Not Your Chosen One by Evelyn Benvie, Ravensong by Cayla Fay, Solitaire by Alice Oseman, A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine, A Desolation Called Peace by Arkady Martine

Library Books

Bitter Medicine by Mia Tsai, The Lies of the Ajungo by Moses Ose Utomi, Cross Fire by Fonda Lee, Quest for Planet X by Tessa Gratton

Are any of these books on your TBR? Have you read any of them? If so, let me know in the comments!

8 thoughts on “Book Haul – April 2023

    • I just finished The Lies of the Ajungo yesterday and really liked it. I’m enjoying Infinity Gate so far. It’s really fascinating, but I think it would have been easier to follow some of it if I had the text. I’ve had to go back and listen to some parts again and often forget the different characters because it jumps between people quite a bit.

  1. I definitely want to read the Daniel Abraham and very jealous that can get it as an ARC. I didn’t get on at all with Senlin Ascends and it was a DNF but I know that lots of other people love it. Hope you enjoy your mega haul

    • Thanks! I’m looking forward to the Abraham book too. I enjoyed the first book and am curious to see where the story goes next. I’ve seen mixed things about Senlin Ascends, but I figured I’d pick it up since it was on sale.

  2. Wow, lots of good stuff here! I can’t judge your book haul as I bought quite a few books in April, too…my birthday was my excuse. 😛 When it became clear FOURTH WING wasn’t going to be in either of my book subs I decided to buy the B&N special edition. I have cautiosly higher expectations for it given the buzz. We’ll see!

  3. I think the reason why I don’t do book bans or prevent myself from buying books for a period of time is that when I end up “allowing” myself to shop again, I end up going way overboard, lol. But I think this is something all of us book lovers can relate to big time! 😂 There are so many awesome books on here—many I also can’t wait to read and I hope you enjoy all of the ones you haven’t read yet!

Leave a Reply