Book Haul – May 2023

I think it is safe to say I have a serious problem. lol. May’s book haul was my biggest ever. I bought quite a few books while in Boston, so many I almost had to buy more luggage to carry them back home. I also received some special editions I’ve been waiting on for a while, and I may have splurged on another B&N trip. Book Outlet had another sale, which added even more to this pile, and several publishers reached out to me about physical ARCs that I couldn’t pass up. I’m going to be quiet now and just get to the books because this post is already going to be long enough…


The Midnight Kingdom by Tara Sim, Traitor of Redwinter by Ed McDonald, Emily Wilde’s Map of the Otherlands by Heather Fawcett, OverLondon by George Penney & Tony Johnson

Savage Legion by Matt Wallace, Savage Bounty by Matt Wallace, Savage Crowns by Matt Wallace, Thick As Thieves by M. J. Kuhn

Digital Purchases (Audiobooks & ebooks)

Of War and Ruin by Ryan Cahill, The Unbound Empire by Melissa Caruso

Physical Purchases

Ander & Santi Were Here by Jonny Garza Villa, Some Desperate Glory by Emily Tesh, The Bruising of Qilwa by Naseem Jamnia, The Secret Lives of Country Gentlemen by KJ Charles, Path of Vengeance by Cavan Scott

They Hate Each Other by Amanda Woody, Teacher of the Year by M.A. Wardell, Different for Boys by Patrick Ness, The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare, The Thorns Remain by JJA Harwood

A Magnificent Catastrophe by Edward J. Larson, Early Medieval Europe by Roger Collins, The Birth of the West by Paul Collins, Van Gogh: The Complete Paintings by Ingo F. Walther and Rainer Metzger, The Letters of Vincent Van Gogh by Vincent Van Gogh

The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Art of Prophecy by Wesley Chu, Barbarities Vol. 1 by Tsuta Suzuki, Barbarities Vol. 2 by Tsuta Suzuki, To Shape a Dragon’s Breath by Moniquill Blackgoose

Fake Dates and Mooncakes by Sher Lee, Misrule by Heather Walter, Notes On Your Sudden Disappearance by Alison Espach, Dragonfall by L. R. Lam, Precedent by Daniel Jose Older

Arch-Conspirator by Veronica Roth, Beasts of Ruin by Ayana Gray, Daughter of Redwinter by Ed McDonald, His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik (I actually bought all 9 books in this series 😳), Morrighan by Mary E. Pearson

Library Books

Threads That Bind by Kika Hatzopoulou, The Will of the Many by James Islington, Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

Red Heir by Lisa Henry & Sarah Honey, The City Beautiful by Aden Polydoros, The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh

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

10 thoughts on “Book Haul – May 2023

  1. I love the Melissa Caruso trilogy and can’t wait to read Midnight Kingdom and Traitor of Redwinter.
    I hope you enjoy all of these

  2. I could use your book haul lists as rec lists…and I do and did, lol. Just added those two medieval nonfic books to my TBR. I considered buying James Islington’s book yesterday, but my library is just too good (except they still haven’t bought the two books I requested months ago lol)…they seem to have most new things and with essentially no space left, I had to pass.

    • I had Will of the Many from the library, but didn’t finish it before it became due. There are multiple holds on it. So, I decided to go ahead and buy it rather than put another hold on it. I’ve enjoyed the first half. It’s just such a long book it feels like it’s taking me forever to get through it.

      I’m glad I could help stack your TBR a little more. πŸ™‚

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