Febuary Wrap-Up/Book Haul + an announcement 

The month of Febuary was a suprisingly good reading month for me that leads me to be very optimistic for the month of March. I read some pretty amazing novels in Febuary and I know for sure that there are plenty of amazing books in store for the month ahead. I also recieved some pretty cool books in Febuary both from Netgalley and in the mail that I am looking forward to reading in the coming months. 

First my Febuary Book Haul:

NetGalley Books:

Quests of the Kings by Robert Evert 

The List by Patricia Forde 

The Suffering Tree by Elle Cosimano 

Welcome to the Slipstream by Natalka Burian

Hello Me, It’s You by Anonymous, Hannah Todd 

Bad Girl Gone by Temple Mathews

The Ship by Antonia Honeywall

Rose Petal Graves by Olivia Wildenstein

The Resistance: United in Love 

Mail Books:

And I Darken by Kiersten White (Signed copy!!!)

Armor for Orchids by Diana Anderson-Tyler

I read this one in January as an e-arc and the author kindly decided to send me a physical finished copy for my book shelves!

February Wrap-Up

Aftercare Instructions by Bonnie Pipkin

I loved this book so much it was beautifully done. Check out me thoughts here.

Quests of the Kings by Robert Evert 

This book had so much potential, but I didn’t enjoy it as much I wanted to. Read my review here.

The List by Patricia Forde 

This book was everything to me! I thought it was absolutely beautiful and so reminiscent of my childhood. Read more of my thoughts on this book here.

Mask of Shadows by Lindsey Miller 

This book is a great example of what fantasy could be. A review will be posted closer to the release date. 
Hello Me, It’s You by anonymous, Hannah Todd

I knew that I would love this sweet little book of letters. Read my review here.

Use the Force by Joshua P. Warren

I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this book, check out my thoughts here. 
The Announcement

For a long time I have had a bookstagram that I had been sorely neglecting. I am excited to say that I will no longer be neglecting it! I hope to post at least once everyday on my instagram account @the_book_raven

I love taking pictures, especially of books, but for some reason I have always been lazy with my bookstagram and I want to stop that behavior once and for all! It’s time to get myself to be more responsible and do the things I wish to do. 
Thank you all for reading! I hope you enjoyed this post. Have you read any of the books meantioned in this post? If so, what did you think of them? Do you have any book recommendations? I’m always looking for more awesome books! Let me know your thoughts in the comments. 

-Till next time!

January Haul 2017 

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kaufman

Golden Son by Pierce Brown 

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare 

Teardrop by Lauren Kate 

I’ll be there by Holly Goldberg Sloan

Reached by Ally Condie 

Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye 

Everything I never told you by Celeste Ng

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes 

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

From NetGalley 

The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui

The Book of Snow by Robert Seatter

Aftercare Instructions by Bonnie Pipkin

This month I recived 13 different books and read 5 I need to slow down my intake and read more books then I receive and so I put myself on a mini-ban where for every two books I read I am allowed one. Hopefully this works. I’m keeping my fingers crossed. 

Thank you for reading! Have you read any of these books? If so let me know what you thought of them. All thoughts are welcome in the comments below. 

-Till next time!

Sadness: The Story of a Book Unhaul

There comes a time in life when you realize that you have a serious problem and if you don’t make a point to fix it right then and there it will forever be broken. 

There comes a time where you realize that you are running out of shelf space and you can’t buy a new shelf anytime soon. 

There comes a time where you realize that many books on said bookshelves are just taking up space and you just need to push yourself to let them go. 

Now’s the time when all these things have come to pass. 

Now’s the time to mourn and let go. 

Goodbye my sweet books, I shall miss you, but your time has come and gone and I need to move on. 

The time for my first ever voluntary book unhaul is here. 

The purge has begun! 

First up on the chopping block is The Last Place on Earth

The beautiful galaxy cover of this book has deceived me. This book is a Dnf I won’t miss (it kills me to say this about a book) it could have been so good, but it burned me bad. I have so many trust issues after this book. 

Next to go is an extra copy of Jane Eyre

This is a painless release because I still own a copy. I really need to create more room on my shelves. I have so many books I want to read and not nearly enough room to keep them. 

The disappointing sadness that is Go Ask Alice 

Another book that could have been fantastic, but the difference is that this one is purposefully deceptive. It makes me so sad that this was falsely marketed for years. The fact that I read it recently and didn’t found out till I was half-way through made me feel cheated. One of the biggest disappointments of my entire reading career. 

School oldies: The Power and the Glory & Cry the Beloved Country

These two were Ap English reads that while somewhat interesting to read the one time through, are not books I am interested in re-reading. So, these books sadly must go. 

An impulse library buy: The Thief

At one point in my life, I might have been interested in this. It has been on my shelf for way to long and I have no desire to read it. 

Unnecessary Series: Mercy and Dreaming Awake

I probably would have enjoyed this one, but I don’t see myself buying the first book and it felt like I was holding on to it for too long. It saddens me, but this book will be leaving my home. 

I no longer have a desire to read this series. I only ever got book one and I never felt motivated to read it, so I guess this is goodbye? 

The time has come to say goodbye, to lovely homes I hope you fly. Please be found by those who appreciate, your somewhat weird acquired taste. Goodbye my loves, stories that were just not part of my fate. Whether or not I enjoyed you doesn’t matter, what matters is you are free to date! 

I really enjoyed writing this somewhat quirky little post. I hope you liked it. Thanks for reading!

 What books have you had to unhaul? What was your most disappointing read? Let me know your thoughts in the comments. 

I hope you are having a great day/night/week. 

-Till next time!

November 2016 Book Haul

November is the beggining of the winter air. A time to settle down and reflect. A time of shopping and getting ready for Christmas and a time for reading. 

This month, I have had the pleasure to be on the recieving end of five lovely books. So without further ado, here is my November book haul!

The Summoning, The Awakening, and The Reckoning by Kelley Armstrong 

I was so excited to find The Summoning trilogy all together at a thrift store. I had wanted to read these books for a very long time and I was estatic to finally add them to my collection!

Chloe Saunders sees dead people. Yes, like in the films. The problem is, in real life saying you see ghosts gets you a one-way ticket to the psych ward. And at 15, all Chloe wants to do is fit in at school and maybe get a boy to notice her. But when a particularly violent ghost haunts her, she gets noticed for all the wrong reasons. Her seemingly crazed behaviour earns her a trip to Lyle House, a centre for disturbed teens.

At first Chloe is determined to keep her head down. But then her roommate disappears after confessing she has a poltergeist, and some of the other patients also seem to be manifesting paranormal behaviour. Could that be a coincidence? Or is Lyle House not quite what it seems…? Chloe realizes that if she doesn’t uncover the truth, she could be destined for a lifetime in a psychiatric hospital. Or could her fate be even worse…? Can she trust the other kids in the home, and does she dare reveal her dark secret?

A Tragic Kind of Wonderful by Eric Lindstrom

I had recieved an arc of A Tragic Kind of Wonderful earlier this month and I absolutely loved it!

Check out my review here.

Check out my A Tragic Kind of Wonderful inspired poem here.
Go Ask Alice by Anonymous 

Go Ask Alice has been a book on my mind for a very long time. The fact that it is a true diary written by a girl who committed suicide saddened and intrigued me. I hope to read this book soon and relay my thoughts with the reverence that a story like this deserves. 

What books are a part of your November Book Haul? Are any of the books I’ve meantioned on your reading list? If you have read any of these books what did you think? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

-Till next time!