Book Haul: July 2019!

by | 2 August 2019 | Books, Life | 10 comments

I don’t normally do book hauls because I don’t normally get all that many books per month. Often, I don’t get one new book every month, so basically: it’d get pretty boring pretty quickly.


Today is an exception. Because all! the! books!! 😍 This month has been pretty bookish, between birthday gifts, books I bought with birthday money, a 2nd hand book fair, and ARCs from the author/publishers! So I’m going to let you admire all the bookish goodies while I try work out how to fit another bookshelf in my room because I’m rapidly running out of room. 🙈



The Selection, The One, The Heir

Kiera Cass

My sister actually found these for me at the 2nd hand book fair, because I read her copies of them a few weeks ago. I promptly adopted them, because who doesn’t want their own copy of a series on their bookshelf?? And for fifty cents each, it’s almost irresistible.



Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

J.K. Rowling

I…already own this. My sole reason for picking it up at the book fair was the pretty cover. 🙈

But just look at that purple cover!




Catherine Jones Payne

I’ve been wanting to read this for an AGE. The cover is designed by my favourite cover artist ever (Kirk DouPonce at Dogeared Design) and it’s so BEAUTIFUL. This book is all about mermaids, murder, and mayhem, so you can bet I’m 100% here for it.

I finally bought an ebook of this with some birthday money and I can’t wait to reeaad!



Angel Eyes trilogy

Shannon Dittemore

I’m still in shock that I stumbled across this entire trilogy at the book fair. In an obscure Aussie town very lacking in good 2nd hand YA books. This. never. happens.

Except apparently it does now. 😱

This has been on my subconscious TBR for so long, I forget about it most of the time, but as soon as I saw this trilogy in the middle of boxes of boring adult books, I snatched it up instantly and may or may not have squealed a little bit too. 😛




K.M. Weiland

I grabbed this one with some birthday money too and it was soooo good. Go read my fangirl spiel about it. 😏



Ender’s Game

Orson Scott Card

I almost missed this at the book fair, but it’s also been on my TBR for ages so I kidnapped (adopted) it too. It has all the sci fi vibes, and while I admit that I know almost nothing about the plot, it has Harrison Ford on the front cover, so that’s a good sign, right? 😂




Sara Ella

I most definitely squealed when I heard that I was getting a PHYSICAL ARC of this beautiful book sent all the way to me. Normally non-US means e-ARCs only, but not this time, and I couldn’t be more thrilled!!

There were some postage issues and delays and the book went to Hawaii for a short holiday before finally arriving to me. But by that point, Thomas Nelson had already posted me a second ARC, so now I have two. 😍 (Although, I’m giving the second one away soon, because I want to spread this amazing story everywhere!)

I’ll have a review of this on the blog at some point, but for now I will say that it was an absolutely amazing story. So raw and hard, but so deep and soul-touching. 💕



To Best the Boys

Mary Weber

To Best the Boys was a birthday gift and I’m so happy to finally a hardcopy to admire on my bookshelf! And to throw at friends so they read it! And to take photos of forevermore! 😍

I might have to reread this now that I have something more than the e-ARC I got earlier in the year.



A Whole New World

Liz Braswell

My amazing friend gave me this for my birthday and I’m so intrigued! I love Aladdin, and this sounds really interesting just after reading the back cover blurb! Fingers crossed that the insides are as good.



The Story Raider

Lindsay A. Franklin

THIS BOOK. *screams forever*

I was soooo happy to get an e-ARC for this, because I’ve been hanging for it ever since I read The Story Peddler (also as an e-ARC 😊). It was SO. GOOD. So swashbuckling and breathtaking and pure epic in so many ways.

My pre-order hasn’t arrived yet so guess who’s back to stalking the mailbox again?



Mark of the Raven

Morgan L. Busse

I’ve been wanting this book since before it released last year, and now it’s finally in my haaaaandssss. 😍

With all these amazing books at my fingertips, I have no idea how I’ll ever choose what to read next. The struggles of a bookworm.


Life After

Julie G. Hall

I got this ebook ‘box set’ as a gift for helping out with Julie Hall’s promo tour! I take a photo and get a book in exchange: YES PLEASE.

I actually started the first book in this series when I first got it in mid-July, but then so many other books distracted me and I feel sorry for it, lost in the middle of this bookish whirlwind. 😛



And I think that’s about all the books I got in the last month! So many new bookish babies and so little time to read. 😬 The struggle is real, guys.


Come chat with me!! What books are on your book haul for July? Do you also need a new bookshelf to fit your books on? 😛

Jane Maree

Jane Maree

Jane Maree is an Australian writer, adventurer at heart, beloved daughter of the King of Kings, and believer in at least six impossible things before breakfast. Raised on fairy tales, scraped knees, and makeshift swords, she has yet to outgrow any of them. In her day job, Jane teaches music and freelances as an editor, but by night she crafts daring stories of broken heroes overcoming extraordinary odds.


  1. Merie Shen

    AWESOME book haul, Jane! I rarely get even one new physical book a month as well, BUT yesterday we went to a 2ndhand bookstore in Seoul and bought so many books that just… made my heart so happy. So now I have like 8 new books on the 1st day of August, lol.

    I still can’t stop fangirling about the Story Raider, though. 🙂 #MoreMor

    • Jane Maree

      Yay!! 2nd hand bookstores are the unsung heroes of our time. 😂

      #MOREMOR FOREVER. I need The Story Hunter asap, please. 😱

  2. Mem

    EEEEEEEEEEEEK ALL THE BOOKS!!! I haven’t read most of these. :-O *adds them all to my tbr list* XP Wayfarer is at the top of my list, I think. 😀 IT LOOKS SO GOOD!!! (Oh, and btw-I started Ender’s Game and I couldn’t finish it because of content so just a heads up. XP)

    • Jane Maree

      Surprisingly: NEITHER HAVE I. 😛 But I can’t wait to get started!!

      Wayfarer was AH-MAY-ZING. Go buy. Go read. Come back and scream.

      (Oh nooo! I’ll keep that in mind, thank you! 😬)

  3. Amelie

    This. Is. Awesome!!! I rarely do book hauls, either, but when I do, I flail about it, too. 🙂
    I’ve never seen that cover for Deathly Hallows before, but it’s super cool!
    I have Coral, To Best the Boys, The Story Peddler (ergo, The Story Raider as well 😉 ), Wayfarer, and a bunch of Morgan L. Busse’s books on my TBR, too. 🙂 I love the covers of all the books you got!

    • Jane Maree

      I’m in awe of people who do huge book hauls every single month. How?? 😳

      It might be an Aussie edition, I’m not sure! But it’s soo pretty and purple.

      I APPROVE. Those books are all. so. good. I’m so excited to finally have Mark of the Raven in my hands and actually read it, because I’ve been wanting to forevaaah.

  4. Evelyn Kelly

    My initial thoughts with this post: Ooooh books! I love hearing about books and staring at covers!

    I wonder how she will feel if I geek out over it in the comments… XD

    I have not read any of these books but some of them I have heard of before and have been keeping my eye out for.

    (But really! Can I just say how much I adore your new picture? So beautiful! 😀 )

    • Jane Maree

      Yay for all the books!!

      Awww, thank you so much! I love it too, and geeking is always 100% cool by me. 😛

      They all look so amazing and I’m having the struggle of my life as I try decide which one to start reading first! 😭😱

  5. Gideon PenTurner

    There some amazing books there Jane. I’ve heard aLOT about the Story peddler series, but haven’t had time to read it, but first I need to finish the Blades of Acktar.
    I love reading you bookish writing, your always seem SO exited about it.

    • Jane Maree

      You must steal Brie’s copies of them asap and read them because both The Story Peddler and Raider are SO GOOD!! I’ve heard great things about the Blades of Acktar ones too though, so devour them first. 😛

      Aw, thanks! I love books, in case you couldn’t tell. 😂

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