December Wrap-Up and Book Haul

With it being Christmas, December was always going to (hopefully) include a good book haul. I did a book swap with a friend on the 21st as well so that added a huge number to my haul. 

Books Read: 11
ARCs Read: 2
Favourite Books: The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden / Betty Boo by Claudia Pineiro / Six of Crows Duology by Leigh Bardugo
Least Favourite Book: Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu

Books Read in December:

The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden [ARC] ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu [ARC] ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Every Dead Thing by John Connolly [Litsy whodunit] ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Thirst by Jo Nesbo ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Betty Boo by Claudia Pineiro ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens [re-read] ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Edge of Darkness by Karen Rose ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Mr Dickens and His Carol by Samantha Silva ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

December Book Haul:

Books I Bought:

The House by Simon Lelic (Goldsboro BOTM)
The Sparsholt Affair by Alan Hollinghurst (Foyles Signed Exclusive Edition)
Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton (Signed Edition)
The Taste of Blue Light by Lydia Ruffles (Signed Edition)
The Fireman by Joe Hill (Signed Edition)
The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin
The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare

ARCs / Review Copies:

Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
The Darkness by Ragnar Jonasson
The Wages of Sin by Kaite Welsh

Books Received as Gifts:


Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson (Bloomsbury Modern Classics)
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke (Bloomsbury Modern Classics)
Restless by William Boyd (Bloomsbury Modern Classics)
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (Bloomsbury Modern Classics)
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (Bloomsbury Modern Classics)
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (10th Anniversary Edition)
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell (Indigo Exclusive Collector’s Edition)
Persuasion by Jane Austen (Folio Society)
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen (Folio Society)
Bonfire by Krysten Ritter (Signed Edition)
Six of Crows Duology Boxed Set
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller
Wicked Like a Wildfire by Lana Popovic
The Bloodprint by Ausma Zehanat Khan
Shiver Trilogy Boxset by Maggie Stiefvater
The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Penguin Threads)
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (Penguin Threads)
Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore


Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling (All 4 House Editions)
The Casquette Girls by Alys Arden
My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante 
Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay by Elena Ferrante
The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang (Folio Society)
The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang (Folio Society)
The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge (Folio Society)
The Lorien Legacies Collection by Pittacus Lore
The Nix by Nathan Hill (Signed Edition)
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (Penguin Leatherbound Classics)

I imagine January will include a larger bought-book haul due to online sales and the books I bought with my Christmas money but I’m still trying to buy fewer books as I’ve almost run out of space!



  1. charlotte

    1 January 2018 at 9:01 AM

    That’s an amazing book haul. I managed to only buy 3 books in December because I was travelling in New Zealand so I restricted myself to kindle offers but there are loads on here I’ll be looking out for.

    1. scorpiobookdreams

      1 January 2018 at 5:38 PM

      I only bought a few myself and the rest were gifts. I’m trying to restrict my book buying!

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