It’s been a while since I’ve posted a book haul and so I really wanted to share with you guys the books and bookish items that were gifted to me for Christmas. Similar to last year, I will only briefly describe what the books are about as there are quite a few and I am so excited to read all 8 of them this year!
I have a cousin that had given me a copy of What Light by Jay Asher this year as an early Christmas present and it worked out so perfectly since it just so happened to be the book of the Month for December. It’s a wonderful Christmas-inspired book. I’ve already had a chance to read it and we reviewed it last Friday if you would like to have a look! I’ll link it right here.
My boyfriend’s amazing parents bought me these super comfy reading socks that I never want to take off and they knew that I was a huge Hunger Games fan and was still missing the last movie and so they bought me Mockingjay Part 2 on Blu-ray to complete my collection. They also bought me a copy of Stealing Snow by Danielle Paige! I’m very excited to read this one. It’s a retelling of The Snow Queen and sounded absolutely perfect for the winter season. I’ve been wanting to pick this one up for a while now and I was very happy to finally have a copy in my hands.
After visiting his parents, we went and had breakfast at his grandparents’ place. It was such a fun visit and it was great seeing everyone. At the end of the day, I ended up coming home with 3 more books! His grandparents were so nice and got me a copy of A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray. I’ve been wanting to read this one for a few years now! I’ve been really into science fiction lately and this series involves jumping into other universes using the Firebird and a main character has to jump through dimensions in order to catch her father’s killer. I’m so excited to explore this world! On my boyfriend’s side of the family, they do a draw for Secret Santa every year. My Secret Santa this year, who turned out to be one of his uncles, bought me a copy of It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover and a copy of The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid! I fell in love with Colleen Hoover’s other book Confess and I’ve been really looking forward to reading It Ends With Us. It was actually the Choice Awards winner of best romance of 2016! As for The Diabolic, this is probably going to be one of the first ones I’ll read this year because man, does it ever sound crazy-good. It’s about a Diabolic named Nemesis. Diabolics are created in order to protect someone. Nemesis is created to protect the galactic Senator’s daughter and when his daughter gets summoned to the galactic court as a hostage, Nemesis goes in her place. The book trailer for this is so good. I’ll link it right here because you should definitely go check it out!
As for my side of the family, my mother and brother knew me so well. Being a huge Outlander fan, my mother surprised me with the Outlander Season 2: Collector’s Edition on Blu-Ray! To go with it, my brother surprised me with an Outlander Pop Figure! I was so happy to have a Claire Randall Pop Figure to add to my collection. He said he was planning on getting me one of Jamie Fraser to go with her but I guess he’s becoming a rarity as of late. His price is sky-rocketing online right now and it was just too much. I would have loved one but I don’t really want to spend 90$ on a pop figure when I could buy a good amount of books instead. My brother also gave me a copy of Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken and a gift card for Chapters! It was perfect since the last few days before New Year’s, they had this amazing sale where you can get any regular priced hardcovers for 30% off! I ended up using my gift card to buy a copy of Frostblood by Elly Blake! I hear a lot of good things about Frostblood being perfect for fans of Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. I've heard that it's similar but entirely unique in it's own way and to top it off, it's written by a Canadian author! I'm so excited to read it. Wayfarer is the sequel and last book in the Passenger series. It’s a book that has time travel, romance and so much more. It was one of my favorites this year and I was looking forward to continuing the series. I actually have a funny story about this one. I was so excited to pick this one up, especially since it was out earlier than it was supposed to be. On my way home, I wanted to be nice and so I picked up coffee for my boyfriend. On my way up the stairs, a small drop of coffee fell from the lid and onto the top of my book on the pages! I almost died! I tried so hard to get the stain out but to no avail. I was so sad because it was just so perfect before but I guess now it has character to it. Luckily, the coffee didn’t show where the words are, it’s only at the top.
These were all of the books and bookish items that I’ve received for Christmas this year! I can’t wait to dive right in and explore new worlds!
What books and/or bookish items did you guys get over the Holidays?