Book Haul: The One Where Everyone Knows Books Make the Best Christmas Gifts

January 1, 2016     Holly     Book Haul

One, HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope you all had a wonderful time welcoming in 2016. And I hope you’re also as excited as I am about all of the lovely books that will be hitting bookshelves over the next several months. I know I am!

Now, down to business. Christmas is always a big book haul time for me, as I’m sure it is for most of you, because no one really knows what to get me. And truthfully, books are mostly what I ask for. Or money for books. This year was no different, and I picked up some really great books that I’ve been dying to read. I’ll be catching up on a few series as well as starting a few new ones with these newest additions to my library!


IMG_11921. The 5th Wave & The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancy

2. Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

3. 99 Days by Katie Cotugno

4. P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han

5. Girl Online by Zoe Sugg

6. Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch

7. Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

8. Heir of Fire & Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas

9. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

10. Frozen Tides by Morgan Rhodes

I’m really, really excited to finally get caught up on the Throne of Glass series, because I’ve been away from Celaena and Co. for far too long. And I’m also really excited to dig into Frozen Tides because Rhodes totally won me over with her Falling Kingdoms series.


IMG_1193But out of all of my books from Christmas, THIS IS MY FAVORITE OF ALL TIME! Seriously, my little wizarding heart can’t get over the beautiful imagery of the illustrated Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. It really does bring a whole new life to J.K. Rowling’s tale that not even the movies were able to do.

Everything about this illustrated version is just perfection, and I can’t wait to read this to my friend’s future children as a picture book and do voices and generally make them love Harry Potter as much as I do. It’s a must.

Now, if we could only get them to release the other six novels with illustrated versions so that we can all ooh and aah and pretend that there’s still a chance our Hogwarts letters have just been lost in the mail and will show up this year FOR SURE.


So, what books did you bring in from the holidays? Tell me in the comments below, and hopefully a few more can get added to my TBR list!

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