Hoarders, Books Edition: Episode 100

*Throws confetti* It’s the 100th edition of Hoarders! I was thinking about this last week and the number of books I’ve accumulated since I started blogging. If I put an average of 10 books per book haul, that’s a mind blowing 1,000 books in the last two and a half years. Insanity.

Anyway, this week’s haul is a birthday haul. Yep. I turned forty last week with very little fan fare, I might add. Husband took me to see Labor Day in the cinemas and then we had brunch the next day. We also took the kids to see Frozen afterwards. All in all, it was a fun weekend. But the celebration doesn’t end there, I’m afraid. Husband and I are Vegas-bound this weekend. Regardless of how exhausting that city is, I always look forward to seeing it.

I gorged on Tahereh Mafi this weekend. I read Unravel Me and these books back to back to back. It was everything I’d feared and the end made me wish I could get a refund for the books and a refund for the time I’d spent reading them. Sigh. I’ll have my reviews posted sometime this week.

Lover Unbound by JR Ward was procured to complete the Black Dagger Brotherhood series in hardcover. I read this many moons ago. Fin & Lady by Cathleen Schine is an Adult Fiction that I picked up because the story sounds good. Paris: A Love Story is a memoir written by Kati Marton. I read this book pretty quick. I enjoyed it. This novel is actually about the two loves in her life: Peter Jennings and Richard Holbrooke.

The rest of my haul are YA (of course). He Said, She Said by Kwame Alexander was actually in the romance bin of my bookstore. It doesn’t have a very good rating in GR, however. Heartbeat by Elizabeth Scott is a book that I’ve seen in a couple of WoW previously and book hauls. I’m really excited to read it. Cress by Marissa Meyer. God. I’ve been waiting forever and a day for this book! The other books are unfamiliar finds for me. I hope they’re awesome.

Anyway, thanks for reading. I hope you’ll all have a great week. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I am curious about your thoughts on the Shatter Me series. SO many people are swooning over it. I have only read Shatter Me, and I enjoyed it well enough (I think). I think I'll give the books a go. I am a sucker for the BDB series. I love them so much (not enough to splurge and get the first six in hardback). Anywho- Happy 40th! I love birthdays. Also have fun in Vegas.

  • Happy Birthday! ๐Ÿ™‚ I just read Heartbeat, which I did enjoy. I'm going to start Ignite Me on audio soon. Hope you enjoy your goodies! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Cress is amazing! It's such a good continuation of the series and I love Captain Thorne. I'm also curious about A Mad Wicked Folly, since I'm a fan of historical fiction. I've heard some pretty great things about that one! Happy Birthday ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Happy Birthday! Hope you have a great time in Vegas.
    I read Cress last week and really enjoyed it – I thought it was even better than Scarlet. I just started reading Shatter Me the other day – you're making me nervous!

  • Happy Birthday! ๐Ÿ™‚ I absolutely adored Flame, Heartbeat, and A Mad Wicked Folly, so I hope you enjoy those. Flame is, especially, such a strong conclusion to a fantastic trilogy. Happy reading, dear!(:

  • Happy Birthday!! I didn't really have a team on Ignite Me and while I liked some aspects of the book, there were others that let me down. Cress was great, though!
    Thanks so much for stopping by! Jen @ YA Romantics

  • YAAAAY for having a birthday. <3 That is always awesome, hih ๐Ÿ™‚ And yay for post 100! That is so cool. Sigh. You always get so many awesome books. <3 *Still wishing I had an amazing bookstore to visit* Though.. Hmm. Out of these books, I'm only interested in Cress, hih ๐Ÿ˜€ So beautiful. <3 Thank you for sharing Joy ๐Ÿ™‚ *Waits for your review of Ignite Me* Though I also fear reading it, since I doubt I will ever get over my heartbreak and anger over it. Sigh.

  • I love reading your books hoarder posts Joy, first of all they make me feel good about all the books I buy and of course you always have the best book hauls! I'm sorry you weren't able to enjoy Mafi's latest installments, I get where you're coming from though, so many times, I've been annoyed with myself for wasting my time with a book I could have given up on ages ago! Recently I've read some really good reviews for A Mad Wicked Folly, so I look forward to hearing your thoughts! Also I hope you have a fab time in Vegas!

  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LOVE. Hope you have lots of fun sinning in Vegas.

    Lol – oh, no … All I keep seeing are people going crazy in love over Ignite.

  • Happy Birthday! Haha I hope you have an amazing day and have LOTS of cake and get even more books as presents ๐Ÿ™‚
    You have AN AMAZING HAUL. LIKE AMAZING AMAZING. Super jealous and envious! Super jealous you got Cress and I'm looking forward to your review on Ignite Me! it's been either a love it or hate it book.
    happy birthday again!
    Lily @ Lilysbookblog

  • Happy birthday, precious!!! :))) And happy 100th Hoarders! I feel like you'll be safe in Vegas unless you encounter a bookshop *wink* Enjoy your break, my lovely J.! *mwah*

  • Happy birthday!!! I hope you have a splendid vacation!
    I have Heartbeat and Mad, Wicked Folly on my Kindle. I've heard great things about both, but haven't read either yet. Great haul!

  • Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy Tahereh Mafi's books (but makes me happy I chose not to pick them up then). Have fun in Vegas! A

  • Happy birthday!
    What an amazing haul! I hope you enjoy all your new books and that Vegas bound vacation ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Happy birthday!
    That is a lot of books and kinda crazy to think about. I have so many on my kindle and in boxes still from when we moved. I have bags I've been meaning to donate and have loaned countless to friends and family

  • I kinda want my time back on Ignite Me too. Maybe even the whole series even though I loved the first two books. But that last one gutted me and made me more angry at a book than I have been in awhile. I look forward to your review. I just finished mine to post later this week. It's quite lengthy. lol

    I enjoyed Heartbeat. It's emotional and the MC is an angry girl but the story just really got to me. Enjoy!

    And happy belated birthday!

  • 1000 books! I'm amazed! Happy birthday, by the way – I turn 40 tomorrow, so I'm right there with you! The kids and I went to go see the sing-along version of Frozen yesterday, which was tons of fun! So, I guess we're living parallel lives. Too bad I'm not going to Vegas. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

  • Ii would love to see a picture of your bookshelf. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Happy Birthday Joy! best wishes!
    Iยดm currently reading Hearbeat and so far Iยดve conflicting emotions about it.
    And about The BDB series I need to buy some of the on Hardcover to complete the series.
    Enjoy your books.