Hoarders, Books Edition: Episode 105

Hello there.

Things have certainly calmed down some for me here. I’m learning the ropes at work, and adjusting to the limited time I have left for reading and blogging. I say, the past week has been good.

On the reading front, I discovered a wonderful series that I never thought I could like. Anne Bishop’s The Others reminded me of when I first discovered The Black Dagger Brotherhood. I was completely swept away, and consequently left wanting to read more. So this week,  I found some recommendations from other bloggers that could be worth checking out. I’m going to slowly ease my self into them, though. So perhaps, I’ll read one book from this genre per week. Details below.

I would consider this haul still within my budget (?) as three of these books cost $5 each (Zero, Violence 101, Out of the Wild). So technically, I only paid full for five of these. That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it.

The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman | Tin Star by Cecil Castellucci
Zero by Tom Leveen | Violence 101 by Denis Wright | Out of the Wild by Sarah Beth Hurst
The Strange & Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton
Year of Mistaken Discoveries by Eileen Cook | The Well’s End by Seth FishmanNet Galley

The Rules for Breaking by Ashley Elston | Nantucket REd by Leila Howland

I have disciplined myself by requesting only a couple of books at a time on Net Galley, so my choices has to be something that I really, really want to read. I haven’t requested any books for at least a month; I thought I was due for a couple. While I know quite a bit about The Rules for Breaking, I’ve never read Nantucket Blue. I’ve heard good things about it though.

Because of Anne Bishop’s The Others series, I’ve developed quite a taste for the paranormal. So I bought a couple of books which I’ve seen at Nocturnal Book Reviews. I wanted to start somewhere and dive into some unexplored paranormal territory.

Something Secret This Way Comes and A Bloody Good Secret – both by Sierra Dean.
I really hope I’ll enjoy these!
Anyway, looking forward to seeing all your goodies this week. Leave me a link!
Thanks for reading, y’all. 🙂


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  • I'm so curious about Into the Wild and The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows, so I'm looking forward to seeing what you think of those. Gorgeous haul! 🙂

  • I read The Well's End recently, and it was…pretty good. I thought the ending was quite interesting, but it took a while to get to the good stuff. I'll be looking forward to your thoughts.

    Congrats on sticking to your NG diet. Like all other diets, I'm sometimes successful with this, but I usually fall off the wagon. 🙂

    Stephanie @ Inspiring Insomnia

  • It's been a loooong time since I've read anything by Alice Hoffman. I can't even remember which books I read. I think I have Nantucket Blue, maybe I should read it soon if the 2nd book is up on NG. Enjoy your books, Joy. Don't let something like a pesky job interfere with reading them. 🙂

  • I'm glad you had a good week sweetie. <3 That is always a plus 🙂 And lots of pretty books! I haven't read any of them, but they look awesome. Happy reading, Joy. <3 🙂

  • I like the first books for both The Rules for Breaking and Nantucket Red. Although, I don't know that I'll get Nantucket Red because I'm not sure I want to read about couple drama. Yes, I know they're teenagers and who's really settled at that age, so really how could it go smoothly, but still. I'll probably give in and you'll see it in my SS in two weeks. Lol! 🙂 Enjoy your books, Joy! 🙂

  • Nice book haul! 🙂 And I'm so curious to hear about The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender, the cover is beautiful and the book sounds fascinating. Enjoy your new reads! 🙂

  • I am just obsessed with the cover of The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender and I have been hearing wonderful things about it too. I need to pick that one up! I also have The Rules for Breaking and Nantucket Red to read so I hope you love these! Happy Reading Joy!!!

    Nicole @ The Quiet Concert

  • Ahh! So many great books Joy! I really want to see how The Rules of Breaking turns out for you, I really liked the first!

    Happy Reading & Thanks so much for stopping by my blog this whole week!
    Patrick @ The Bookshelves

  • I really need to get to Nantucket Blue. I feel like now that the weather's finally getting warmer it's a great time to start this series. 🙂 Enjoy your goodies!!

  • I'm glad you bought the Sierra Dean books, I loved the 3 first books but I need to read book 4. Tin Star was also really nice. Happy reading!

  • SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! :))) Yes, I'm excited for you loads, J.! Hope you like all your new reads, and I'll be reading Red soon too – both books are on my shelf. Enjoy! 🙂

  • Oh these are so beautiful…I love all the hard covers! I wasn't such a fan of Ava Lavender but I'm STILL in love with the cover and title. I mean, that is pure awesome. 🙂 Happy reading!

  • Glad you are settling in, a new job is always a change at first. I didn't read the first installments of either of the books you got from Netgalley but I really want to, I've seen great reviews for them!

  • Can I live in your book shelf? Your books are so beautiful. <3
    I hope you enjoy “The Strange & Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender” because I've read a lot of mixed reviews about it. Have a great week ahead, Joy!

  • I have The Well's End too and I'm excited to read it. It sounds like a really intense story. I think I'll be reading it over the summer when I'm relaxing at home!
    I haven't read Nantucket Blue either, but I'm curious to see what you think of it. Also, I need to get to the Anne Bishop series that you're raving about. Everyone seems to love it!
    Anyways, have a lovely week, Joy and I hope you have a great week ahead!

  • That's good to hear! The cover is so so pretty, isn't it?

    Thanks for stopping by, Joy! 🙂

  • Ava Lavender was amazing, my first 5 star book of the year! I read and ARC and saw the hardcover in the store and really wanted to buy it but refrained. Now I regret it – will be heading back to grab a copy later this week!

    Joy @ Thoughts By J

  • Thanks, Jeann. I hope you'll enjoy The Others. 😉

  • Thanks, Rachel. 🙂

  • Oh yes, Alexa. You need to read The Others. You'll love them, I just know it. 🙂

  • No problem. 🙂

  • I know! I hope so too. Thanks for stopping by, Brandi. 🙂

  • Oh I hope you'll enjoy, Jen. 🙂

  • The Others series is part of my haul this week because I've heard constant raves about this series and UF is one of my favourites. My review for Strange and Beautiful Sorrows will be going up tomorrow, man that is one weird book. Enjoy your reading this week Joy!

    Here's my stack this week.

  • I'm glad you've found a series you love! I've heard awesome things about those books, though I've not read them. I'm especially excited to see that you got The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender! I've had a copy for a while but haven't gotten to it, but it sounds really interesting. I hope you love your new books Joy! 🙂

  • I love the cover of The Strange & Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender, and I'm curious about The Well's End. And I keep hearing good things about The Others series! I definitely need to read those books. 🙂

  • I will be reading Red Soon as well. I hope that you like everything that you got this week. Come visit me as well.

    Books of Love

  • Yay for new series that you can afford! I am reading Red and Rules soon, and hope we both like them

  • Ahhhh.. everyone is saying how great the Anne Bishop books are. I downloaded the first book from the library but didn't have time to read it. This is going to be a summer project for me!
    Thanks so much for stopping by! Jen @ YA Romantics