Hoarders, Books Edition: Episode, 127


IMG_7720All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr | Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future | Travelling to Infinity by Jane Hawking | Colourless Tsukuru Tazaki by Haruki Murakami

This is coming in late. We were busy running around yesterday so I wasn’t able to write this post. It’s Sunday, so it’s a pretty lax day. I’m hoping to catch up on blogging and commenting today.

It’s snowing outside, y’all, and temperatures are supposed to drop to single digits next week. Here it comes…

This week, I managed to curb my new books purchases to four, so I’m pretty happy about that. I went to the bookstore just for the purpose of picking up All the Light We Cannot See, but of course I couldn’t go to the bookstore and come home with just one book!

I don’t know anything about Glory O’Brien’s but I’m excited to read my first A.S. King. As well, my first Murakami. Traveling to Infinity is a memoir written by Stephen Hawking’s formerly estranged wife (now reunited). I’m curious to see what it’s like to be married to such a brilliant man.

Recent Reads:



I’m pretty stoked that I managed to finished six books last week! Actually, make that five. My second DNF of the year was The Bookstore. Gawd. I couldn’t stand the characters! Doormat and an asshole (heroine, hero, respectively). I abandoned it after two chapters. Reviews of these books will be posted sometime next week.

Also, sorry for the poor quality of these pics! Since I upgraded to Yosemite, I apparently have to upgrade my iPhoto as well. Well, downloading it is a pain and a half. Grrrr.

Thanks, everyone!

  • cjsallegue

    I definitely didn’t notice the quality of your pics — I thought they were beautiful!

    I’ve tried reading a Murakami book (can’t remember which) before but I didn’t finish it. I felt intimidated, I guess. But I’m ready to give it another try now. Also, I’m excited to hear what you have to say about Evil Librarian. Been seeing mixed reviews if it recently.

  • I seriously need to read HM’s work! I also haven’t picked up a A.S King novel yet and I have NO idea why. People seem to love her writing, so I definitely need to pick her books up as well! Great haul btw, I can’t wait to see your thoughts on these books! Enjoy!

  • purplebook6

    Great haul, Joy! I’m planing to read All the Light We Cannot See, too. Hope it’ll be good! You managed to read 6 book- wow, you’re my hero ๐Ÿ˜€

  • I absolutely loved All the Light We Cannot See. Also, super impressed that you’re able to read that many books in a week!

  • I’ve only read one of A.S. King’s books, but I loooved it, so I need to get Glory O’Brien!! And also need to read a Murakami! Too many booooooks. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Ooh, I can’t wait to see what you thought of The Young Elites! Fingers crossed it’s good!

  • A nice new pile of books you go there! I’m really itching to get The Young Elite but I’m trying to resist as I have a busy midterm week and need to focus. Saying that, I still stayed up till 3 am last night reading Isla… priorities..

  • I actually thought the pictures were fine! LOL, interested to see how you feel about some of these reads as the hypes are big for most of them…and I don’t know about you, but I’m pickier with the hypes and they usually aren’t up to par. It’d be nice to see if that’s true for these or not.

  • Melanie (YA Midnight Reads)

    Oh in my writing class, a girl did a book analysis on Haruki Murakami’s works and I got really intersted about the author! Definitely gonna check out his stuff soon, because they sound really good. Such pretty cover, too!

    Lovely haul, Joy <33

  • Oh sorry you had some DNF books, I hope you’re next ones will be better. Happy reading and have a nice week!

  • So far, The Young Elites received some pretty disappointing reviews, but I’ll still read it as soon as I get a chance. I’m often the odd one out anyway so I just need to see for myself.
    Enjoy your new books! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Oooo a book by Haruki Murakami! I’ve been meaning to continue reading his books, though I’ve only read The Wind-up Bird Chronicle (which was really good, but I don’t really remember it!)

    I can’t wait to see your thoughts on All the Light we Cannot See, I don’t really know much about it, but the cover looks gorgeous (from the spine! haha! It’s a beautiful blue cover though)

    I hope you have an awesome reading week Joy!

  • Naomi @ Nomiโ€™s Paranormal Palace

    Six books in a week is awesome! I am lucky to do four!! If that! Lol

    Thanx for visiting My Weekly Wrap-Up!
    Naomi @ Nomiโ€™s Paranormal Palace

  • Alise (Readers in Wonderland)

    Single digits? Yikes! It was 89 here yesterday, talk about opposite side of the extreme ๐Ÿ˜‰ I wouldn’t mind some colder weather though, I miss an actual winter. Send some of that over here! I hear The Young Elites is supposed to be amazing, I hope you like it!

  • Christy

    Only 4 books? I remember when you used to do hauls with MOUNTAINS of books. Good job! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Congrats on the books sorry about the DNF, those suck.

  • It’s started snowing there already Joy? Woah my cousin’s from Canada are always at me about how cold it can be over there, I hope you get to snuggle up with some great books! Also reading 6 books last week? That’s brilliant, I’m lucky with work if I even get to read 2! I hope you have a wonderful week of books this week too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Sorry The Bookstore was such a bummer… but The Evil Librarian? I hope that one was good! Look at that freaking awesome cover? ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Pretty pictures; always. <3 I haven't read any of the books you got, but they look pretty awesome ๐Ÿ˜€ And I have read The Young Elites as well; which I loved. <3 excited to see your thoughts on it ๐Ÿ™‚ And yay for getting snow, lol, I've had snow for weeks now. ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy reading Joy. <3 and hoping you will have an awesome upcoming week ๐Ÿ˜€ You read so many books this week. Ack. Is jealous ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Evil Librarian, that sounds like my kind of book.

  • Great haul! Iยดve read several good reviews about All the Light We Cannot See and I hope to buy it soonish. Enjoy your books.

  • Oh it’s snowing where you are now? Winter is coming… :))) Br-r! Well done, on buying only 4 books, J.! Very conservative buying! ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy all, especially Glory O’Brien!