Hoarders, Books Edition: Episode 159


The First Prophet by Kay Hooper | The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Not too bad, if I may say so myself. I did try my best to resist the bookstores this week, but I just can’t help it. I decided to pop my Kay Hooper cherry with The First Prophet. I heard her writing and stories are sort of in the same vein as Sandra Brown’s books, so definitely looking forward to reading this one. Let’s hope it’s not a series!

Have you guys seen The Song of Achilles around? Or even heard of it? Well, let me give you a little hint: son of a demigod, fierce, seemingly indestructible warrior Achilles in a sort of, kind of boy romance. Be still my heart. But I heard it doesn’t end well. *sobs* Who cares? It’s freaking Achilles! I can’t wait to devour this.

Unfortunately, my TBR has taken a beating this past week. Don’t get me wrong, I still managed to read 3 books, but they are all Sandra Brown’s books and none of which were on my planned reads. So once again, I’ve deviated from my schedule. Β Gah. That woman needs to leave me alone. For realskis.

That’s it for me. I hope you had a fantastic weekend.



  • I used to read all of Kay Hooper’s FBI psychic series-they were really good. I haven’t heard of the one you got-but I bet it’s a series. I used to read Sandra Brown years ago but haven’t in ages. Glad you are enjoying her πŸ™‚

  • Good girl! Only two books… well done! Enjoy them!

    Naomi @ Naomi’s Reading Palace

  • kindlemom1

    I haven’t heard of either of these but I hope you enjoy them both! πŸ˜€

  • Oh my goodness! I always do that! I’m not sure why I have a TBR list since I’m always reading a book that wasn’t on thereto begin with!

    • Right? Some books are just more distracting than others. πŸ™‚

  • I haven’t heard of The Song of Achilles until now, but it sounds absolutely amazing! I mean, anything with Achilles sounds really intriguing because I’m a total Greek mythology nerd. (I blame Percy Jackson for that.) Definitely curious to see what you think of it Joy! Thanks for sharing and, as always, fabulous haul! <3

    • That’s one series I haven’t had the pleasure to read. It’s in my goals for this year though. Thanks, Zoe.

  • It’s alright, as long as you’re reading, you’re improving your numbers… depending on what you’re working on though lol

    These are new to me, I hope it’s worth your time πŸ™‚

    • ha! I think I’m going to stick to not having a goal from here on end. Just knowing that I surpassed my goal is good enough.

      • Yup, every book after 150 is already a bonus

  • Nicole Hewitt

    I hadn’t heard of The Song of Achilles – I’ll definitely have to check that one out!!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

    • It sounds too good to pass up. πŸ™‚ I hope you’ll enjoy it, too. πŸ™‚

  • Good job, Joy! You’re definitely doing a lot better than past weeks- only two books! It’s actually kind of amazing to me that you could buy books on a weekly basis, because I hardly ever buy myself books- review copies, gifted, rare purchases are my thing- but it’s what I imagine I’ll do when I’m older, too! My spare money will go on my bookish addiction and pets! I did actually buy a book this week, though, for my bookclub, which was fun. Bookshopping is my favourite. xx

    • I think I’m going to be doing that from now on: buy the ones that I must, must have. πŸ™‚

  • Jazmen

    Not familiar with any of these but it will be interesting to see what you think! And I haven’t read a single Sandra Brown book. Shame I know. Maybe one day.

    • Woot! I hope you’ll enjoy her work. πŸ™‚

  • I need to check out Kay Hooper, too!

    • Yes! Let’s hope her books are just as addictive as Ms. Brown’s. πŸ™‚

  • The Song of Achilles is incredible. <3 Looking forward to your review!

  • shootingstarsmag

    The Song of Achilles sounds pretty intriguing – I hadn’t heard of it before!


    • Right? It’s pretty new to me, too. Which is a surprise considering it’s about 3 years old.

  • Great haul still Joy! Hope YOU had a great week πŸ™‚

    Happy Reading
    Patrick @ The Bookshelves

    • Thank you, Patrick! I hope you will as well.

  • Even I said I would not go to a bookshop, but what did I do I bought a book too. lol. There is no shame in going in a bookshop. Hehe. Hope you have a lovely weekend! πŸ™‚

    • Thank you, Emma! I’m glad you understand my plight. ^.^

  • First Prophet sounds intriguing. Hope that you enjoy and have a nice weekend.

  • Yay! You are awesome for managing to not buy that many books this week πŸ˜‰ But yay for still getting two gorgeous ones. But ugh. It doesn’t end happily? πŸ™ Then I shall not read it, lol. But hope you love it sweetie πŸ˜€ Hope you have better luck reading your list this next week πŸ˜€ Happy reading Joy. <3

    • Hahah! I’ll let you know how it goes, C. <3

  • Melliane

    A quiet week there but they look intriguing. happy reading!

    • Thanks, Melliane! I almost didn’t make it to the bookstore. Hahah!

  • karina

    Have a fab weekend and don’t worry about your TBR, J.! You read for yourself not for someone else, don’t feel guilty x Also, boy romance rocks. You need to try C.S. Pacat for that. She is epic!

  • Sometimes you just have to deviate from a schedule :=)

    • I don’t feel too bad about it, but I must do something about it or I’ll not go far with my TBR. Sigh.

  • Congrats! This is the smallest number of books I have seen in one of your hauls, so good on you πŸ™‚ I have seen the cover for Song of Achilles around, but I didn’t know quite what it was about. I am all over Greek Mythology and anything demigod related so I just know I am probably going to end up adding this one to my TBR at some point.

    • Right?! I’ll let you know how it goes. I’m excited for it!

  • -snort- Yes, that Sandra Brown needs to quit harassing you. I hate when authors are so inconsiderate. πŸ˜‰