Hoarders, Books Edition: Episode 184


Good Morning.

At some point, I will feel guilty for my weekly bookstore jaunts. Today is not that day, however.

Last week was another great week for reading. But in the spirit of honesty, I’ve only managed to finish books that are on my Kindle or in my Audible library. Which is really making me feel awful about the physical copies I’ve been hoarding in the last few weeks. I have to rethink about my reading habits and what I can do to alleviate the space issue in my house. I’ll get back to you on that.


After I Do | Forever Interrupted | Maybe in Another Life | One True Loves

I know many of you are fans of Taylor Jenkins Reid. After a number of bloggers have sworn fealty to Ms. Reid, I knew it was only a matter of time. But it was the concerted effort of Nick and Nereyda that ultimately had me ordering all her books from Amazon. Though, in their defense, they didn’t have to work so hard to convince me.


Summer Skin by Kirsty Eagar | This Savage Song by V.E. Schwab

After the overwhelming 5-star reviews for Summer Skin by Aussies and bloggers from other countries, I stopped resisting and ordered a copy through Book Depository. It took a while, but at least I didn’t have to pay a ridiculous amount for shipping and duties. Really excited to read this book! I also ordered This Savage Song from there. The North American release of this book is not until July so it gives me pleasure to read it ahead of time.


Smoke by Dan Vyleta | The Fireman by Joe Hill | The King Slayer by Virginia Boecker | I’m Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid | The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

And the rest of the books on this pile.

Last night, I started reading an old Joe Hill novel. The opening scene was seriously messed up that I didn’t manage to continue. I think you’re meant to read it in broad daylight. Lorna of Rabid Reads has recommended The Nightingale to me a couple of times already, but I keep forgetting it on my book order. So I finally picked it up. She said it’s a good historical fiction set in warΒ and since I’m a huge fan, I knew I must have it.

I have another full week of blog posts again. I wrote like a mad woman on Saturday, so I managed to write a few reviews. I feel like I should break up the week with something other than a book review because I don’t want you guys to get bored. I’ll try to come up with something. I hope you’ll have a great week!

  • You know what though… Sometimes it’s just easier to read from your device… So I understand, because my physical books feel neglected a lot down here!
    I need to get to it and schedule posts… i have 3 more to write too!! grr

  • I love this post! I am the exact same way. I keep buying used books at friends of the library and coming home to read my kindle!

  • I am reading your posts backwards if you can’t tell! Cause I already commented on The Nightingale on a post after this one. I have like 80 emails that I try to get to everyday and usually I don’t get to very many. I am very excited to see what you think though! I hope you enjoy!

  • I’ve only been going through books in my kindle as well (which sucks).. I’ve been hoping to read a Joe Hill novel. Hopefully next time (would need to grab one of his books first, lol). I’ll definitely keep what you said in mind, haha.

  • YAAY for getting so many awesome looking books πŸ˜€ And pfff, never ever feel bad about buying books, lol. <3 Yay for This Savage Song πŸ˜€ Ahh, I just hope you love it. <3 Hugs. I loved it so much. Sniffs πŸ™‚ Happy reading. <3

  • Omg look at those lovely books! I can’t wait for The King Slayer, because I really liked The Witch Hunter. And yaas to This Savage Song! I must confess, I’ve had a copy for a while but didn’t really get into it… YET. That shall be rectified!

    I’ve also heard fabulous things about Summer Skin, so I really hope you enjoy that one as well!

    – Aila @ Happy Indulgence

  • Jazmen

    So many of these are on my TBR. Happy reading!

  • There are much worse vices to have than buying too many books πŸ˜€
    I keep hearing so much about VE Schwab. I hope you enjoy it!

  • I’ve heard so much buzz over Reid’s work, but haven’t picked anything of hers up yet. Looking forward to your thoughts on her!

  • Ah I really want to read The Nightingale! That’s been on my TBR since forever. And so many people have been trying to get me to read Summer Skin! I just have to buy it first, from TBD since I’m from the US and all.

    Awesome haul Joy!

  • RO

    I know, right? Doing all those reviews can be labor intensive, for sure, but i love reading your work. I haven’t been going to bookstores as much as I used to. Now it’s more like once a month, and I normally sit in there for hours reading magazines, and looking at all those books. (lol) Hugs…

  • Oh Summer Skin! I got an ecopy and devoured it lol. I should share my review soon heh…. It is quite a good book although I feel a little meh with the ending. I can’t wait to hear what you think!

  • So many books! I’ve got to read This Savage Song soon.

    Have you read Eagar’s Raw Blue? I really loved that.

  • Yay Savage song!

  • Just remember you did well with your reading this week and also with blogging! Maybe this is a little reward week. At any rate, This Savage Song and The Nightingale both sound like good books. And it’s also good to get kindle reads done with as well otherwise they just all add up on there! Balance between physical and ebook is necessary.

  • Oooh, I enjoyed This Savage Song – it’s got the author’s typical brand of grey morality and monsters! Also, I really want to read Summer Skin – like you, I’ve heard/seen good things about it!

  • I’ve listened to one Joe Hill book. I want to listen to more. He is just as creepy as his dad. I’ve not been very good about reading much lately, so don’t feel too bad about abandoning those physical books. I’m abandoning physical and ebooks. I just haven’t been in the mood to read. I’m listening plenty, though. Hope you have a great week. πŸ™‚

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

  • kindlemom1

    I think (I really hope!) you are going to love Reid! I’ve only read one of her books but I really enjoyed it.

  • Maja (The Nocturnal Library)

    Summer Skin! Ohh, color me jealous! I’ll be ordering my copy today. Also, one cannot feel guilty about hoarding books. It’s the natural order of things, or at least it should be.

  • Ooh, I hope you enjoy Summer Skin. When I first started reading it, all the Aussie slang threw me for a loop, but I got used to it after a few chapters. It was a marvelous book!

  • Yay for Taylor Jenkins Reid!!! She is one of my favorites, I can’t express enough how much I love all her books!! And The Nightingale…SO good. I still think about that book over a year after reading it.

  • ChristinaBookAddict

    The Nightingale is an awesome book. I hope you enjoy it as much as me. I also picked up One True Loves last week when I went to the library. I read her one of her other books this year and really enjoyed it. I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on Summer Skin–really liked Raw Blue!

  • Keertana @ Ivy Book Bindings

    Summer Skin and This Savage Song are FANTASTIC! I haven’t heard of the other titles on this list but those two are going to rock your world (I hope!). Happy Reading, Joy! πŸ™‚

  • I cannot wait for you to read Taylor Jenkins Reid! Do you know which one you’re going to start with? πŸ™‚
    And Summer Skin! I loved that book so hard. I’m happy you were able to get a copy. I’m hoping to read This Savage Song soon. I hope it’s good!
    Happy reading and have a great week ahead, Joy!

  • Oh you will ADORE Taylor Jenkins Reid!! I have read all of her books except Forever, Interrupted and I have loved all of them. Maybe in Another Life is still my favorite. I think I am waiting until I can handle all the emotions for Forever, Interrupted, That one will destroy me, I just know it. Hope you love them!