Cait’s November/December Book Haul

By: Cait Marie

Hello! It’s been a while! The last couple months have been super busy. I’ve still been reading everyday, but I have had very little time to write reviews and book hauls. Because I missed a month, I am covering both October and November in this, so bear with me. There was a lot of bookish fun the last two months!

First up, here are the 16 books I read (because there are so many, the descriptions will be brief):

  • Since We Were Friends by Zoe Haslie – This was a free book over on Swoon Reads. It’s a cute YA Contemporary about 16-year-old Regan, who has a falling out with her best friend, Harper. Harper has been friends with her and her brothers their whole lives, so when he has some family problems, he moves in with them. Regan has to deal with the fact that she’s still mad at him, while also falling in love with him. It was really cute!
  • Reactive by Becky Moynihan – I received this book as an ARC ebook, but I loved it so much that I bought a signed paperback from the author. It’s a very original dystopian that is just fantastic. Check out the review here.
  • Crimson Horizon by Lela Grayce and Heather Renee – I was actually a beta reader for this book! Lela messaged me, asking if I’d like to read it early and I was so excited. There are pirates and vampires. Do I need to say more? There will be a review up soon, and the book is set to release December 27! Find more information over in the Writer’s Corner.
  • Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas – For 10 months I waited for this book. I don’t know how people who read the series earlier lasted longer than that. This is the final book in the Throne of Glass series, so there isn’t much I can say without spoiling the first 7 books. I’ve never been so anxious for a book, but it was totally worth it! Check out the full review here.
  • What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera – This book is adorable! Becky and Adam are two of my favorite authors, so this collaboration was exciting. It’s a YA LGBT contemporary that leaves you with the happy feelings you’d expect from these two. Check out the full review here.
  • The Crimes of Grindlewald by J. K. Rowling – If you know me, you know that I’m obsessed with Harry Potter. Well, the love for that has spilled over onto Fantastic Beasts. It’s always exciting to be able to dive back into this world for a new story. I loved reading this screenplay and cannot wait to see the movie.

These next 10 are all romances. Most are kind of cheesy, but after finishing Kingdom of Ash, I needed something light and happy. Then I fell down a Kindle Unlimited rabbit hole, so I just kept reading them. I’m not going to go through each. They were all cute and did their job of making me smile. The Confessions duology at the end of the list was pretty funny and adorable. Cristin Harbor’s book Sweet Girl had a cliffhanger ending (I didn’t realize it was a novella), so I had to read Garrison’s Creed after, and those were not what I was expecting. There was a lot more action because it involved characters in a special branch off the CIA. It was interesting and both were good.

  • The Earl’s Unsuitable Bride by Lauren Royal and Devon Royal
  • Only for Him by Cristin Harbor –
  • Bad Habit by Charleigh Rose
  • Wounded by Abby Brooks
  • Sweet Girl by Cristin Harber
  • Garrison’s Creed by Cristin Harber
  • Center of Gravity by K. K. Allen
  • Confessions of a Virgin Sex Columnist by Kay Marie and Kaitlyn Davis
  • Lines by Anna B. Doe
  • Confessions of an Undercover Girlfriend by Kay Marie and Kaitlyn Davis

Phew! That was a lot of reading! My original goal for the year was 30 books and I’ve more than doubled that, setting a new personal record. To end the year, in December, I want to finish up all the books I’m in the middle of and a few from the TBR I haven’t been able to get to. It looks super ambitious, but I’m about 1/3 of the way through or more of most of them. Here is what I am hoping to read:

  • City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare (I actually just finished this one)
  • Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
  • Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare
  • Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare
  • Golden Curse by M. Lynn
  • The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzie Lee
  • 99 Days by Katie Cotungo
  • A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir
  • Just Friends by Billy Taylor
  • Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? By Mindy Kaling

I also bought and received quite a few books. I was a part of a gift exchange, plus my two best friends and I decided to do Bookmas and send each other books. Here are the books I received for those:

  • The 10th Anniversary Special Edition of City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
  • The Crimes of Grindlewald by J. K. Rowling
  • Marked by P. C. Cast

Here are the books I received from authors or publishers:

  • Reactive by Becky Moynihan
  • Just for a While by Zoe Haslie
  • End of Ever After by E. L. Tenenbaum
  • Bloodlines and Broomsticks by Robyn Bachar

And here are all the other books I bought or received:

  • The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzie Lee
  • What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera
  • Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas
  • Witch Ways by Kristy Tate
  • #Moonstruck by Sariah Wilson
  • Golden Curse by M. Lynn
  • The Soldier’s Wedding by Karina Bliss
  • Fledgling by Natasha Brown
  • Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
  • A Touch of Gold by Annie Sullivan


What are you reading to finish up the year? Have you set any goals for 2019 yet? Let us know!

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