5 New Releases I Wish I Had Time To Read

May 2017 promises to be a very exciting month for YA novels, which makes me inexplicably sad because with exams and assignments looming I have no time to read them!

But hey, a girl can dream right? Maybe I’ll give you some reading inspiration in the process?

A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3)

PUBLICATION DATE: MAY 2 2017

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Okay if you haven’t heard of this or this series you’ve been living under a rock. Seriously SJ Maas is the queen of YA fantasy and there’s nothing I’d rather be doing that plowing through her books

The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich 

PUBLICATION DATE: MAY 16 2017 

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This one sounds super interesting. It’s about spies pretending to be love interests and these two boys fighting over a girl. I know it sounds cliche but sometimes cliche is all you need

One of Us Is Lying by Karen McManus 

PUBLICATION DATE: MAY 30 2017

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I came across this book way back when and it has resurfaced. So murder mystery. In a high school setting. I’ve been watching Riverdale and this sounds right up my ally

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

PUBLICATION DATE: MAY 30 2017

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Okay so another cliche but I think this one would be good for the diversity pool. Basically as an Indian teenager I feel like I would be able to relate to this book on another level. But it’s about these two kids who are kind of getting set up by their parents so should be hilarious

Always and Forever, Lara Jean (To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before #3)

PUBLICATION DATE: MAY 2 2017 

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I feel there hasn’t been a time on this blog when I haven’t spoken about this book. It’s another cliche but it’s so sweet and just, reading this would be like having an ultimate pamper session.

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$100 Book Haul 

Since I finally have time to read, I decided I’d go crazy and buy a few books! So here is, a $100 book haul

Gemina by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff


First up, there is the sequel to Illuminae which was my absolute favourite book last year and I cannot wait ahh!

Magus Chase & the Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan


Another sequel I have been dying to read. Rick Riordan is forver my favourite author and I cannot wait to dive into this world of beautiful Norse mythology

Holding up the Universe by Jennifer Niven


If any of you have read All the Bright Places know how amazing Jennifer Niven is and I cannot wait to read another book from her

I also got a couple non fiction books

Quiet by Susan Cain


I just find personality really interesting and I’m an introvert so I’m super excited to learn stuff about myself

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur


I think these types of prose/poetry books are becoming a trend. I absolutely love Beau Taplin’s wiritng and this seems similar. Also Rupi’s Instagram is goals

That was my $100 book haul. Let me know if you’ve read any of these books. I’m posting every second day in November and every single day in December!

December Book Haul 

 


The approach of the holidays equals more reading time equals more books. Here are some books I bought recently

Library of Souls (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children #3)  by Ransom Riggs

One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesley-  Reading this one for school

Yellow by Megan Jacobson- Thank you to Penguin Teen Australia for this ARC!

The Jane Austen Trio

Persuasion

Sense & Sensibility

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Upon recommendation by Sarah.J.Maas and Penguin Teen Australia I picked up these books at Supanova and the lovely author signed them for me too!

Captive Prince by C.S.Pacat

Prince’s Gambit by C.S.Pacat

I plan on getting more books during this month but this is it for now! Super excited for all the books mentioned above

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Book Haul | Shakespeare & Conpany 

I couldn’t go to France and not visit Shakespeare & Company. It’s been a dream of mine ever since I read it in Anna and the French Kiss. No amount of time could’ve been enough for me to explore in there and take in the overwhelming mass of books literally floor to ceiling. But I’ll let the pictures do the rest of the talking

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The doormat had quite a lot to say..

Upstairs was filled with writer’s cubby holes and I’m talking Hemmingway kinda writers



The Haul!

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Let’s take a moment to appreciate the tote bag which I’m tote-ally gonna rock every day

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As a souvenir and also because I love Shakespeare I got Macbeth. I was trying to find a similar copy of Hamlet but no luck. The pages are gold bordered like so

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We’d just been to Notre Dame and I wanted to learn more about it so

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I also got this cool notebook to put all my blogging ideas in. It’s got some famous writers associated with the store.

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Every book comes stamped upon request

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Some bookmarks

These were the steps leading up to the writer’s cubby hole

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I also got a post card because why not


Other books from France!

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Paris has many street bookstores selling second hand books which was like my dream come true. I soon discovered most of the books were in French and settled upon buying the French version of Lolita. I plan on buying the English version and hope to build on my French vocab. Let’s hope it’s not too dirty

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France also has amazing McDonald’s. Seriously guys, if you ever go to France, try their maccas. I, typically, bought a Happy Meal and received a French picture book. How cute is that! It’s Puss in Boots in French!

This was my experience at Shakespeare & Co. Hopefully it wasn’t my only one, I hope to return there one day and spend even more money. If you guys have any burning questions feel free to leave ’em in the comments!

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July Book Haul

Since it is birthday month I decided to treat myself and I also received some surprise ARCs in the mail so that’s always pleasant!download

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It by Stephen King– I’ve been meaning to get into Stephen King for ages so when someone said I HAD to read this I decided hey let’s give it a go. It sounds very spooky but it is quite chunky

Les Miserable Volumes 1 & 2 by Victor Hugo– Another book I’ve been meaning to read for AGES. I decided to buy it in two volumes so it would be easier to carry to school and also less daunting cuz my gosh we’ve got another hunky one.

Dumplin by Julie Murphy– Thank you so much to Penguin Teen Australia for sending me an ARC of this! It sounds hilarious and I cannot wait to dig into it closer to the release date

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han– Everyone seems to be raving about this series all the time so I bought it to see what the hype was all about. I’ve only previously read The Summer I Turned Pretty and didn’t enjoy it so this shall be interesting

Sweet Damage by Rebecca James– Thanks to Allen & Unwin for this one! I recently reviewed it here and found it to be quite an agreeable  read

Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee– Saved the best ’til the last! I barged into the bookstore on release day and despite the hefty price bought it because To Kill A Mockingbird is an all time favourite of mine.

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March Book Haul

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I have acquired some pretties over the past couple of weeks so I decided to show ’em off to you!

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Excuse the bookmark but yeah new books ahh!

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Assassins Blade by Sarah.J.Maas 

Little Women by Louisa May Ascott 

I recently finished Heir of Fire and loved it so it’s a no-brainer that I got the novella collection.

Ever since the Youtube web series of Little Women started I’ve wanted to read the book so I finally got it and it may well be the longest classic I’m going to read but can’t wait!

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Afterworlds by Scott Westerfield 

The Handmaid’s tale by Margaret Atwood 

I have wanted to read Afterworlds since the beginning of time, well since it came out anyway so I decided right about bloody time I at least bought the book.

The Handmaid’s Tale has been catching my eye cuz two words “feminist literature”, the cover is freaky because of what the book symbolizes (fertility) but i like freaky!

And last but not least in all its glory we have…..

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The 10th Anniversary version of Looking for Alaska!!!!!!!!

The pages are black edged and there is a heap of never before seen content at the back and just gah I love John Green

That was my little book haul for March so far!

What new books have ye acquired?

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January Book Haul- The $3 Edition

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Ello Ello!

I recently acquired some books, most of these I stumbled upon by accident and decided to purchase (that always happens by the way). And yes all of these excepting All The Bright Places were $3, I know ABSOLUTE STEALS RIGHT?

And yes I just had to feature my Penguin because who doesn’t love Penguins?

All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven–  Been stoked to read this since the beginning of the year. There’s a picture of me smelling the book on Instagram so why aren’t you following me? (@infinityreads03)

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Popular- a memoir by Maya Van Wagenen- I’ve heard so many good things and apparently the author’s only like sixteen which is incredible. And it’s non fiction so all the more reason to read it!

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Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins- I have read Anna already and I do own it in hardcover but I have the old one (remember those?) and these new covers are just so gorgeous so I just had to okay

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My sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult-  Since like 2013 I’ve been trying to get into Jodi Picoult so now the opportunity presented itself so I decided to pick up one of her most popular works duh.

Vanishing Acts by Jodi Picoult- Don’t know what it’s about but sounds interesting.

Just One Year by Gayle Forman-  Sequel to Just One Day which I’ve yet to buy (I know, Stupid). I adore Gayle Forman so for obvious reasons I wanna read this series as well then I would’ve read ALL her published works which is SO COOL.

That concludes my book haul. I am so content with the newest additions to my shelf and cannot wait to whiz through them all!

Buy any new books lately? Let me know in the comments and KEEP READING!