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My Christmas Book Haul 2019

Hi, hey, hello and welcome to my blog 🙂

I hope everyone had a great Christmas if you celebrate it and if you don’t then I hope you had a great random Tuesday.

My Christmas this year was a bit different to normal. It was the first year in which my brother didn’t play along with the whole “Father Christmas” thing meaning my mum was slightly emotional and so I suggested we go out and get drunk on Christmas Eve and we had a great time … until we didn’t get home till 2:30 am. My dad was still drunk when we woke up at 9 and lets just say we’re never going drinking on Christmas Eve again.

Overall though I had a great day and got 9 books I’m very excited to talk about so let’s just jump in.


Look how pretty the illustrated edition of Goblet of Fire is!!! I’m so happy to be able to add this to my collection. It’s so heavy though I genuinely think you could kill someone with it. I had a quick flick through and the illustrations seem as beautiful as all the others. Jim Kay is incredibly talented. Book 4 is probably my favourite of the series so I’m looking forward to reading this edition.


I’m going on a 5 day school trip to Italy in March and so in preparation I now have 3 YA books relating to travelling around Europe. Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch I know is set in Italy, I See London, I See France by Sarah Mlynowski is a book I’ve seen Hailey in Bookland from Booktube talk about a fair bit in her travelling recommendations and I can’t remember where Wanderlost by Jen Malone is set but this specifically is about a school trip.

My own trip will no doubt not be anywhere near as exciting and interesting as I hope these books will be but I’ll be reading them before March ready for my own mini adventure.


I was so excited when I saw Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo because I seriously didn’t remember asking for it. This is probably going to be the first I read, I’ve already got a bookmark tucked into it ready to go.

The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman was a popular one this year although I have seen polarising reviews. I’m looking forward to seeing what I think about it. Also I heard there’s bisexual character so I love that.


Another Leigh Bardugo book! Siege and Storm is book number 2 of the Grisha trilogy which I finally started this year. I’m not saying this series is a piece of art or anything, it has it’s flaws, but I feel like it’s a classic YA series and I need to hurry up and read it.

Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake is another that was given high praise either this year or last year. I can’t remember. Time is all bleeding together. I know this deals with sexual assault but besides that I only know that its got sme serious good reviews.


Ok so technically American Royals by Katherine McGee wasn’t a Christmas gift but I saw it was on sale for like 3 or 4€ and it was the day after I’d gotten my grades for the first term of school which were so much better then I thought they were going to be and so I treat myself to this and I’m looking forward to reading it.

I’ve been dying to read With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo forever! Its about a teen mom who has a passion for cooking. I’ve also heard great things about Elizabeth Acevedo so I am hyped to read this.

And not a book but clearly the best gift I received this year was:20191226_124215

Baby Groot!!! Isn’t he adorable.

black-and-white-flowers-tumblr-transparent-12 Although I made an Amazon wishlist featuring these books I totally forgot what I’d asked for so I am so happy and incredibly grateful for my haul. I’m looking forward to reading all of these. Thanks for reading 🙂

Elli xx

10 thoughts on “My Christmas Book Haul 2019”

  1. If you’re going to Florence, Love and Gelato is perfect for it!! I read the book before I went to Florence and it sets the scene perfectly. I See London, I See France is another great travel book. Have fun on your trip!


  2. oh… you got a Baby groot, it’s super cute!!! You got great gifts. I hope you like with the fire on high, it’s a nice book, I can’t wait to read what you thought of it. And all those books about traveling through Europe? Those seem really fine…
    Merry christmas…. 🙂


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