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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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  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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