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Did I read the books I hauled last year?

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One of my new years resolutions is to buy less books and really focus on reading the books I already own. Some may say I’ve already failed that resolution because I bought a half price copy of Six Crimson Cranes but …. I digress.

Since I’m on a book-buying-ban at the minute, I thought it’d be interesting to take a look back at what books I bought last year, starting Christmas 2020 up until November 2021 and see if I actually got around to reading them!


  • A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik
  • In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan
  • None Shall Sleep by Ellie Marney
  • Verona Comics by Jennifer Dugan
  • Now That I’ve Found You by Kristina Forest
  • One of Us is Next by Karen M. McManus
  • The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis
  • The Tyrants Tomb by Rick Riordan


  • Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson
  • Anna K by Jenny Lee
  • As Many Nows as I Can Get by Shana Youngdahl
  • These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong
  • Lore by Alexandra Bracken


  • Flash Fire by T.J. Klune
  • If This Gets Out by Sophie Gonzales & Cale Dietrich
  • Never Saw You Coming by Erin Hahn
  • Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert
  • Chain of Iron by Cassandra Clare
  • Ruin & Rising by Leigh Bardugo
  • How to Fail at Flirting by Denise Williams


  • Radio Silence by Alice Oseman
  • Not My Problem by Ciara Smyth
  • Paperweight by Meg Haston
  • Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating by Adiba Jaigirdar
  • The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar – … I’m currently reading it. Bit of a grey area there.
  • Heartstopper: Volume 4 by Alice Oseman
  • Wraith by Mere Joyce
  • Black Flamingo by Dean Ata
  • The Ravens by Kas Morgan & Danielle Paige
  • Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo
  • Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas


  • Fools in Love by Rebecca Podos & Ashley Herrin Blake
  • Big Boned by Jo Watson
  • The Grimrose Girls by Laura Pohl
  • Mark of the Wicked by Georgia Bowers
  • All of us Villains by Amanda Hoody & Christine Lynn Herman
  • Like a Love Song by Gabriela Martins
  • Along for the Ride by Rachel Meinke


  • Running with Lions by Julien Winters
  • Cute Mutants by SJ Whitby
  • Afterlove by Tanya Bryne
  • Snowflake by Nia Forrester
  • Perfect on Paper by Sophie Gonzales
  • The Soulmate Equation by Christina Lauren
  • Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé 
  • Descendant of the Crane by Joan He
  • Truly Madly Royally by Debbie Rigaud


  • Rent a Boyfriend by Gloria Chao
  • The Bromance Book Club series by Lyssa Kay Adams
  • Not Here to be Liked by Michelle Quach
  • Some Girls Do by Jennifer Dugan
  • The Coldest Touch by Isabel Sterling
  • City of Shattered Light by Claire Winn
  • The Monarchs by KAss Morgan + etc
  • Little Thieves by Margaret Owen
  • Under the Whispering Door byT.J Klune
  • Mister Impossible by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Any Way the Wind Blows by Rainbow Rowell 
  • The Wolf Den by Elodie Harper


  • I Think I Love You by Auriane Desombre
  • The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
  • Love Hypothesis by ALi Hazelwood
  • The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevado
  • Jade City by Fonda Lee
  • The Disappearance of Jake Livingston by Ryan Douglas
  • House of Hollow by Crystal Sutherland
  • The Afterlife of the Party by Marlene Perez

(I couldn’t get the same shade of purple highlighter for all of them and it really bugs me. Why can’t I copy and paste the paint swatch @ wordpress. WHY!!)

After analysing the date it’s clear that April was the best month in terms of reading the books I hauled, and August was very obviously the worst. I’m gutted that I haven’t read any books from that haul because I was, and still am, really excited about them all.

Hopefully by the end of the year I’ll have a lot more of these knocked off my TBR.

As always I’d love to know your thoughts and feelings on any of these books. If you’ve read any of the books that I haven’t gotten to yet, which ones should I make top priority? Thanks for reading :))

Elli xx

5 thoughts on “Did I read the books I hauled last year?”

  1. Omg yay it’s not just me that buys books then fails to read them 😂 Little Thieves is books I got last year but haven’t read yet too. I did read and adore All Of Us Villians and House Of Hollow though. Hopefully you’ll manage to catch up a bit this year and find some new favourites too.

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    1. buying books is a totally different hobby to actually reading them haha.
      I’ve not heard many things about House of Hollow but i’ve got it on my bedside table to start soon so it’s nice to hear good things!

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