This is going to be a big one you guys! So I won’t be adding a synopsis of every book, like I normally do. But I’ll put links in the book titles so you can click them and you’ll be able to read the synopsis on Goodreads right away!
This month’s book haul will include:
- Books I pre-ordered and/or bought myself
- Books I received from friends this Christmas
- Books I received from family other than my husband, this Christmas
- Books I received from my husband this Christmas
So yeah, that’s going to be quite a lot hihi. Are you ready? Here we go!
| Self-bought books |
There are only a few books I bought this month myself, because it’s an expensive month as it is with Christmas hihi. And since I’d be receiving some books with Christmas anyway, from friends and family, I decided to low-key it when it came to buying books for myself. Most books weren’t really bought for December, but just arrived later, aside from Queen of Air and Darkness which released on December 4th. I also received the Illumicrate box on December 1st so the two books that were inside the box belong to this December haul as well.
- Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare, Hardcover edition
- Queen of Air and Darkness by C. Clare, Waterstones special edition
- Pucked Love by Helena Hunting, paperback edition
- Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce, exclusive cover edition
- Empress of All Seasons by Emiko Jean, exclusive hardcover edition
| Books I received from friends |
I participated in a lottery exchange thingy with my friends Adinda and Kaylee. Each of us would buy a book and some bookmarks for one other person so we all had a package from one another underneath the tree. Kaylee was the one who got my name so she sent me not one but two books from my wishlist and she added some magnetic bookmarks which I am so frigging in love with; Wonder Woman, Superman, Ariël and prince Eric!! I couldn’t be happier with all of this!
I also got a Christmas box from my friend Wenda, since we always exchange present among each other. And she got me two books as well as some non-bookish stuff which I’ll show you guys in my non-book Christmas haul tomorrow! I got so pampered, thanks lovelies!
| Books I received from family |
My Christmas wish list for the family always consists of books haha. We always go to my mother in law and my parents on Christmas eve and exchange presents among the adults – the children unpack their presents on December 26th. So I received books from my parents, my sister and my family in law. I made wish lists beforehand so mostly, I knew what I’d be receiving from them all, except for the ones I got from my sister since that was a larger wish list so she could surprise me.
| Books I received from my husband |
And then my husband always pampers me as well so I had to show those books separately. On December 25th we always spend the day at home, the four of us (my husband, Milan, our dog and myself), unpacking the gifts we bought for each other and Milan. This is always my most favorite Christmas day and not because my husband spends too much money on buying Milan and I presents – although I love receiving presents so you won’t hear me complaining about it of course haha – but just for the fact we get to spend this entire day as a family without any mandatory visits and such. It’s always a lot of fun
Soooo… yeah, December has been an amazing book haul month haha! It’s a good thing I cleaned out my bookshelves last month to create some more space, so I can add these lovelies to the collection. I’m so happy and so very thankful to each and every one of the people who pampered me.