July Book Haul| TBR

Thrift store book hunting is becoming one of my favorite things to do. I absolutely love finding such gems for super cheap. This month I had a small haul but I still thought I’d share since I’ve been so behind on blogging. Please excuse my lack of knowledge of these books as I’ve only read the back covers.

  1. Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult


I love the way this author writes and I’m disappointed that I haven’t gotten to a whole lot of her books yet. This book seems to be revolved around a school shooting and the witnessing of it. Sorry I can’t provide more details at this time as I myself am trying to avoid spoilers but I will provide a full review once I’ve read it.

2. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown


One of my favorites reads til date. I completely trust Dan Brown as an author to deliver a riveting and cinematic experience through his books. I’ve read this one but I couldn’t pass up the hard cover version at only $3 in pristine condition 🙂

3. The Selection Series by Kiera Cass

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I picked up books one and three, The Elite and The One respectively. I am not really huge on YA but the books were hard cover and in great condition for the price. The covers were also very pretty so I couldn’t just leave them there. It appears to incorporate fairy tales and romance with a nail biting plot but we’ll see.

Hope you liked my tiny mid month haul. Stay tuned for my August TBR.

Happy Reading!

xo Kat

What’s on My Bookshelf? January 2017

door-881588_1920.jpgLast year(2016) I posted what’s on my bookshelf and it was on my electronic bookshelf at the time, however I had no intentions of finishing said books during 2016. Yes, I know, I’m a book hoarder. I need to collect everything for future reading, I just need to, else I’ll feel incomplete. I currently feel incomplete as I don’t have the first book of the Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard series yet, but soon that shall be rectified.

These are the books I currently have lined up on iBooks. There are hundreds on my kindle app but I won’t count the here as I read those with a different agility and can knock off on average like three a week with breaks in between. Some of these books are older ones that I wish to revisit or  I just have not read yet.

I am currently reading: Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles) by Marissa Meyer. It’s the second installment of this series. I read the first one sometime last year but since then I’ve been reading a lot of dark/historical romance on kindle. This series is a futuristic take on some of our most popular fairy tales with a sci-fi spin on it. Cinder was based on Cinderella of course and Scarlet is based on Red Riding Hood. I will review the entire series when I have completed it. Also on my to be read list is the third and fourth installment of this series: Cress and Winter.

The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien. This one I think is self-explanatory as we have all heard of it. I will however post a review when I’m finished. I read this almost fifteen years ago and I feel like it’s high-time I reread it.

The Stand by Stephen King. A post-apocalyptical novel where most of the human population dies due to the release of a biological weapon.

The Handmaiden’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. A young woman is forced to become a handmaiden for a couple that can’t bear a child. Soon after she is lured into ellicit affairs. I’m a little iffy about the ending as I do have an idea that it might be an unclear one but we’ll see.

Indignation by Philip Roth. I don’t know much about this book. I saw the trailer for the movie last year and felt like I needed to read the book before I watch the movie. There’s a spark that happens when based on a book flashes on screen. I think this is about a young Jewish college student but that’s about all I know.

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon. While looking at other people’s to be read lists on Youtube, I saw this one come up twice. I believe this one is a romance between two young people that’s struggling in their own lives. The girl’s parents are to be deported and the boy’s family is pressuring him to become a doctor. Based on the reviews for this book, I’m pretty excited about this one.

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard Book 1: The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan. A fantasy novel based on Norse Mythology, told in first person by Magnus Chase, a sixteen year old homeless orphan. I will be reviewing this book in depth after reading.

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard Book 2: The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan. A fantasy novel based on Norse Mythology, told in first person by Magnus Chase, a sixteen year old homeless orphan. I will be reviewing this book in depth after reading.

Lives of the Mayfair Witches by Anne Rice: The Witching Hour, Taltos and Lasher. About a family of witches and a spirit that had guided their fortunes for generations.

xo Coffee Doll