Book Haul: March 2016


Can you believe another month has passed? I feel like it wasn’t that long ago that I posted my February book haul, and now I have another massive pile of books that I acquired. Whoops?



I’m pretty happy with the fact that I only bought 5 books from the Book Depository this month (and they all have super pretty covers!). I usually order a lot more than 5 each month. Lady Midnight and The Way I Used to Be were both preorders that finally arrived in March. I also bought The Chimes because it was one that I’ve been looking forward to reading ever since the Man Booker 2015 longlist was revealed. All the Birds in the Sky is also one that I’ve been really intrigued by, and had to pick up because the premise sounded really good. And I picked up The Forbidden Wish after hearing a couple of bloggers rave about it. It sounds really good and I can’t wait to jump into it soon.



So… I kinda bought all of these on the same day. I received A Tangle of Gold a while ago from the publisher and was part of the blog tour for the book. When the book came out, I picked up a finished copy of it at the Dymocks YABookmeet event, where Jaclyn Moriarty was the guest. There were also copies of her other books there so I picked them up as well. I read Finding Cassie Crazy years ago and I’m glad to finally own a copy. I read the first book in this companion series, Feeling Sorry For Celia a few months ago, and wanted to read the rest of the books in the series, so now I can. All of these books are signed by Jaclyn! I also got This is Shyness because the bookmeet was about magical realism, and this was one of the recommended magical realism reads.



I was lucky enough to receive some of the books that I requested from publishers this month. I received Frankie from Penguin Teen Australia to review on Happy Indulgence. I also got This is Where the World Ends and The Passion of Dolssa from HarperCollins Australia. I actually got an ARC of This is Where the World Ends last month, but they kindly sent me a finished copy this month as well. I received The Haters, Dreaming the Enemy and Follow Me Back unsolicited from Allen & Unwin. Thank you so much to those publishers for those books. I won a copy of Burning Midnight from Dymocks at the YABookmeet because I answered some trivia questions correctly. Thank you to Dymocks and Emily for that!



I read Sweet Filthy Boy last month and decided to pick up the next novel in the companion series, Dirty Rowdy Thing, this month. I was feeling a little slumpy and thought some NA might help. I requested Every Exquisite Thing from Hachette on NetGalley and was approved. I can’t wait to get to this one! And finally, I preordered Iron to Iron, a novella following one of the side characters from Wolf by Wolf.


17 thoughts on “Book Haul: March 2016

  1. Reg @ She Latitude says:

    Hope you enjoy The Forbidden Wish! The premise sounds really interesting and I’ve only heard good reviews for it as well, so far. And I’m excited for Iron to Iron as well, after loving Wolf by Wolf.

    This is SUCH a great haul, Jenna — thank you for letting us (me!) live vicariously through you. ❤

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    • Jenna @ Reading with Jenna says:

      I can’t wait to dive into The Forbidden Wish. I love a good Aladdin retelling and I’ve only heard amazing things about it. I’m pretty sure I’ll be raving right along with them pretty soon! And omg Iron to Iron was soooo good! If you loved Wolf by Wolf, you’ll definitely love that novella. I cannot wait for the sequel to come out!


    • Jenna @ Reading with Jenna says:

      Lady Midnight is a much better first book than City of Bones and I think the trilogy as a whole will be superior to TMI as well, if that convinces you at all 😀 It’s got lots of really interesting and loveable characters and I would totally recommend it. But I’m also a pretty big Shadowhunters fan so…


    • Jenna @ Reading with Jenna says:

      I’m so upset with myself that I haven’t managed to get around to reading All the Birds in the Sky yet because I have a feeling that it’s going to be absolutely amazing. I mean, it’s a book about a witch and a scientist… what could be better?! I also need to stop letting other books get in the way!


  2. Valerie says:

    Oh I could’ve sworn there is a sequel to Wolf by Wolf right, other than Iron by Iron? Must go check it out now. Also really want to know what All The Birds in the Sky is about, because it looks really intriguing 🙂

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    • Jenna @ Reading with Jenna says:

      Yes! I think the sequel is called Blood for Blood, if I remember correctly. Cannot wait for that to come out later this year! It’s going to be so crazy and epic. Iron to Iron was super good too though, so you should definitely check it out! Especially if you enjoyed Luka in Wolf by Wolf. I’m so excited to read All the Birds in the Sky! I don’t know too much about the book but it involves a witch and a scientist working together and that’s all I need to know really 😀


    • Jenna @ Reading with Jenna says:

      Yeah I couldn’t get into The Chimes at all because the writing was way too hard to understand. I ended up DNFing because it just took too much effort to read. I’m super excited to have All the Birds in the Sky in my possession though and I can’t wait to read it!

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