June Book Haul!


I know, it’s been a bit longer than expected since my last post. Sorry!  We went to visit some family, and then started house hunting. Which takes a lot of time – who knew?! (Well, we did but oh well!) What we didn’t realise is how quickly property sells here, especially if it is a “good deal” in a good area.

We ended up in a sort of bidding war, where our offer was one of 5 and everyone had to submit a “best and final” offer. It was really nerve wracking! You don’t know what everyone else is going to do, so we really went all in – the house is just so perfect for us and we didn’t want to lose it. I even wrote a letter to the seller to let them know just how much the house meant to us.  So after a very tense 24 hours of not knowing what would happen… we got the house! 😀  We don’t close on it yet, but it’s so great to know we will be moving to “our house” soon…because it really did feel like home right away.

In the midst of all the busyness I did still find time to buy some books – not much of a surprise there! It’s a slightly mixed bunch, with a few authors I haven’t read before.


1. Burned by Karen Marie Moning. Amazon
2. The Girl in 6E by A. R. Torre. Amazon (How gorgeous is that cover!)
3. Sweep In Peace by Ilona Andrews. Amazon


4. Would-Be Witch by Kimberly Frost. Amazon
5. Tempting Danger by Eileen Wilks. Amazon
6. You’re Never Weird On The Internet (almost) by Felicia Day. Amazon
7. Vivian Versus The Apocalypse by Katie Coyle. Amazon | Book Depository (the US version has a different title/cover, but I like the UK title/cover more so I bought my copy from Book Depository)

My vlog talks about the books in more detail 🙂

As usual I’ll be taking part in Stacking The Shelves, and The Sunday Post – check out some of the other posts to find great reads 🙂

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26 thoughts on “June Book Haul!”

  1. I really enjoyed The Girl in 6E!

    Good luck with the house though it sounds like it should go through. I’m just starting to house-hunt myself and have found something I like. Not sure if I’ll get into a bidding war, but I hope not as it’s at the top of my budget.

  2. Congrats on getting the house you wanted! Sounds like it’ll be perfect for you 🙂 I haven’t read any of those books, but Burned and Would-Be Witch both look like they could be my kinda thing. And that cover for Sweep in Peace is so pretty. Have a great week!

  3. Oh that is great you got the house. It is nerve wracking to know that others are bidding on a house as well. It is so much back and forth.

    1. Definitely! I don’t think I got any sleep that night, waiting to find out if we got it hehe.

  4. Congrats on the house!! My husband and I just purchased ours in June and I know the feeling! Enjoy all those great books as well!

  5. Great mix of books for sure. I tried getting into Would-Be Witch a couple of times but I still haven’t finished it yet. I plan on going back to it at some point…

    Congrats on the house! And good luck with everything.

    Stéphanie @ Tynga’s Reviews

    1. Thanks! And good luck with your move too! 🙂 (everyone seems to be moving at the same time lol!)

  6. I love that feeling of having found the perfect house for you. I had that back in the mid-nineties, had a quick escrow, and lived in the house for thirteen years. No longer fit my needs, but it was great for a long while.

    Enjoy your books. I am curious about The Girl in 6E.

    Thanks for sharing, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

  7. Congratulations on getting your offer accepted! It’s so exciting and so stressful when the house you’re making an offer on is THE house. We were the same way with ours. You got some great books. I’m especially curious about You’re Never Weird on the Internet. For some reason I’ve yet to get to it. Have a great week!

    1. Thanks! We’re very excited. I think our realtor was laughing at me because he kept saying “there’ll be other hous…” and I’d interrupt with “NO! This is THE house!” hehehe!

  8. That’s so exciting! I’m glad that you won the bidding wars (even if the house isn’t officially yours). The cover for The Girl in 6E has me really intrigued! I’ll have to look it up and see what it’s about. Have a good week! 🙂

  9. House hunting is one of those things that I simultaneously loved and hated — it was cool seeing all the houses. Not so cool dealing with paperwork (or making decisions). Good luck with all of it!

    I hope you like Burned; it wasn’t my favorite of the Moning books, but I still enjoyed it well enough 🙂

    The Felicia Day book and the Would-Be Witch both look like good reads too!

  10. Congratulations on the new house! I think sometimes writing a letter really helps. Hopefully the closing and move go smoothly for you. All of your new books sound like ones I would like, Natalie. I love Ilona Andrews’ books and really need to read more in the Fever series by Moning. They all sound really good though. I hope you have a great week!

  11. Congratulations on getting the house! The whole buying process is so nerve wracking! What I hate most is the closing. They hand you a pile of papers, and if you stop to actually read them, they get impatient with you! I just don’t like all the pressure. I’m glad you were able to get some books during this process. Hopefully, they will allow you to relax during these fast-paced times.

  12. Congratulations on the house!! I remember when we bought our apartment, what a stressful experience that was! All that plus the packing/unpacking means I don’t really want to move again any time soon. 😉

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