Summer Book Haul

I have been a book buyin' this summer.

Don't ask me why... Could I afford to buy all the books this summer?

No. Did I do it anyway?

Yes. Do I regret it?

Of course not.

On to my list.

In no particular order.

Because I don't remember the order.


Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Published Year: 1991
Genre: Historical Fantasy
Subtitle: TBR

Claire is originally from 1945 but is hurled back to 1745. Also, she lives in Scotland. What's not to like? I picked this one up on a whim, but based on all the hype for the book and TV series. It sounds right up my alley and I just haven't had the time to dig into it. Because have you seen this thing? It has a lot of pages.


Fat Cat by Robin Brande

Published Year: 2009
Genre: YA
Subtitle: Great (4 stars)

Cat is fat and she knows it. She's also secure in the fact that she's smart, except for the fact that the guy that broke her heart is just as smart. And they compete for every grade/test/competition/science project. I love this book, it just speaks to my nerdiness. I really enjoy Cat's inner dialogue and her growth through this one. It's a great summer read for sure!


Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by JK Rowling and others

Published Year: 2016
Genre: Fantasy
Subtitle: TBR

So, haven't yet read this one... don't judge me! I'm scared to take the plunge. What if it ruins my mental image of what Harry Potter grew up to be?! I don't know. I like the way I have it in my mind. On the other hand, I bought the thing so I will obviously read it. My friends keep asking me have I read it yet?? Ugh. Soon.


Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

Published Year: 1934
Genre: Mystery
Subtitle: TBR

Is anyone surprised? After all those Miss Marples, did you really think my love for Agatha Christie would end? Of course, I've read And Then There None, but I haven't read this one yet. And I came across a really pretty cover at my secondhand shop. I couldn't resist. Here we are. My bank account complains.


Newt's Emerald by Garth Nix

Published Year: 2015
Genre: Historical Fantasy
Subtile: TBR

Newt is from a family of wizards who have a magical emerald that only responds to the women in the family. On her 18th birthday, it's stolen. Dun dun dun. Sounds intriguing. Sign me up. Magic and historical fiction? Yes ma'am. Also, title is spot on, and I like it. That's all.