{Book Haul} May 2017



So I’ve tried to be slightly better this month in terms of book buying. I’ve got piles upon piles of books still to read, and even more on my kindle but I just can’t help myself. I’m a collector at heart and I love proudly displaying all these gems at home! I’ve not had the opportunity to take any snaps for instagram of them yet this month because things are crazy, but they’ll be up soon, I promise! Follow me on Instagram @bookbastion to catch them when they’re up!

The Lost Hero
The Lost Hero
The Heroes of Olympus series – Book 1

by Rick Riordan

Every time I go into a bookstore, in my meandering through the aisles I always inevitably end up eyeing all of the Rick Riordan books. I think it’s a combination of that their covers are awesome, and the content just sounds like so much fun! I’ve been meaning to finish up Percy Jackson so that I can move on to some of the other things he’s written, and this was just the push I needed to get me to really apply myself towards that goal.

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The Son of Neptune

by Rick Riordan

Okay, so I really wanted to drive that point from above home. Out of the two first books in this series, this is the one that really interests me the most. I can’t wait to until I reach it!

Stalking Jack the Ripper
Stalking Jack the Ripper

by Kerri Maniscalco

I fully admit that this one was an impulse buy. I jumped on this one after seeing a fair chunk of friends on my Goodreads feed raving about this book, and enjoying ARCs of its sequel. I hate to be left on the outs of great series, so I jumped in and am committed to checking it out! I’m really intrigued by the Victorian setting and of course, Jack the Ripper. I hope this fills a Penny Dreadful sized hole in my heart, at the very least.

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Fool’s Assassin

by Robin Hobb

When I was wandering around the bookstore, I found this on a shelf full of custom sale items that were marked down to $5.00. I’ve never read Robin Hobb before, but I’ve heard wonderful things about her and always been interested in her work, so I snatched it up. I’ve since been informed that this is NOT the appropriate place to start without feeling totally lost, so that brings me to my next pick.

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Assassin’s Apprentice

by Robin Hobb

Apparently this is a better starting point. If I’m wrong about that, please let me know! I went ahead and bought a copy of this for my Kindle and plan on reading it soon. I’m really looking forward to it!

Deep Blue
Deep Blue

by Jennifer Donnelly

I’ve owned this for the longest, but I didn’t want to do a second April book haul just for this when I bought it! I’m really feeling mermaids right now and am actually planning on reading this one next week sometime, so keep your eye out for the review soon! I’ve heard mixed reviews, so I’m trying to keep my expectations relatively low. I just want mindless mermaid fun.

Rogue WaveRogue Wave

by Jennifer Donnelly

So, I also bought the sequel too. I can’t help it. I have zero self control. The cover was too beautiful to pass up!

So that’s it! Those are all the books I’ve bought so far this month! Have you read any of these? What did you think of them? Follow me on instagram @bookbastion for my snaps of these books which will be up soon!



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  1. Aww yes! Don’t start with fool’s assassin – it will spoil everything that happened in the previous trilogies. Assassin’s apprentice is the right place to start 🙂

    First Fitz trilogy – liveship traders – tawny man trilogy – rainwild chronicles – fitz & fool trilogy is the best way to go 🙂 although i read the liveship traders first^^

    Have fun with your new books!

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  2. Hi Bentley great haul! I seem to be a book collector too 😉 I’ve read the Assasin’s Apprentice years ago and I really liked it! It would be best indeed to begin with this one. I’m going to follow you on IG now as I love taking pics and seeing pics about books.

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  3. Nice haul! I’ve been meaning to try out Rick Riordan and Robin Hobb, perhaps I’ll pick up both on my next library run. Also thanks for the notice about Fool’s Assassin, that’s actually the one I was initially looking at. It’s so hard to approach authors with a large body of work or long running series with prequels and spin-offs – I never know where to start. u_u

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    1. I definitely recommend Rick Riordan. I’m on the second Percy Jackson book right now and loving it! And I hear you about not knowing where to start with big series. I just visited my mother the other day and she was telling me about this “terrible book” that she couldn’t get into. When I asked to see it, I realized she had bought one of the later books in the Game of Thrones series without having read the others or seen the show. No wonder she was totally lost! haha


      1. Oh no! I can’t even imagine trying to hop into a Game of Thrones book in the middle of the series, so many characters and story arcs to juggle. That’s kind of adorable though. XD I had a friend in high school that read the Harry Potter books in random order and was always confused about how she managed that.

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  4. These all look amazing! I’ve never read Robin Hobb either but the work looks like something my boyfriend and I would really enjoy. I look forward to hearing how you felt about them. 🙂 I also checked out your insta and your little reading nook is SUPER CUTE! I love the purple chairs and your fur-babies are adorable!

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  5. Oh that’s a great haul – so many books I haven’t read ahah. I haven’t tried a Robin Hobb book yet but I have friends that recommended me these books so many times! also, I really like the sound of Deep Blue! 🙂

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  6. Hobb is an outstanding author, definitely got to start at the very beginning with Assassin’s Apprentice as then you get to experience the complete journey of Fitz, such a wonderful world and characters, apart from Regal, he is the Hobb equivalent of Joffrey by GRRM!😂

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  7. I was pretty good this month and didn’t buy ANY books so far!!! Except ACOWAR 😀 But I’ve got a few pre-orders that should be here by the end of the month and after seeing your book haul I feel the urge to go on Amazon and order some of these books myself! 😂

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  8. I can see that you really like Rick Riordan ha-ha! I really have to read one of his works. I am planning on reading the Percy Jackson series – I just have to find both the funds and the time 🙂 Great book haul!

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