Christmas Book Haul

Thursday, December 28, 2017, by taylorisreading


Hello everyone!

I hope you all had a very merry Christmas if you celebrate it! If you don't celebrate Christmas, I hope whatever holiday you celebrate was great as well. Christmas at my house was nice and relaxing with my parents, brother, cat, and dog. I also constantly feel like I'm bursting because my mom made pie and stuffind and we baked cookies <3

This year, my parents got me a bunch of books that I have been dying to read, so I thought I would share them with you. They are all really popular, so I bet most of you have read them. Let me know down below what you thought of them!


Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

gonegirl.jpgWhen the Gone Girl movie came out way back in 2014, I fell in love with it. Not so much with the actions in the story, but more with how Gillian Flynn weaved the whole tale together so seamlessly. It was so fun to be led on this wild chase to find the kidnapper of this man's wife and watch all the things that lead up to the end and then see what we had been missing all this time because no one expected it to be that person. I cannot wait to get into this book, especially since it'll be a little scary - at least the movie was - and I have been craving that in a book for some strange reason.

The Night Circus by Erin Morgensternnightcircus

I have heard way too many amazing things about this book, and I have seen people with like 15 editions of it because they loved it so much, but I always thought what's so great about a circus? Then I saw a commercial for The Greatest Showman and thought that's probably what this book is about - so then I was sold.

flamecaster.jpgFlamecaster by Cinda WIlliams Chima

I mentioned this book in one of my Instagram vlogs, and how I feel like it's going to remind me of Throne of Glass - even if it's just because of the cover - but I am so in love with that series that the slightest resemblance to it made me want it. Even if it's not anything like Throne of Glass, I feel like I'll still really enjoy it because it sounds amazing.

Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodesfallingkingdoms.jpg

I have neglected buying this book for so long - and every time I went in to buy it, they didn't have the first book - that I think I really just needed someone to buy it for me. I love the plot and I've only heard great things about this series, but for some reason I always picked up other books instead.

empireofstorms.jpgEmpire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas

I don't think I realized how hugs this book was. It is actually massive. Since there are 7 books and they're only getting more massive, I think it is becoming a new Harry Potter. I really hope this series turns into a movie series - can you imagine how amazing those movies would be? I know we're getting a tv show, and that is amazing and I am so happy for Sarah J. Maas, but I need a movie.

Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdiehflameinthemist.jpg

I recently read The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh, and I fell in love with it, so of course I needed this book, and I am so glad my parents got it for me. I'm not entirely sure what it is about because I read the synopsis a very long time ago, but I know that it has to be amazing because do you not see the ninja stars on the cover?

Fangirl by Rainbowfangirl.jpg Rowell

I really don't read that much contemporary, but I adored Eleanor and Park, and I have also been craving some gushy romance and quirky cuteness, so this book was perfect. I also really want to read Carry On, and I really wanted to read this book first. I also wanted to have this book on hand during the school year so that when I am super stressed I can flip it open and read some cuteness.

An Enchantment of Ravens by Maragret Rogersonenchantmentofravens.jpg

This book is so new, I cannot believe my parents got it. I was told there are faeries in it and I LOVE FAERIES. Sarah J. Maas is the faerie queen, and she has opened the love for faeries in my heart, and I cannot wait to see how this author handles the world and her faeries.

Thank you for reading!




  1. Great book haul. I’ve had Gone Girl on my shelf for so long and I still haven’t read it. I watched The Greatest Showman yesterday and I absolutely loved it.

  2. I want to watch that movie so badly!!! I'm so glad you liked it! <3

  3. I wanted to watch it so bad that I ended up going to the theater by myself to watch it.

  4. Such a great book haul, so lucky!! I've been wanting to read The Night Circus as well, I've heard such good things plus I haven't read anything like it.
    I have a £10 Waterstones voucher I'm most definitely getting myself a copyπŸ˜„πŸ˜‚
    I can't believe you haven't read Fangirl yet! You're gonna love it.
    Hope you had a lovely Christmas❤

  5. Thank you so much, I hope yours was great too!!πŸ’•
    And I knowww I nees to read FangirlπŸ˜‚
    Yay! I hope you like Night Circus😊😊

  6. Hey, I found your blog from the Facebook group! So happy to see you write for the youth Power programme as well!

  7. No problem! And it wasπŸ˜„ Thank youu❤

  8. So many great books! I liked Fangirl and Gone Girl, hope you enjoy them ☺️

  9. This is an amazing book haul. I’ve started Fangirl and it’s quite good. I hope it gets as awesome as Carry On later.

  10. Thank you!!😊 and I wanted to read Fangirl before Carry On lol glad to know you liked Carry On😊

  11. I have read Gone Girl and I can personally say I loved it! It was a lot better than the movie (no surprise) Lot of these books are on my TBR so I can't wait to see what you think of them.

  12. Yay!! I'm so glad to hear that, I know so many people who have either read it or seen the movie but never both

  13. I read it before I knew the movie was coming out and it is really really good. It has more mystery to it and more detail that is involved in the investigation.



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Hello readers, my name is Taylor and I'm a twenty-something who's rarely caught without a book in her hand. You can usually expect me to read fantasy with a heavy dollop of romance.