Book Haul – March 2018

by kshin2418

My March book haul was the biggest so far this year, mostly because the Canadian customs is annoyingly slow and inconsistent, so books I’d ordered months ago from the UK just now arrived.


  • A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers
    I confess I haven’t read The Long Way to A Small Angry Planet yet, but this was stupidly cheap on Book Depository. And one of my goals in the next couple of months is to read the first two books before the third one drops.
  • Churchill’s Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare by Giles Milton
    I’m a sucker for WW2 nonfiction and this caught my eye a year ago but I never got the chance to pick it up.
  • The Last of the Wine by Mary Renault
    This took nearly FOUR months to arrive. I’d given it up for dead, said my laments and prayers and got my refund, and then one day it appears out of nowhere in a packaging that looks like something that crawled out of a war zone. Anyway,
    I’ve been meaning to read Mary Renault for years now and I figured one of her standalones would be a good place to start.


  • Imposter Syndrome (The Arcadia Project 3) by Mishell Baker
    Read it, loved it.
  • The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There by Catherynne Valente I loved the first book so I’ll be slowly going through the rest of the series this year.
  • Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore
    My first Christopher Moore purchase and it certainly won’t be the last one.


  • Jade City (The Green Bone Saga 1) by Fonda Lee
    Currently reading through this and absolutely loving it. Look out for a glowing review.

  • The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner
    This one’s a giveaway win. It’s been likened to Orange is the New Black, so colour me interested.


  • Skullsworn by Brian Staveley
    I’ve never read Staveley but I sampled a bit of his writing from The Art of War anthology, and it turns out the style is kind of my jam, so I’ll be reading this once I finish the Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne trilogy.
  • The Providence of Fire (Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne 2) by Brian Staveley
    For some reason I had the first and the third book of the trilogy but was missing the middle one, so I had to remedy that.


  • The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
    I couldn’t wait until September for this one. It’s so, so good.
  • Fool’s Errand by Robin Hobb
    My current mission is to collect every english version of Robin Hobb’s Realm of the Elderlings books (which is my all-time favourite series), and I was lucky enough to find this near-pristine US hardback of Fool’s Errand.

And there you have it. Tell me if you see any of your favourites and any that you think I should read immediately!


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Tammy March 31, 2018 - 2:00 pm

I have a copy of Jade City, I just can’t seem to find time for it! Glad to know you love it, I can’t wait to read your review😁

Kathy @PBTVS April 1, 2018 - 6:58 pm

I honestly didn’t expect it to be so good! I’m going to constantly recommending it to people for the rest of the year.

meltotheany March 31, 2018 - 9:24 pm

Ahhh! Amazing haul! I love Brian Staveley’s writing and world so much! Skullsworn is such a favorite of all time for me! Happy Easter tomorrow, and happy reading always! 🐰💗xx

Kathy @PBTVS April 1, 2018 - 7:00 pm

That makes even more excited! I can’t wait to dive into them! Happy Easter/April to you too💗

LaRonda @FlyingPaperbacks April 1, 2018 - 9:21 am

I have yet to read a Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet for superficial reasons (I couldnt find the cover I wanted) but im trying to get to it soon, I have the highest hopes I’ll love it!

I’ve heard great things about Jade City as well, I’m thinking about buying an ecopy 🤗❤

Kathy @PBTVS April 1, 2018 - 6:53 pm

Definitely read Jade City! It’s bloody and brutal and so much fun!


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