Hoarders [5]: Celebratory Book Haul


A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas | Long Bright River by Liz Moore | Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare | Yolk by Mary H. K. Choi | Deacon King Kong by James McBride

Hello, readers!

This weekend, I participated in David Goggins' 4x4x48 Challenge. For 48 hours, you run for 4 miles every 4 hours. You can run or walk, or do body weight workouts. I did both. It was intense and I'm sore. But I did it. I managed to do 10 rounds because, girl needs to sleep, yanno? But I was pretty proud that I did it! I'm not a runner at all so to do it for two days was a feat! Hence, the book haul. To celebrate this achievement, my husband took me to the bookstore and picked up the goodies in the pic above. 

N E W    B O O KS

  • A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas. I don't think this book needs an introduction. But if you need a little intro, it's book #4 of the A Court of Thorns and Roses series. I'm trying to get through the entire series and currently reading book#3. Look at me reading fantasy! Lol. Who even am I?
  • Long Bright River by Liz Moore. This book is part of my Barack Obama 2020 Reading List Challenge. It's about two sisters on two opposite sides of the law. But when one of the sisters disappeared coinciding with a string of murders, the other sister has no recourse but to set aside their differences and find her before it's too late. Looking forward to reading this. 
  • Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare. I'm so freaking dumb! I needed to pick up Chain of Iron! I already have a copy of this. I just realized how dumb I am. Gah! Anyway, I hope I can return this book tomorrow. Going to the bookstore anyway, so I hope they'll exchange it. OMG. 
  • Yolk by Mary H.K. Choi. This book is about two sisters as well who are on the opposite sides in terms of their stations in life. I did not enjoy her last book, but hoping this will be redemption. 
  • Deacon King Kong by James McBride. Yet another book in my Barack Obama 2020 Reading List. This is about a deacon who shot and killed a drug lord in public. Who knows what made him snap? But I started it a couple of weeks ago (library borrow) and I wanted a copy for myself. Hoping to finish this one this week. 
R E A D  L A S T  W E E K

  • A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas  ⭐⭐⭐  Re-reading the books so I can actually finish this series -- or keep up at least. I can't believe she hyped up Tamlin so much in this book only to do him dirty in the second book. Sigh. 
  • A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas ⭐⭐⭐⭐  Okay, well. Justified. I see what you did there, Ms. Maas. I get it now. I see why you want us to actually hate Rhysand in the first book, then give him a make over in the second book. 
I do most of my reading on the weekends and because I was busy last weekend, I didn't really do much. So not much reading to be had. I'm hoping I will catch up all week with my reading. 

C U R R E N T L Y    R E A D I N G

That's my update for this week. I'm still trying to recover from the weekend so I apologize if commenting in trickling slowly. I hope you're all having a great reading week! Thank you for the comments and for visiting my blog. 


  1. Oh that's some interesting books there!

  2. Well done! I am not a runner and never will be, so this is huge! ❤ great haul, how is Lore? This is on my wishlist, by reviews haven't convinced me to read it yet. And I think I'm almost finished with Maas now. Strangely I have no desire to read her ongoing series anymore. Maybe will try Crescent Court, but that's it...

  3. I really loved Long Bright River. It was a crime novel but with so much character and setting development. Hope you enjoy!

  4. Great job on that challenge. I'm SO not a runner, but I admire those who do it. I hope you can get the book exchanged - I don't see why it would be a problem. I've gotten a couple books in the past that I already owned. Thankfully it doesn't happen too often. haha I have Finlay Donovan and hope to read it this month.


  5. Wow, you go girl! All that running - I'm impressed! I don't think I am even brave enough to try but I love the idea of it.

    The Sarah Maas books have been on my list forever. One of these days, one of these days!

  6. Wow, that sounds like an intense series of workouts! Good for you for sticking to it. And books as a reward? Very, very nice.

    LONG BRIGHT RIVER is sad, but it's also really compelling and thought-provoking. YOLK is one I want to read - it sounds intriguing.

  7. I hate it when I realize I have bought a book that I already have. Hopefully, they let you exchange it for the one you needed. That is a lot of running. Go you!

  8. Wow that workout challenge sounds really intense but I desperately need to start moving around more. Did you walk or run?

    I started ACOSF the other day and I'm about 15% in. I'm afraid I'll never finish!

  9. Omg, I never heard of this challenge, but it sounds intense! That's amazing you completed it. I should try it out. I'd skip during my sleep hours, too! Congrats, Joy!


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