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Book Haul: May 2019

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Hello my bookish family! How has May been treating you? I’m back after a short break from blogging and what’s better than to be back with my favorite post – book haul!!

Today I’m going to talk about the 5 amazing books that I got for my May 2019 Book Haul. This time I opted for mostly older books (rather than latest releases). These were on my TBR for a while and I decided I should finally get them.

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Book Haul: May 2019

#1 The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty

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The Last Anniversary

“Over seventy years have passed since sisters Rose and Connie Doughty found an abandoned baby near their home on the island of Scribbly Gum. With no one to take care of it, Rose and Connie took the baby in as their own.

Since then the ‘Munro Baby Mystery’ has brought fame and fortune, putting Scribbly Gum on the tourist map, especially for the island’s annual celebration.

But now, with Connie dead and outsider Sophie Honeywell about to move into her home, Rose begins to wonder if they made the right decision all those years ago. How much longer can they cover up the lie that has sustained their community for generations? And what other secrets are about to be revealed?”

If you have been following my blog or my bookstagram, you know that I’m a big fan of Liane’s books. The Last Anniversary is the only one of her books that I didn’t have and so here we are. This is the first book I picked up this month and I hope I can get to it soon enough. If you love her work too, let me know below so we can discuss her amazing stories.

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#2 Evermore by Sara Holland


As a child, Jules Ember was taught that the wicked Alchemist stole the good Sorceress’s heart, dooming her people to live and die by the time captured in their blood and preserved in their currency. While the rich thrive for centuries, the poor are lucky to scrape together a few years.

But Jules has just learned the truth: she is the Alchemist and Caro – a woman who single-handedly murdered the Queen and Jules’s first love, Roan, in cold blood – is the Sorceress.

Now Caro will stop at nothing to destroy Jules and reclaim her heart. Forces to flee Everless, Jules must delve into the stories she once believed to be legends but that she now recognizes are accounts of her own dangerous past. For it is only by piecing together the mysteries of her first life that Jules will be able to save the boy she’s falling in love with – and end the Sorceress forever.”

Funny story about this book is that I have had the first in this series (Evermore) for a while. I haven’t read it yet because I didn’t want to wait with a cliff-hanger for Evermore to release. When it finally did release, I could not find the matching cover here in Dubai. Now that I finally got it, I can’t wait to read these.

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#3 A Thousand Perfect Notes by C.G Drews

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A Thousand Perfect Notes

“Beck’s mother, a once famous pianist, lives out her shattered dreams through her son. Crushed by her violence, and forced to play the piano until his hands bleed, Beck is broken – until August comes along.

August, with her bare feet and doodled hands. August, fiercely protective of those in need. Can she help Beck unlock his own music and say all the things he’s never said?”

C.G Drews is one of my most favorite book bloggers. She blogs at Paper Fury and if you haven’t read her blog yet, you should do it because I guarantee you will love her. She is extremely funny. So it was obvious that when wrote a book, I had to read it. Now her second novel (The Boy Who Steals Houses) is also out but unfortunately it is not available here yet. Probably I will get it next month.

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#4 One Of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus

One Of Us Is Lying
One Of Us Is Lying

“Pay close attention and you might solve this.

On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention.

Bronwyn, THE BRAIN, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule.

Addy, THE BEAUTY, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess.

Nate, THE CRIMINAL, is already on probation for dealing.

Cooper, THE ATHLETE, is the all-star baseball pitcher.

And Simon, THE OUTCAST, is the creator of Bayview High’s notorious gossip app.

Only, Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Before the end of detention, Simon’s dead. And according to investigators, his death wasn’t an accident. On Monday, he died. But on Tuesday, he’d planned to post juicy reveals about all four of his high-profile classmates, which makes all four of them suspects in his murder. Or are they just the perfect patsies for a killer who’s still on the loose?

Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you would go to protect them.”

When I read this blurb, all I could think of was Pretty Little Liars. I loved it and that’s the hope from this too. I enjoy a good thriller once in a while and this one intrigued me enough to pick up. The only question is, when will I be able to read it?

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#5 Two Can Keep A Secret by Karen M. McManus

Two Can Keep A Secret
Two Can Keep A Secret

“Echo Ridge is small-town America. Ellery’s never been there, but she’s heard all about it. Her aunt went missing there at age seventeen. And only five years ago, a homecoming queen put the town on the map when she was killed. Now Ellery has to move there to live with a grandmother she barely knows.

The town is picture-perfect, but it’s hiding secrets. And before school even begins for Ellery, someone declares open season on homecoming, promising to make it as dangerous as it was five years ago. Then, almost as if to prove it, another girl goes missing.

Ellery knows all about secrets. Her mother has them; her grandmother does too. And the longer she’s in Echo Ridge, the clearer it becomes that everyone there is hiding something. The thing is, secrets are dangerous – and most people aren’t good at keeping them. Which is why in Echo Ridge, it’s safest to keep your secrets to yourself.”

This was definitely an impulse buy although the plot is quite interesting. It was kept right next to One Of Us Is Lying on the bookstore shelf and I have a thing about matching covers so I ended up getting this too. By the reading the blurb I can say it is going to be one of those thrillers that you just cannot put down.

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I’m extremely excited for about of them and I really hope I can read at least a couple this month. I seriously need to stop splurging on more books until I finish the ones I already have. Plus I took the audible package which gives me 1 credit (to choose any book I like) + 2 audible original books every month. So you see, there’s a lot of reading to do, but I’m happy to do it 😀 I will be posting reviews as and when I read these so do check back.

Until then, happy reading!

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What about you? Did you already splurge on any new books this month? Or perhaps you’ve read one of these books?  Let’s chat!

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  • Surbhi

    Great book haul! I have Two can keep a secret with me but haven’t read it yet, soon though! I haven’t read anything by Liane yet but I really love Big little lies – the TV show, so pumped about the upcoming second season!!

    Happy reading!!

    • Ayushi

      Hey Surbhi, thanks 🙂 You know I had no clue that Big Little Lies was a series until a few days ago. I hardly watch TV and if I do it’s always Netflix, I need to get hold of this HBO series! Her books are amazing, try reading one of them…

      By the way, we are still on for the Harry Potter buddy read for July right?

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