Birthday Book Haul

For my 26th birthday, my fiance bought me a Cream and Amber gift card. If you’re new to my blog, Cream and Amber is a local bookstore in the Twin Cities area. It’s where I buy most of my books because I try and support local businesses. I wanted to share my latest book haul with you all. I stacked my books in the order I want to read them in. My Goodreads goal is to read 50 books and these books should help me get there.

Birthday Book Haul!

BlacKkKlansman by Ron Stallworth

I already started reading this book because I couldn’t wait. Last week, I wrote a blog post about the movie version of this book. Ron Stallworth was the first Black cop in the Colorado Springs Police Department. During his tenure, he infiltrates the KKK. I’m only 30 pages in and I’m enjoying his rendition of telling this story and his experience being a cop.

Final Girls by Riley Sager

This book has a slasher, horror film theme to it. Since it’s close to October, this book will set the tone for the upcoming season. Final Girls stars Quincy Carpenter who ten years ago goes on vacation with her friends. Her friends are attacked and Quincy is the only survivor. She’s a part of this survivor group titled in the press “The Final Girls”. One of the final girls is murdered which prompts Quincy to reflect on what truly happened ten years ago.

Final Girls appealed to me because of my love of slasher films.

The Ex by Alafair Burke

I’m a sucker for psychological mysteries as it’s my favorite genre to read. Defense attorney Olivia Randall is contacted by her ex-fiance to defend him in a triple homicide. According to the book’s bio, Olivia ruined her ex-fiances life? I’m not sure what that means. Is her ex-fiance innocent or did she dodge a bullet in choosing to not marry him?

The Echo Killing (Harper McClain #1) by Christi Daugherty

Another mystery book in this book haul. Harper McClain is a highly skilled crime reporter. She’s called to a homicide which renders similarities to her mom’s murder. Harper is wondering if there’s a connection and can she finally find out who killed her mother?

This book was released in 2018 and since then there have been two more books added to this series.

The Athena Protocol (The Athena Protocol #1) by Shamim Sarif

Female spies, dystopian society, and LGBT representation? This book has everything I could want in a young adult book. Jessie Archer is a member of the Athena Protocol, an elite organization of female spies. Jessie kills someone on the job which is against the rules of the organization. Jessie gets involved in a human trafficking case despite her being fired. As she goes rogue, her former friends have to hunt her down before she reveals what she finds.

I do have another book I purchased, but it got back-ordered. It’s such a great feeling to have new books to read. Quarantine is the perfect time to read through my new books.

8 thoughts on “Birthday Book Haul

  1. Happy birthday! I also have Final Girls cause I loved the slasher vibe too, but I haven’t read it yet. I’m thinking I’ll save it for the fall cause I feel like that’s the perfect time for it.


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