Huge HMH Book Haul | My Biggest Book Haul Ever


Hi everyone! I’m so incredibly excited to be writing this post, because a few days ago, an incredibly exciting package arrived on my doorstep. I honestly still can’t really believe it? But HMH, one of my favorite publishers (and no, I’m not just saying this for the sake of the post) was kind enough to send me a box full of quite a few of their backlist titles. I’m so excited about all of these books, and I can’t wait to show them to you!


This is the first stack of books I’m going to be showing you and I honestly can’t express how excited I am about these books. I’m probably going to repeat the phrase ‘I’m so excited’ until it starts to sound incredibly fake, but I can’t help it! I’m just so excited! Okay, let’s look at these books in a little more detail.


I wanted to start with the two books that 1) have such pretty covers that I cannot stop staring at them, and 2) I want to start ASAP because they sound absolutely amazing. Greenglass House by Kate Milford is a Middle Grade mystery that sounds like a super fun and cosy read, and the synopsis reminded me a little bit of The Doldrums, which is a book that I adored. I’m almost equally as excited about Girls Like Me by Lola St. Vil. The main character in this book is fat (the girl on the cover has a body type that looks a bit like mine!! Yay!!), and the entire book is written in a different kind of format than I’m used to. It’s written in poetry/texts/etc., and it looks like a very quick, original and fun read.


After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay is a book that I’ve hear a lot of amazing things about. It’s also being compared to Jason Reynold’s works, and it’s definitely no secret that Reynolds is one of my all time favorite authors, so of course I had to pick it up. Waste of Space by Gina Damico, on the other hand, is a book that I’d heard nothing about whatsoever. The blurb says that it’s about a group of teens in space that are being filmed as part of a reality TV-show, but then suddenly, all communications are severed. It’s supposed to be a satire so it must be a fun read, but it also sounds a bit creepy, so I honestly don’t know what to expect from it. Plus, it’s written entirely in files, so that should be interesting.


The Crossover and Booked by Kwame Alexander were also books that I’d heard nothing but great things about. They reminded me a little of the Track series by Jason Reynolds (who, like I said, is my favorite author. I’ll probably pick up any book that’s compared to his work. Seriously.), plus it’s entirely written in verse, which I adore!


Vengeance Road and Retribution Rails by Erin Bowman are books that I’ve had my eye on for quite a while now. Not only do these books have some of the prettiest covers I’ve ever seen (when I took these out of the box I might have stared at them for a few minutes. Just, wow.), they also sound absolutely amazing. They’re described as a Young Adult western and I’ve never read anything like that before, but I definitely want to.



I am absolutely in love with the design on these books. HMH hires some really good cover designers, that’s for sure. I’d honestly pick up all of these books based on the cover alone.


The Love Letters of Abelard and Lily by Laura Creedle is a book that I’ve wanted to pick up ever since I first heard of it. The book has neurodiversity rep (one of the main characters has ADHD and the other one is autistic) and I’m 100% here for that. Suffer Love by Ashley Herring Blake is one that I’m both excited for and terrified of. I loved her How to Make a Wish, and I know that I can trust her to write books that I’ll fall in love with, but I also have a feeling that this book is absolutely going to crush me. I mean, it has the word ‘suffer’ in the title, so that’s probably a sign, right?


Meet Cute is a book I’m tentatively excited about. Most of the friends who’s opinions on books I really trust haven’t rated it higher than 3 stars on Goodreads, but it just looks so cute and some of my favorite authors, like Nina LaCour, have contributed to it, so I can’t help but want to pick it up. Nice Try, Jane Sinner by Lianne Oelke, on the other hand, is one that I haven’t heard a lot of people talk about, but every single person I know who’s read it has adored it. It sounds like so much fun, and I can’t wait to dive into it.

I am so beyond grateful to HMH for sending me all of these amazing books. Like I’ve said about a hundred times now, I’m incredibly excited about all of these books and I can’t wait to start reading them! The only problem is that I have no idea what book to start with so… please let me know which one you think I should pick up first!

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12 gedachtes over “Huge HMH Book Haul | My Biggest Book Haul Ever

  1. Lucille zegt:

    All your pictures are so beautiful Laura omg!! *o*
    I haven’t read any of these yet, but I think I’d love to read GIRLS LIKE ME the most!
    I’ve heard lots of good things about Meet Cute and Nice Try Jane Sinner as well!


  2. Dina zegt:

    Laura! I only have the first book in that Erin Bowman series. The covers are gorgeous. The Jane Sinner one is also so promising. Wow. This haul was incredible! I hope you get to enjoy all these books soon. I look forward to reading your reviews.


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