September 4, 2016 by Jeann @ Happy Indulgence | Books, Event Recaps, Features, Indulgence Insider


Phew, it’s been a super busy time lately, I have barely had time to blog! I don’t know what I would do without Aila and Jenna and scheduling!

Next week I’m heading to Brisbane Writer’s Festival and catching up with lots of authors and bloggers. I’ll also film an August reading wrap up and put it up separately when I get the chance.

It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for I finally put up my bookshelves in my new home! I feel so much better now that it’s up, it took a straight 6 hours of rearranging, moving boxes and unpacking! I originally wanted to do a full rainbow, but I realised that 50% of my books actually have black spines. So I just arranged it into 1 rainbow shelf and my favourites/display books.

Living Room


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Spare Room


Because I can’t fit all my books on the main shelves, I’m using my old bookshelves in one of the bedrooms featuring my TBR pile, review copies and books I haven’t gotten around to reading yet. Also there’s a lot of the black spined books that didn’t fit into the rainbow.

Loop Day Event – 3 September

I got the chance to head to the exclusive preview of Miss Peregrine’s Home of Peculiar Children at our local cinema. Penguin Teen Australia held a competition for a few lucky people to attend, and my friend couldn’t go so she gave me her spot! It was such an awesome event, with lots of fun activities – got one of my nails painted, some yummy doughnuts, fruit carving and a tattoo.

Loop Day 3 Sep 2016

We also got this amazing goodie bag featuring tickets to movie when it comes out! The movie looks like it’s going to be amazing, with some great actors and scenery as directed by Tim Burton. I haven’t read the book yet but this definitely makes me excited for the movie.

loopday goodie bag

#MonthofMaas Trivia Challenge – YouTube

The amazing Piera Forde invited me and Aprilius Maximus to take part in her Month of Maas quiz on the Throne of Glass series. This video is basically just me laughing my ass off but you can tell how much fun we all had! It was really inspiring seeing other people’s book rooms and her vlogging set up!

Check out the video here. (Warning: Throne of Glass series spoilers!)

August Book Haul

Aug Book Haul webIt’s been a while since I’ve had time to do a book haul, so here’s all of the books I got during August! No doubt I’m missing a few, it’s been totally hectic.

For Review

Highly Illogical Behaviour by John Corey Whaley
Shield by Rachael Craw
Nerve by Jeanne Ryan
Girl in Pieces by Katherine Glasgow
Paper and Fire by Rachel Caine
Stealing Snow by Danielle Paige
Elegy by Jane Abbott
Becoming Aurora by Elizabeth Kasmer
The Call by Peadar O’Guilin
Freedom Swimmer by Wai Chim
Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley
Spontaneous by Aaron Starmer
The Devil You Know by Trish Doller
The One Who Got Away by Caroline Overington
The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon
A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir
The Wolf Road by Beth Lewis
Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil by Melina Marchetta

Thank you Penguin Random House, Allen & Unwin, Pan Macmillan Australia, Scholastic Australia, UQP, Bloomsbury, HarperCollins Australia and Walker Books Australia for sending me these review copies! 


The Flywheel by Erin Gough
Faking it by Gabrielle Tozer
This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab


Night Beach by Kirsty Eagar – Kirsty gifted me a signed copy of this book as thanks for hosting the Writing Herstory panel earlier this month! (Recap here)
The Diet Starts on Monday by Tamar Chnorhokian
The Girl from Before – I got these 4 books from the Hachette Christmas Roadshow, which I was lucky enough to attend with booksellers!
There May Be A Castle by Piers Torday (not pictured)
Ragdoll by Daniel Cole
See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt
My Best Friend is a Goddess by Tara Eglington – the lovely Tara sent me this book, which I’m excited to read.
#SaveOzStories – Picked up this free short story collaboration at the bookstore.

And all these books below from April when we met up!

gifted april

OZYAY on Air – September

Today, we’re talking about two recent Aussie YA releases live on ABC Radio. I gave both of these books 3 stars, I enjoyed them but they weren’t without issues. I’ll review them soon on the blog!

As always, will post up the link to the podcast once it’s up. Or subscribe to the #LoveOzYA podcast here!

OZYAY on Air Sep

What about Jenna & Aila?

Aila recently got back from hiatus during her holiday in Bali which looked really stunning!

Jenna has been hauling books and attended the Melbourne Writer’s Festival and met David Levithan & Rainbow Rowell! (I’m totally jealous)

How was your bookish month?

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Jeann is an Aussie YA blogger and mum who loves to read and recommend books! You can usually find me fangirling about books on my various social media channels including Twitter @happyindulgence, Instagram and Youtube.

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37 responses to “Indulgence Insider #58 – NEW BOOKSHELVES & AUGUST BOOK HAUL

  1. Jane Whittingham

    Oh my goodness, your bookshelves are the stuff dreams are made of! I am suddenly inspired to reorganize my bookshelves….

    Enjoy the book festival, it sounds exciting, I love book/writing festivals, and wish I could attend more of them!
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    • Hehe thank you so much Em! I'm so glad it's finally up! Yeah, lots of fantasies are black spines lol. YES That Miss Peregrine's event was so fabulous! It was actually the Fox Studios PR person, which makes sense because they have more budget 😉

    • Yessss I'm so glad to finally be set up! Glad to hear you enjoyed Wolf Road, I haven't heard much about it but I'll have to check out your review! Hope you are going well Christy.

  2. OMG!! It's like looking a gorgeous paradise!! Love the new bookshelves, Jeann!! ♥ Hopefully, one day I'll have the amount of books you have ahahaha Enjoy, and enjoy… Oh, and ENJOY!!

  3. sumlynnnguyen

    Oh my gosh, I'm so in love with your shelves, Jeann! Hehe, I also had the same dilemma (too many black spines) when I tried the rainbow shelves so mine looks a little off, but whatever. I love the final arrangement of yours though! And omo, all those awesome books. Hope you enjoy! ^.^

    I haven't really been active in the blogosphere but I hope you are well! 🙂
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    • Hehe thank you Summer! Yeah, most fantasy books seem to be black spines for some reason! Thank you so much, I hope you are going well too with school and everything! <3

  4. thebookprophet

    I just bought A Torch Against the Night yesterday and I cannot wait to start reading it! It's beautiful and I've been waiting all year for this book to come out.

    • Thank you Joy! White bookshelves are so gorgeous and make the colours really stand out. Lol yesss I have admired your living room shelves frequently 😛

  5. I thought about attending BWF but had already decided to go to the ProBlogger conference this year. I've skipped the last two but then I decided I'd probably get more out of BWF but I wasn't sure if any bloggers were going so decided the networking at PBEvent would be okay.

    Look forward to hearing how it goes!
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  6. Thank you so much Cait!! I have been staring at it all day hahaha <3 I love it. I have seen your rainbow bookshelf, it's the prettiest! I have 2 big bookshelves in the room for my other books lol. 1 of them is completely black XD

  7. Greg

    Awesome haul! I want to read Nerve (and Starflight too). And love the bookshelf pics. Nothing like nice shelves full of books. 🙂 Miss Peregrine's looks like it's going to be fun, to be honest the book never really appealed to me but seeing the movie trailer definitely has me curious now.
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    • Thank you Lexxie! Yeah, I know what you mean, that's why I have spare bookshelves in the room lol! These are Ikea Billy shelves and they work beautifully! Have a lovely week ahead, yourself <3

  8. Jaz

    SUCH PRETTY SHELVES JEANN AHHHH. Have you considered converting the spare room into a library? 😀

    The Loop Day thing looks pretty hectic, the thing with the jaws and big cucumbers looks freaky as. I need to read Miss Peregrine's!

    Great haul happy reading

    • Thank you so much Jaz! I actually took ages deciding because I wanted to see where to put my shelves, in the room or the living room but now I have bookshelves in both places hahaha. It's actually too small for a library! Yeah, Loop Day was so cool hehe! It's making me hyped for the movie and the book.

    • Thank you Kara!! Ahhh I remember those times, I got 2 new bookshelves and was still double/triple stacked! I can't wait for Torch Against the Night, I hope it lives up to expectations! Thanks for comment, Kara <3

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