Indulgence Insider #71 – July Book Haul

July 30, 2017 by Jeann @ Happy Indulgence | Books, Features, Indulgence Insider


Indulgence Insider is our version of Stacking the Shelves, Bought, Borrowed & Bagged and the Sunday Post, bringing you this week’s haul, bookish news and discussion posts from around the blogosphere!

It’s been a while since the last Indulgence Insider, but with 1.5 months left until the wedding, it’s all full speed ahead! In between organising my guests, wedding stationery, dress alterations and trying to exercise and eat healthy, blogging has definitely taken a back seat with this all happening. Oh yeah, still also trying to organise our 18 day honeymoon in Hawaii. We’re going to Big Island, Oahu and Maui, so send me all your tips please.

Just letting you guys know that Jenna is currently on hiatus. She’ll be back when she’s ready, but if you get the chance, send her all your love and support.

This week, I watched A Monster Calls on Monday which was a really intense, emotional and impactful movie. I haven’t read the book yet, so I had no idea what I was in store for, but it was a really moving experience.

Current Giveaways: Win a copy of The Build-Up Season by Megan Jacobson!  Australians only, ends 13 August.

THANK YOU for the 5K

I’ve reached 5,000 followers on Twitter and I can’t quite believe it! Thank you everyone for the support and listening to my bookish tweets and sometimes rants.


Review copies

Here’s some amazing books I received from publishers and authors for review this month (mostly unsolicited):

Gap Year in Ghost Town by Michael Pryor
The Student by Iain Ryan
Shaozhen by Wai Chim
Sparrow by Scot Gardner
A Voyage Through Air by Peter F. Hamilton
The Traitor and the Thief by Gareth Ward
This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada
The Ones That Disappeared by Zana Fraillon
No Filter by Orlagh Collins
The Build-Up Season by Megan Jacobson
No Limits by Ellie Marney (eARC)
Learning to Swear in America by Katie Kennedy
Song of the Current by Sarah Tolcser

Thank you to Penguin Random House, Allen & Unwin, Pan Macmillan Australia, Walker Books, Bloomsbury, Ellie Marney and Echo Publishing for sending me these review copies! 


Want by Cindy Pon
Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab


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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 Tiktok@happyindulgence, Instagram and Youtube.

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26 responses to “Indulgence Insider #71 – July Book Haul

  1. Congrats on hitting 5k on Twitter. I need to spend more time on my Twitter. Best luck with finishing up all of the wedding stuff. And I’m sending lots of love and positive vibes to Jenna while she’s on her hiatus!
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  2. Congrats on 5K! That’s an amazing amount of followers! Love your pillow!
    Monster Calls was a fantastic book and I too liked the movie adaptation 🙂

    Happy wedding planning! & Have a great week!

  3. Oh goodness, I hope everything is okay with Jenna, please send her ALL the hugs and love ♥♥♥

    I cannot believe that your wedding is so soon! I am so excited and happy for you- and I cannot wait to see your pictures, you are going to be so, so gorgeous and happy!! And then I need to hear ALL about Hawaii so I can live vicariously, mmmkay? 😀

    You and Toby and the pillow are TOO. CUTE. I love that picture! And HUGE congrats on 5K, that is seriously so impressive and well deserved! I think I have only read two of the books you have new this month- Song of the Current and Learning to Swear in America. Not bad, not great, you know hahha. Hope that you enjoy the new books, and good luck with all the planning!
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    • Thank you so much Shannon, I’m sure she will appreciate it. I can’t believe either, it’s all happening so fast but I keep on panicking lol. We haven’t even booked our Hawaii accommodation yet! It’s all thanks to the support of lovely people like yourself. Haha I’ll have to come check out your thoughts on the book soon, sorry I’ve been so slack with commenting!

  4. Ohhh you must be SO excited – and a bit nervous I’m guessing – with the wedding so soon! I’m sure it is going to be PERFECT, don’t forget to take a breath and take care of yourself, Jeann! <3 <3
    Congratulations on the 5K! <3 <3
    I hope you'll enjoy Want, I have been hearing fantastic things about this book for the past few weeks! 🙂
    Happy reading and have a great month! <3 <3
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  5. Eep! The wedding is so soon! I can imagine how nervous/excited you are about the whole thing. But I hope the preparations leading up to the big day all go very smoothly.
    Your haul looks so exciting! I got the Ellie Marney book too. I’m excited to read that one because I just love Ellie’s writing. Also yay for Want and Song of the Current! 2 books I really enjoyed this year!
    I hope Jenna’s okay! <3
    Have a great week ahead, Jeann!
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    • I know, I can’t believe it’s all happening so fast! They are going well so far, but not without a few hiccups. I can see you reading it on GR, I hope you are enjoying it because I’m looking forward to reading it! Have a lovely week, Nick.

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