Mid-May Book Haul

I finally broke my self-imposed book buying ban, and I couldn’t be happier about it.

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Giveaway Wins:

ARCs/Review Copies:

  • Under the Lights by Dahlia Adler (thanks to Spencer Hill Contemporary & NetGalley!)
  • Legacy of Kings by Eleanor Herman (thanks to Harlequin TEEN & NetGalley!)

Which books have you bought recently?


Summer Book Haul

I start school next Monday (and I move in tomorrow, which is an equally terrifying thought!), which means that my summer vacation is over.

This summer, I volunteered at my local hospital, attended the Gentlemen of the Road stopover in Simcoe, and read. A lot. I meant to do July and August wrap-up posts including my book hauls for the month but I forgot, so here are all of the books I bought/received during that time:


Books I Bought:
Earthbound by Aprilynne Pike
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas (review)
Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell (review)
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo (review)
Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo (review)
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Ruby Red by Kirsten Gier

Giveaway Wins:
Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan
Somebody Up There Hates You by Hollis Seamon (review)
The Almond Tree by Michelle Cohen Coransanti
The Silent Summer of Kyle McGinley by Jan Andrews (review)
Goldmayne: A Fairy Tale by Kate Stradling
Tag Along by Tom Ryan
The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic by Emily Croy Barker

Received for Review:
The Demon Rolmar by A.V. Griffin

My personal favourite, though, was a package that I received a few days ago. Inside were copies of Ultraviolet (review) and Quicksilver (review) by R.J. Anderson — and they were signed!


It turns out that my cousin, who recently moved to California, is friends with R.J. Anderson and mentioned to her how much I loved these books. I may have freaked out a bit from excitement when I received them.

I looked a lot like this, actually. Minus the neat elf suit.

Now to find places for them all on my bookshelf…


Which books did you acquire this summer? Leave me a list of the ones you enjoyed – I love getting book recommendations!


Book Haul!

My entire week may have been made just by checking the mail today. Between bills and letters for my parents were three parcels for me, all containing books!


The books in the pile on the left are ones that I had just ordered on Monday, so I certainly wasn’t expecting them to be here already! The ones on the right are books that I won through Goodreads First Reads Giveaways (which is super exciting; I never win anything).

Here’s the complete list:
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier
The Silent Summer of Kyle McGinley by Jan Andrews
The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic by Emily Croy Barker

I can’t wait to start reading these! : )

Book Haul

I just spent the last half hour reorganizing my bookshelf because there was a book sale at my town’s police station today (strange place for a book sale, I know). The lady that was accepting donations seemed to think that the six books I bought would last me all summer and seemed really surprised when my mom said, “those should keep her busy for the week.”

Today’s buys consisted of:
The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahme-Smith
The Bishop’s Man by Linden MacIntyre
Little Hands Clapping by Dan Rhodes
My Name Is Memory by Anne Brashares

I can’t wait to start reading them!