Hi everyone! I’ve never really been that into book hauls. Making them myself, that is, because I do adore watching them. Why? Well, I just don’t buy that many books. I simply just don’t have the money for it. But I did get some pretty great books over the last couple of weeks that I wanted to show off, so I thought I’d put together all of the books I’ve gotten since August and make a book haul for y’all! So these first books actually have quite an exciting story behind them, because I got them at an actual physical bookstore! I hadn’t been to a bookstore for 2 years previous to this because of my agoraphobia, and when I was there for the second time (the first time I was there, I ran out in a panic after 2 minutes lmao) I thought I’d treat myself, so I got Top Ten by Katie Cotugno and It Only Happens in the Movies by Holly Bourne. Both books that I probably wouldn’t have bought otherwise, but books I’m quite excited about nonetheless. Dear Martin by Nic Stone is one of the books I got most recently. I read the ARC of it a few weeks back and I absolutely loved it, and while I normally never buy copies of books that I’ve already read because of money reasons, I loved this so much that I just had to get a copy. And I don’t regret it at all.
The Gallery of Unfinished Girls by Lauren Karcz is a book that I haven’t read yet, but I want to very soon. I’ve had my eye on it ever since I heard about it at the beginning of the year, but I somehow never got around to picking it up. Honestly, all I remember about this book is that the main character is a queer girl, and it involves art. What more do I want?These three books were all gifts. His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik and Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis I got from a friend as a very very late (read: 6 months late) birthday present and I’m very excited about them! I’ve heard so many great things about both books and I can’t wait to dive into them.
A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro is a book that my parents picked up for me when they were at a bookstore. I was super excited about it because it’s a Sherlock retelling and I’ve just watched the first 5 seasons of Elementary and I loved that show so much, so I hope it’ll have a bit of a same feeling to it.
Rebel Seoul by Axie Oh, Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee and Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor are all books I got because of people shouting about them on Twitter, and I’m so excited to read them?? I honestly don’t know a lot about any of them, but I really trust the people that recommended them to me so I’m 99% certain I’ll love them. I also got 2 ARCS which both have such incredibly gorgeous covers. I mean, just look at them?? I read Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza a few months back and I really enjoyed it, so I can’t wait to dive into Blood of a Thousand Stars, which is the second book in this series. The Speaker by Traci Chee is also a second book in a series, the Sea of Ink and Gold series, and it’s honestly one of my most favorite series in the world. Ever. I finished The Speaker just this week and I loved it so, so much so you can look out for a glowing review for that one!
#NotYourPrincess by Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Beth Leatherdale is the book I purchashed most recently. I meant to read this for Native American Heritage Month but I didn’t get around to finishing it because my mental health was very shitty and this book deals with very difficult subjects and I just couldn’t handle it. But, so far, the book is incredibly beautiful, powerful and emotional, and I would definitely recommend it. And I absolutely adore the art that’s in it!
So, that’s all of the books I’ve gotten since August! Now tell me, if you were given the money to buy a book right now, what book would you pick?