My last book haul post was in early July, during which I hauled 11 books for my birthmonth. I thought 11 books was a lot, but the last few months, my book buying has gotten out of control. I love it!
But none of my 2016 book hauls beat October’s. I hauled 25 books, y’all. 25 books!
I started the month by attending the Texas Teen Book Festival and bought 6 very new and very expensive novels. Then I treated myself for no reason at all to even more books. So I acquired a few more from subscription boxes, sent to me as ARCs, or given as gifts.
Finally, I went to my city’s library bookstore. It’s where the library system keeps all extra or donated books and sells them at ridiculously cheap prices! All hardcovers are $2 and paperbacks $1. Often, these books are in excellent condition, so I think it’s a fantastic deal. The store is located right next to a barbershop, so I will make a habit to buy a few books every time I need a hair cut. At last, a reason not to hate cutting my hair!
Let me know what you think of my haul and if any of these books are on your TBR!
Texas Teen Book Festival haul
- The Star Touched Queen – by Roshani Chokshi
- I’ve seen mixed reviews, but they didn’t stop me from buying this gorgeous book!
- Six of Crows – by Leigh Bardugo
- You’ve probably already read it and the sequel. Twice. Now it’s my turn.
- The Reader – by Traci Chee
- I love the concept of this book. Plus, the author is so cool. I “met” her at a book festival. 🙂
- The Rose and the Dagger – by Renee Ahdieh
- I forgot to read TWATD when I first bought it 5 months ago. Oops. Now I own both!
- A Torch Against the Night – by Sabaa Tahir
- I also met Sabaa Tahir at a book festival. She’s so darn witty and smart.
- Gabi, A Girl In Pieces – by Isabel Quintero
- The cover still terrifies me, but the reviews I’ve read convinced me I will love this book.
Treat Yo’ Self haul
- The Mothers – by Brit Bennett
- One of my top 5 anticipated books of the year. OMG. So good. Must gather thoughts to review.
- Ink – by Sabrina Vourvouilas
- I’ve talked about this book a lot on my blog…it was time to buy it and read it. Sabrina Vourvouilas also stopped by on my blog for Latinx Heritage Month.
- The Story of a Brief Marriage – by Anuk Arudpragasam
- October’s book for My Lit Box. It’s set during the Sri Lankan Civil War. I expect to learn tons.
- The Upside of Unrequited – by Becky Albertalli
- You guys, I’m so lucky. This is my first high-profile (ish) print ARC. I’m crying.
- Ghosts – by Raina Telgemeier
- A twitter friend sent me her ARC. I liked it, but had a problem with how Dia De Los Muertos was depicted and the lack of research that went into some aspects of the story.
- Karankawa – by Iliana Rocha
- The author wrote a fantastic guest post for my blog, so I had to read her book of poetry.
- Deceit and Other Possibilities – by Vanessa Hua
- Not pictured because I couldn’t find my copy. It’s the last ARC I accepted for the year.
Library Bookstore haul
Many of you have probably already seen this picture. Sorry for recycling it!
- King of Cuba – by Cristina Garcia
- I read Dreaming In Cuban in college and enjoyed it. Now I want to continue exploring the authors work.
- Love Medicine – by Louise Erdrich
- Bought to expand my small, but growing Erdrich collection. One day I’ll own/read all her books!
- Home – by Toni Morisson
- How can I not buy a new Morrison novel? I also want to complete her bibliography.
- Go Tell It On The Mountain – by James Baldwin
- I have unfortunately never read a Baldwin novel before. I hear this is a good place to start.
- To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before – by Jenny Han
- There many positive reviews for this book. It sounds so cute and sweet. I may put it off for next spring or summer, though.
- Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe – Benjamin Alire Saenz
- I’ve read and own this gem in paperback. I couldn’t say no to a hardcover for $2.
- For Today, I Am A Boy – by Kim Fu
- A few bloggers I trust recommended this book and I want to read more books with trans characters, so this was a must-buy!
- Ruby – by Cynthia Bond
- Recommended to me by the wonderful Resh. I’m so stoked to read this one!
- Ghana Must Go – by Taiye Selasi
- I actually don’t know much about it, but I’ve seen it around the internet a bit and the cover is pretty. Plus, it’s ostensibly set in or about Ghana, so sign me up.
- LaRose – by Louise Erdrich
- I already own this book but bought a second copy so I can do a giveaway with my review. 🙂
Is there such a thing as too many books?
And one last-minute, (non)spooky Halloween read!
A Monster Calls – by Patrick Ness. I loved this book to pieces.
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