February Book Haul – Round 2 & Review Wrap Up

Welcome to round 2 of my bi-monthly Book Haul posts. On my Mid-February Book Haul post, I listed the 5 books I purchased during the first 2 weeks of February. It seems I managed not to go overboard during the last two weeks of the month…well, for my standards.

I buy most of my books at Barnes & Noble (pictured above), for which I have a membership that offers a 10% off for all purchases. Every few weeks I get coupons for an extra 20% off which I use immediately. In the end, I do end up spending a hefty amount of money just on new books, but I never regret a purchase.

Supporting diverse authors and the publishing industry in general brings me such joy and personal fulfillment that I don’t have time to worry about money!

Here are all the books I bought in the last two weeks. Have you had your eye on any of them?

Physical Books


I bought The Other Wes MooreThe Beautiful Struggle, and God Help the Child during a Buy 2 Get 1 Free Black History Month Sale (what a mouthful!). I bought American Ace in the same trip because I’m a fan of Marilyn Nelson. The review will be up tomorrow and my review for God Help the Child is scheduled for next Tuesday. Stay tuned!



I highlighted, Please Look After Mom in a my previous Read Your World post4 Must-Read Korean Writers. I finally got a physical copy of Kyung-Sook Shin’s novel (had it as an eBook previously). I will be reviewing this book later this year!



Check out my review of The Drowning Eyes below.

I recently finished Binti and I’m very impressed. The quality of this novella is not surprising, given that it was nominated for a Nebula Award. A review will be up in the next few weeks.

I’ve had my eye on Nadia Hashimi for a while. Two days ago, one of her novels was on sale as a Kindle Daily Deal and I simply could not pass it up

Review Wrap Up


Niel deGrasse Tyson: Origins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution

Chinelo Okparanta: Under the Udala Trees

Khaled Hosseini: And the Mountains Echoed

Veda Stamps: Flexible Wings

Emily Foster: The Drowning Eyes

Saadia Faruqi: Brick Walls: Tales of Hope and Courage from Pakistan

Francisco X. Stork: The Memory of Light

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Americanah


That’s a wrap! I hope you enjoyed the first full month of Read Diverse Books. See you in March!

7 thoughts on “February Book Haul – Round 2 & Review Wrap Up

  1. It’ll be interesting to hear about A Beautiful Struggle after seeing his other book around so much.
    The Pearl That Broke Its Shell is also on my list!

  2. Its been a good month for you!
    I love to watch Niel deGrasse Tyson’s documentaries. I cannot wait to read The Pearl that Broke Its Shell. Looking forward for its review. 🙂

    1. You’re an Neil deGrasse Tyson fan too? He’s one of my favorite people in the world! His show Cosmos is incredible.

      I’m glad people are interested in The Pearl That Broke Its Shell. I think it’s going to be great and the cover is beautiful.

  3. Cosmos is awesome! I’m a documentary person. If you know Tyson, do you know Carl Sagan?

    I have the Pearl book, and not read it yet. There’s one other called Reading Lolita in Tehran, both which I have been putting off in my attempt to tackle the harder books. And I want to read Lolita first obviously.

    1. Of course I know Carl Sagan. His book Cosmos is a masterpiece!

      I admire you for trying to read more challenging books. I used to do that…
      Btw, my Reader Problems Book Tag post should be up shortly. :]

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