Book Haul #9

I mentioned in my last book haul post that my favorite independent bookstore was closing. It has closed since that last post, but I managed to go there one last time to buy a few books. Not like I needed to add more books to my TBR shelf, but I just couldn’t help myself, even if I knew nothing about any of these books when I bought them.


The Purple Shroud: A Novel of Empress Theodora by Stella Duffy
Little Century by Anna Keesey
Between You and Me by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus
Shirley by Susan Scarf Merrell

  • The Purple Shroud is the second in a series, but it sounds like it can be a standalone novel. I don’t know a thing about Empress Theodora, and I’ve never read any books about the Byzantine Empire, so I’m curious as to how the author will write these historical figures and time period. I’ll have to find out for sure if this book can be read alone before I read it, so I may have to read the first book as well. Read More »

Book Haul #8

One of my book goals for the past couple of years has been to buy less books unless they’re on my TBR list, but my favorite independent book store is closing (unfortunately) and they are having a sale. I have been a couple of times to look around without buying anything, but I went around a week ago and picked up two books to put on my newly organized READ bookcase. They are by two of my favorite YA authors and I loved being able to add them to my collection of favorites.


Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen
Locked in Time by Lois Duncan

  • By now you have probably picked up on my love for Sarah Dessen. I have an almost complete collection of her books, but this was one of about 3 missing from that. My stack of her books is on top of my READ bookcase along with a few more YA books that I’ve kept. It’s a special place.
  • I thought that I would have found some used Lois Duncan by now, but I somehow have never come across any. She’s one of my favorite authors that I read in middle school and high school and this is my favorite of her books. One day I would like to reread it, and now I can pick it up at any time. I would love to find some older copies since those are the ones I read, but I do like this cover. It gives me Alice in Wonderland vibes.

Have you added anything new to your book collection yet? Do you have a TBR shelf or case?

Stacking the Shelves/Book Haul #7

I haven’t posted a book haul (or Stacking the Shelves post) in over 2 months! This includes books that I bought in August and September. Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.

Physical

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And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie (purchased/used)
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (purchased/used)
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen (purchased/used)
Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead (purchased/used)
Night Film by Marisha Pessl (purchased/used)Read More »

Book Haul #6

I’m back after a bit of an unplanned hiatus with a book haul from the past few weeks. Enjoy!

Physical
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Better Homes and Hauntings by Molly Harper (win from Goodreads)
A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett, Illustrated by Tasha Tudor (gifted/used)
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, Illustrated by Tasha Tudor (purchased/used)

Other
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two signed Kat Zhang (author of The Hybrid Chronicles) cards (won from Ensconced in Lit on Twitter)

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Stacking the Shelves/Book Haul #5

I usually post my book hauls on Sundays, but I decided to do a little something different this week and take part in Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.

Physical

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Everneath by Brodi Ashton (won on Twitter from Stacee from Adventures of a Book Junkee)
Don’t Turn Around by Michelle Gagnon (won on Twitter from Stacee from Adventures of a Book Junkee)
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield (purchased/used)
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas (purchased/used)
The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen (free/used)
My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares (purchased)

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Book Haul #4

I bought these books last week, but I was so sure that I would go out and find more over the weekend that I decided to save them all for a bigger post. Unfortunately, I didn’t find anything this week, but I’m happy about these.

Physical

bookhaul004Bitten by Kelley Armstrong (purchased/used)
Friend Me (Mates, Dates 1-3) by Cathy Hopkins (purchased/used)
Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella (purchased/used)

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