February Book Haul

Book Haul

I’m so happy that I was able to get back into buying and reading books. While my TBR list is still huge, I just can’t help getting new books that are recommended by friends and family. Especially since I had such a quiet January!

Let’s jump right into it. Here are the books that I managed to pick up this month!


Fangirl

Rainbow Rowell

Permanent Record

Mary H.K Choi

The Handsome Man’s De Luxe Cafe

Alexander McCall Smith

Crazy Rich Asians

Kevin Kwan

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The Best Lies

Sarah Lyu

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek

Kim Michelle Richardson

The Perfect Neighbors

Sarah Pekkanen

Anna K: A Love Story

Jenny Lee

If You Tell

Gregg Olsen

John Dies at the End

David Wong

On the Come Up

Angie Thomas


January Book Haul

Book Haul

Hey everyone!

I recently did a pretty big haul from Ebay, Barnes & Noble, and my Book of the month subscription. I definitely had to start 2020 off correctly so here is the huge list of books that have bombarded my mailbox this first week of the new year.


When I was Invisible

Dorothy Koomson

The Bookshop of Yesterdays

Amy Meyerson

P.S. I Like You

Kasie West

Little Book of House Plants and Other Greenery

Emma Sibley

How to Raise a Plant: and Make It Love You Back

Morgan Doane

A Secret History of Witches: A Novel

Louisa Morgan

How to Find Love in a Bookshop

Veronica Henry

By The Book: A Novel

Julia Sonneborn

Murder on Millionaires’ Row: A Mystery

Erin Lindsey

Things In Jars: A Novel

Jess Kidd

Get a Life, Chloe Brown: A Novel

Talia Hibbert


I told you it was a huge list!

We went all out and the only downside to this is that my TBR list has gotten that much longer… All well! This year I am setting my goal at 50 books read and so far I’m two down.

As always, let me know if any of there are on your TBR or if you have already read them.

Until next time, happy reading!

Ebay Book Haul

Book Haul

I love Amazon and Barns & Noble, but getting all of my books there can be so expensive! Rotating between Ebay, Goodwill, and Antique stores is a great buffer for when I don’t have a bunch of money to blow on new books.

I really like getting books from Ebay and I’ve never gotten a book in bad shape. Plus, even though it is the peak of the holiday season I received them all a week early!

Just so we can see how much there is to save I will also provide the price per item (including tax). Without further ado, here are the books I bought in this haul.


All The Missing Girls

Megan Miranda $3.84

Practical Magic

Alice Hoffman $3.84

I Believe in a Thing Called Love

Maurene Goo $4.30 (Hardcover)

The Upside of Unrequited

Becky Albertalli $3.99 (Hardcover)

The Night Circus

Erin Morgenstern $8.00

The Bookish Life of Nina Hill

Abbi Waxman $8.33

The Husband’s Secret

Liane Moriarty $3.68

Emergency Contact

Mary H.R. Choi $6.50

Everything I Never Told You

Celeste Ng $3.99


Every book on this list was a steal and they came in great condition. I really saved big on using Ebay instead of Amazon this purchase. In total I spent $46.47 with Ebay when this would have been a $87.37 purchase on Amazon. And to me, saving $40.90 is totally worth a bent corner or creased spine!

I hope you enjoyed this post and it inspires you to look into Ebay for your next buy! Let me know if you have read any of there or if they’re on your TBR.

Until next time, happy reading!

November Book Haul

Book Haul

Hello everyone!

Recently I went out to a local Barnes & Noble with a few friends to get a drink at the cafe and browse for new reading material. I should have known that I wouldn’t be able to just look. After about an hour and a half in the store I walked out with more than a few books that I am excited to read.

So, let’s get this book haul started and share what I picked up!


IKIGAI The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life

Hector Garcia and Francesc Miralles

This book is translated by Heather Cleary for you English enjoyment. Ikigai is a Japanese philosophy and way of life. I admire many aspects of Japanese culture and really think this book looks interesting and I hope to take away tips on how to continue living happily into the future.

THE RULES OF MAGIC

Alice Hoffman

The Rules of Magic is the prequel to Practical Magic, which I have heard many good things about. This story follows three siblings in a coming of age tale filled with magic and historical references. I can’t wait to do a book review on this pick!

I ALMOST FORGOT ABOUT YOU

Terry McMillan

I Almost Forgot About You is a story about change and becoming the person you want to be. It is an inspiring motivational story and I am excited to see if it makes me want to change something about my life.

YOU ASKED FOR PERFECT

Laura Silverman

This adorable story is about a weighed down college student with way too much on his plate. After failing a test he seeks out a tutor and gets back more than what he signed up for.

GRAVEMAIDENS

Kelly Coon

Gravemaidens is a story about sacrifice, deceit, and danger within a city-state called Alu. A sisters dedication is strongest when her sister’s life is in danger.

Bloom

Kevin Panetta and Savanna Ganucheau

Bloom is coming of age story for a boy named Ari. He has recently graduated from high school and Ari wants to quit his family business and move to the big city with his band, but this summer may have other plans for him.

GOING DUTCH

James Gregor

Richard is a graduate student struggling to write and in danger of loosing his funding. In comes Anne, a smart and accepting classmate that has the lifestyle of Richards dreams. After a one night stand with a successful lawyer, he finds himself unable to step away from Anne’s addictive life.


These gems are going to be really great reads and I can’t wait to get started! November’s Good Reads may be a little longer than Octobers with all of these books being read.

Until then, Happy reading!