Book Haul

Birthday Haul

Hello bookworms!

It is my birthday month which means I have the “screw it, it’s my birthday month” mentality when it comes to book shopping. My birthday was almost 2 weeks ago (Sept. 2 – I’m finally 20, yikes!) and I have gotten quite a few books… I even had this sort of thinking in August and yeah, maybe I should put myself on a ban. Some were actually gifts, to be honest and some I bought on a whim.

And we shall begin with, August: 

  • Caraval – Stephanie Garber 
    • Still haven’t read it because part of me wants to wait until I get my hands on the sequel, Legendary.
  • Things I Should Have Known – Claire LaZebnik
    • Read it within two days of buying it and I loved it!
  • The Woman in the Window – A.J. Finn *gift*
    • Currently reading and I have a few concerns I might review later. 
  • Bright We Burn – Kiersten White
    • It’s been a while since I read Now I Rise so I think I am going to have to reread the two previous books before starting this one.
  • Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge – Lisa Jensen
    • Warning you now, there are triggers (rape, suicide attempts, beastiality). I would explain the beastiality part but I think it’s pretty self-explanatory given that it’s a Beauty and the Beast retelling but much darker. 
  • Paint by Sticker: Music Icons *gift*
    • Not exactly a reading book, but still a book. My neighbor wanted to give me a book about David Bowie and found this instead. Still awesome and I can’t wait to start it.

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  • I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter – Erika L. Sanchez *gift*
    • When I first saw the title at Barnes and Noble with my neighbor, I remember telling her “oh look, a book about me!” – fyi, I tend to make bad puns using book titles when bookshopping with others.
  • Leah on the Offbeat – Becky Albertalli 
    • I was going to wait for the paperback version because I have Albertalli’s other books in paperback and to keep them all the same but the hardcover version was 60% off at Barnes and Noble and I went for it.
  • Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark – Alvin Schwartz
  • More Scary stories to Tell in the Dark – Alvin Schwartz
  • Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones – Alvin Schwartz
  • Batman: No Man’s Land – Greg Rucka *gift* 
    • Same neighbor I always talk about gave me this book too. She mentioned how there’s no more new copies of this book. Sort of like only a limited amount of books were published and no more copies were made.
  • The Wizards of Once – Cressida Cowell *gift*
    • After going to last year’s Yallwest (I couldn’t make it), my cousin snagged this arc for me and barely gave it to me last week.
  • Map of Days – Ransom Riggs
    • I know this hasn’t come out yet, but I pre-ordered it recently because “it’s my birthday month so why not?” Also, it was $15 at Walmart to pre-order it and free shipping so… it’s a win-win.

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That’s a grand total of.. *drumroll* 14 books! The month isn’t over yet so there is a chance I might get more books (given the circumstance that I have no self-control especially if a book is on sale). I should stop, at least through October. 

Have you read any of these? Let me know!

Until next time!

Addy Gonzalez

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