Book Haul: January – June 2015

Hiya!

You guys know that I buy books quite a lot, so why haven’t I made a book haul post?  Well it was for this exact moment. Haha, kidding. I’ve just been lazy and I thought I’d do a master post midyear. I was hoping that by doing this I could see how many books I buy in 6 months and the results will help motivate me to buy less books in the future (or at least restrain from impulse buys).

Okay, with no further ado, let’s do this! (I am so crazy…)

Oh yeah, below each picture, I did type out all of the titles. If you want to know more info (like author, standalone/series, etc) click on the title, it should get you to the appropriate link on goodreads. (Initially, I tried to make image maps but I guess html coding is only for self-hosted sites. -___-)

And the titles I have strikethrough are obviously ones I’ve read before. I also have links to reviews I’ve made when they’re available!


Adult Books

Maybe Someday
Hopeless
Losing Hope
Safe Haven
The Rosie Project
Naked
Where’d You Go, Bernadette
Me Talk Pretty One Day
The Silver Star
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
And the Mountains Echoed
The Aviator’s Wife
The Kite Runner
The Glass Castle Review
Unbroken Review
Behind the Beautiful Forevers


YA (ComtemporaryHistorical Fiction)

Every Day
Where She Went
If I Stay
The Truth About Forever
Along For the Ride
The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet
Breakable (My bad, this is actually New Adult)
Easy (New Adult as well)
The Fault in Our Stars
An Abundance of Katherines
Looking For Alaska
Paper Towns
The Trust
Faking Normal
Eleanor & Park
Fangirl
Lola and the Boy Next Door
Saint Anything Review
This Star Won’t Go Out
Sapphire Blue
Emerald Green
Unwind


YA (VampWereW-W-W)

Origins
Bloodlust
The Compelled
Jealousy
Defiance
Reborn Review
Eternal Review
The Wicked Within
Revealed
Balthazar
The Fiery Heart
Ghost Town
The Divide
The Hunt
The Temptation
Another Pan
The Calling
The Rising
Nightshade
Wolfsbane
Bloodrose
Rift
Rise


YA (AngelsFaeMermaids)

Unearthly
City of Bones 

Days of Blood and Starlight
The Bane Chronicles
Destined
Illusions
Ink Exchange
Of Trition
Of Neptune


YA (The Rest)

The Fellowship of the Ring
Shadow and Bone
Siege and Storm
Ruin and Rising
Seraphina
Arise
Elegy
Eternal
Destiny
The Impossibility of Tomorrow
True


DystopianManga

The Rise of Nine
The Fall of Five
Beginnings
Consequences
Opposition
Ender’s Shadow
Ender’s Game
The Death Cure
The Scorch Trials
The Maze Runner
The Kill Order
Divergent
Cinder
Scarlet
Delirium Stories
Requiem
Seizure
Code
Exposure
**Instead of linking the manga titles to goodreads, here is my manga list on myanimelist.net


Last

Perfect
Tilt
Fallout
The Catcher in the Rye
Emma
**I actually already have a compiled list of my ARCs/Review Copies here


Lastone

The Bone Season
The Spectacular Now
The Devouring (Actually, I don’t think I bought this this year now that I think about it)
Soulstice
Fearscape
Enshadowed
The Diviners
Of Beast and Beauty


So I also ordered 4 books (The Winner’s Curse, The Beginning of Everything, Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend, Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour) from bookoutlet last week, which are not pictured since they haven’t arrived yet.

Edit 6/13/15 (later in the day): The books came in the mail after all!

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Total: 154 Books
(95% were bargain buys; don’t worry, I honestly didn’t spend that much!)

After seeing how ridiculously long this post became, I’ve resolved to not buying as many books in the future for sure. (And I’m definitely done for the rest of this month, hence why I decided to post this now.)

Thank you for taking a look, let me know what you’ve read and recommend (so I can move some of these up the TBR list)!

And have an awesome Sunday Saturday (I don’t know why I thought it was Sunday)! 😀


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92 thoughts on “Book Haul: January – June 2015

    • Summer @ Xingsings says:

      Oh my gosh, HAHAHA! 😄
      Thanks, Analee!! This post was ridiculous, and much longer than I expected it to be. Never let me go to a bookstore alone again, I’m clearly a maniac when it comes to bargain sales. I always reason that they’re part of a series I already own half of or that I will eventually buy them for full price in the future if I don’t get them now. My willpower is clearly so weak. 😛

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    • Summer @ Xingsings says:

      Exactly! Buying books never help my TBR list. Also, the more I purchase the more confused with which one I should start with… (Maybe I should make a TBR jar like some of those booktubers.)
      Thanks, Warisha! I’m so glad you liked this post; I was kind of worried that people would be annoyed with how long and delayed it was. And I actually took the photos on my phone, thankfully they came out okay.
      By the way, I like your new display picture. Uber cute! 👌🏼

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  1. Carolyn says:

    So jealous of your haul! 🙂 You got some really good books with great covers. I’ve been trying to get into more manga recently. I read a lot when I was in middle school but have since stopped. I’m currently reading the Fullmetal Alchemist series.

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    • Summer @ Xingsings says:

      Thank you, Carolyn! 🙂 I’ve heard a lot of things about Fullmetal Alchemist but I haven’t watched/read the anime/manga yet. (I actually think I have couple tracks from the OST in my music library, now that I think about it.)

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    • Summer @ Xingsings says:

      I’m so glad to hear that! As you can see a majority of them I haven’t been able to read yet. And ebooks are great though-so convenient. I cringe at the thought of me moving… I wouldn’t know what do with the books!

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  2. thebookmarkplace says:

    So.many.books. These pictures make me so happy. Out of curiosity, where do you usually purchase your books from?

    I’m excited to see your review of the John Green books. Two of his movies are coming out this year, though honestly – not the ones I expected. I thought we’d see Looking for Alaska much sooner.

    Anyway, just a note that we love your posts 🙂 – Anisha

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  3. Trisha Ann says:

    Oh my gosh that’s quite a lot of books!! I love your selections for the Young Adult genre. And you got lots of manga! I don’t own one because it’s very expensive here. Where do you buy it? 😀

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    • Summer @ Xingsings says:

      Actually that’s the only section of my haul that was quite expensive to invest in. I usually buy my manga from Books a Million and only when they have a 3-for-2 sale. Plus, I shop there quite a lot so I use the coupons too. Good thing there’s online manga readers though; I tend to read from scans often (hence why I don’t mind the gaps in my collection so far). ^.^

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  4. Aimee says:

    Holy crap, Summer! This is a TON of books. 😉 It’s probably the amount of books I get in the whole YEAR, haha. 🙂 There are rarely sales here (and if they are, they’re usually just 20% discounts and such), so I mostly get my books at full-price. 😦

    You HAVE to read Where She Went ASAP. If I Stay was really meh for me, but I adored Where She Went. 🙂 I also see The House of Hades and Seraphina which I both loved (and The Blood of Olympus–which I did NOT like)! Also Cinder and Scarlet! ❤ Also Of Beast and Beauty. And The Winner’s Curse. And Amy & Roger’s–one of my all-time favorites! ❤

    I read a bunch of other books here too that I didn’t like, but I won’t mention those any more since I’m not a party pooper. 😉

    Aimee @ Deadly Darlings

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    • Summer @ Xingsings says:

      Oh no, that’s too bad!! Especially since you read so much too! :/
      AND YOU DID NOT LIKE BLOOD OF OLYMPUS?? What… I guess I’ll look up your review for that one soon.
      Thank you for pointing out the urgent reads; I’ll get to them soon, hopefully (not, I’m a slow reader).
      Right now, I’m eyeing Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour because it’s summer but the other comments are telling me to start the Grisha trilogy, haha. So conflicted.
      Thank you for visiting and commenting, Aimee!

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      • Aimee says:

        I only did a mini-review for it, but I really didn’t like it. 😦 I guess I expected too much from it since I loved the first four? 😦
        I enjoyed both (I’ve only read Shadow and Bone though), but I MUCH prefer Amy & Roger’s. ❤

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  5. alextheshadowgirl says:

    Wow! Woah! So many books. I’m so jealous of you right now. These are beautiful and such a neat post. I’ve read most of them but still I want! Mail me a copy or two and I’d love you forever 😉 But seriously, this is perfect. You got all the John Green novels amd Sarah Dessen (I have to read more of her work) Then I’ve read Divergent, The Maze runner trilogy, the winner’s curse( read it as soon as you get it), Ender’s game, Opposition (read this as soon as you can), Delirium, The Lunar Chronicles (I would suggest waiting for the last book and then reading it because the waiting is just torture), Shadow and bone trilogy ( READ NOW!). I LOVE THE BANE CHRONICLES! And Days of Blood and starlight is amazing. The Vampire diaries books are really good and you’ve finished Nightshade so continue with that. And I know this comment has grown soooo long. But RAINBOW ROWELL. If you haven’t read Rainbow Rowell I don’t know what you’ve been doing. So I’m hoping you won’t mind this rant and actually read this long comment. Because if you aren’t, you wouldn’t know that I’m planning to steal your bookshelf. (And if you are reading…. JK) :-*

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  6. Miguel @ The Quirky Reader says:

    WOW. This is the biggest haul I have ever seen in my entire life. I spy THE GRISHA trilogy – one of my favourite YA series of all time – and I’m pushing you to read it. You will love it. So much.

    P.S. If your shelves get too full, you can always send me some of your books HAHAHA JK

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    • Summer @ Xingsings says:

      Your entire life? Oh my, that really makes me feel like I have a problem with buying books (I know I do though, actually).
      And The Grisha trilogy seems to be a popular recommendation as an urgent read. I think they’ll be my next books.
      And LOL, I would totally send you books. 😉

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    • Summer @ Xingsings says:

      I know right? Too much to read too little time (I read slow as it is and I’ll read slower in the fall with school starts back up, the summer is full of reading opportunities). And thanks, Cassandra! Happy reading and drama watching! Speaking of dramas, my best friend is loving “My Love Eun Dong” so much right now… You should watch it if you haven’t already; she’s been raving about it nonstop.

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  7. Becky (Blogs of a Bookaholic) says:

    Whoa, what an epic haul!! Can I come steal your bookshelves, please? I see SO MANY AWESOME BOOKS. 😀

    I’m loving that there’s so much Sarah Dessen, and I also recently read the Diviners and it was awesome, so I would definitely make that one a priority! I’ve also recently ordered Revealed by P.C. and Kristin Cast from the library. It’s bad, but I can’t wait to be finished with that series because it’s gone so downhill in my opinion, I hope the last book sums everything up well though!

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    • Summer @ Xingsings says:

      Actually I totally agree with you about HoN; I have been reading that series since middle school and now I’m in univ… So I’m so relieved it’s ended (which also sounds awful).
      And, oh my gosh, HAHA! I’m seriously worried that all of you guys will ban against me and clear out my shelves when I’m sleeping! 😛
      Thanks for commenting, Becky! 🙂

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  8. The A Blog says:

    Oh Summer, I’m so jealous! You have so many books!! In England it’s quite easy to buy cheap books from charity shops, I like the idea that someone else has read them before and spent emotional time over them, although I also understand the thrill of owning a fresh new book. If I can give you a suggestion, you should definitely get A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini. I was a bit disappointed by And the Mountains Echoed but The Kite Runner is breathtaking! xx

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    • Summer @ Xingsings says:

      Haha, don’t be! The only downside to having so many books is that it limits my shelf space. (And it will be a nightmare when I move out from my dad’s house later on. Or I could just leave of them with him, I guess). And sometimes I buy books that probably weren’t worth it (that’s why I only wait for them to be super cheap).
      And I usually buy my books from two places: my local bookstore, which happens to be Books a Million, or BookOutlet, an online shop. And usually the bargain prices are a steal, usually only a couple of dollars for new hardbacks/paperbacks. 🙂
      And that is so cool! I would totally go book thrifting except we don’t have many used bookstores where I live in SC. Plus, like I said, the new ones are for ridiculously cheap too.
      And thanks for the Hosseini heads up, Assia! I’ll start with The Kite Runner then, and I’ll try to get a hold of A Thousand Splendid Suns. I’ve heard fantastic things about ATSS from other readers as well. 🙂

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  9. Theodene Allen says:

    Wow, that’s a lotta books! Are these what you bought or what you’ve already read? It would take me 10 years to read all that! It’s likely about as many books as I have on my Kindle that I haven’t read yet 😐 haha. I’m impressed! 😃

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  10. SERIESous Book Reviews says:

    I’m envious that you have this much bookshelf space! I bargain buy like you but I do it with eBooks or else my room would look like an episode of Hoarders.

    I highly recommend Hopeless by Colleen Hoover and of course anything by Richelle Mead 😛

    I have the Grisha Trilogy out from the library right now and I can’t wait to read it after hearing so many glowing reviews! Happy reading!

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    • Summer @ Xingsings says:

      The only thing keeping me from using my Kindle is the fact that books can be so ridiculously cheap where I live. Otherwise, I’d probably be into eBooks because they’re so convenient! One click and you have it. 🙂
      And I’ve heard so so so much about Colleen Hoover. I haven’t read any NA but I can’t wait to read her books.
      As for the Grisha trilogy, I’m really thinking about making Shadow and Bone my next read! I hope you like it though; happy reading to you as well, Lauren! 😀

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  11. aimalfarooq says:

    This is the Haul of all hauls. No, seriously, this is fabulous. :O

    Really hope you enjoy the Grisha trilogy as much as I did. Also, Cinder. The Bone Season can fall in adult, new adult or young adult- really anywhere. But omg it’s such a great book!

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  12. Randstein says:

    OMG! Summer, I had no idea, but maybe I should have had a clue with your blog. You are a library all by yourself. That is quite a collection and only for six months. This was very helpful with the links. I always prefer to go with the reviews/recommendations of someone that knows books. Clearly, you do! 🙂

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  13. mylittleemo says:

    That is an insane amount of books. I thought the first few pics was all the books you bought before I realized you had an entire separate section for the YA novels. The Diviners could fit under a couple of sections – Historical fiction and paranormal fiction being two but I guess that’s part of the difficulty of classifying books.
    I’d comment on a lot of the books you bought but then the comment would be ridiculously long so I’ll just name a couple. I liked the Glass Castle and The Truth About Forever is like my favorite Dessen novel. I didn’t really liked either of the Rowell novels but I’m in the minority so hopefully you like those! Although I’d categorize the Heroes of Olympus books as a Middle Grade book, House of Hades was still pretty good although I didn’t like Blood of Olympus.
    (I see that EXO poster though and Xiu is gorgeous XD)

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  14. mylittleemo says:

    That is an insane amount of books. I thought the first few pics was all the books you bought before I realized you had an entire separate section for the YA novels. The Diviners could fit under a couple of sections – Historical fiction and paranormal fiction being two but I guess that’s part of the difficulty of classifying books.
    I’d comment on a lot of the books you bought but then the comment would be ridiculously long so I’ll just name a couple. I liked the Glass Castle and The Truth About Forever is like my favorite Dessen novel. I didn’t really liked either of the Rowell novels but I’m in the minority so hopefully you like those! Although I’d categorize the Heroes of Olympus books as a Middle Grade book, House of Hades was still pretty good although I didn’t like Blood of Olympus.
    (I see that EXO poster though and Xiu is gorgeous XD)

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    • Summer @ Xingsings says:

      I think I left off on the third book of the Heroes of Olympus series. I probably should reread the first couple because I’ve completely forgotten what happened (or I could just wiki it, haha).
      And I’m not sure what to think of Rainbow Rowell. A lot of my friends that have similar reading taste as me have not enjoyed it. I guess we’ll see!
      Thanks for the comment, Kelly! Welcome back! 🙂

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