Hi, I hope you all are having a nice start to November! Today I wanted to share my latest purchases from October. You guys probably are used to me doing these haul posts every couple of months but now that I’ve become more active in the bookstagram community, I thought it’d be fun to change up the format by using my Instagram photos to share my purchases (I have no shame in cross posting, haha). Perhaps I’ll stick to monthly book haul posts for the remainder of 2015; it’s likely I’ll return to longer haul posts with three months worth of buys-like how I did in the beginning of this year-in 2016.
I actually got this signed copy of ACoTAR, which will probably the first Maas book I’ll read, on Halloween night. I was hiding from trick or treaters by doing some book shopping. I also started A Monster Calls that night but even that fun, illustrated book couldn’t get me out of my reading slump. Sign, I still haven’t finished it, A Monster Calls that is. And all the other books stacked on the far right were from a late night Bookoutlet purchase.
So these four books, pictured above, are all the review copies and ARCs I got in October. I was really surprised to get Wolf by Wolf in the mail mainly because I never win giveaway-like things. Then again, this monthly NOVL giveaways aren’t really all based on chance and luck. The first number of bloggers that requested Wolf by Wolf were guaranteed to get receive a copy. I guess I was still lucky though; lucky enough to see my monthly NOVL subscription email so quickly. Anyway, thanks NOVL! I’m currently reading it right now and will probably have a review for that one up soon!
This month, I also got a finished copy of Unspoken, which was really bizarre since I was already sent an eARC and early physical ARC of it months ago, as mentioned in my July + August + (part of) September book haul post. Anyway, I really loved the conclusion to the Shadow Falls: After Dark series (you can read my review here). Again, thank you St Martin’s Press for all the copies of Unspoken you sent; way more than I needed, but I really appreciate it!
And the last two books on the right are both from Penguin Random House (thank you, Penguin!); they aren’t released until the end of this year/beginning of next, but you all will see them again soon on Xingsings. So stay tuned!
Now these are a couple of purchases I bought while trying to find a present for my friend’s birthday on October the 14th. I ended up getting her The Glass Castle, which is pictured in the middle above. The funny thing is… I discovered The Glass Castle when another friend gifted it to me last Christmas. It’s just the perfect present; I really recommend this book to everyone. It’s an absolute favorite of mine (you can read my review here, if you’d like). While out and about in the bookstore, I also found a cheap mass market paperback of To Kill A Mockingbird in the bargain section. This was one the few popular classics I never had the pleasure to read in school; hopefully I’ll be able to read it the beginning of the new year! But my ya purchase from that bookstore trip was The Coldest Girl in Coldtown. Being a fan of the paranormal genre and vampires, I am so excited for this one! I also really like Holly Black’s writing from what I read by her (The Modern Faerie Tales trilogy; it was years ago).
Lastly, here are all the ebooks I purchased. Some of these are books I may want to invest in a physical copy someday but every single one was $1.99 or less. I can’t resist Kindle deals! Also I don’t have a lot of shelf space anymore.
That’s it for this month. I feel pretty proud of myself, I don’t think I bought as many physical books as I usually do. I actually did buy 4 more books that aren’t pictured in this because they’re part of Christmas gifts I haven’t given to friends yet. Some of my friends don’t even know I have a blog and the ones that do know don’t follow or really keep up with it, but to be on the safe side, I’m not going to mention those books in this post. 😛 So what have you guys purchased in the last month? Any book haul posts? If you do, please link it below; I’d love to know what you guys were able to get. 😀