Hello! Today I’m back with yet another book haul post. I know, I know. My book haul last month did say it included May but honestly I only mentioned that because some things arrived in early May when really they were all older purchases from previous months. Therefore, this post is technically the real deal! I bought eleven books last month and two sets of bookmarks. I also requested two review copies from Netgalley.
Click pictures* to enlarge for a closer look. All bookmarks are created and sold by Happy Hello Art on Etsy. And links will take you to Goodreads.
*Disclaimer: Don’t worry, no books were thrown, dropped, or hurt for these photos. (I just wanted to try the “floating” concept.)
To be honest, I know absolutely nothing about this Erika Johansen series. However, I have this awful pit feeling it’s a generic YA fantasy from the reviews I have read. But I couldn’t resist hauling book two (even when I haven’t read book one) because these covers and spines are so stunning.
I know I keep saying this… but I am going to read The Wrath and the Dawn very soon. Well at least before school starts! If there is anyone that has not read this series… let me know if you’re willing to buddy read it with me! Because I’d totally love that!
I already own this installment of Bloodlines, but this was signed and under $5 at my local bookstore. Like why was it so cheap? I don’t understand how bargain books work. Aren’t signed editions always supposed to be more expensive??
This was an absolute impulse purchase (since I never even had this on my Goodreads TBR shelf) but I’m really disappointed… because it’s not one of the copies with the highlighted yellow/green tinted pages… Sigh. I guess I can’t expect much if I picked this up on sale at Book Outlet.
Okay, so, yes. Of course, I already own these books. I explained this on my Instragram, but for some reason the UK editions were in the bargain section of my local bookstore so I went ahead and just bought my third set of The Infernal Devices. The obsession is real. But I think they’re my favorite YA series of all time so… (The bookmarks are not part of the haul.)
Another impulse buy. I know nothing about this book aside from it being another sci-fi. The psychedelic cover is uber cool though.
What type of Cassandra Clare fan am I to not have read Lady Midnight yet? #theshame 😔 I’ve been with Cassie Clare’s books since the release of City of Glass, and I’ve never failed starting shadowhunter books the day of their releases. So the fact that I haven’t began the first installment to The Dark Artifices is so sad. But I hope to start it soon!
(Lol, everyone on Instagram was commenting about my nails instead of the actual bookmarks. 😄 I can’t really blame them though. I’m really surprised how sparkly they came out in picture, lol. Sorry, that was so random, heh.) I read The Great Gatsby in high school and found it one of the better assigned readings but I didn’t love it either. However, I really, really, really want this gorgeous edition of the classic.
Both of these review copies will be perfect standalones to read for June because of Pride Month. I finished You Know Me Well last week and liked it. I’m extremely excited for The Art of Being Normal since that one’s generally received a lot of positive reviews so far. (Strangely they had it up for grabs on Netgalley; I’m guessing it was for the release of the paperback since it’s been published for a while now.)
And that’s a wrap! Lately, my posts have been shorter than usual mainly because I’ve been in and out of the hospital for some shots and titers. (I recently found out I’m no longer immune to Hepatitis B, which is required for fall’s school term, so I need to repeat the entire series. Sigh, of course my titer would come back negative…) But it’s nothing serious! I’ve also been somewhat busy with reviewing some summer pharmacy internships apps. I thought about applying for an summer internship but I think I’m going to stick with a school-free holiday this year. Anyway, everything hasn’t been fun stuff but still necessary for the incoming school year! Anyway, hope you all have been doing well! 🙂