Hello, everyone! This summer I’ve been on a roll with releasing monthly book haul posts, haven’t I? I’m proud of myself. However, I can’t say the same for my book buying habits… As you guys all know, I’ve already given up on book buying bans. I clearly have no willpower when it comes to bargain books and magnetic bookmarks. 😔
However, next month I’m pretty certain I’ll be limiting myself more than I’m used to since I need to save the majority of my money for textbooks in August. Why are school books so, so expensive? TT_TT
Anyway, in June, surprisingly, most of the books I bought were manga. Mainly because that 3-for-2 sale was going on again at Books a Million. And since I’m a collector I thought it was a good chance to start filling in the gaps in my series. I also ordered the entire set of Ouran High School Host Club since the entire series was for less than $80 on Amazon, and I really enjoyed the anime when I watched it years ago as a teen.
I also bought two LGBTQ+ titles for Pride Month but was only able to read one, More Happy Than Not (which I actually buddy read with Lois at My Midnight Musings). I’m trying to catch up on book reviews; I’ll have one out for that real soon, I hope!
But June was a super huge splurge month if you read my June Summing It Up post… because I was indulging in some other things aside from books. Exo had an amazing comeback with two songs, Lucky One and Monster. Because I had to purchase each version of their Ex’Act album (Lucky One Korean, Lucky One Mandarin, Monster Korean, and Monster Mandarin) to support their album sales for music charts, I ended up buying four albums which is way more than I usually spend in a month.
So I didn’t buy the e-reader that you’ll see below myself. It was actually a nice gift from my dad (just because)! It’s the Kindle Oasis; I really love it! My Kindle Fire is about four years old now, and he knew that I didn’t like how it had a glare when I read outside (which I do a lot when I’m at school-my university is pretty big and there’s a lot of great nature spots ideal for lounging outside) and it was too heavy for me to lift when I read in bed (actually it fell on my face several times-and, my gosh, that thing hurts). And it’s really cool that the cover charges the Kindle as well! Anyway, I’m really thankful and happy to have received it as a present. (Thanks, dad, for treating me when June with father’s day should be your month…)
Lastly, as for the review copies I received… Aside from Ever the Hunted, all the ARCs (physical (The Stars Never Rise and The Devil’s Evidence) and electronic (A Hundred Thousand Worlds and A House for Happy Mothers)) were unsolicited galleys. Because I already have so many books in my TBR pile that I purchased myself, I haven’t been requesting ARCs for a few months now. Therefore, it’s really unlikely I’ll be reading the unsolicited review copies I was sent any time soon (or at all-some of them aren’t really for me…). However, like the rest of the books in this post, I’ll link the Goodreads links in case any of you are interested.
And that’s pretty much it! Hope you all enjoy the photos! As usual, all links will send you over to Goodreads. I’ve also started to link manga up to their respective links on Myanimelist, too. 🙂
Thank you for tuning in for this month’s haul post. What have you guys purchased lately? Anything you’re really excited for? Let me know! Until next time, everyone. 🙂