Oh my goodness, it’s been ages since I’ve posted a book haul. Therefore today I’ll be showing the bookish loot I’ve gotten over the previous few months. Indeed, I did attempt the falling books concept again because (surprisingly) it was such a big hit the last time I tried it.
Another thing to note is the amount of books I bought in a span of months! Knowing how ridiculous I can get… Gosh, what a feat! In addition, I didn’t purchase a single bookmark during this period, which is also not the norm. (Well one bookmark set did come in a subscription box which I did order… but that doesn’t count in my opinion!)
And that’s pretty much all I have to say in the preface. So, without further ado, the photos. 😉
When I originally started this series a few months ago I had no idea that ACoWaR would be the last book in the series and that the next remaining installments were set to be spin-offs set in the same world but in the perspectives of the supporting characters. I am so relieved to learn of this news because I didn’t think the plot could drag on any more than one additional sequel. As you can imagine after liking ACoMaF so much, I preordered this title. But I haven’t started book three just yet mainly because I want to write my reviews for the first two books first before I begin that one.
I got this for two reasons: it received so many glowing reviews from reviewers I trust and I have a lot of South Asian friends. I wouldn’t mind buddy reading this with someone so if you want to be my partner let me know!
I read an eARC of this one but I had to place my preorder anyway. Because, I mean, it’s Sarah Dessen. I couldn’t break tradition and not buy it.
Bookish Subscription Boxes
"And as the long, long nights begin I'll think of all that might have been Waiting here for evermore." I think "Evermore" is my favorite track from the 2017 Beauty and the Beast OST. (To be honest, I love all the new additions to that soundtrack.) ——— I'm super excited to finally share what was in @bookboyfriendbox's April Beauty and the Beast box! The items were… 🥀 Beast pop funko (from the 2017 BATB movie) 🥀 A double sided bookmark (with quotes from Rosamund Hodge's Cruel Beauty) by @fictionalfox 🥀 "The Spring Court" tea by @wickandfable (inspired by Sarah J. Maas' ACoTaR series) 🥀 "Beastly" candle by @koolandco (inspired by Alex Flinn's Beastly) 🥀 "Tale as Old as Time" eyeshadow by @goddessbeth 🥀 Coloring card (inspired by Robin McKinley's Beauty) 🥀 Hunted by @meaganspooner Aside from the book, my favorite item is (of course) the pop funko. Apparently the boxes (with the vinyl figure option) had either the Beast or Belle; I'm so happy I got the former since I adored his character in the new film adaptation. Anyhow, I am extremely satisfied with my first BBB (actually it's my first book sub box in general). Aside from the eyeshadow (because I don't wear makeup, haha 😅), I will be putting all the items in the box to good use. ——— Oh and June's theme is Drama and Dating. …I kind have a good feeling what the featured book will be. 😁 Make sure to check BBB out if you're interested! I'm not a rep, but you can use BBBWELCOME to get 10% off your first box. 😉 ——— #bookstagram #beautyandthebeast #bookboyfriendbox #booksubscriptionbox
April’s Book Boyfriend Box (Featured Book: Hunted)
Once in a blue moon I will participate in a giveaway, but, honestly, even then I rarely make an effort to submit entries because I know that it’s very unlikely for me to win. But I gave Book Boyfriend Box’s Fandom Love February Challenge on Instagram a chance and, miraculously, I was that one lucky winner at the end of the month! So this box was sent to me generously for free. The team at Book Boyfriend Box also included a cute pair of library socks from Out of Print as well.
In case you missed my IG story… My #bookboyfriendbox arrived yesterday. From the clues I had a pretty good hunch what the featured book was going to be and I'm so happy that I was right. Anyway, I'm super excited to share the content inside BBB's June box. But because I don't think all BBB subscribers have gotten theirs yet I'll be utilizing Instagram's slideshow collage thing (because I don't want to spoil the surprise for those folk), so don't forget to swipe to see all the photos if your curious what items were included in this month's Drama & Dating box. Also, I thought I would mention that this will actually be @bookboyfriendbox's last box, sadly. (You can find more details about this on their account.) But I believe you can still purchase this box or items from previous boxes if you're interested. And, lastly, happy weekend, friends! 💙 \ / \ #bookstagram #booksubscriptionbox #subscriptionbox #subscriptionaddiction #booksandflowers #bookworm #yalovin #igbooks #igreads #bookstagramfeatures #ibelieveinathingcalledlove
June’s Book Boyfriend Box (Featured Book: I Believe in a Thing Called Love)
Funnily enough, I was able to predict what books were going to come in each BBB box from the hints. I am especially pumped to read I Believe in a Thing Called Love since it’s a highly anticipated release of mine. I mean everyone knows watching Asian dramas is one of my favorite pastimes. I’ll be buddy reading this one with my friend Savindi that used to blog at The Streetlight Reader.
Have you all noticed a recent trend with my account? I'm trying to make this bookstagram not only be 100% YA by including some classics, adult fiction, and (the occasional) manga. I certainly don't read enough non-YA but I'm making an effort to change this. (I try to read about at least 5 titles a year (not including manga because that's somewhat YA to me), and since my annual Goodreads goal is 25 books that's 20%. Baby steps.) Anyhow, if you saw one of my old IG story book hauls, you might find this book familiar. It's an adult historical fiction novel set during the French Revolution. It comes out on the 11th of July if you're interested! (Speaking of IG story updates. I feel like I've become more brave and less self conscious about making videos with voiceovers. Anyway, I hope that you guys don't mind and don't think they're as cringeworthy as I do sometimes… It's all just for fun and it's easier to talk than type out text for hauls and unboxings. But I do feel bad that I have such an unsteady hand or when I post too frequently. I'll try to keep both on the minimum (re: the shakiness of the phone and high posting frequency). Lastly, again, thank you @penguinrandomhouse for this unsolicited review copy! #PRHpartner \ / \ #bookstagram #historicalfiction #frenchrevolution #bookblog #bookblogger #booknerd #booms #bookphotography
Where the Light Falls (ARC)
This was an unsolicited review copy that I received in the mail. Unfortunately, I rarely delve into adult historical fiction unless it’s a time period that really interest me (like World War II, sixteenth century England, and any type of time period set in Asia). But feel free to check out Where the Light Falls when it comes out on the 11th of July if you enjoy reading books set during the French Revolution.
Now that I think about it, this may have arrived in the mail on July 2nd (and this is a March – June haul)… But I’ve been pretty diligent at not breaking my book buying ban (as badly) so I should probably go ahead and include it in this haul. Anyhow, the last time I requested an ARC was back in January… and it happened to be this book. Therefore, this was a wonderful surprise! I really, really look forward to reading this since it’s an own voices book. (Although, Julie is Viet-American (like me!) and the story focuses on Chinese mythology and folklore.)
Dengeki Daisy is the only new series that I started to collect from this bunch. You can read more details about why I chose to here.
I bought three vinyl figures this month (a few days ago at the beginning of July) and I think I’m officially done; I’ve gotten all the characters I want for now.
This figurine must have came out after season 2 of Attack on Titan finished airing because they didn’t have Levi before. Actually, the main reason why I decided to have a pop funko splurge was because I saw this at the store and it was a buy 3 get the fourth free sale. (My friend got the fourth figure; and we split the costs.) Levi is my favorite character of the series; I only got Eren before because he represents the series well being the main protagonist but I honestly can’t stand him sometimes.
And that’s a wrap! I hope you all enjoy the photos. I’ve started to incorporate posts from my Instagram/Twitter now because I’m running out of media on WordPress, guys! I’m at 59%. T__T That means I’ll probably only have 2 years left of free WordPress before I might have to consider upgrading. Oh well. I’m not going to worry myself over this until I reach that point, haha.
Have a nice day! I’ll be spending the rest of mine blogging (since I’m really in the mood), hehe. 😉