I mostly try to acquire physical books that I will find myself re-reading. Most of my purchases were e-books from Barnes & Noble when the titles were on sale for either $2.99 or $1.99. Steal~
When I thought I was done purchasing books for July I decided to go and get more. I purchased Kei’s Gift by Ann Somerville, Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Mass, Darkness Reigns by Jill Williamson, and City of Blaze by H. O. Charles.
In August I purchased Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo, The Sleeping King by Cindy Dees and Bill Flippin, Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher, and The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen.
In September I purchased volumes three and four of the baseball manga, Ace of the Diamond by Yuji Terajima. I was a fan of the work when the work got fan translated and once I knew that an English publisher had picked up the series since I wanted to support the author. While perusing the sales page on Barnes & Noble I found History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera and immediately bought it. I was interested in the book once I had heard about it on BookTube.
I am slowly purchasing the Cage of Eden series by Yoshinobu Yamada. This was another series I read when it was fan translated. I love this series though. It is very Lost-esque (in the way that the characters on a plane have no idea where they have landed).
Whenever I re-read the volumes I had purchased I am always intrigued by the story (even though I know the ending). The manga is heavily male fan-serviced though so expect a lot of objectification of women.
After a while I wanted to start reading more classics so I went on BookOutlet to find what classics were available on there. I had put a couple classics in my cart, but removed them when I got the Amazon classic e-books. I wanted to make sure I loved the classics before I added them to my shelves. The books to the right were the fruits of my labor after a few days of deliberation.
My local library had a fall sale and upon perusing I got the following books:I got all these books for $2.75. I always love going to library book sales because I can always find something there.
For November I purchased Morna’s Spell by Bethany Claire, Blackmark by Jean Lowe Carlson, Dune Messiah by Frank Herbert, The Rune of a Rake by Cat Sebastian, The King Trilogy: Forever Evermore by Scarlett Dawn, Delicious in Dungeon Volume 3 by Ryoko Kui, and The Sun is also a Star by Nicola Yoon.
I was online searching for old fanfictions that I read in the past. While perusing author profiles I found that one author of a Sherlock fanfiction I adored had published her story on Amazon. Heads up, this book contains male/male romance between Sherlock and John. So, I decided to purchase The Fifth Postulate by LT Brady as an e-book just so I could read it anytime I wanted (since I always bring my iPad with me). While shopping on Amazon I was torn between either the physical copy or the e-book version of “The Fifth Postulate”. I had put the physical copy into my cart and searched around to take advantage of the free shipping.So I came across Oathbringer—the hardcover edition— by Brandon Sanderson at a good price, but when I decided to get the e-book edition I had to browse around again for another book. I ended up getting the Illustrated History of Notable Shadowhunters.
So I found these two books from Better World Books in Very Good condition. I find myself being really picky on the book condition of books I want on my bookshelf. I managed to find the hardcovers with the old covers from The Mortal Instruments series. I was planning on getting the first two books of the series but I really need to get on my Secret Santa shopping.
I had also found a couple books off Bookoutlet during their Black Friday sale. For this purchase I mostly purchased books for my nephew who wants to become a better reader. I had managed to find the following three books for myself though. I am slowly collecting Devils & Realist manga series off of Bookoutlet. I am also eager to continue The Mirrorworld series by Cornelia Funke.
The above are the e-book deals I found on Barnes & Noble throughout December. From left to right: Uprooted by Naomi Novik, Warprize by Elizabeth Vaughan, A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness & illustrated by Jim Kay, The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness, The Boxcar Children Mysteries: Book One through Twelve by Gertrude Chandler Warner, Children of Dune by Frank Herbert, Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel, Clean Eats by Alejandro Junger, Age of Assassins by RJ Barker, Jade City by Fonda Lee, Daggerspell by Katharine Kerr, Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb, The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee, The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli, Fables Volume 1 written by Bill Willingham & drawn by Lan Medina, Steve Leialoha, Craig Hamilton & cover by James Jean, and Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor.
I was looking at books online when I started looking for the third book of the Bone Season in the original cover. Then I learned that the old covers will be limited special editions. So I searched everywhere to try and find a copy for my shelf. I was so close to purchasing a copy from a UK website for roughly $50 when I relented because I just couldn’t justify the purchase. Luckily I did because the next day the original cover of The Song Rising appeared on Book Outlet and I immediately purchased it. Yes!!
Then a couple of days later on Bookoutlet I saw a few books and could not stop myself from purchasing them. Such an impulse buy because they just looked so limited edition. Oh well, I did want to start reading more classics. At least they will be pretty to read. Hopefully, I will enjoy reading them.
In total I’m hauling 63 books in which 17 of the books are physical copies.
I also realized that for some books I had gotten the e-book and physical copy. What happened to just getting one copy Sally? No excuses, I couldn’t stray myself away from a good deal.
Sadly, I couldn’t take advantage of Boxing Day Sale on Bookoutlet because I spent too much in December. I also couldn’t find book that I really wanted to purchase…until now. I already have a cart filled on Bookoutlet just waiting for me to purchase once I have the funds to get them.
Honestly though, I really need to start reading my unread books because I am running out of space on my bookshelf. I am planning on getting a 8-cube organizer though to get more storage but that’s not happening anytime soon.