Three Month Book Haul

These are the books I accumulated since April. Since my physical book purchases per month can be counted with one hand I decided to just make my book hauls a biannual event. I’m not going to include ARCs in my hauls, but I am going to include e-book purchases.

Apr

On Audible I saw there was a deal on The Cycle of Arawn by Edward W. Robertson. The trilogy was bundled up at a good price so I decided to pick up the e-book instead. I do not know what this series is about, but I’m always up for a good fantasy.

May

I decided to pick up Depth of Field – Last Chance by Riley Hart because it was on sale and I wanted to stock up some romance books for a rainy day. Then I saw Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire was on sale and since I own the first book in e-book I quickly purchased it. I still have yet to start any of the Wayward Children because once I heard “wardrobe” I was immediately drawn to the story. I just want my expectations to die down a bit just so I can enjoy the story. Near the end of the month I had a bout of curiosity so I decided to purchase volume one of My Love Story!! written by Kazune Kawahara and illustrated by Aruko.

I got interested in the premise of The Tempest so I did some research to find the best way to appreciate Shakespeare. I decided to pick up The Norton Shakespeare, Volume 2: Later Plays by William Shakespeare, annotated by Stephen J. Greenblatt and Walter Cohen from Better World Books. I’m a bit intimidated by this bind-up because the font is very small and the pages are very thin.

Jun

I’ve recently discovered the deals listed in Goodreads and I thought this was a good place to look at book deals than my usual surf on Barnes and Noble. I decided to pick up Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke because I adored the story when I was younger. I’m a bit scared to reread this book, but I recently found out this is just the first book in a series. When I saw The Hating Game by Sally Thorne I decided to pick up the book. This book came on my radar when I was watching a bookshelf tour by chelseadolling reads. Romance is not typically a genre I pick up, but there are days when I am in the mood for a good one (and the way she describes this book made me buy it okay).

When perusing Book Outlet I saw that Age of Swords by Michael J. Sullivan was on there so I quickly grabbed the title. This is book two to The Legends of the First Empire series. Yes, I cringed a bit because the price of shipping is basically the price of a book. I couldn’t justify purchasing more books because of the family vacation so I held back and purchased just the one.

Soon afterwards my library was having it’s biannual book sale. I often find good titles at the sale so I was eagerly waiting for this event. I am so glad I was able to go on the first day of the sale because I found some great titles (I see floating about the interwebs). I got the following books for only $2.50!!

I’m not positive if I want to own the physical copies of Rick Riordan’s works or if the e-books will do, but I know there are times where I’m not patient enough to be on the library waiting list so I got book four and five in The Heroes of Olympus. I’ve just finished book two in Percy Jackson and the Olympians so I still have a ways to go.

Then Book Outlet was having some sort of sale on their site so I decided to grab a few more titles that were either from my wishlist or sitting in my cart. This time around I needed to take advantage of the free shipping. I do have to admit that the book that triggered this spree was the J. K. Rowling book. Then since I’ve been wanting to read some more classics I decided to pick up some titles.

In celebration of June being Pride Month, Kobo was having a sale on select titles and I was able to get 5 books for 15 dollars. I’m quite excited for these titles but I’m also a bit cautious about them. When searching for titles I was trying to search for books with some type of fantasy element in the summary and all but one seem to fit the criteria. I’m crossing my fingers and hoping to like the stories (and sincerely hoping the romance is not overly corny).

So in total I purchased 13 physical books and 11 e-books giving me a total of 23 stories to explore.

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TLDR
(*) denotes physical copy

April:
The Cycle of Arawn by Edward W. Robertson

May:
Depth of Field – Last Chance by Riley Hart
Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire
My Love Story!! Volume 1 written by Kazune Kawahara and illustrated by Aruko
The Norton Shakespeare, Volume 2: Later Plays by William Shakespeare, annotated by Stephen J. Greenblatt and Walter Cohen*

June:
Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke
The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
Age of Swords by Michael J. Sullivan*

Library Biannual Book Sale

The House of Hades by Rick Riordan*
The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan*
The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger*
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt*
Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco*
Heartless by Marissa Meyer*

Book Outlet – during the sale

Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie*
Waiting for the Barbarians by J. M. Coetzee*
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Illustrated Edition by J. K. Rowling and Newt Scamander & illustrated by Olivia L. Gill*
Autoboyography by Christina Lauren*
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley*

Kobo Pride month sale

The Lightning-Struck Heart by TJ Klune
All Kinds of Tied Down by Mary Calmes
Beyond the Rift by Alana Ankh
Scratch & Sniff by J.L. O’Faolain
The Bastard’s Pearl by Connie Bailey

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