Book Buying

April – June 2017 Book Haul

And it’s book haul time!! I’ve been very particular this year about my book buying – out of my zeal to cut down my unread books – so I’ve been doing my book hauls quarterly this year. These are all the books I accumulated over the last three months – some of which I bought myself, and some I was gifted by my friends on my birthday.

Not Only the Things That Have Happened – Mridula Koshy

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This book has been on my radar since last year, and I finally got around to buying it in the bookstore I most often frequent. I know that this is a sad story, and it’s about family life in some small village in India.  This is one of the books I’m not super interested in reading tbh, but I will hopefully get around to it sometime. I just bought it in a moment of haste.

Tess of D’Ubervilles – Thomas Hardy

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I’ve always wanted to read something by Hardy, and I have no idea where to start from – so decided on this book. Hopefully, it’ll end up to be an amazing read.

Made You Up – Francesca Zappia

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I was sent this for review by the publisher and I’ve already read and reviewed it. It’s a YA contemporary featuring a girl with schizophrenia and her experience at her new high school. I think the book portrayed the mental illness well but the rest of the story failed to impress me.

Rebecca – Daphne Due Maurier

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I read this 3-4 years back and absolutely loved it. I’ve always wanted to buy a copy for myself, and I finally managed to grab it at a low price online. I really want to give this a reread soon – hopefully this year itself!

Six of Crows – Leigh Bardugo

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I read this duology last year and it blew me away. Easily my favorite YA fantasy series. I really wanted to own a copy of this, so when this appeared online in paperback for a low price, I had to grab it!

Commonwealth – Ann Patchett

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This book released last year, and I bought it online on a whim when I read the summary. It’s a family drama, and I absolutely love family dramas – so I’m very excited to give this one a go!

Tuff – Paul Beatty

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I was gifted this on my birthday. I own one other Paul Beatty book – The Sellout – and I’m excited to have both. I know absolutely nothing about this book, but have wonders about Paul Beatty.

Domina – L.S. Hilton

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This is the sequel to Maestra and all I know is that these two books are erotic thrillers. I was gifted this on too, and hopefully will get to it soon!

Homegoing – Yaa Gyasi

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I bought this in a beautiful hardcover edition for cheap – and it’s a beautiful book.  I’ve already read it, and it has become one of my favorite books of the year so far. Highly, highly, highly recommend this.

ACOWAR – Sarah J Maas

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This is the finale to Rhys and Feyre’s story in the A Court of Thorns and Roses series and I loved it. I did have a few problems with it, and I still like ACOMAF the best, but I loved reading it nevertheless.

Into the Water – Paula Hawkins

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I was gifted this book too – and I cannot wait to read this book. I loved her previous book The Girl on the Train and this one looks just as promising!

Ivanhoe – Walter Scott

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I was gifted this too, and though I’ve heard about this classic – I know absolutely nothing about it :P


So these are all the books I received/bought lately! I don’t like how my books are accumulating, I really want to cut down on my unread books – however I also have this need to buy at least some books every few weeks.

Have you read any of these books? Which books have you bought lately? Share below!

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9 thoughts on “April – June 2017 Book Haul

  1. Great haul! I’m sorry to hear that Made You Up didn’t impress you this much – I heard good things about that one and the author’s new book, Eliza and her Monsters. Do you think you’ll read that one? :)
    Also glad to hear about six of crows, I’m probably the last person that hasn’t read the book yet ahah, but I need to get to it someday. So glad you loved it so much :)

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      1. Ohhh. Hearing this kind of breaks my heart (I’m a huge contemporary lover, ahah), and I can only hope you’ll find some contemporaries you’ll love someday :)
        I knooow I do ahah, I will someday soon :D

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