June Book Haul

Forgive me, bank account, cause I have sinned! Last month I bought 13 books and I know that for some that might not be a lot, but it is for me. Cause I`m trying to save money. Cause I want to buy a new lens for my camera. Cause I want to buy the new editions of Harry Potter. (yaaay, more books) The thing is: there`s always some promotions going on. And I`m a sucker for any kind of deal, even if that means I save 50p. Buying something that I probably did not need. But we`re all bookworms in here, so I bet you`re familiar with the situation. Therefore, I`m going to stop stressing about my bank account and talk about the books that I got.

First of all, let`s talk about this gorgeous edition of "The Final Empire" by Brandon Sanderson. Not only is the cover stunning, but it was also ridiculously cheap. I found it in the Waterstones sales section for 3£, can you believe that? It does have a little dent in it, but it`s not too noticeable. I`ve heard nothing but good things about the Mistborn trilogy and I can`t wait to start it. 

I did get a couple of YA contemporaries because it`s summer and we all need a fun read. I have already reviewed "Simon vs.the Homo Sapiens Agenda" and trust me when I say that the hype is real. It`s one of the funniest and lighthearted books I`ve read in a while. And speaking of well-deserved hype, I also loved "When Dimple Met Rishi". I will have a review coming up soon, but I just wanted to check a couple of things with my Indian friends before I state my final opinion.

Nicola Yoon`s books are extremely popular amongst readers, so I decided to pick up "The Sun Is Also A Star" and "Everything, Everything". The first one seems like your typical YA novel, but the main protagonist is an immigrant and that`s what intrigued me the most. "Everything, Everything" is about a girl that`s allergic to literally everything and because of that, she wasn`t living her life to the fullest. But she meets a cute boy and quickly decides to take more chances. Judging by the plot I`m 99% sure that we`ll deal with insta-love and I hate that trope. But at the same time, I don`t mind it if it is handled properly and does not take centre stage.

The last two YA contemporaries are "Geekerella" and "The Hate U Give". I`m currently reading "Geekerella" and so far I'm enjoying it. I love Cinderella retellings and I actually prefer them when they`re contemporary. I have seen all of the movies as well and to this date, "A Cinderella Story" is one of my favourite chick-flicks. (Chad Michael Murray at his finest)
When I tell people that I have not read many children classics, I get some angry looks. But the thing is: when you`re in school you`re required to read Romanian classics. And I wasn`t much of a reader until 14, so I missed out on so many amazing books. But like they say, better late than never. I think that these editions are so beautiful, with their colourful covers and cute drawings. And they`re also incredibly cheap. I got mine in Sainsbury's, where you can get 2 for 7£.

Historical fiction is one of my favourite genres, so I had to pick up "All The Light We Cannot See". So many people have recommended me this book, I`m actually ashamed that I bought it just now. On that note, I also picked up "The Color Purple" and "The Kite Runner". I have seen their movies adaptations but did not pick up the books. Until now. I`ll probably have a historical fiction readathon in September because emotional books go hand in hand with pumpkin lattes.

And that is all for the month of June. I did go over my budget so I probably should not buy any books in July. But then again, have you seen the new Harry Potter books? Might beg my parents for a loan:)) Anyways, let me know in the comments how many books you got in June. Not only am I nosy, but it will make me feel better knowing that I`m not the only shopaholic.


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  1. Haha, I can totally relate about trying to save and then when it comes to books, you suddenly forgot about saving. I've been thinking of trying Geekerella, so I think I'll wait to read your review before buying my own copy ;)

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    1. Hopefully, I should have a review out this month:) I`ve been so bad with reviewing lately

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  2. I got THUG this week, too! I hope we both like it.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. Yes, I hope it will be a pleasant reading experience for both of us.

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  3. So not a sin, when you have so many awesome titles in your stack. I loved Dimple & Rishi, Simon, and Geekerella. All were so much fun and left me with a full heart. I am a Yoon fan, The Color Purple has left an indelible mark on my memory. I read it in like 1994, and I can still remember how emotional it made me. PS: I loved CMM in A Cinderella Story and I saw him in person at BookCon. I think he is even better looking now.

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    1. No way, you`re so lucky to have met him! I think it`s incredible that "The Color Purple" made such a big impact on you.

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  4. These are amazing books to have grabbed! I had to go grab a paperback of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda when I was finished with the ebook. So good!

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    1. Yes yes yes. I cannot wait until the movie comes out.

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  5. I try not to even count my monthly hauls anymore, because it always depresses me how many I buy vs. how many I read...ugh #bookworkproblems Anyways, I loved some of these books & I hope you do too! <3 Kelly @bookcrushin

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    1. Yes, the buying vs reading ratio is horrible. I know that I shouldn`t buy more books until I read the ones on my TBR, but I can`t help myself.

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  6. Are you talking about the House edition Harry Potter books? I have the Gryffindor hardback and it's STUNNING. Glad you've picked those children's classics up (great choices too). Would love to read what you think about them as a grown up reading them for the first time!


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    1. Yes, the house editions, forgot to mention that:)) That`s actually a very good idea for a post, thanks for that!

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  7. Ahh such a great book haul! I absolutely LOVED Everything, Everything - it hauled me out of a bad reading slump and I read it in a couple of hours. I adored it! :)

    And WOW, I can't believe you got that stunning edition of The Final Empire for only £3 - what a bargain! Those classics are absolutely gorgeous as well, wow.

    Wonderful haul!

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    1. Yes, I couldn`t believe it when I saw the sale sticker. You can see the dent only if you look carefully, so a big win for me.

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  8. Hello there! I saw your link on Corinne's blog saying, "Book Haul" and I knew I had to come and look at a fellow book lover!
    I LOVE Cinderella retellings too (and yes to Cinderella Story- I like that one! The best one is Ever After though!) so I love the thought of this one!
    I'd actually not read MOST children's classics until I was an adult! You are not alone!
    Nice to 'meet' you and your blog!

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  9. Oooh such good books in your haul! I love Simon Vs!! SO CUTE AND SWEET. And Dimple & Rishi has been one of my favourites of this year for sure too. 😍 And I didn't actually think I'd like Geekerella but it's SO SWEET AND PRECIOUS!?? I'm such a fan of it too!!

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    1. I`ve been so pleasantly surprised by all the recent YA releases, I hope that will be the case with all of them.

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  10. Awesome haul!! I LOVE the look of those children's classics! I still do need to finish reading Peter Pan!

    Tracy @ Cornerfolds

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    1. Isn`t it great when you find gorgeous cheap editions? I need to finish Peter Pan as well. It`s crazy that I`ve seen all the adaptations, but did not read the book.

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  11. Ohhh! One of my favorite classic children's books is The Secret Garden! :) I also enjoyed the movie adaptation, too! Also, A Little Princess!! <3

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    1. I loved watching A Little Princess when I was little, such a great movie.

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  12. I need the Ravenclaw edition of HP. I actually bought my nephew the Hufflepuff edition (it's for Christmas, but there was a 10% off coupon and like you, I could not resist a good deal) and it's so lovely. I'm planning to pick up Simon vs this summer and I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed it. Hope you enjoy all your new books!

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    1. I keep looking everywhere for a good deal on those editions, desperately NEED them in my life.

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  13. There are some incredible books in this haul, and a lot that I really want to read! I've heard so much about When Dimple Met Rishi recently; I NEED to get my hands on it

    Steph - www.nourishmeblog.co.uk

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    1. It`s such a cute book, perfect for summer.

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