June was a good or bad month, depending on how we want to look at things! My wallet says “calm the hell down”, my book shelves are silently weeping, and I’m smiling like a fool. This was my first double digit book haul of the year though so I’m proud! I also did a lot of book sale and thrift store shopping, so it wasn’t as financially painful as it could have been. Here’s what I hauled this month…..
BOOK STORE PURCHASES:
SAVE THE DATE by Morgan Matson – This one was a preorder that I was so excited for. It was really adorable, features wedding chaos, and a disfunction/great family. I really enjoyed this one!
A HOUSE EAT THE BOTTOM OF A LAKE by Josh Malerman – This was my second book by this author (Bird Box) and I actually think I enjoyed it more. It was very creepy, atmospheric, and dark, but missed the mark by being a little too vague. If I knew the details of what I was supposed to be afraid of, this book would have been fantastic. I think this author just isn’t for me.
SIX STORIES by Matt Wesolowski – This was another mystery novel that I’ve already read. There were some really positive aspects and some negative ones. But I think the fact that I figured out the “who” in the first part of the book took most of my enjoyment away.
THRIFT STORE FINDS:
ELEANOR AND PARK by Rainbow Rowell – This is a book that I’ve been considering for the longest time. I LOVE Rainbow Rowell, but her YA books always seem a little too young for me. I like them, but I can’t relate to them like I want to. I don’t know if I’ll read it, but for 1$ I don’t regret adding it to my collection 🙂
ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL by Jesse Andrews – This is one of the first books that I remember hearing about when I started watching BookTube videos. Almost everyone that read YA was talking about it. It seems like it can be quirky and funny but, once again, I feel like it might be a little too young for me. I guess we will wait and see!
SCRAPPY LITTLE NOBODY by Anna Kendrick – I LOVE Anna Kendrick!! I’ve watched every movie she’s in and she seems like a great person in general. I can’t wait to get to this! I bet it will be hilarious!
HAUNTED by Chuck Palahniuk – I finally bought a Chuck Palahniuk! I’ve had people screaming at me for months to read something by him but I never felt the drive to. When I saw it at the thrift store though, I couldn’t grab it fast enough. I feel like it’s fate.
HONEST ILLUSIONS by Nora Roberts – Every summer I read a Nora Roberts. Her characters are always so great, her writing draws you in, and her books always feel like a great escape. I don’t even know what it’s about but I don’t care. It’s Nora Roberts and I paid 1$ lol
MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME by various authors – I absolutely can not wait for this!!!!! I keep seeing it near Christmas time and it looks like so much fun. There are so many authors that I absolutely LOVE! I’m not a big fan of short stories but I love these authors so I have a feeling this is going to be so much fun! Is it Christmas time yet??
LAST BUT (CERTAINLY) NOT LEAST…….
CHAMBER OF SECRETS SPECIAL EDITIONS!!!!!
I had to! I especially had to when Chapters Indigo had them on sale for 40% off lol. I have a hardcover special edition of Philosophers stone in the Gryffindor house, and the paperback in the Ravenclaw house. Now I will have editions of the other two houses! Unfortunately my Harry Potter shelf can fit no more the way it is…… so now I need to reorganize!
There are the 11 books I bought this month! Only two of them were at full price though so there’s that lol. The majority of them I only spend 1$ on! I do need to calm things down for the rest of the summer though. Kids need clothes and back to school things soon enough! What did you get this month?
Until next time, happy reading!