Whewwwwwwwww…I may have had a tiny splurge in book buying this month. And none of it was the books that I planned on getting. But isn’t that how book buying tends to be? Just full of mysteries and fun? Anyway, I discovered a thrift book website, and as a gift from a lovely family member, I was given x amount of dollars to send, and goodness gracious, I got a lot for the money. My heart. The feels. THE GLORIOUS BOOKS.
Also, I discovered me and used books have difficulties. I may have to stick to new ones in the future. But alas, I’m so thankful to the family member, and I HAVE LOTS AND LOTS OF NEW PRETTY BOOKS. *screaming*
I got a total of 15 books, so, um, I will try and condense it with just links, so this post doesn’t go on forever…and ever…and ever…and ever.
The Cat Winters Section
Yeah, after my appreciation post about her that I wrote on the blog? Well, after I did that, I realized just how much I wanted to read another book by her. I realized I had been a fool for only reading 2 of her books, and now I needed to complete my collection. So, I picked up: The Steep and Thorny Way (I bought a used hardcover…ended up with an ARC…well okay then? XD), Yesternight, The Cure for Dreaming, and In the Shadow of Blackbirds. You can read more about them here.
The I-Need- To-Finish-My-Megan-Miranda-Collection Section
I love me some Megan Miranda, and I picked up a few of the missing books I didn’t have of her earlier in the month. So, of course, I needed to complete my collection. I hadn’t had a chance to pick up a copy of Soulprint (super cool science YA book where your soul is basically a fingerprint that gets put back into another body) and when I saw the epic UK cover, and I decided I had to have that. Also I had always been obsessed with the hardcover version of Hysteria (I got the paperback copy and the cover was just not as cool). So, of course, I needed to pick these up. I’ll have an appreciation post coming up about her soon for me to fangirl over more of these books.
The Cute Cheesy Contemporary Section
Of course, I had to complete my Kasie West contemporary collection, so I had to pick up On the Fence! It includes the whole neighbors-turned-lovers trope, which I always fall for no matter what. XD I also picked up It’s Not Me, It’s You, which is this super cool book I’ve been waiting since the summer of last year to read. It’s about this popular girl that is going through all of her exes – a whole multitudeeeee of them – and asking them what went wrong. It’s told through all of these transcripts and interviews, and it is equal parts hilarious and heartwarming. And of course, I had to pick up the other Bigfoot book that came out this year, The Shadows We Know by Heart.
The Let’s-Tackle-Books-That-Have-Been-On-The-TBR-for-a-While Section
Thank you, Goodreads, because I totally would have been so lost had I not had it for this haul. I managed to pick up some books I had been really excited for in the early part of the year, but forgot to pick up. This included: Poison’s Kiss (teenage assassin mixed with Indian folklore plus that amazing cover = me needs so much); A Psalm for Lost Girls (okay, I’m totally obsessed with that title period and it looks like a super interesting look a religion plus a YA mystery, which I am a sucker for); The Bear and the Nightingale (I have heard sooooo many amazing reviews and especially from the gals I trust all of my retellings with so I had to pick this up – and the UK version was cheaper and I did kind of have a weird connection with it and the weird horse thing on the cover); Wait for Me by Caroline Leech (looks like a super cute and interesting WWII novel and I remember a few bloggers loving it around the community – however, having just read the reviews now, I am a bit concerned by some of them); Traveler by L. E. Delano (time travellllllllllllllllll); and These Ruthless Deeds (um, my review is here, and it was amazinggggggg so I had to get my hands on the physical copy).