Ello friends! I haven’t done a book haul on here in a while but I really want to bring them back maybe 2x a month perhaps? But a little real talk: I stopped doing them. In the community there had been a lot of ~drama~ around them and quite frankly, even though I always do what I want, I got sick of even thinking about them and whether or not I was “offending” someone because they might have found my exuberance for sharing the books I got was bragging. Like, here’s the thing. I like sharing what books I buy or get out at the library or get for review. I’m not bragging. I see this space as a place where I sit down and talk to friends and I don’t know about YOU and YOUR friends but when MY friends/sisters and I get excited about new purchases that we’ve made or things that make us HAPPY we share them.
I’ve been doing this for almost 5 years and I can honestly say I’ve never shared or posting something with the intention of bragging…it’s always been about genuine excitement. That’s actually like LOL-inducing to me. It’s a book….and it will be published eventually. Maybe it’s just how I view life but I don’t find it brag-worthy. Very exciting? YES. YES YES. Am I very grateful when I get cool things? YEP. But this community is the place to go when I can be like OMG OMG THIS BOOK I AM HYPERVENTILATING AHHHHHHHH. You know what happens in my apartment when I do that? MY HUSBAND JUST STARES AT ME. And it takes the fun out of trying to explain why I am so excited. Y’all just GET IT.
So that’s why I do book hauls. To share what’s upcoming (especially because I might not GET to it in a timely manner and I still want you to know it still exists), what I’m excited about, what books I bought or got from my library.
So now that my little (unintended) rant about THAT is out of the way. Let’s get to the fun stuff. Here’s my book haul for most of April though I cannot remember for the life of me what came/I bought in the beginning week or two of the month. Oh and video format because it’s part of my GOALS for this year.
Books I talked about:
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
A Darker Shade of Magic by VE Schwab
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
Trouble From the Start & The Boyfriend Project by Rachel Hawthorne
Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen
Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley
The Girl At Midnight by Melissa Grey
Froi of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta
How To Save A Life by Sara Zarr
More Than This by Patrick Ness
Have you read any of these? Excited about any of these? Have answers to the various questions I asked??
PS. If you want a more “real time” book haul I post the books I purchase/borrow/receive on my Instagram a lot.