Wednesday, June 22, 2016

MASSIVE Start-of-Summer Book Haul!

I always end up buying a bunch of books at the beginning of summer. It doesn't matter that my preexisting TBR was over 20 books, which, when combined with going to the library far too often, is more than enough to keep me busy. It's a leftover habit from when I was a small child, and *gasp* didn't have a TBR at all times. I needed to have new books because I'd suddenly have lots more time and not enough to read.

This book-buying spree was a bit bigger than normal, because I went to Barnes & Noble, and Amazon, AND a used bookstore, so in total, I got 26 books in the span of of about 4 days. I think that's a new record.

The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson: I literally just finished this book, and it's a new favorite, so of course I can't write anything coherent about it except that I LOVED it! I also have to say that I owe this to Sky @ Sky's Reading Corner because I was being indecisive about which book to get and she told me to get this one. THANK YOU!

The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig: I think I first heard about this book when Cait @ Paper Fury posted a review a few months ago, and I knew that I had to read it! Time travel, pirates (I think), and adventure - definitely need to get to this one soon!

The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett: Another book that I've already read. I don't know what happened to my copy of this, but I found a like-new copy for only a few dollars and I got it. Because it's great. There's sass and a talking cat and stories within stories. If you haven't read Terry Pratchett, I think this is a pretty good place to start.

A Series of Unfortunate Events (#2-3, #5-13) by Lemony Snicket: I completely lucked out here. I love this series, but I didn't own it, so I got the first book a few months ago at a used bookstore and just resigned myself to slowly accumulating them, one by one. But then I went back to the bookstore and eleven of them were there! In hardcover! In great condition! As soon as I get book 4, I'm going to do a series reread.

The Distance Between Us by Kasie West: I'm THRILLED that I found a copy of this, because it's one of my favorite contemporaries ever and it was on my Standalones I Need to Reread post a while back. Now I don't need to wait to get it from the library again! I'm definitely rereading this one this summer.

City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare: Another series that I've already read and am just getting around to owning. I now have half the series! This one wasn't my favorite, but I liked it, and I'm one step closer to having the full set. And yes, I got the old cover, because I have the first two books with that cover and I want them to match.

Fire by Kristin Cashore: I have to give another shoutout to Sky @ Sky's Reading Corner because she's been telling me to read Graceling forever, and then she got it for me for my birthday. I saw this at the bookstore, and I figured, why not just binge-read the series? So now I just need to find Bitterblue somewhere.

That Summer, Someone Like You, The Truth About Forever, and This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen: I've already read The Truth About Forever and This Lullaby, but I never got around to That Summer or Someone Like You. And it's great that I have them all, because it's not really summer until I read at least one Sarah Dessen book. Now the only question is which one!

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey: I've actually had an e-book copy of this for a while, so I don't know why I haven't read it yet. I have a habit of getting an e-book and then either reading it right away or not reading it for 2.7 years. Maybe having a physical copy will motivate me to pick it up?

Cress by Marissa Meyer: I found this beauty in hardcover in near-perfect condition for only $7. It looks so pretty on my shelf next to Winter! This wasn't my favorite book in the Lunar Chronicles (that honor goes to Scarlet), but I did LOVE it and I really want to reread the series now. (If you couldn't tell, I want to reread ALL the things this summer for some reason. And also read all the things. Which may present a problem.)

When We Collided by Emery Lord: I really liked Emery Lord's first two books, so I'm SUPER excited for this (even though I've heard some mixed things). It's another one that I'm just going to have to read this summer.

The Serpent's Shadow by Rick Riordan: I already owned a copy of this. And I got another, because my old copy was a paperback and I finally caved in to the desire to have the whole series be matching hardcover. And maybe, just maybe, I'll FINALLY read this book this summer. I don't know what's taken me so long! At this point, I might have to reread the entire series to refresh my memory. And so the TBR grows...

Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli: This was my favorite book of last year, so I had to get a physical copy. And probably reread this one, too, because a) it just makes me so happy and b) I didn't get a chance to read this while eating Oreos, which is practically required. I got the paperback, so it has two chapters of Becky Albertalli's next book in the back! I haven't decided whether I'm going to read those yet, though, because it might just make the wait seem that much longer.

What books have you gotten recently? Is there a time of year when you always buy new books? Tell me in the comments! 

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