February Book Haul

Hellooo. Today I’m here to share the books I got in February. This month, I was lucky enough to receive five books—two as birthday gifts from friends and three as a little reward from my dad for getting into (and choosing to attend) my state school. I didn’t post a January book haul because it would have been insane—I went more than a little crazy with bargain book shopping last month. Anyway, I got some great books this month, so here they are!

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Given
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys (Thanks, Gillian!) | Goodreads
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo (Thanks, Jodi!) | Goodreads
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys | Goodreads
Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin | Goodreads
Vicious by V. E. Schwab | Goodreads

Have you read any of these? What books did you get this month?
I’d love to know!

Thanks for reading.

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Book Haul | 3

Hellooooo.

Today I have one of my favorite types of posts to share: a book haul! I love getting new books and I’ve acquired quite a few over the past three weeks. Many books I’ve highly anticipated all year released early in October, so I bought a few and ordered the rest from the library (after all, money doesn’t grow on trees). Without further ado, here’s what I got.

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Bought:
The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas
The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: The Illustrated Edition by J.K. Rowling and Jim Kay
Twilight Tenth Anniversary/Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined Dual Edition by Stephenie Meyer

Given:
Trail of Broken Wings by Sejal Badani

What books have you gotten recently?
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Book Haul | 2

Hellooooo.

Today I’m here to share a very tiny book haul. As some of you may know, I reorganized my bookshelves recently. Along with a new system that shelves my books alphabetically in height order and separates my unread books from my read ones, I made a code with myself on buying new books. Basically, I will only buy a new book once I’ve read an old one off my TBR shelf. That way, the shelf can’t overflow.

This plan has been working in theory. I’ve been disciplined, though I haven’t made much progress with tackling the TBR shelf itself. However, fall is my favorite time for books because there are so many new releases that I spend all year anticipating. So without further ado, here is the first step in my fall from book-buying-ban glory. Like a true addict, I have no regrets.

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Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas
Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
Quidditch Harry Potter Funko Pop!

What new books have you gotten recently? 

Thanks for reading.
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Book Haul | 1

Hellooo.

Today I have to share with you a MAJOR book haul! I’ve accumulated quite a few books over the past few months, so this haul spans from late February to today. I actually have one or two more novels coming in the mail soon, but I figured I’d save those for another time since this post is already so big. Without further ado, here are the books I’ve purchased or received this spring!

Bought
FullSizeRenderStephanie Perkins’ Anna, Lola, and Isla companion trilogy. I’ve already read these adorable contemporary novels, but I wanted to own them for rereading purposes.

IMG_0140 2Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn trilogy (U.K. boxed set)

FullSizeRender 2Jennifer Niven’s All the Bright Places, which I reviewed in April, and Sabaa Tahir’s An Ember in the Ashes, one of my most-anticipated releases of 2015.

Received
FullSizeRender 3My friend Korina gave me all these books. Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist was a birthday gift. Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See and Heather Demetrios’ I’ll Meet You There were each part of a monthly book exchange Korina and I do. (I’ll be posting about that later.)

For School
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Thanks for stopping by.

xx. Martha

Two New Books

I was ecstatic when the books I ordered at the very tail end of Labor Day finally arrived on Saturday in a very beat-up Barnes & Noble box. I ripped open the box and lo and behold: Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas and Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods by Rick Riordan, both in pristine condition and wearing the most exquisite covers.

Heir of Fire was my most-anticipated release of 2014. I love, love, love the Throne of Glass series, and I’ve waited just over a year to get my hands on the third installment. I heard about Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods at the beginning of summer and I knew I wanted to read it. However, being a mythology fanatic, I wasn’t sure I’d buy a copy when I already have several Greek mythology books. When I went online to B&N, I was planning to preorder Heir of Fire and maybe order an extra book (free shipping was my excuse). I had a coupon and Rick Riordan’s newest book was already marked down quite a bit, so I jumped on the opportunity.

Let me tell you, this book is BIG. Heir of Fire is a tall book, but Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods is a giant. The online picture was deceiving because it appeared to be the the same size as Rick Riordan’s books. Alas, it is not and will not fit on my designated Rick Riordan shelf. First World Problems… sigh.

John Rocco illustrated Percy’s accounts of the Greek myths and their origins, making the book gorgeous on the inside as well as on the dust jacket. He designed the new and original Percy Jackson & the Olympians covers, along with Riordan’s Heroes of Olympus and Kane Chronicles series. Heir of Fire matches the cover of Crown of Midnight and the paperback cover of Throne of Glass.

Here are my new beauties.

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Heir of Fire | Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods