Since some of you said they wanted to read more about the non-fiction books I’m reading and want to read, I thought I’d do a little book haul. If you’ve read my last post, you’d know that I’ve been falling a little out of love with YA lately (I’ve actually gotten a little bit back into it since the last post) and I’ve fallen in love with non-fiction. I’m reading mostly memoirs and feminist non-fiction and occasionally popular science so you’ll be seeing more of that in the future. You might also be seeing some other things in the future that are a little different from what you expect on my blog.
You all seemed to be quite excited about the idea of posting a book haul so here we are. Not all of the books have arrived yet but that doesn’t stop me from writing this post. This post will have 3 sections: books I bought, books I won and ARCs. The links refer to the goodreads pages!
Books I bought
You might not recognize it, but this is the alternative cover for The Serpent King. I’m not a huge fan of the original cover, I think it has to do with the color (I’m also not a fan of the other Jeff Zentner’s other book’s cover), but I fell in love with this pretty edition! I love this book but I did not own a copy before.
I preordered All The Crooked Saints! It is my first ever preorder and I can’t wait! This is the new book by Maggie Stiefvater and so far I’ve loved all her books (and I think I also read almost all her books, so…)
Illuminae I got in my local bookstore and I still can’t grasp how pretty it is in real life. This is a sci-fi story and I don’t really know much about it except that there’s an AI in the story which is pretty cool.
Let’s Get Lost I also got from my local bookstore and I’ve actually had for a month or so, I just love the cover and I read the first chapter and loved it. I’m saving this one for my trip to Hungary for the summer because it’s a road trip book and what’s better to read on a road trip, than a book about road trips?
I finally bought A Darker Shade of Magic after long deliberation because I actually love the other cover so much more but it was more expensive and oh well, this one is pretty as well!
Crooked Kingdom!! Must I say more?
Books I won
I won both Something Beautiful and Chasing Eveline from Armchair BookExpo (both ebooks), which was an online book expo running simultaneously to the real book expo in New York. I already read Something Beautiful, which is about mental health and fluid sexuality. I wasn’t even planning on reading it right away but I started with the first chapter and I couldn’t stop! Chasing Eveline is apparently a book about music, romance, and awkwardness, which sounds really good!
I won This Savage Song from Austine’s (from NovelKnight) giveaway and it was a surprise book, so I didn’t know what it was, but I was incredibly happy with This Savage Song because I’ve been wanting to read it for so long!
ARCs I got
I got Fallen Flame via Netgalley and don’t you just love the cover?? It’s so pretty!
City of Strife and City of Betrayal (the sequel that doesn’t have a cover yet) I got from Claudie Arseneault and you might remember her from her guest post months ago for the Bad Book Project. I am currently reading the first book!
The Butterfly on Fire I got via a review request and though I don’t like the cover, the story really sounds intriguing.
This list does not include the books I might or might not buy on book depository later because there’s a sale and I have very little self-control 😛