I’ve been trying to do good with not buying books and I think for the most part I think I did really good this month with not buying so many. I don’t feel so bad about buying the little that I did, because I actually read three of them and they didn’t sit on my bookshelves collecting dust like some others have. 😛
I preordered It Ends With Us when the price was only $7, so that was an awesome deal and The Beauty of Darkness was on sale on Amazon for $8.75! WHOA! I couldn’t pass up that amazing deal! I still need to read the other books in the series though. I seen With Malice around the blogosphere a lot and Harry Potter…duh! Had to get that one!
How I managed to only get three books from Book Outlet this month is pretty amazing, lol. They haven’t had the best selection lately, but I did snag these three books. The last one is actually a journal with coloring pages inside. There were more books on their site that I did end up wanting toward the end of themonth, but I decided to not get them. I have enough books right now and I am trying to promise myself that I won’t spend so much money (unless it has to do with the wedding). I’ve been wanting to read the Mara Dyer and the Darkest Minds series, so when I seen Book Outlet had the second books, I decided to get them. I also been eyeing this journal for awhile and finally got it when they were having a sale on coloring books.
My friend Hannah sent me these two books after she read them. Earlier in the month I sent her a ton of books (I think I sent her 12 books!) that I didn’t want anymore, so we exchanged books. I am really excited to read these. She also sent my furbabies a ton of things!
The Secret Sea by Barry Lyga
Last year I was pushing I Hunt Killers by Lyga on everyone, lol. It’s one of my all-time favorite series now and I wanted everyone to love it as much as I do. WELLL….I won a signed copy of his new book and I was so stoked! He gave me an option of having a signed copy of the UK version of I Hunt Killers or his new book, so I emailed him back and told him I wanted his new book! This was all back in May. His new book is now released (it released last week) and I now have a signed copy, yay! 😀
The Archived by Victoria Schwab
Conviction by Kelly Loy Gilbert
The Girls by Emma Cline
When We Collided by Emery Lord
Forget Tomorrow by Pintip Dunn
The Cellar by Natasha Preston
Room by Emma Donoghue
I think I did pretty good with e-book buying as well. I know I usually get a ton, but this time it wasn’t as bad. I have been dying for Forget Tomorrow and When We Collided to go on sale! They finally went on sale this month for a $1.99 and I was stoked. All of these other ones I got on sale for $2.99 or less as well, except The Girls. I got that one for $9.99, because I was dying to have it. I got the e-book version, because at the time the hardcover was so expensive and I refused to pay over $18 for it. The e-book price actually went up to $13.99, so I am glad I snatched it up when it was only $9.99! I hate paying so much money for e-books, that’s why I wait until they go on sale. Even $9.99 seems like a lot to me, when a ton of hardcovers on Amazon are $10 and some change.
I got my first Nerdy Post (Instagram: @nerdy.post), which is a fandom based subscription service that sends out hand lettering art and other goodies (bookmarks, pins, magnets, stickers, notepads, posters, etc.). Everything is designed by Alexis (creator of Nerdy Post). I was sad that I missed their Harry Potter one, but I was so stoked that I got their Doctor Who box (tube). Doctor Who was their theme for August. I signed up again for September, because the theme is going to be SUPERNATURAL! I miss my boys! Anyway, onto my Doctor Who Nerdy Post!
Art Poster – quote from the 11th Doctor
Magnet – quote from the 4th Doctor
Bookmark – quotes (front & back) from the 10th and 12th Doctors
Pocket notebook – quote from the 11th Doctor
Sticker – quote from the 9th Doctor
A postcard that you can color yourself
A button/pin of the 9th Doctor (there were 4 different ones sent out and I got 9)
I got some signed bookplates from Colleen Hoover and I am SO stoked to put them in my CoHo books! I also ordered a It Ends with Us bookmark from Boookmarky on Etsy and they sent me a It Ends with Us Pin for free! I was so stoked about that. I am obsessed with their bookmarks. The front and back of the bookmark has quotes from the book. My cat ColbyJack photobombed my picture. He kept rolling around when I was trying to take pictures, lol.
That is all for my August book haul! I think I actually did a lot better on the book buying front. I didn’t buy as many as I usually do (only 7 and the rest were given to me!) and the books that I did buy myself were all really discounted (aside from HP)! I am pretty proud of myself.
Have you read any of the books that I got this month? Feel free to link me to your haul posts, so I can check out all the books you got this month!
I’ll be back in a couple days with my August wrap up. I hope you have a great day!