Book Haul|| May.

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Hey!

I can’t believe it’s already the end of May and already time for another book haul post! I got quite a few books this month, because I couldn’t resist deals and I had a couple pre-orders release this month. I was also sent a few books from publishers, which was exciting! You can check out a full list of the books that I own over here. There’s links to different pages on my blog that show my e-books and one for my physical books. I last updated the pages in April. All book titles below are linked to Goodreads.

Books I Bought:

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Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett
Hope and Other Punch Lines by Julie Buxbaum
Aurora Rising by Jay Kristoff/Amie Kaufman
Girl Gone Viral by Arvin Ahmadi
Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King/Owen King

I’ve been wanting Serious Moonlight for awhile now and when I seen it only $8 on Amazon, I couldn’t pass it up. So happy to finally have it. Hopefully I’ll actually get around to reading it ASAP! Hope and Other Punch Lines was also a little over $8 on Amazon too and I needed it because I love Julie’s books! I feel like everyone probably got a copy of Aurora Rising this month. I didn’t want to feel left out, so I got it. I also really love the cover. I’m not entirely sure how to feel about going into reading it though, because I didn’t really like Illuminae, which was written by Jay & Amie. So I guess we’ll see what happens with their new book. I love books about social media, so I was really stoked about Girl Gone Viral. Plus that cover is amazing. I seen Sleeping Beauties at an outlet store for $3 and it sounded good, so I got it.


Books from Publishers:

We Contain Multitudes by Sarah Henstra
The Liars of Mariposa Island by Jennifer Mathieu (September)
Beyond the Black Door by A.M. Strickland (October)
All-American Muslim Girl by Nadine Jolie Courtney (November)

I was sent a copy of We Contain Multitudes from The Novl and I was so stoked when I seen it in my mail box. I absolutely loved this book so much. You can check out my review here. I also received a Fall ARC package from Fierce Reads, which contained the following books: The Liars of Mariposa Island, Beyond the Black Door, and All-American Muslim Girl. I am really excited about these three books. There’s I believe four packages you can choose from and I chose this one because all of these books sounded really good and it was also the one with the least amount of ARCs. I didn’t want to go crazy and have so many ARCs to read, because toward the end of the year reading usually slows down for me with the holidays happening and I didn’t want to end up falling behind on my ARCs.

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Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky (October – Netgalley)
Virtually Yours by Sarvenaz Tash (June – Netgalley)

I was so excited when I seen there was a new book from Stephen Chbosky! I was approved on Netgalley for Imaginary Friend and I couldn’t be more excited!! I notice that it’s 720 pages (according to Goodreads) and that makes me nervous though, haha. BUT I am really looking forward to reading this one closer to October/Halloween. 😛 I was also approved for Virtually Yours, which I completely forgot about the request because it was awhile ago that I requested it and didn’t hear back. It releases next week, so I figured I wouldn’t be getting it by now. I’m excited for it though. Hopefully I’ll be reading that soon since the release date is coming up June 4th.


E-Books:

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The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
Priest of Bones by Peter McLean
I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo
Everything Here Is Beautiful by Mira T. Lee

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F*ck Marriage by Tarryn Fisher
Mirage by Somaiya Daud
Run Away by Harlan Coben
LIFEL1K3 by Jay Kristoff

Getting LIFEL1K3 is again me trying to give Jay Kristoff another chance. I actually DNF Nevernight by him. It was only $1.99, so I thought might as well. I am really excited about all of these other e-books as well. I’ve been waiting for them to go on sale, so I’m happy they finally did. I think I mentioned it before how I have an Amazon wishlist of all the books that I am waiting for the e-books to go on sale, so I check it every day to see if any do. 😛

What books did you get in May? Have you read any of the books that I got? Feel free to link me to your book haul posts, so I can check them out.

My May wrap up should be posted in the next couple days. I am a little over halfway through my current read (Olivia Twist) and I really want to try to get it finished before the end of the month. I am determined to make this happen. Hopefully nothing comes up that gets in the way of my reading time over the next couple days!

In case you missed it;
Review|| Going Off Script.
Friday Finds #81.
Review|| We Contain Multitudes.

I hope you have a great day!

ashleyblack

Book Haul|| April.

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Hey!

It’s almost the end of April already, how?? Today I am just going to jump right into my April book haul. You can check out a full list of the books that I own over here. There’s links to different pages on my blog that show my e-books and one for my physical books. I finally updated all lists earlier in April. All book titles below are linked to Goodreads.

Books I Bought:
*from bookstores, amazon, etc.*

Solitaire by Alice Oseman
Heartstopper Vol 1 by Alice Oseman
Internment by Samira Ahmed
Jack of Hearts (and other parts) by L.C. Rosen

I’ve been really wanting to read Heartstopper, so I finally decided to order it on Book Depository. I ordered it in March, but it finally got to me earlier in April. I decided to hop on Amazon and order Solitaire, because at the end of Heartstopper the author mentions that the two characters in the book are also in Solitaire, so I had to have it. I am impatiently waiting for volume two. I got a UK version of Solitaire, because I liked that the color of it matched more with Heartstopper. The only downside is the size difference between the two. I couldn’t help buying Internment when I see it was only $8 on Amazon. I’ve been really wanting to read it, so I’m stoked! I decided to order Jack of Hearts, because it sounded so good and something I’d be into and I will hopefully be reading it really soon.


Books from Publishers:

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Girls with Sharp Sticks by Suzanne Young

The publisher reached out to me asking if I wanted to review Girls with Sharp Sticks, because they had seen that I added it to my Goodreads shelf, so I said yes! I was surprised when I received a finished copy. You can check out my review for this book over here. I gave it five stars.


E-Books:

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The Overdue Life of Amy Byler by Kelly Harms
Like Never and Always by Ann Aguirre
Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore
The Murmur of Bees by Sofia Segovia

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Geekerella by Ashley Poston
Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi
A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi
The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins

I have a private wishlist on Amazon of all the books that I want, but are waiting for them to go on sale. I check it every day to see if any go on sale and quite a few of them went on sale this month, which was exciting. I got The Overdue Life of Amy Byler free with Amazon Prime First Reads. I also got The Murmur of Bees for free. I see Geekerella all the time on Amazon when I browse their books/e-books, but I just never decided to buy it. I decided to look it up on Goodreads and there’s a ton of great reviews about it, so I decided to finally buy it since it was only $1.99. I already own a physical copy of Aru Shah, but I couldn’t help buying an e-book version since it was only 99 cents. I seen The Library at Mount Char floating around a little after I started blogging and never got it. The e-book was on sale, so I decided to get it. It’ll be perfect to read about Halloween time later this year.

Random thought: Does anyone else buy a ton of e-books when they are on sale and then never read them? I feel like I do that way too much and my Kindle is full of books that I REALLY want to read, but just never do. I always end up checking out e-books from my library instead, UGHHHHH. I don’t know how much I’ll be able to this year, but maybe next year I will work on trying to get through a lot of my Kindle e-books, especially the older ones!

What books did you get in April? Have you read any of the books that I got? Feel free to link me to your book haul posts, so I can check them out.

I’ll have my April wrap up posted tomorrow or Wednesday. It’s mostly completed, but waiting to finish one of the current books I am reading so I can include it in my wrap up post. I should have it finished today, because I only have like 50 pages left in it.

In case you  missed it;
Nature, Dinosaurs, & Other Things.
It finally happened!!
Friday Finds #79.

I hope you have a great day!

ashleyblack

Book Haul|| March.

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Hey!

I know I’ve been a little quiet around the blog the last week or two. I’ve been pretty busy with work and I’ve had family coming to visit quite a bit this month. I also got addicted to the shows Schitt’s Creek (on Netflix) and Pen15 (on Hulu), so I have been binge watching every season. I finished them all in just a week and a half. Schitt’s Creek is seriously everything. I am dying for Netflix to add season five. And now, I am sick, UGHH. Hopefully I’ll get back into the swing of things soon. With being busy and sick, I’ve been in kind of a blogging slump. I do have my March book haul to share with you today though, so that’s exciting! 🙂 

Books I Bought:
*from bookstores, amazon, etc.*

You Asked for Perfect by Laura Silverman
Heroine by Mindy McGinnis
Tales of King Arthur & The Knights of the Round Table by Thomas Malory
All Things Bright and Strange by James Markert

I seen You Asked For Perfect around a lot, so I wanted to check it out and decided to order on Amazon. I didn’t love it, but I didn’t hate it. I pre-ordered Heroine last year I think. It’s one of my highly anticipated releases of the year. I picked up the King Arthur stories at Books-A-Million as a birthday gift to myself. We went to this outlet store that sells a ton of different things and they happened to sell books! So I picked up All Things Bright and Strange from there, because it sounded really interesting and it was only $1.99!


Books from Publishers:

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If It Makes You Happy by Claire Kann
Wilder Girls by Rory Power (Netgalley)

I was sent a copy of If It Makes You Happy from Swoon Reads, which I am stoked to read. It sounds really good, so I am looking forward to it. I was also approved for Wilder Girls on Netgalley and I am so stoked!


E-Books:

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Hope Nation by Various Authors
The Wicker King by K. Ancrum
Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody
I’m Fine and Neither Are You by Camille Pagan

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An Unquiet Mind by Kay Redfield Jamison
Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J. Maas
99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne
The Map by William Ritter (Jackaby novella)

Quite a few books that I’ve been really wanting went on sale this month, so I picked up those. I can’t wait to read all of these. Hopefully it doesn’t take me forever to get around to them. LOL 😛

What books did you get in March? Have you read any of the books that I got? Feel free to link me to your book haul posts.

As I mentioned before, hopefully I can get back into the swing of things on the blog ASAP as well as reading. I read a good amount this month (wrap up coming soon), but I feel like I could have read more if I didn’t get kind of slumpish and wasn’t so busy. I need to catch up on so much!! *looks at ARC pile* I just hope I’m not sick forever. I’ve been taking cold medicine and Zicam regularly. It says every 3-4 hours, so as soon as that final hour ends, I am taking more. LOL. I’ll catch up with you guys ASAP! ❤

In case you missed it;
Friday Finds #77.
Random|| Picture Update.

I hope you have a great day!

ashleyblack

Book Haul|| February.

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Hey!

It’s already that time for my book haul post! This month flew by so fast. Hopefully this is the last month that I don’t take my own pictures for my haul posts. I am finally moved into my new house (check out my post about it linked at the end of this one), so I should be able to take my own pictures going forward! 😀 And maybe I’ll be able to get back into bookstagram again really soon once I am completely settled into my new house and routine. Thee are the books that I got in February. I got quite a few books to share with you!

Books I Bought:

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The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
Rayne & Delilah’s Midnite Matinee by Jeff Zentner
The Little Star: A Story of Who and What You Are by Randy Richburg

Priory and Rayne & Delilah are two of my most anticipated releases of the year, so of course I had to buy them ASAP! Priory is a freaking beast though and I’m not going to lie…I’m intimated! I am thinking about buying the e-book as well, because I find it easier to read larger books on my Kindle, lol. I am so stoked for it though, because I love The Bone Season series so much so far and I am DYING to see what else Samantha Shannon has up her sleeve, plus…DRAGONS! I had to get Rayne & Delilah, because I love Zentner’s books so much. I need to own everything he writes. I bought The Little Star (it’s a children’s book) to support one of my best friend’s friends. I’ll have a post about it soon. It’s linked to the Amazon page, because it’s not up on Goodreads right now.


Books from Publishers:

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Switchback by Danika Stone
The Pursuit of Miss Heartbreak Hotel by Moe Bonneau
How the Light Gets In by Katy Upperman
Mind Games by Shana Silver

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Going Off Script by Jen Wilde
Somewhere Only We Know by Maurene Goo
Wild Savage Stars by Kristina Perez
(Sequel to Sweet Black Waves)
The Ghost Seekers by Devon Taylor
(Sequel to The Soul Keepers)

I was sent a Spring 2019 ARC package from Fierce Reads and these were the eight books that were included. I am really excited to read them. A couple of them (last two) are sequels from series I haven’t read yet, but I may have to check out the first books ASAP so I can read these sequels.

Netgalley:

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Rayne & Delilah’s Midnite Matinee by Jeff Zentner
Husband Material by Emily Belden
Summer of ’69 by Todd Strasser

OH, HEY! It’s Rayne again, :P! I was approved for Rayne & Delilah two weeks before the release date. I honestly didn’t think I would be approved because it was already February and it hadn’t happened yet. I had the HC on pre-order, because like I already mentioned…JEFF ZENTNER! I’m stoked I got approved for the ARC though. I’m currently reading it and plan to write a review sometime in March. I was also thrilled that I was approved for Husband Material, because I really like Emily Belden’s previous books, especially EightysixedSummer of ’69 sounds so fun, so I requested it. I also love the song titled Summer of ’69 by Bryan Adams, which is why I even looked at the description for this book to begin with, haha.


E-Books:

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The Fever King by Victoria Lee
The Perfect Child by Lucinda Berry
The Smallest Part by Amy Harmon
Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
The Benefits of Being an Octopus by Ann Braden

I got the first two books free, because of the Amazon First Reads program and then the others are books that I’ve been wanting to read and I’m excited I caught them when they were on sale.

What books did you get in February? Have you read any of the books that I got? Feel free to link me to your book haul posts.

In case you missed it;
Hello, Central Florida.
Review|| Just for Clicks.
Friday Finds #75.

I hope you have a great day!

ashleyblack

Book Haul|| January.

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I actually wanted and planned to take pictures of my books this month, but I packed them before I had the chance to. I completely forgot and realized after I packed them, OOPS! Haha. Goodreads cover it is. I can’t wait until March when I can finally see all of my books again. Anyway, onto my January book haul! You can check out all the books I own over here. There’s also links on that page to pages for my kindle books and my physical books.

Physical Books:

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The Wicked King by Holly Black
King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo
The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo

I pre-ordered The Wicked King from Barnes & Noble, so my cover is black! My Cruel Prince is also the B&N edition too, so I wanted them both to match. I am really excited to have it even if I didn’t enjoy the story as much as TCP. I can’t wait for that third book though, because that ending was pretty crazy. Of course I had to get King of Scars, because NIKOLAI! The book cover is so gold and so shiny, heart eyes for days. I also got The Language of Thorns, because I didn’t have it yet and I pretty much need all of Leigh Bardugo’s books. There was also a short story I seen the e-book for on Amazon that I wanted to read, but I noticed it was in this book so I just got it so I can read all of the short stories.


Books from Publishers/Authors:

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We Rule the Night by Claire Eliza Bartlette
Bloom by Kevin Panetta

I was sent We Rule the Night from The Novl. I was so stoked when I opened my mail and seen this book in the package! It sounds so amazing and like something I would really like and I can’t wait to read and review it. Also, that cover is amazing! I hope I love it, so I can buy a finished copy when it releases in April. I won a giveaway for Bloom on Goodreads, which I was so stoked about. I am currently reading it now and it’s pretty good so far.

Netgalley:

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Just for Clicks by Kara McDowell
Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim
Happy Messy Scary Love by Leah Konen
How to Hack a Heartbreak by Kristin Rockaway

There was one week in the month that I went request crazy on Netgalley, which I RARELY ever do. It resulted in four new eARCs (that I am super stoked to read and review) and a few that I am still waiting to hear back on. I think I am hands down the most excited about Spin the Dawn!! These others sound great and right up my alley too though, so I am of course looking forward to reading those too.


E-Books:

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Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson
This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills
Meet Cute by Jennifer L Armentrout + Others
Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak

I also got a few e-books as well this month. I managed to not go overboard for once? HAHA. 😛 I’ve been really wanting to check these out, so I couldn’t pass up the deals. I am so stoked for Bridge of Clay. I was really happy when I seen that one on sale for $1.99.

Wrap up coming soon. I’m crossing my fingers I can finish Bloom before the end of the month, so I’m waiting on posting my wrap up until I see if I can finish it. It’s a graphic novel, so maybe a good possibility. Tomorrow is the last day to enter the book giveaway on my blog! It’s for a book of your choice and it’s international as long as Book Depository ships to you. I’m picking two winners on February 1st! 😀

In case you missed it;
2 Star Reads of 2018.
3 Star Reads of 2018.
Thoughts|| The Perfect Girlfriend.

I hope you have a great day!

ashleyblack

Book Haul|| December.

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Hey!

I am just going to jump right into my December book haul. You can check out all the books I own over here. There’s also links on that page to pages for my kindle books and my physical books (pages need updated since it’s been a few months though). I actually have a lot of updating to the blog to do before January 1st, yikes! 😛

Physical Books I Bought:

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Exile by S.M. Wilson

I ordered Exile from Book Depository this month, but it most likely won’t be here until closer to the middle of January. It’s the sequel to The Extinction Trials, which I enjoyed reading. You’ll see more on that in my wrap up post.


Books Gifted on Christmas:

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Love & Luck by Jenna Evans Welsh
To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo
Gmorning, Gnight! by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Dot Journaling – A Practical Guide by Rachel Wilkerson Miller
Lettering and Modern Calligraphy by Paper Peony Press

The Dot Journaling book came in a boxed set with a bullet journal. I got a ton of bullet journal stuff for Christmas, because I am hoping to better manage my life next year haha. I’ve always wanted to try bullet journaling, so now’s my chance. I also got a cookbook for my new Instant Pot that I got for Christmas, which is cool. Andy’s parents also got us a Harry Potter cookbook as well. I am actually glad I got a few books for Christmas, because I swear my family never wants to buy me books for Christmas.


E-Books:

December was the month of e-book purchases. I bought so many e-books. I couldn’t resist all the good deals. I even had to hold back on a few, because I already got so many this month lol. I have been super stoked for all of these books, so the e-book sales were a win for me.

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Aftercare Instructions by Bonnie Popkin
Obscura by Joe Hart
A Quiet Genocide by Glenn Bryant
My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren

I’ve had Aftercare Instructions on my Goodreads TBR for so long now and I am glad I finally caught it on sale. My Favorite Half-Night Stand is one of my highly anticipated, so I am excited.

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Maybe Now by Colleen Hoover
Verity by Colleen Hoover
The Death of Bees by Lisa O’Donnell
Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake
Munmun by Jesse Andrews

I plan to buy the Colleen Hoover books in paperback if I end up loving them. Maybe Someday is my favorite CoHo book of all-time, so I hope I love the sequel! Munmun sounds so weird, so I was pretty intrigued when I heard about that one…..“In an alternate reality a lot like our world, every person’s physical size is directly proportional to their wealth. The poorest of the poor are the size of rats, and billionaires are the size of skyscrapers.” Sounds interesting. I’m glad I finally caught it on sale.

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Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson
9 Days and 9 Nights by Katie Cotugno
Pride by Ibi Zoboi
The Real Lolita by Sarah Weinman
Lincoln’s Last Trial by Dan Abrams, David Fisher

I’ve never actually read Lolita (I plan to at some point in 2019), but I love true crime. The Real Lolita is about the kidnapping that inspired the book Lolita. Lincoln’s Last Trial….Abraham Lincoln & true crime in one book? Yes, please!

What books did you get in December? Have you read any of the books that I got? Feel free to link me to your haul posts.

Wrap up coming soon. I might be able to finish one more book before the end of December. Let’s see what happens! 😛

In case you missed it;
Christmas 2018.

I hope you have a great day and weekend!

ashleyblack

Book Haul|| November.

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Hey!

November was the month of e-book deals. There were SO MANY! There were quite a few that I decided to skip out on, because there were seriously just so many deals and I didn’t want to go crazier than I already did, haha. I’ll probably kick myself later for not getting the others, haha. 😛 I did buy a couple physical books this month too, which total was only $10 for the month of them! Here are the books thought I got this month.

Physical Books I Bought:

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A Wolf at the Table by Augusten Burroughs
The Extinction Trials by S.M. Wilson

I was browsing the books at Goodwill and came across A Wolf at the Table. It sounded really interesting, so I decided to buy it since it was only $2. I also have Augusten’s book Running With Scissors that I’ve been wanting to read, so decided why not. I’ve seen The Extinction Trials around the blogosphere earlier this year and have been wanting to pick it up and never got around to it. I seen it again floating around recently and decided to finally order it from Book Depository and it was only about $7-8. It always takes so long for Book Depository orders to get to me. I was hoping to get it before the end of November, so I could buddy read it this month but sadly that didn’t happen. I finally have it though, so I’m excited. 😀


E-Books:

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Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu
My New Crush Gave to Me by Shani Petroff
War Bride by Sal Mason

I’ve been on the fence about reading Moxie, but since the e-book was on sale for $2.99 I decided to just get it. Same for My New Crush Gave to Me, but I wanted a few Christmas vibe books to read in December, so I decided to just get it since it was on sale for $2.99. I seen War Bride on Netgalley and it sounded really interesting, but the e-book was already released and I think only $1.99, so I got it.

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A Thousand Beginnings and Endings
Southernmost by Silas House
Heretics Anonymous by Katie Henry
Contagion by Erin Bowman

I actually had all four of these books on my Christmas wishlist that I gave to my family, but the e-books all went on sale. I had to ask my family if they already bought them, because I wanted to get the e-book deals. HAHA. Luckily they didn’t. So I bought them and replaced them with four other books, lol. 😛 My family never buys me books on Christmas though, so I probably won’t be getting any. I think that’s so lame, but they think it’s lame to buy me books on Christmas when I am always buying books all year. UGHH!!! I still add books to my list every year in case one year they change their minds, haha.

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Fat Girl on a Plane by Kelly deVos
Things We Lost in the Fire by Mariana Enriquez
Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand
Puddin’ by Julie Murphy

These other four books are books that I’ve been really interested and excited to read, so since they were $2.99 or less I decided to finally get them. I actually already own Puddin’, but it’s packed up and I want it now. LOL. 😛

What books did you get in November? Have you read any of the ones that I got? Feel free to link me to your haul posts, so I can check them out!

I should have my November wrap up post in a couple of days. I’m kind of hoping that I’ll be able to finish my current read before I post it, but I don’t know. Guess we’ll see in a couple days.

In case you missed it;
Picture & Quote.
Thoughts|| The War Outside.

I hope you have a great day!

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