January Book Haul

Hi, my name is Stephanie, and I have an addiction. To buying books. If you’ve been reading my blog for any amount of time, you’ll know that I can’t resist buying books. It’s a serious problem. I even went to the library this month to try and resist the urge, but it didn’t work. In my defense, this was the first month in a while that I’ve worked regularly, so it was kind of nice to be able to go out and buy books. Plus, four of these were purchased with gift cards, nine of them are from the dollar bookstore, three were on sale at Target, one was a signed copy (which I can almost never resist), and the rest are from Book Outlet. But as much as I make excuses, I know the point isn’t how much I spent on the books. It’s that I bought more books than I can possibly read. So many, in fact, that I’m actually overwhelmed by my TBR, which is a problem.

This month, I promise to do better. I just have to keep reminding myself that if I keep spending all my money on books, that trip to Italy is not going to happen. I’m also planning on doing a massive book reorganization and un-haul after I turn in my final at the end of February (let me know if you’d like to see a post about my un-haul, because that might be fun). But I’m limiting myself to five books next month (not counting the new releases I’ve already preordered). If that sounds like a lot to you, just don’t look at the list below. Okay?

1-16 haul

If you’re still interested in seeing my giant January Book Haul, keep scrolling. And let me know if you’ve read any of these and what your thoughts on them are! Which one of these should I jump into first? Because I seriously can’t decide.

  1. Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer
  2. The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith
  3. Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
  4. California by Eden Lepucki
  5. The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin
  6. Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt
  7. The Tiger’s Wife by Téa Obreht
  8. Howard’s End by E. M. Forster
  9. A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra
  10. The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff
  11. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
  12. Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick
  13. Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
  14. The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner
  15. On the Road: The Original Scroll by Jack Kerouac
  16. The Beginning of Everything by Robin Schneider
  17. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  18. Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
  19. Rogues edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois
  20. My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem (Audible)
  21. The Circle by Dave Eggers
  22. Cruel Crown by Victoria Aveyard
  23. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  24. Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie
  25. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  26. A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  27. The Call of the Wild by Jack London
  28. The Boundless by Kenneth Oppel
  29. Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
  30. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Krisoff
  31. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
  32. The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh
  33. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
  34. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
  35. Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor
  36. The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon
  37. We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach
  38. The Golden Specific by S. E. Grove
  39. It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
  40. Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
  41. The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan (signed)
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8 thoughts on “January Book Haul

  1. I really enjoyed The Cuckoo’s Calling, even though I’m not the biggest fan of crime or mystery novels, so I’d absolutely recommend that one. I hate the phrase “page turner” but it really is one – I flew through it so quickly. 🙂

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  2. I LOVE The Mime Order!!!! Also The Wrath and the Dawn! I’ve been eyeing up Me Before You now that the trailer has come out. I didn’t have an interest before but now that I’m in a contemporary mood and everyone’s talking about it…I kind of want to read it haha!

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  3. Wow, that is quite impressive. If you haven’t started The Thief series yet, I vote for that one — make sure you have access to the sequels, because you’re going to want to read them. Or if you hate unfinished series, you might want to wait till the last book comes out; fans have been waiting a long time, but I hear the end is in sight (within a year or two). Howards End and A Tree Grows in Brooklyn are also wonderful.

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  4. Doctor Zhivago! I haven’t read that in ages – I’ll have to find my copy and give it a reread in the near future.
    Also, did you really buy 43 books in ONE month? I am both impressed and concerned for your ability to move around your house without knocking books over.

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    1. Hahahahaha! Yes, I did. I have a problem (and also stacks of books on every available surface – including my bed). I just knocked one over this morning, in fact. I’m planning on doing a huge unhaul as soon as my finals are over at the end of the month. It needs to happen.

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