July Book Haul

I’m pretty sure this month’s haul is my smallest one yet! If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know I have a major book buying problem, so this is a huge achievement for me! Most of the books I buy are impulse buys, which is both a good and bad thing – I discover books I wouldn’t otherwise, but I also accumulate a huge number of unread books. This month, most of the books I bought were ones I’d wanted for a while, so I did really well on that front. If you want to see what they all are, keep reading!

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1. Saga Vol. 6 by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples. I’m a bit obsessed with Saga, and I’ve had this volume preordered for months. I was really excited when it finally came in. So, naturally, I haven’t read it yet.

2. This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab. I already read and reviewed this one. It was incredible, and I can’t wait for the sequel. V. E. Schwab can do no wrong in my eyes.

3. Moby Dick by Herman Melville. I did already own a copy fine, two copies of this book, but, since I’m collecting the Penguin Drop Caps, I thought getting this one might give me some more incentive to read it. And maybe it worked, because I actually just finished it (finally)!

4. Mosquitoland by David Arnold. I heard a lot about this when it first came out, so when I saw it on Book Outlet it led to an impulse buy. Still, I’m interested in reading more contemporary YA that isn’t romance, so I’ll give it a shot.

5. The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes. I remember hearing about this a while ago and being intrigued. I’ve since forgotten what it’s about, but that didn’t stop me from picking up a copy on Book Outlet.

6. The Empathy Exams by Leslie Jamison. I’ve wanted to read this one for a while, so when I saw it on sale, i decided to add it to my ever-growing stack of nonfiction books I want to read.

7. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle. This was one of my favorite books in elementary school, but I have no idea what happened to my copy. I love the cover on the new 50th anniversary edition, so I decided to pick one up.

8. A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel by Madeline L’Engle and Hope Larson. This fit perfectly with my desire to reread A Wrinkle in Time and my mission of reading more graphic novels.

9. All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders. I was sold on this book the second it came out and I read it combines magic and science. I’ve been wanting to read it for a while, and I ended up picking up a hardcover on sale.

10. The Watchmaker of Filagree Street by Natasha Pulley. My last impulse buy of the month, I’m still not sure what it’s about other than that it involves a watch, Victorian London, and Japan, and those are all things I like in fiction.

What book(s) are you most excited about having acquired in July?

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