I think this is the first book haul ever in which I DIDN’T ORDER ANYTHING FROM BOOK OUTLET. Who am I? But my book budget was a bit tight (read: nonexistent) in May because I hadn’t worked in a while, and don’t get my first real paycheck from my new job for another week. (Expect a MASSIVE June haul, though.) Still, I did treat myself to a few books – one of which was my prepaid BOTM subscription – so, while this post is short, it exists. Which is enough for now.
The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich. This was my Book of the Month Club pick for May. I was honestly kind of on the fence about it, because I am not feeling YA at the moment, but the cover kept grabbing my attention. It turned out to be a pretty fun read – I finished it in a single sitting – and I am glad I chose it, because I probably wouldn’t have read it otherwise. You can read my review of The Love Interest here.
A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas. Yes, I bought this book. And I didn’t love it. But I was really curious about the end of the story (which turned out to not really be an ending, because Sarah J. Maas apparently doesn’t know how to end a series). I’m glad I read it, and I did enjoy some parts, but it really fell flat for me. Still, the trilogy looks really lovely on my shelf.
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. I’d listened to (and loved) the audiobook a few years ago, but never bought a copy for my shelves. When I started watching the series, I really wanted to reread the novel, so I decided to pick up a copy. (I ordered the UK edition, because I like the cover better. Thank you Book Depository!)
The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo. I saw a picture of this online. I thought it was pretty. And then I saw a signed copy at Target and just grabbed it. I don’t know too much about this book, but it’s gotten fairly good reviews and I can’t not buy signed books when I see them. Seriously, it’s a problem.
The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr. So the week after I bought the previous book on this list, I did the exact same thing with this one. Pretty cover. Signed. Target. I think we all know I have a problem. I’ve already read and reviewed it, and while I’m glad I read it because it was something different, I didn’t love it. But if you like contemporary young adult, this might be a good summer read for you.
Let me know if you’ve read any of these books and what you thought of them. And stay tuned for an epic book haul next month (I literally have 23 books sitting in my Book Outlet cart just waiting for my first paycheck…)