September Book Haul – Dark YA Fiction

book haul

Ever since I got my new job, I’ve been buying books with every single paycheck. Which is kind of ridiculous. So, I’m happy to report that I only have one Book Outlet order in this haul (and a few books I bought from other places). I know there are a lot of books on this list, but it’s a relatively small haul for me. Baby steps, okay?

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. This was my Book of the Month pick for September, and I loved it! It is one of the books I’ve been anticipating all year, and the second I saw it was a Book of the Month, I knew it was going to be mine. It’s an incredible book, and I’m so glad I own it.

The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater. In August, I – finally – read The Raven Boys and really enjoyed it, so I picked up the sequel, because I’m hoping to read the whole series within the next couple of months. I haven’t read it yet, but fingers crossed I’ll get to it soon.

Sourdough by Robin Sloan. I decided to listen to the audiobook on a whim when it came out this month, not really knowing what it was about (or realizing that I’d read a book by this author before). And I loved it. So I needed a physical copy. The cover is amazing.

Caught in the Revolution by Helen Rappaport. (This is the beginning of my Book Outlet haul.) I’ve been amassing a rather large collection of nonfiction about Russia – I blame A Book Olive – and this one sounded interesting. Hopefully I’ll enjoy this one. Whenever I get around to reading it.

The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak. I actually read this one earlier in the year as a digital ARC, and really enjoyed it. So when I saw the hardcover on Book Outlet, I decided to add it to my library.

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon. I keep hearing about this one, and it was on Book Outlet, so I bought it. Which is basically how I get most of my books. It might be a while before I read it, but at least I have it. Right?

The River of No Return by Bee Ridgeway. This one was a total cover buy, but I’m glad I did, because when I posted a picture on Instagram, Lindsay from Lindsay’s Library shared how much she loved it. I absolutely trust her recommendations, and now I am even more excited about this book!

Amina’s Voice by Hena Khan. I’ve been meaning to read this for a while because it sounds really great and feminist and diverse and it’s also middle grade, which is a really important combo. Plus, the cover is really beautiful. I was definitely excited to see it on Book Outlet.

A Fierce and Subtle Poison by Samantha Mabry. I’ve been on the fence about this one, because I’ve heard very mixed reviews. But I’m interested enough to read it for myself, and I am slightly obsessed with the cover. It was only a couple of dollars, so I picked up a copy.

Like a River Glorious by Rae Carson. I haven’t read Walk on Earth a Stranger yet, but we all know I have a terrible habit of picking up entire series without having read the first book. Hopefully I enjoy this one.

Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson. Finally, this is a book I keep hearing about and have wanted to read for a while. Again, I saw it on Book Outlet, and decided to pick it up. Like many of you, I’ve been upping my diverse YA reading this year, and this one seems perfect.

And that is all of the books I acquired in September! I think I did pretty well, and I’m looking forward to reading these.

What book(s) did you buy in September? Any new releases you think I should check out? Let me know in the comments!

15 thoughts on “September Book Haul – Dark YA Fiction

  1. Gosh that’s a fancy list! Ive been meaning to read the raven boys for so long, my friend loved it. Need to get my act together!

    I bought A Game of Thrones, Sputnik Sweetheart and Fitz and the Fool! 😄❤

  2. I read The River of No Return a few years ago and really enjoyed it. I hope you do too! Also, Like a River Glorious is soooo good. Can’t wait to see what you think of the series when you read it!

  3. When Dimple Met Rishi is one of my faves this year. So fun and cute. Loved every second of it. I got an ARC of Sourdough at BEA, and have heard it’s odd, but good. I hope to read it soon. I really liked Walk on Earth a Stranger, and have to catch up with this series. I have so many books, that I have a self imposed stringent set of rules for buying. Enjoy all your books.

    1. Thank you! I’m really looking forward to When Dimple Met Rishi – I’ve heard nothing but great things about it. I hope you enjoy Sourdough. It’s not a book for everyone, but I definitely enjoyed it.

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