I’m pretty sure this is the smallest book haul I have ever posted. Which is kind of amazing, because my hauls are usually pretty out of control. But I haven’t placed a single Book Outlet order in two months and I’ve actually been buying just the books I’m interested in (what a novel idea!). But mostly it’s because I’ve been spending my money on yarn instead of books – knitting is an insanely expensive hobby – and the piles of books surrounding my bookshelf have gotten unmanageable. So I’m trying to slow their growth as much as I can.
The Last Equation of Isaac Severy by Nova Jacobs. This was my Book of the Month pick for March, and I’m pretty excited to read it. It kind of sounds a bit like Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, and I am always up for a geeky mystery.
Rainbirds by Clarissa Goenawan. I also added this to my BOTM box in March because it sounds like a really great diverse book about a family tragedy. Ok, fine, it’s mostly because I couldn’t stop staring at the cover, but it does look really good.
Bygone Badass Broads by Mackenzi Lee. I love Mackenzi Lee, and I love her Bygone Badass Broads series on Twitter, so I had to have the book. The gorgeous illustrations didn’t hurt, either.
The Little Book of Feminist Saints by Julia Pierpont. I read an eARC of this in February (check out my review here), and loved it so much I had to pick up a copy. Because feminist books with beautiful illustrations are the best kind.
The Ethics of Ambiguity by Simone de Beauvoir. Early on in the month, I decided I needed to read more philosophy books and picked this up. It sounds interesting, but I’d be lying if I said this wasn’t a cover buy.
The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This One by Amanda Lovelace. I’m not a huge poetry reader, but I did really love Lovelace’s first collection – The Princess Saves Herself in This One – so I obviously had to pick up the second.
Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen by Alison Weir (ARC). I still can’t believe I managed to get my hands on an ARC of this book (thank you Random House!) – it’s one of my most anticipated reads of the year. I cannot wait to read it! (Will have a review up before it’s published on May 15.)
Too Close to Breathe by Olivia Kiernan. Random House also generously sent me a finished copy of this debut detective novel, which I have already read and really enjoyed! You can read my review of Too Close to Breathe for more info.
That’s it for this month! Eight books isn’t terrible, especially since two of them were sent to me by the publisher and two were BOTM picks. Baby steps, right?
What book(s) did you haul last month?