Category Archives: Book Hauls
Hello everyone. It is Tuesday and I’ve said a couple times, I’m helping out at VBS this week. 🙂 Therefore this is a scheduled post that will be going up while I’m gone. I figured I should finally post “Part 2” of my June/July book haul. I purchased these books from either Barnes and Noble or the book store at my library. I will explain why I bought each one. 🙂 Besides the fact “It was on sale!” excuse that I told my mom. There were two separate Barnes and Noble purchases I made online.
These purchases wouldn’t have even occurred had I not gone onto the B&N website and noticed that they don’t charge shipping for *gasps* members. “Well, I should put my membership to more use than getting 50 cents of drinks in their cafe. I’ll save like five dollars.”. 😉
The first one contained:
For weeks I had been hearing about this Paris themed romance novel, all good things. I decided to get this one in anticipation of Isla and The Happily Ever After coming out later this month.
After previously purchasing two of John Green’s other YA Novels that I felt were more interesting than this one, I decided to go ahead and buy this one as well. I’d read part of this book in a John Green sampler Barnes and Noble was giving away and thought it was interesting and wanted to read it.
After buying these books, a day or two later, I decided to buy more books. My reasoning being that a few of my previous Amazon purchases were “sad” and I needed something happy to read in-between all of my sad books. Yep, that’s my reasoning for these next purchases. 🙂
Lola and The Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
Well, after I bought Anna, I figured “Well, I already have the first one, why not get the second one too?”. Now you all know what I think when I buy books.
The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
I have wanted this book forever, ever since I (of course) saw it in Barnes and Noble on a display in it’s hardback form. Now it was finally in paperback, only 6.38, and it was shipping to my house for free! I couldn’t resist the temptation. I am not that strong.
Then due to the similar covers, I had to get this next one, of course.
This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith
Finally, my final purchase (or is it…). I knew the author was coming out with “The Geography of Me and You” and since I already put Smith’s previous book in my heart and this one was around the same price, I figured I should purchase it too.
And thus ends my Barnes and Noble purchases.
But wait! There’s more.
~Book Store Purchases~
Now although I had (at this time) already previously bought thirteen books online and having only read three, I made the mistake of going into my library’s book store. I knew what I was doing. 😉 I told myself on the way there “Okay, if I go there and I find a book that is on my TBR list, I’ll buy it”.
I found one! It was. . .
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. “I have to get this, it’s in paperback, it’s only $4 and it’s almost perfect. So I purchased it.
Then a week later I go to the book store again with the same promise “Ok, if I find a book from my TBR list, I’ll buy it”.
Fate was on my side, I was destined to buy the following books. I walk into the book store, I look left to the children’s/young adult section and there just sitting on display in a book holder is…
Divergent! Of course I had to get it, God knows I’m way behind in my Dystopian YA Novels. What other choice did I have? Walk away you say? Not a chance!
I couldn’t only get one book though, oh no, that’s just ridiculous. I must cruise the entire (semi-small) store lest I miss any hidden gems. I wander to the Fiction section, then go to Classic Literature, because I am also incredibly behind in that genre as well. I find for only one dollar. This book!
Catcher In The Rye!
This books is a classic and according to some a Young Adult novel. I have heard such good things about. It’s also been mentioned in Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky which that book has been compared to. I figured it was time to buy it.
Well, that’s it for my book buying purchases. 🙂