Look I started the year thinking that I would be good and not really buy many books. That lasted oh maybe five days of the year! This year I am tracking all the books I buy, am gifted, and just acquire in general so hopefully that holds me accountable etc. I don’t have much space and am trying to unhaul books to friends, Little Free Libraries, work, and selling some on Depop (check out my shop here). But, anyways! Here are the books I accumulated this month!
Bookstore: Verbatim Books, San Diego
I visited this awesome bookstore when my mom and I spent the day in San Diego (ILY mom for letting me drag you to various bookstores) and I ended up with Crier’s War & We Should All be Feminists for a very good price! I highly recommend you check out this store if you are ever in San Diego. I mean when their sticker machine didn’t work they gave me free stickers.
Bookstore: Beach Town Books, San Clemente
Bree and I made it to this bookstore while celebrating my birthday! I ended up picking up Queenie, which I am excited to read. This bookstore was cute and cozy and I hope to one day be back! She also ended up paying for it which was very sweet and unnecessary!
One of my BFF’s gave me Lethal White for Christmas. I already have a copy, but tbh I don’t mind having two copies of this one. My same friend randomly got me a Call Me Irresistible from a Little Free Library by her house. For my birthday she also gave me three more romance novels that she enjoyed, The Great Escape, Waiting on You, & What I Did For Love.
Little Free Library
I found a copy of Just Mercy in a Little Free Library while dropping off a bunch of books. I am so excited to read this one because I have only seen rave reviews and there is a movie coming soon.
I was lucky enough to get a copy of Mermaid Inn from Forever Publishing. I loved Jenny Holiday’s Bridesmaids Behaving Badly series and can’t wait to read her latest.
I have some credits to Amazon and picked up His Royal Highness on ebook. I had only read one other R.S. Gray book and it was fine. This was an impulse buy, but I ended up really enjoying it.
My local library has a bookshop run by the Friends of the Library and they have a book sale once a month. I picked up Beautiful Secret (signed!) from the sale and two books from their shop. I picked up a finished copy of Fountains of Silence and a copy of Evie Drake Starts Over. I spent less than $7 on all three so I call that a win!
Book of the Month
My BOTM pick for January was When We Were Vikings. I have been hearing good things and love the cover. Can’t wait to see what I think of this one. As always, if you are interested in signing up for BOTM you can use my link and we will each get a free add on book!
I got a copy of This is All Your Fault by Aminah Mae Safi to share with a group of people. This is going to be a traveling ARC for all of us to read and review and I’m hyped. I love Aminah and am excited to be able to help generate hype around her latest.
For my birthday my aunt gave me a copy of Women Who Launch for my birthday. I’m excited to read this one because I love learning more about historical women.
So I am taking a YA Fiction class so we have to read two YA books (one is Autoboyography which I already own) and the other is Reverie. So technically this one I needed to buy and it does not count towards my “buy less books” goal.
TOTAL: 18 (oof)
Have you hauled any book recently? Are you on a book buying ban?
Thanks for reading!