I don’t love doing haul posts because they are a lot of work hehe, but I do like sharing about the books I have bought and especially the ones that publishers have sent me. Also, unlike prior posts, I didn’t take my own photos, I just put in the cover images.
This year I am tracking all my unread books that I own and it’s A LOT. Which really should motivate me to buy fewer books, but that’s not happening.
Also apparently I only do book hauls in Spring because I posted this haul last Spring so tradition?
*thank you; thank you!*
Dukes Do it Better by Bethany Bennett (released May 24th)
How to Fake it in Hollywood by Ava Wilder (releases June 14th) – note this one is a lot more serious than the cover makes it seem! I would suggest looking at TWs, especially if you have triggers related to addition/caring for a partner with addition. An excellent debut though, just not my favorite. See my thoughts here.
Always Be My Duchess by Amalie Howard (releases July 12th) – This cover is so cute! I’ve never read anything by this author and I’m excited for this one.
I got a few more ARCs, but I just wanted to mention this one.
From Barnes & Noble
I Kissed Shara Wheeler by Casey McQuiston – I preordered the BN exclusive edition because look at that gorgeous lilac color!! Also, in part because of the BN 50% off preorders sale from January.
From Book Club
The Rajes series by Sonali Dev – I won this series in my book club’s raffle! I have already read the first book so I gave it to someone else in my book club.
From Independent Bookstores
Book of Night by Holly Black – Bree & I went to see Holly Black talk about this book so we had to buy the book for admission. It was a great event and I hope I enjoy the book. I barely read fantasy anymore. I bought this one from Skylight Books in Los Angeles who also hosted the event.
Count Your Lucky Stars by Alexandria Bellefluer – I found a used copy of this one at Mostly Books in Tucson which if you’re in Tucson is 100% worth stopping at! It’s a small store, but they have such a great selection of new and used books. There is a whole romance room?! Loved it and will be back.
From Little Free Libraries
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi – I listened to this one via audiobook and loved it. It’s powerful and hard to listen to at times, but such a great memoir. I lent it to my mom right after I finished it and it will go back into a different little free library once she is done.
I am The Messenger by Markus Zusak
Hearts Unbroken by Cynthia Leitich Smith
From Library Book Shops
Blackout by Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk, &
Second First Impressions by Sally Thorne
Saint X by Alexis Schaitkin – This was a book club pick. It was fine on audio, but not the best.
Happy Singles Day by Ann Marie Walker
The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
From Goodreads Giveaway
In the Event of Love by Courtney Kae – I actually had already read (and loved) this one when I won an ARC, but I’m so excited to have a physical copy because I loved this one! Check out this queer, cozy, and fun book with all the Hallmark movie vibes. It releases August 30th!
eBooks I’ve Bought
Just a Heartbeat Away by Cara Bastone – I’ve been wanting to read this for a lot second, but my library has yet to buy the ebook. So when it was on sale & I had a credit, I finally just bought it myself!
See any books I need to read ASAP?? What are some books you’ve hauled lately?
Thanks for reading!