Hey there, book nerds!
Yesterday, I feel like I breezed over the fact that it’s now OCTOBER, which means we’re in the final quarter of 2019! Beyond all the end of the year deadlines that now just became very, very real, I’m also more aware of things I want to change and do a little bit differently next year in regards to my blog, bookstagram, and reading habits. I’ll save those posts/thoughts for a date closer to the end of the year, but some of the changes you’ll notice sooner than later.
Example? As you’ll note from knowing me/observing Sam’s beautifully designed header image for my blog, I’m a musical theater geek. It’s something I love, something I crave, and something I talk to a surprisingly large amount of you about outside of my blog. And the “outside of my blog” thing just seems weird, so I want to start incorporating that into my blogging life. I’m going to play around with it, but for now I’m thinking of simply featuring a track/album of what I’m listening to during the day, a bit of trivia, or a story about the day’s musical somewhere throughout my post. If you’re on board with this idea, or if you have suggestions on what kind of info you’d like to read about these musicals, let me know below! Your opinion matters!
As for today’s haul I’d like to point out that this is the largest haul I’ve had in quite some time. Almost all of it was purchased via gift cards, birthday money, or a massive library sale (you’ll see…) so it wasn’t a costly month, but I wanted to point it out due to the size of the haul. I’d also like to point out that this is probably the last big haul you’ll see for the year because I’ll be on a buying ban soon for the holidays. With all that being said, scroll on down to check out my haul, but leave the judgement here!😘
Box Subscription Boxes:
The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones – Owlcrate Edition
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson – Owlcrate Edition
Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin – Fairyloot Edition*
*I haven’t unboxed this month’s FL box yet, but I’m pretty certain this is the book featured. Shout out to my MIL for this subscription!*
Book of the Month Selections:
Bringing Down The Duke by Evie Dunmore
The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow
The Whisper Man by Alex North
Paranormal, Texas by Tui Snider
Thanks to the author and Lone Star Book Blog Tours for this spooky finished copy!
Miscellaneous Purchases (B&N, Amazon, etc.):
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt – via Amazon GC
The Storm Crow by Kalyn Josephson* – all Nicole‘s fault 😂
Frankly in Love by David Yoon – via Amazon GC
Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff – Preorder from March
Kisscut by Karin Slaughter – via Amazon GC
Friends of the Library Sale:
Blindsighted by Karin Slaughter
Beyond Reach by Karin Slaughter
Indelible by Karin Slaughter
Right Behind You by Lisa Gardner
The Woman in the Window by A.J. FinnJezebel by Jacquelin Thomas
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
Where They Found Her by Kimberly McCreight
Roses by Leila MeachamPushing the Limits by Katie McGarry – ARC
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne
Everybody Sees The Ants by A.S. King
*My local library hosted their semi-annual book sale over the weekend. In addition to a great selection of gently used books, they also had a crazy stupid deal where they handed you a beautiful tote bag for $15. The crazy stupid deal part? However many books you could fit in the tote, you got for the price of the tote. I fit all these books into my bag, and thus got them all for $15 even. Because I’m the way that I am, I went on Amazon and discovered I would have spent $171.08 before shipping to get these same books. That’s a savings of $156.08! Thank you, library!*
Purchased Deals of the Day:
Degrees of Guilt by H.S. Chandler
Three by Jay Kristoff
You Deserve Each Other by Sarah Hogle
Musical of the Day:
Due to the fact that we’re finally in October it made sense to dive into “a show about death.” So yesterday that’s what I did. I had this musical, musical, musical on repeat all dang day. While it’s over-the-top and makes “such a bold departure from the original source material,” this show brings all the camp, laughs, and jams we love from Burton’s film. If you haven’t checked out
Betelgeuse Beetlejuice than I encourage you to give the album a listen to today-o. 😉
Okay guys we made it through another monthly haul! Were your personal libraries blessed with any of the same titles? Have you read any of these? Where should I start? And what did you think of the new musical addition? Do we like? Let me know below!
And, as always, Happy Reading!