Omg guys…have you heard of BookOutlet.com?! Where has it been all of my life?? I recently discovered this miraculous website and after doing a bit of research ordered my first ever book haul. Book haul is the only way to describe the amount of books I received. This is very dangerous, but not in the way you might think. I am not as concerned with the money spent, because it is very inexpensive. I am worried that this is how becoming a book hoarder begins. I don’t want to buy books just for the sake of owning books, and I could see how easy it would be to think to myself, “I have heard of that book,” and then justify buying it. I don’t have the space for that sort of book life-style. So I vow to read three-quarters of my book haul before getting another one (or at the very least half of it). Without any further ado, here are the 9 books I received from BookOutlet for less than $40.
The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson (4.04 Goodreads) – This contemporary YA romance has been in my TBR since 2013! This book follows the main character as she goes through the grief of losing her sister. Should be in for a good cry here.
Forever, Interrupted by Taylor Jenkins Reid (3.93 Goodreads) – My girl TJR’s first book has been on my TBR for about a year. Excited for this emotional read about a quick romance that turns tragic even quicker.
Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue (3.93 Goodreads) – Oprah’s most recent book pick has made this book appear everywhere! I have had this on my TBR for a little less than a year and it follows two Cameroonian immigrants trying to live the American Dream. I mean if Oprah liked it, I’m going to like it–right?
Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch (3.98 Goodreads) – This YA Fantasy has been sitting on my TBR for 2 years. Sounds like it is about an orphan girl who strives to bring her conquered kingdom back to power.
Until Friday Night by Abbi Glines (4.01 Goodreads) – This has guilty pleasure written all over it! It is a contemporary YA romance set in a small, southern, football-obsessed town.
Bird by Crystal Chan (4.12 Goodreads) – I know very little about this Children’s book other than it is about a girl who was born the day her brother died and that the cover is beautiful. This book seems to be well-liked so I am excited to read it for myself.
Happiness For Beginners by Katherine Center (4.01 Goodreads) – This has only been on my TBR for a few months, but it strikes me as a fictional and more fun version of Cheryl Strayed’s memoir, Wild. This is a contemporary fiction story about a thirty-something divorcee who heads to the wilderness to heal.
We’ll Always Have Summer by Jenny Han (4.18 Goodreads) – This is the 3rd installment of Jenny Han’s YA series. I actually have only read the first one, but found the second at a thrift store and got this one in this book haul. This would be good for a light summer read after reading something dense.
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff (4.32 Goodreads) – I am probably most excited by this book and it was actually the catalyst for me even starting an order at Book Outlet. This book is super-hyped and, based on the Goodreads rating, looks like it just might live up to it. This is the start to a Science Fiction series taking place during space war set in the year 2575. I don’t know much beyond that and that the book is BEAUTIFUL. This is very high on my TBR list, if I can figure out how to read it.
So that’s the book haul I have added to my library this month. Hopefully some of them will end up as a book recommendation and make another appearance on my blog as such. I’ve already started my wish list for next month, which will inspire me to read this stack of books!