Book Haul #5: I discover Book Outlet and other bookish treats

Unfortunately for my bank account, I’ve discovered Book Outlet. I’m pretty sure this wonderful website is the bane of all book lovers’ bank accounts but one just can’t ignore those low, low prices on books. Again, I blame this one on booktube. It’s there that I discovered the site. Vloggers kept mentioning it and I got curious and investigated and boy was I pleased with my find. I immediately placed an order and have since found it hard to not visit the site frequently every day to purchase something else. If you follow me on Instagram, then you’re probably already aware of these but here’s what I bought:

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman


As I said in a Exploring My Bookshelves post, I didn’t have a physical copy of Seraphina so I bought one when I saw it on Book Outlet for $4.99. It’s the price that got me and then the cover. I was hoping to get the original cover, though it wouldn’t have matched my Shadow Scale copy, but I’m glad with this since it’s purple.

Taran Wanderer by Lloyd Alexander

Taran Wanderer

My plan is to collect all the Chronicles of Prydain books so I was glad to see this one on Book Outlet. It’s the fourth in the series and I recently completed it so you can expect a review soon.

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Eleanor & Park

I’m curious about Rowell’s books. I wonder if I’ll like them. When I saw this one on Book Outlet for $6.49, I quickly added it to my cart. I hope I enjoy it. My plan was to first read Fangirl but I didn’t see it on the site at the time. I still might read Fangirl before this, though.

Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol

Anya's Ghost

I’ve seen this around—blogs, booktube, bookstores, newsletters—and I like the cover and what it’s about so the cheap price propelled me to buy it.

The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer

The House of the Scorpion

I love the cover of the second book in the series, The Lord of Opium, so I bought this one so I can read it, like it, and add the next one to my shelf. Yea, cheap prices make me do silly things.

I don’t know why but I made a second order for books—Hold Up! I do know why: Cheap books! Here’s the second batch:

Jinx’s Magic by Sage Blackwood

Jinx's Magic

I have the first in the series, Jinx. I liked the story when I read it and I’m curious to learn what becomes of Jinx and his friends so when I saw this on Book Outlet….

Juniper Berry by M.P. Kozlowsky, illus. by Erwin Madrid

Juniper Berry

I like the synopsis and the background color on cover. That’s it.

Advent by James Treadwell


Umm…I don’t know why I bought this one. I think I might have seen it in some book wrap-up on booktube but I’m not sure….I don’t know. It might have been the price. It was $2.49.

Sphinx’s Princess by Esther M. Friesner

Sphinx's Princess

Okay, I don’t know why I bought this one either. The synopsis sounds interesting and right up my alley since it blends historical fiction and mythology and is about Queen Nefertiti but I think it’s the price that propelled me to buy—$0.79.

Love in the Time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block

Love in the Time of Global Warming

I think I heard about this one on booktube as well but I’m not sure. The plot sounds interesting and I love the cover.

The Tropic of Serpents: A Memoir by Lady Trent by Marie Brennan

The Tropic of Serpents

I’ve wanted this book since it came out but I didn’t realize that it’s the second in a series until I started typing this post. I got it because I’ve always wanted it and the price was nice—$3.99—and now I’ll have to get the first book…I hope Book Outlet has it too.

House of Secrets by Chris Columbus and Ned Vizzini, illus. by Greg Call

House of Secrets

This is another book that I’ve always wanted and have just gotten around to buying. It’s the most expensive in this bunch at $5.99. I love the illustration on the front. That’s why I wanted it. I don’t think I’ve even read the synopsis yet.

As for e-books, I got:

Insurgent by Veronica Roth


I wanted to read it immediately and couldn’t bother to wait until I got to a store. I’m glad I was impatient and got an electronic copy because I’m disappointed by this book. If you’d like to know why, see my spoiler-filled review.

Bookish treats:

Outsiders tee

I ordered these t-shirts from Out of Print Clothing because they had a sale. I think it was a 2-for-1 sale but I’m not sure. I’ve always wanted the Outsiders shirt because I love the way it fits the model and I’m close to her size. Also, I read Outsiders back in middle/high school and loved it so yeah, gotta get the shirt.

Sherlock Holmes tee

I got this Sherlock Holmes shirt because I like the design. I’ve tried to read the Sherlock Holmes stories but I couldn’t get into it. They bored me.

Trunk Show tee

This third shirt isn’t related to books but I include it anyways because I love the design. I’ve wanted this shirt ever since I first saw it at a random artsy market event in Chinatown where artists and companies featured their wares. Fuzzy Ink was there with their shirts but I was too broke to purchase one. I’d forgotten their name and lost their card so I was happy when I found the shirt on ModCloth. I’m glad I got it. It’s so soft!

And that’s it for this book haul.

If you’ve read any of these books, please share your thoughts on them below.

Happy reading! 😀


15 thoughts on “Book Haul #5: I discover Book Outlet and other bookish treats

  1. Whoa, BookOutlet has some major cheap book and shipping isn’t too bad. Might have to give it a try sometime. Thanks for linking to my haul! c:


  2. Thanks for linking my blog post! I just checked out Book Outlet and was amazed at how cheap the books are… but it’s too bad how expensive the shipping to Australia is. 😦


    1. You’re welcome!
      Aww. That sucks. Well, if ever you know someone who’s travelling to Australia from the US or Canada and have extra space in their suitcase, you can just hop on order. 😉

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