Book Haul #37: E-books & library books of June

And here’s the second part of my June book haul. My plan was to place it all in one post, but I got sleepy while working on the first one and decided to divide the haul so I could go to bed.

June favored me with great e-book deals, which has become my weakness. Why did I subscribe to so many newsletters offering deals?! I just hope that I’ll remember to read the e-books because it’s easy for me to forget that I own them.

E-books
The White Hart by Nancy Springer
The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey
Updraft by Fran Wilde

I immediately bought these as soon as I saw their deals. I’ve wanted to read The White Hart for some time now and have been interested in The Girl at Midnight and Updraft simply because I’ve heard other bloggers talk about them. However, my interested in Updraft has increased since reading The Fog Diver, which is set in a future where people live on mountain peaks and get around using air crafts because a dense, dangerous fog cloaks the world. In Updraft, people live above the clouds in cities of living bone and, from the cover, also use aircrafts to get around. I’m curious about it all.

The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders
Too Like the Lightning by Ada Palmer

I think I got some sweet deals here 😀 . I’ve heard great things about The Girl of Fire and Thorns, so I had to get that when I saw the deal; and Tor/Forge announced a deal in their newsletter for Hugo Award finalists, so I downloaded All The Birds in the Sky and Too Like the Lightning. I’ve heard both are great and both earned a “Best Novel” award at the Hugo.

Midnight Riot by Ben Aaronovitch
Old Man’s War by John Scalzi

There was a deal for Midnight Riot (on Book Riot, I think), so I got it. And I think it was Tor that had a deal for a free download of Scalzi’s Old Man’s War a while back so I got that too ’cause I love FREE! 😀

Library books
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick (illus.)
Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson

I’m proud of myself for using my library more. Last time I visited, I picked up The Invention of Hugo Cabret because I’ve never before read a Brian Selznick book and this one was on display (those displays always get me). I paired it with my Hugo Cabret earrings that I got on Etsy. I also picked up a physical copy of Furiously Happy because I’d initially downloaded the e-book from the library but it has footnotes and I find it easier to read those when the book is in physical form.

Where Are You Going, Manyoni? by Catherine Stock (illus.)
The Journey by Francesca Sanna (illus.)

I couldn’t leave without picking up some illustrated books as well so I got The Journey, which I REALLY want to read, and Where Are You Going, Manyoni?, which was on display.

Until next time…

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12 thoughts on “Book Haul #37: E-books & library books of June

  1. I’m so glad that Amazon tell you when you’ve already got the book: the number of times one comes up in Bookbub and I go to buy it only to discover I’ve already got it! Definitely losing track of books! I hope all of these are good!

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  2. Thanks for the heads up on the deal for The Girl at Midnight! It’s still going on right now, and book two is on sale as well. I’ve always wanted to check out this series, especially now with the third book about to come out.

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