Book Haul #64: Just a Few

A few books I bought or was given.

PURCHASES

PHYSICAL

DRAGON PRINCESS by S. Andrew Swann and Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

So Penguin Random House sent me a coupon in one of their newsletters for a discount on one of their top books out right now (something like that), so I used it to get Mexican Gothic since it’s all the rage right now and I’m curious about it.

And since I was already on their website and already getting a discounted book, I thought “Why not treat myself to an additional book?!” So I got Dragon Princess, which I stumbled on while browsing their website. I love the cover. I get the impression that it will be funny.

Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri

I couldn’t help myself. I got a copy of this book shortly after reading Lisa’s review at Way Too Fantasy. It just sounds like the kind of story I’d really like.

Humiliation by Paulina Flores, transl. by Megan McDowell

It’s a book of short stories. Short stories aren’t my favorite form to read, but I couldn’t pass up on this book because look at the cover! I love it! It’s one of my favorite book covers, so, of course, I featured it in one of my BBC posts.

Witch Hat Atelier, Vols. 1, 2, 3 by Kamome Shirahama (illus.), transl. by Stephen Kohler

A coworker mentioned this manga series, and I’d been curious about it for a while, so I bought it to try it out. I was quickly hooked, so I went back and got the second and third volumes as well.

How the Stars Came to Be by Poonam Mistry (illus.)

This is one of the most beautiful picture books I own. I saw it featured on Let’s Talk Picture Books and knew I had to get it.

E-Books

ZEUS GRANTS STUPID WISHES: A NO-BULLSHIT GUIDE TO WORLD MYTHOLOGY by Cory O’Brien, illus. by Sarah E. Melville

It was discounted and I like the title of it. I assume it’s nonfiction and humor.


Free

E-Books

Riot Baby by Tochi Onyebuchi

Every now and then, Tor gives away a free e-book version of one of its books, so I hopped at the chance to download this when they announced it was free.


Gift

PHYSICAL

A coworker was unhauling some books, so I grabbed these:

You by Caroline Kepnes

One of my favorite books. It’s a psychological thriller about a guy stalking a woman told from the guy’s perspective. It’s such a good read! And I’ve heard the show is great as well. I’m glad to get this copy because I gave away the physical copy I had.

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

This special edition is hardcover. I didn’t expect it to be so thick.

Hollow Kingdom by Kira Jane Buxton

Now I have a physical version of this book. I got the e-book earlier in the year, I believe, because it was on sale. I love this cover.


ARC

Physical

The Silver Arrow by Lev Grossman, illus. by Tracy Nishimura Bishop

Shout out to Little, Brown Books for Young Readers!! They sent me an ARC of this middle grade fantasy novel that was published on September 1. It’s about a girl who gets “a colossal steam locomotive called the Silver Arrow” from her mysterious uncle, who she’s never met, for her birthday and goes off on adventures in it.


And that’s it.
It would be nice to get to some of these soon… soonish.
LET ME KNOW IF YOU’VE READ ANY OF them.

22 thoughts on “Book Haul #64: Just a Few

    1. Ikr! But one person’s trash is another’s gain 🙂 Or rather, one person’s unhaul is another’s haul! Lol!
      Oh glad you liked it. All Poonam Mistry’s books are beautifully illustrated. I’d like to get another.

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  1. I absolutely loved The Book Thief. It was such a magical book, one of those that can take you to a terrible time and place but remind you there’s always hope. It’s one of my favorites and I very much look forward to one day rereading it. I hope you enjoy it!

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