Summer Book Haul Part 1

Meet the newest additions to my shelfamily!

But first… a few things.

1. I’ve bought/received sixteen books this past May and June (though I returned two to pick up different editions this month, so I’m not sure if they count towards my May/June hauls, exactly!).
2. I’VE BOUGHT ALL THOSE BOOKS AND I STILL HAVEN’T SHARED THEM IN A HAUL POST YET. YOU CAN SEE WHERE THE PROBLEM IS.
3. I NEED TO CATCH UP. (Obviously!)
4. I’ve been promising a post like this since May. MAYYYY. I need to deliver now.
5. I’m sorry.
6. I’m sorry!

Sooo, I’m combining my May and June book hauls into a “summer haul,” but I’m going to separate them into parts because there’s a lot to go through!

Because, SIXTEEN BOOKS MARIE.
SIX. TEEN.
Why are you looking at me like that? I’M A BOOKAHOLIC. I’M DOING FINE.


1. A Gentleman in Moscow

First up (and I’m abandoning all efforts and chronology and order by the way—what else is new) is A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles.

I’m actually happy with myself for holding off to purchase this until I read it first and knew I loved it. THAT DOESN’T HAPPEN OFTEN ANYMORE, OKAY? And just look at it… Gorgeous.

Now I can throw it in my friends’ faces and force them to read it!

Just kiddin. WHY DAMAGE THAT BEAUTY???

My review is up here!

2. Gemina

Next up is Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. Once I turned the last page of Illuminae (which will feature in one of the next haul posts *cough cough*), I was dying to read Gemina as soon as physically possible, and by the grace of Amazon, it came two days later… I’ll never know how. ;)

They’re beautiful inside and out. AND MY GOODNESS SO CRAZY.

My review is up here!

3. This Side of Paradise and Other Classic Works

Do you know I collect Barnes & Noble leatherbounds? Like, VORACIOUSLY COLLECT THEM?? LIKE WHO NEEDS TO EAT LET’S BUY THIS GORGEOUS BOOK INSTEAD OF MY LAST MEAL ON EARTH*

I’ve got…no problems. CLEARLY.

I read The Great Gatsby last September and fell in love with Fitzgerald’s writing style, so I decided why not buy a little collection. This Side of Paradise and Other Classics Works by F. Scott Fitzgerald has a good selection of about four or five novels/short stories, and I’m so excited to read them!

And yes, I’m going to say it: THE COVER IS SO PRETTY.

I am so shallow.

*Okay that’s a little extreme. But you get my point.


4. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

Yes, another leatherbound. I told you I had issues.

I’ve been hunting this particular edition of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare down for ages now, but I finally found it on eBay and instantly snatched it up! The seller was amazing and I was blessed to buy it at a crazy discount—and in nearly perfect condition.

I’m waiting for autumn to dig in to this monster.

It’s intensely thick and it’s sort of terrifying.

Until then, ‘Speare. (You know, because he was totally into informalities.)


5. A Wrinkle in Time (Trilogy)

I…I told you this was a voracious obsession.

Barnes and Noble was running a huge sale and I. Could. Not. Resist.*

Two of my closest friends have read and enjoyed A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle so I actually have incentive to read the trilogy besides the pretty cover. (It’s shameful, really.)

The next time I feel a hunger for children’s sci-fi, I know where I’m going.

*A lame excuse. You know this.


6. The Night Circus

To wrap us up, we’ve got The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. I read this a few months back, and I absolutely adored it. So naturally, that led to an impromptu book purchase!

The story was so enchanting, and I can’t wait to revisit it soon now that I have my own copy! :)

My review is up here!

If you made it to the end, thank you so much for reading! It’s so fun to share this with you!

And well. THAT WAS ONLY THE BEGINNING.

Muhahahahaha.

xo, Marie

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