Book Haul

A goal of mine for the year was not to buy more books than I read. But in January I had a gift card my in-laws gave me for Christmas burning a hole in my pocket… and then there was a library sale… and how can anyone expect me to pass up a buy one get one free offer?

My next thought was: well, now I will have more than enough new (to me) books and I won’t have to buy any more. And I did well… I resisted the urge. Until Valentine’s day came around and I texted my husband “How about I order myself some books as a Valentine’s day gift and give you the credit for it?” and he said “Go ahead.”

Once that happened I found myself in Barnes and Noble buying a birthday present for a friend’s daughter… and a little something for myself. Now I’m jonesin’ really hard to do more book shopping.

Books. They’re an addiction I don’t want to kick. I mean, I already gave up soda… leave me alone with my books.

And with that background that you didn’t need… I bring to you: my January and February book hauls.

JANUARY (sorry for the crappy pictures)

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The Girl of Fire and Thorns, by Rae Carson

The Shadow and Bone Trilogy Boxed Set, by Leigh Bardugo

Jurassic Park, by Michael Crichton

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, by Lisa See

The Sisters Brothers, by Patrick DeWitt

A Lady at Willowgrove Hall, by Sarh E. Ladd

The Time Traveler’s Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger

The Other Boleyn Girl and The Boleyn Inheritance, by Philippa Gregory

The Fecund’s Melancholy Daughter, by Brent Hayward

Faithful, by Alice Hoffman

FEBRUARY

Many Waters, by Madeleine L’Engle (I grabbed this from the Little Free Library at the playground. Once upon a time I owned the entire Wrinkle in Time series and now I want to rebuild my collection for my kids to have when they are ready).

Dark Disciple, by Christie Golden

The Forgotten Beasts of Eld, by Patricia A. McKillip

Stars Above and Scarlet, by Marissa Meyer

The Language of Thorns, by Leigh Bardugo

The Lunar Chronicles Coloring Book

Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes, by Rick Riordan

Out of all that, I have read a single story each from Stars Above and Greek Heroes; and Scarlet I have already read but wanted my own copy.

And so you get an idea of how out of control I am (gee thanks Facebook and Booktube)… here is what I bought in December at Savers (and have read only one of):

Oh. Boy.

Stop buying and start reading, Alex. For real!

Remember reader friends: it’s not hoarding if it’s books!

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