Book Haul, Book Haul, Book Haul!!

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Hey hey there!

Welcome to my bi-weekly book haul post where I talk about some of the new books I have recently acquired. 
This week, I will only be discussing physical books I have recently purchased. 

So let’s get started.


There, There
by Tommy Orange
hardcover edition

The museum where I work currently has a reading room in the special exhibition aka where I go and relax at the end of most days.  In our gift shop I noticed they were selling some of the books featured in the reading room, one of them being There There by Tommy Orange. I’m normally not a someone who enjoys literary fiction, but I have heard amazing things about the story and the style of writing so I snagged it. Plus, I received my employee discount. 😉


Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James
hardcover edition & signed!

I found a signed first edition of this bad boy at my favorite used bookstore in my neighborhood and if that is not a sign that I needed to own it then I don’t know what is. I’ve heard a lot of different opinions on this novel, but I am excited to read it for myself. The cover is gorgeous and the plot seems really complex and original. I do plan to read it at some point this year.


Shades of Magic box set by V.E. Schwab
paperback edition

OH. EM. GEE. Let me tell you a little story. I recently had a not so good day at work. Nothing particuarly went wrong, I was just kind of down and felt really drained. After work before I went home, I decided to pop into the Barnes & Noble to recharge and decompress for a bit. I told myself I wasn’t going to buy anything — and I was super proud of myself because I didn’t! I was almost tempted to buy the Shades of Magic box set, but it was $50 and uhhh no thanks.

WELL. The next day, at work I was browsing Book Outlet and stumbled upon the exact same box set for only $15(!) and you better believe I snatched that up so quickly.


The Lonely Hearts Hotel
by Heather O’Neill
paperback edition

Now, this book is a bit out of my genre comfort zone. I haven’t heard too much about it but I decided to take a leap and try it out. It was only $4 so if I don’t end up liking it, I won’t be too upset. From reading the synopsis, it gave me Night Circus vibes and while I never finished Night Circus, I did like what I read. Plus this cover is just so pretty!



The Swans of Fifth Avenue
by Melanie Benjamin
paperback edition

Here is another book that is out of my genre comfort zone, but one of my advised goals for this year is to try new genres. I also haven’t heard much about this book, but the premise sounds pretty interesting and right up my alley. Basically it’s a fictionalized version of Truman Capote’s friendship with Babe Paley in 1950’s New York high society. So, um, yes please!



And that’s all I have for this round. Next time I will be discussing recent ebooks I have acquired, so stay tuned!


What have you recently purchased?


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11 thoughts on “Book Haul, Book Haul, Book Haul!!

  1. I really enjoyed the Shades of Magic trilogy. Black Leopard, Red Wolf is on my reading list when I eventually get a copy.

    1. I’m playing catch up with all of Schwab’s books this year, and she’s slowly becoming a favorite of mine. I’ve heard mixed feelings about Black Leopard, Red Wolf, but I’m still very excited to read it!

  2. I saw the shades of magic box set on bookoutlet as well. I had that box set as well as the throne of glass box set in my cart. I ended up only getting the throne of glass box set because that was the whole point in me placing the order in the first place and hubby told me to wait on the other one.

    1. haha! I saw the Shades of Magic box set the previous day at B&N and I’m VERY happy I didn’t buy them. I would have been very mad at myself if I spent over $50 on them.

  3. I hope you enjoy the Shades of Magic series! That’s so cool that you were able to find the box set for so cheap. And I’ve been hearing really good things about Black Leopard Red Wolf!

    1. At first I was like so it’s a used version of the box set then…? — which I would have been super fine with. But, NOPE. It’s a brand spakin new box set. I’m so happy! 🙂

  4. Hello! Those are a good selection of books! I want to read There, There. Glad to have found this essay of book hauls, because I also blogged my September book loot from an online shop of book sale from Book Duke: I’d appreciate it if we continue talking about our books and TBR lists, and if you follow me because I’m just new here in WordPress. Thanks!

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