I don’t feel like I buy or receive enough books to do a monthly book haul. Most of the books I read I end up getting from the library. I definitely envy those of you with beautiful bookshelves lined with hard copies of your favorite books. I’ll get there some day. My collection will just take a little longer to amass.
I did get quite a few new books (and comics!) over the course of the last 4 months, though. So I thought I’d share my haul for the whole of January-April 2015!
First up, this GORGEOUS edition of Neverending Story that my mom got me for my birthday! I’m so obsessed with it I almost don’t want to read it for fear of ruining it. I don’t think that will stop me in the long-run, though. I’ll just be suuuuuper careful.
The other two, I bought for myself – which I almost NEVER do, so yay! I picked up Throne of Glass and The Alchemist 25th Anniversary Edition on a trip to Barnes & Noble with my mom. I’m so, so excited to start reading Throne of Glass, since everybody and their mother is obsessed with it – I really just want to join that party. And this edition of The Alchemist is freaking gorgeous with the cutout on the front cover & the deckle edge. I was too in love with the way it looks to pass it up. Plus, it’s on my Popsugar 2015 Reading List as a book that was published in the year of my birth. So, win-win!
Also, every single one of these fandom items has been acquired since December of last year, so I thought I’d throw them in the photo, too. You might think my Luna Lovegood wand is my favorite, but it’s actually Mr. Pointy. How many people do you know with a Mr. Pointy??
Apparently I completely forgot about this as I was photographing my other books, but I picked up this copy of Fairest of All when we were at Disney World. I was really surprised when I took the dust jacket off to see the old hag underneath. I might leave the jacket off because I love it so much. I will admit that I was a little disappointed because we went to another shop immediately after I bought this & I found The Beast Within, which the first shop didn’t carry. I probably would have rather had that one, but I can always pick it up later 🙂
Oh! Let’s not forget about e-books! I do stock up on Kindle books pretty frequently, thanks to the Pixel of Ink newsletter! Yeah, ok. I didn’t realize how many e-books I get until I started compiling this list. Here’s everything I’ve added to my Kindle since January, in chronological order.
- Interview With the Vampire by Anne Rice
- Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
- Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay
- The Memory Game by Sharon Sant
- Someone Else’s Fairytale by E.M. Tippetts
- The Forever Girl by Rebecca Hamilton
- White Oleander by Janet Fitch
- High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
- A Brush with the Moon by Raquel Lyon
- To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
- Insanity (Mad in Wonderland) by Cameron Jace
- Imperfectly Perfect by A.E. Woodward
- Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles) by Marissa Meyer
- Wearing the Cape: The Beginning by Marion G. Harmon
- Riser by Becca C. Smith
- Queenie Baby: On Assignment by Christina A. Burke
- Modern Women by Ruth Harris
- Vampire in Denial by Dale Mayer
- Beastly by Alex Flinn
- Witch Hunt by Devin O’Branagan
- The Vampire Hunter’s Daughter by Jennifer Malone Wright
- Cress (Lunar Chronicles) by Marissa Meyer
- Sora’s Quest by T.L. Shreffler
- The DUFF (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) by Kody Keplinger
- Me and my Ghoulfriends by Rose Pressey
- Night of the Living Trekkies by Kevin David Anderson
- Audrey’s Guide to Witchcraft by Jody Gehrman
- The Diviners by Libba Bray
- Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
- Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
- The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
- Lost Girl:Hidden Book One by Colleen Vanderlinden
- Airel: The Awakening by Aaron Patterson
PLUS, I signed up for Kindle Unlimited & added all the Harry Potter books to my library ❤ So, as far as new reading material goes, I’m not exactly hurting… Ha.
Moving into comics, I’ve got the 4 issues of Vision and the Scarlet Witch (1982) that I picked up at Newbo Con in February, plus the Vision and the Scarlet Witch: A Year In The Life that my brother-in-law got for my birthday. And then, of course, the Avengers 100th Anniversary Special #1.
To be honest, I haven’t read any of these yet. But I will. I promise!
So I read the first 4 volumes of Saga in trade from my library and then made sure to get it on my pull list at the comic book shop. I actually ended up with 2 copies of issue 25 because mine was back-ordered & I couldn’t wait – so I ordered one from eBay. Totally worth it, though. I’m so in love with this series. I just read issue 27 last week and, while it slowed things down a LOT from the previous issues, I do think it’s a necessary lull & I still love it. I’m not even gonna get into it, because I could write an epic saga about my love for Saga. And that’d just be saga-ception. Which sounds dangerous. (I fangirl so hard over Fiona Staples)
I have heard incredible things about The Wicked + The Divine, so I ordered the first trade & put it on my pull list. I haven’t started reading the trade yet, but I did thumb through & slobber over the artwork by Jamie McKelvie & Matt Wilson. I don’t think I’m going to start reading until I get my hands on issues 6-8, so I can just binge read the whole thing in one sitting. 🙂
Last, but most CERTAINLY not least, is my itsy bitsy Spider Gwen collection (ha. I’m funny). Right now I have the Edge of Spiderverse collection and Spider Gwen #1 & #3. I’ve been waiting for issue 2 for what feels like FOREVER. But once it comes in, it is GAME ON for me and this series. I actually read the first Spider-Verse issue – the Spider Noir one, and I really enjoyed it. That was officially my first “Superhero Comic” that I’ve ever read. eek! I know. I’m a total newb. Oh well, can’t stay that way forever!
So, there you have it. That’s my entire comic collection, plus every book I’ve acquired between January & April. I’m actually already off to a good start on Books for May – maybe I’ll end up with enough to justify a May Book Haul – that would be just lovely 🙂
How about that list of Kindle Reads, though? Anything in there that I should definitely pay attention to? I’m reading Ready Player One right now, but there’s a lot of good stuff floating on my Kindle that I had completely forgotten about!
Until Next Time ❤