Kindle Book Haul (July 2020)

Over the past few months, I have downloaded several books to pass the time that I’ve been spending at home. Here’s what I downloaded (any book with a book review on my blog will be linked to the book’s title):

  • How to Draw Manga: Basics and Beyond by Manga University
How to Draw Manga: Basics and Beyond!

Over quarantine, I started watching a lot of drawing videos because I recently got an iPad and downloaded Procreate, a digit art app. While I was having fun exploring the app and corresponding tag on Instagram, I was struggling to draw pieces that I liked.

As a result, I searched for drawing books on Amazon and this fit the style that I wanted to learn to draw more successfully. This book definitely helped me with proportions as well as learning how to draw some specific aspects of this style. While I can’t say that I reference this book every time I draw, it was beneficial for me to download. However, I do think I would have preferred a print version, as it is difficult to navigate on my Kindle and difficult to switch back and forth while I’m drawing on my iPad.

Front Desk (Front Desk, #1)

Front Desk has received many positive reviews and I’ve been interested in reading it for awhile. I’ve been looking forward to picking up middle grade again, so I decided to download it. As I expected, I really enjoyed this middle grade novel and look forward to reading the next installment in the series.

Front Desk follows Mia Tang, an immigrant to the United States from China, who moves with her parents to California where they manage a hotel under a mean owner. Through her experiences as the hotel, Mia learns to stand up for herself and others when she sees discrimination. She also refuses to give up on her dream, which is to become a writer.

Beach Read

I heard nothing but positive review about Beach Read, which was marketed as a summer romance about two rival writers who challenge each other to write in the other’s preferred genre. I definitely suffered from expectations vs. reality for this read because it is very different in tone than the synopsis and marketing suggests, as it much darker and serious than expected. As a result, this book was only an average read for me.

Starry Eyes

I picked up Starry Eyes because the main characters go camping and I wanted something summery, but not beachy to read. This is one of Jenn Bennett’s earlier books and I much prefer her later books, so there were some elements in this book that fell flat for me. However, I was looking for a very atmospheric read, which this book delivered.

Starry Eyes follows ex-best friends Zorie and Lennon who get roped into a camping trip with some frenemies. When abandoned on the trip by the others, Zorie and Lennon decide to hike their way to a stargazing event through the California wilderness.

  • Live by Sadie Robertson
Live

This is an advice style book by Sadie Robertson. In these types of books, she usually discusses situations that she’s faced in her life and how her Christian faith has played a role in those situations. I do have the other advice style books she has written, so I decided to pick this one up as well.

  • The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise
The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise

I’ve seen the cover of this book as well as a few positive reviews of this book, although I do not know much about it. From reading the synopsis, there are some elements that I will probably like, such as a rag tag crew of characters. However, it also gives me Kate DeCamillo feelings, which is a style that I’m not really a fan of, so I don’t know what my expectations are regarding this book. That being said, I usually really like books that I least expect, which makes me excited to read this one.

This book follows Coyote, who tries to secretly get her father to drive them back to where she used to live, which is also where her mom and sisters died in an accident, before their neighborhood is demolished.

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Book Haul: May 2020

With physical locations of libraries still closed around me, I’m finding myself buying more and more new releases. The end of April and the beginning of May were no exception. There were four releases, one at the end of April, two at the beginning of May, and one in the middle of May, that I couldn’t help but buy for my Kindle. Here’s what I bought:

  • Time of Our Lives by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka
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I read the first two books by this author duo earlier this year and really enjoyed them. I’m hoping that this pair will be come auto-buy authors for me in the contemporary genre. As a result, I ordered Time of Our Lives for my Kindle. I’m crossing my fingers that third time’s the charm!

Time of Our Lives follows Fitz and Juniper, who are both going on college tours. While Fitz dreads college because his mother has Alzheimer’s, Juniper can’t wait to get some space from her large family. When their paths cross, their decisions have the potential to change their lives forever.

  • The Betrothed by Kiera Cass
The Betrothed (The Betrothed, #1)

For me, The Selection was a fun and easy to read series, although not exactly dystopian as the synopsis promised. Likewise, I expect The Betrothed to be a fun read with slightly historical elements. With The Bachelorette gone for this May, I had to find a replacement for my favorite show. The Betrothed came at the perfect time for me, so it is no surprise that I pre-ordered it.

The Betrothed follows Hollis, who always dreamed to marry the prince of her kingdom… until it happens. Now, Hollis finds herself attracted to a commoner. Will Hollis stay with the future that she always wanted or the future that she never thought possible?

  • Aurora Burning by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Aurora Burning (The Aurora Cycle #2)

I read Aurora Rising earlier this year and I was surprised by how much I loved it. Needless to say, I am excited for the next book in this series (especially after that ending!) to see where the story goes so I had to pre-order it. Like with Aurora Rising, I don’t know much about what is going to happen in this book, all I know is that I am excited to read one of my favorite tropes: a ragtag group of heroes.

Aurora Burning is the second book in the Aurora Cycle series. In this book, the GIA agents are still trying to capture Aurora. Also, from the description, it seems like we’re going to learn more about Kal’s family and the Syldrathi army.

  • A Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (The Hunger Games, #0)

I actually pre-ordered the physical copy of this book awhile ago when I ordered my Lara Jean and Peter Funko Pop’s from Barnes and Noble. I needed another item to get free shipping and I remembered that the newest book in one of my favorite series was releasing this year. This book has already generated some controversy, so I’m excited to see what angle Suzanne Collins takes in this book.

A Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes follows Coriolanus Snow, the future leader of the Capitol, as he becomes a mentor in The Hunger Games.

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Books-A-Million Haul

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A few weeks ago before my state closed all non-essential businesses and advised for social distancing, I went into a physical book store for the first time in awhile and made a purchase. Recently, I have stuck to purchasing books on my Kindle because I don’t have much shelf space and books are typically cheaper for the Kindle edition. However, I recently found some books that I have been wanting to read for a great price at Books-A-Million, which is sadly the only remaining bookstore within thirty minutes of my house. Luckily for me, all of these books were also on sale! Here’s what I found:

  • Again, but Better by Christine Riccio
Again, but Better

I have wanted to read Again, but Better for awhile, but never picked it up. They had it at my local library, so I thought that I would eventually request it and read it that way. However, with all of the physical locations of libraries shut down in my state, that is currently not an option. As a result, it makes past me happy that I decided to pick up this book when I did. Plus, I got the hardcover edition of this book for only $6!

Again, but Better follows college student Shane who decides to shake up her boring college experience by studying abroad in England.

  • Love & Luck by Jenna Evans Welch
Love & Luck (Love & Gelato, #2)

I read Love & Luck as an eARC before it came out last year. I absolutely loved this book and it makes me want to go visit Ireland someday. Since I did enjoy this book and I knew my sister wanted to read it as well, I decided to pick up a copy. Like Again, but Better, and the rest of the books on this list, it was on sale. I only paid around $5 or $6 (I could not find the price sticker for this one).

Love & Luck follows Addie who visits Ireland for her aunt’s wedding. However, Addie’s plans go in a different direction when she follows her brother on road trip around the country with her brother and his cute friend.

  • Illuminae by Amie Kauffman and Jay Kristoff
Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1)

I was so excited to find Illuminae on sale at Books-a-Million! I read Aurora Rising earlier this year and loved it, so I really wanted to pick up the other series by this author duo. Unfortunately for me, my library doesn’t have this series, so it was one that I needed purchase. I could only find the paperback for Illuminae, which is okay by me even though I do love the hardback edition, because it literally fit perfectly onto my yellow, orange, and red shelf and the hardcover would have probably been to large. I purchased this book on sale for $5.

Illuminae follows two teenagers, Kady and Ezra, who broke up the same day that their planet was invaded. Separated on different warships, Kady and Ezra try to make sense of the events around them.

  • Obsidio by Amie Kauffman and Jay Kristoff
Obsidio (The Illuminae Files, #3)

Just when I thought that I couldn’t get more excited about finding Illuminae, I also found the third books in the series, Obsidio! For Obsidio, only the hardcover edition was available. I’m not someone who needs to have all of my series be either paperback or hardcover since I sort by color rather than series, so it didn’t bother me to purchase one paperback and one hardcover. I purchased this book on sale for $6.

  • In Some Other Life by Jessica Brody
In Some Other Life

This was the impulse purchase of the bunch for me. I haven’t read any books by Jessica Brody, but I remember hearing about this book vaguely upon its release. This book was only $3, so I thought it was the perfect opportunity to read a book by a new-to-me author.

In Some Other Life follows high school student Kennedy Rhodes who turned down a private school to stay with her boyfriend who inevitably cheats on her. After she hits her head, Kennedy receives the opportunity to see what would have happened if she made the other choice.

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E-Book Haul February 2018

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There’s nothing I love more than adding a new book to my Kindle library.

Recently, I have noticed that I’ve been preferring to read books on my Kindle than reading a physical copy. If you asked me if that would be the case when I started this blog a couple years ago, I would have never believed you! However, I feel like I move a little faster and I am more motivated to read books when I can see how much percent I have read. I also really enjoy looking at the definition of words, taking notes, and highlighting important sentences which I did not do with my physical copies.

As a result, I’ve purchased a handful of e-books over the past two months. Here are my most recent purchases (any book with a review will be linked to the book’s title):

Snow in Love

I purchased this short story collection around Christmas because I was looking for some cute Christmas reads and I am a huge fan of Kasie West. Overall, I found this collection to be a little more enjoyable than other short story collections that I have read. However, most of the stories were still only average for me with Kasie West’s story as the major stand-out.

  • 99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne

99 Percent Mine

I pre-ordered this book which is huge for me since I rarely pre-order books. However, I created a list this year of books I was really looking forward to reading and wanted to make a priority. I don’t typically read books when they are first released and I find myself sometimes sad if I really like a book after the hype has died down. While I did not enjoy 99 Percent Mine nearly as much as The Hating Game by Sally Thorne, it was still an okay read for me.

  • A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

A Curse So Dark and Lonely

This was another book on my pre-order list! I’m a big fan of Brigid Kemmerer’s contemporary books, so I wanted to pick this book up especially because it falls in a different genre. Currently, I’m about a third of the way through this book and it just isn’t meeting my expectations. I hope that this will be one that picks up more in the second half of the book, since it is apparently the start of a series.

  • This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills

This Adventure Ends

I saw this book as a Kindle monthly deal in January and decided to pick it up after reading Famous in a Small Town by the same author. Emma Mills has been constantly recommended recently for fans of contemporary. Famous in a Small Town was slow for me in the beginning, but I really enjoyed the ending. While I am not completely sold for her being an auto-buy contemporary author for me, I still want to check out some of her other works. This one interested me because there are twins in this book. As a twin myself, I don’t typically enjoy books that include twins because I feel like twins are constantly portrayed at odds and as complete opposites which may represent some twins, but it definitely does not represent my relationship with my twin. As a result, I’m interested to see this book’s take on twins.

  • Fame, Fate, and the First Kiss by Kasie West

Fame, Fate, and the First Kiss

Kasie West is an auto-buy author for me so I definitely pre-ordered her February release. I am so excited to dive into this book! Even though the “famous” trope isn’t my favorite in young adult books, I’m hoping this one can sway my opinion.

 

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Discount Physical Book Haul

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Recently, I’ve found myself gravitating more towards e-books. Right now, I am trying to reorganize my room and declutter some of my belongings, so I’ve been focused on eliminating items that take up a lot of physical space. However, I have recently acquired some physical copies of books that I found for great deals. Here is what I purchased:

  • And I Darken by Kiersten White

And I Darken (The Conqueror's Saga #1)

  • Now I Rise by Kiersten White

Now I Rise (The Conqueror's Saga #2)

I found the first two books of The Conquerer’s Saga by Kiersten White at a discount store for only a couple of dollars. I’ve heard mixed reviews for this series, but the premise has always stuck with me since it first was released. I also really enjoy reading fantasy books in the winter, so I can see myself reading these soon.

  • Little Monsters by Kara Thomas

Little Monsters

I also found a copy of Little Monsters by Kara Thomas at a discount store. I’ve heard positive reviews for her books, but it’s not my typical genre. Every year, I see myself branching out into more genres. This year, I’ve found myself adding some more mysteries/thrillers so this could be a great place to start.

 

What books have you purchased recently?

Library Book Haul December 2018

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I love using my library to read books that I’m on the fence about reading or if I’m not sure that I will like enough to add to my collection. Through my library, I’ve discovered so many books out of my comfort zone that I really enjoy. Here are some of my latest reads from the library:

  • Olivia Twist by Lorie Langdon

Olivia Twist

Olivia Twist pleasantly surprised me. Even though I’m a fan of retellings, I’m not a huge classics person. As a result, this book is definitely different than the majority of books that I read. However, I ended up really enjoying this book. Olivia Twist is a “twist” on Oliver Twist where a girl pulled from the slums by a wealthy relative encounters a former friend and well-known con man from her past. While it took me awhile to get into the writing style of this book, which does have a more “classic” feel, I did really like the characters and the romance.

  • In Case You Missed It by Sarah Darer Littman

In Case You Missed It

I hadn’t heard about this book before, but I picked it up on a whim after reading the description. This book follows Sammy, a high school student, whose diary is released on the internet after someone hacks into her father’s company to expose her family’s secrets. I liked how the author has a background in internet safety, but sometimes, it came across like after school special to me. The main character wasn’t particularly likeable and the story dragged a bit at times for me. That being said, this book is extremely relevant to our current culture and could be beneficial for young people to read.

  • The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

The Belles (The Belles #1)

Unfortunately, I DNF’ed this library book. I started reading The Belles despite not generally liking fantasy books or dystopian books that are tied primarily to beauty (for example, The Uglies series). I actually renewed this book because I wanted to push past the beginning and hopefully make it to a more interesting ending. I got about halfway through this book before I put it down. For me, I wasn’t particularly interested in the world and thought the book moved too slow for my liking.

  • Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

Stalking Jack the Ripper (Stalking Jack the Ripper, #1)

This is the second book on this list that I DNF’ed. However, unlike The Belles, I can see myself picking this book up in the future. I think I picked this book up at a bad time. I went on vacation just as I started reading and then turned it back into the library shortly after I returned. The story line still interests me and I liked the dynamic between the two main characters. Even though this isn’t the highest book on my TBR list, I could see myself checking it out from the library again.

  • Shatter Me and Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1)

I checked Shatter Me and Unravel Me out from the library because I saw so many people talking about the latest book in this series, Restore Me. I missed out on the hype of this book upon its initial release and drawn away from it after reading some negative reviews. However, I was motivated to look into it after seeing how well-loved this series is by many members of the bookish community. I flew threw both the first and second book, but I’m not sure I will pick up any more. This contains many tropes popular around the time of its release that I’m not a big fan of anymore. For me, the first two books didn’t really progress the plot too much and I didn’t quite have a good grasp on the world. Still, I’m glad that I was able to check these books out of the library to have a chance to finally read them.

 

What books have you recently checked out of the library?

E-Book Haul (December 2018)

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Over the past few months, I’ve accumulated a TON of new reads through Kindle Daily Deals and Kindle Monthly Deals. If you have read any of my haul posts before, you know I am a huge fan of finding books that I’ve been wanting to read for only a few dollars on my Kindle since I don’t have any shelf space at the moment. Here are some of my most recent finds through Kindle Daily and Kindle Monthly Deals:

  • A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3)

I own all of the other books in this series on my Kindle, so it was awesome to fidn this one as a Kindle deal!

  • Roomies by Christina Lauren

Roomies

This was my first book by Christina Lauren. I heard a lot of hype surrounding this book. Plus, many people recommended this book if you enjoyed The Hating Game. This book was only okay for me and I much prefer the Christina Lauren book that I read after this one (Dating You/Hating You).

  • The Big F by Maggie Ann Martin

The Big F

I haven’t heard anything about this book, but it features a character who is starting college. I found this book particularly interesting because the main character’s college plans fell through, so now she is enrolled at a local community college. This sounds different than other books that feature a character starting college, so I’m interested to see if I end up enjoying this story.

  • The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord

The Names They Gave Us

This was one of my favorite books of the year, so I was so excited to find it as a Kindle Deal so I could have it in my collection since I read it as a library book initially. This book is recommended for fans of Sarah Dessen and I agree wholeheartedly!

  • Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

Wonder Woman: Warbringer (DC Icons, #1)

I haven’t read this story and I’m not a huge superhero person, but I really like the books that I’ve read by Leigh Bardugo so I can’t wait to read this one!

  • Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu

Batman: Nightwalker (DC Icons, #2)

Like with Wonder Woman, I’m not too into superheroes but really liked War Cross by Marie Lu so I wanted to check this one out!

  • Live Fearless: A Call to Power, Passion, and Purpose by Sadie Robertson

Live Fearless: A Call to Power, Passion, and Purpose

I’ve been wanting to read more Christian books out of the fiction realm, so I downloaded this when it appeared as a deal. I think this is targeted towards someone younger than I am. However, I’m about halfway through this book and I think it has some great messages for people of all ages.

  • The Francis Chan Collection (Crazy Love, Forgotten God, Erasing Hell, and Multiply) by Francis Chan

The Francis Chan Collection: Crazy Love, Forgotten God, Erasing Hell, and Multiply

If you ever went to youth group, you probably watched a video by Francis Chan at some point. I already have a copy of Crazy Love, but decided to pick up this whole collection when it appeared as a Kindle Daily Deal. This is a great book if you’re looking to incorporate some media as well because there are links to videos online. I recommend reading this book on a phone to more easily access the interactive elements.

  • Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian

Stay Sweet

I read Stay Sweet at the beginning of summer and absolutely loved it. I was so excited when it appeared as a Kindle Deal so I could add it to my collection and hopefully convince my sister to read it in the future.

  • My New Crush Gave to Me by Shani Petroff

My New Crush Gave to Me

This was a more recent purchase from last month in November. I was looking for a Christmas read, so it was perfect when this popped up as a monthly deal. This book is like a Christmas Netflix movie. If you’re looking for something fun to read before Christmas, I definitely recommend checking this one out.

What Kindle deals have you scored recently?

Discount Physical Book Haul September 2018

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Recently, I’ve become more interested in buying e-books since I am running out of space to store physical copies. However, I can’t pass up a good deal on a physical book that I’ve been wanting to own. Over the past couple months, I’ve picked up a few physical books at thrift stores, discount stores, or on sale at the book store. Here’s what I found:

  • Once Upon a Kiss by Robin Palmer

Once Upon a Kiss

I tried to read a book by Robin Palmer recently, The Corner of Bitter and Sweet, and just could not finish it. However, I saw this book on sale at a discount store and decided to pick it up. This is apart of the Castle High series, but I liked when I was younger, so I thought I might as well pick up the one book in the series that I didn’t own. The description of this book reminds me of 13 Going on 30. An unpopular girl in the 80s goes to the future at her high school where she’s popular and no longer associates with her former best friends.

  • The Elite, The Heir, and Happily Ever After by Kiera Cass

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I read The Selection series during summer 2017 and really enjoyed it. However, I read them through my local library and did not own any books in the series. I love the covers of these books and was so happy when I found a few at my library’s book sale or discounted at the book store. The only book I haven’t read is Happily Ever After, which contains short stories and bonus scenes.

  • The Fill-In Boyfriend and The Distance Between Us by Kasie West

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Kasie West has become an auto-buy contemporary author for me. While I own all of her books on my Kindle already (with the exception of Lucky in Love), I do want to own physical copies of her books as well to display on my bookshelf when I finally purchase one. Plus, it’s nice having two copies if my sister and I want to read one of her books at the same time.

  • I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella

I've Got Your Number

This is by far my favorite Sophie Kinsella book. Like with The Selection series, I read it through my local library and didn’t own a physical or digital copy. Luckily, I found a copy in a thrift store so I will be able to reread this book again!

 

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Summer Library Haul July 2018

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I absolutely love going to my library over the summer and walking out with a stack of new books to read. Looking over the shelves in my library, I find a lot of new books that I’ve never heard of and get the chance to read a lot of new books that I wouldn’t be able to purchase on my own. This summer, I checked out a lot of fun and new reads. Here’s what I took out and a few of my thoughts on them (any book with a full review will be linked to the book’s title):

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I absolutely loved Stay Sweet! This was the perfect book to kick of my summer reading.

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I definitely enjoyed When Dimple Met Rishi more than I expected due to some mixed reviews that I read. Like Stay Sweet, this was a light read perfect for the summer time.

  • From Twinkle, With Love by Sandhya Menon

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After reading When Dimple Met Rishi, I went in From Twinkle, With Love with higher expectations than I did Menon’s first book. Unfortunately, I think this book was just a little too young for me which made it difficult for me to connect with the stories or characters.

  • Not If I Save You First by Ally Carter

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Like with From Twinkle, With Love, I think I would have enjoyed this book more if I read it at a younger age. While I did enjoy some aspects of this book, some other areas fell flat for me.

  • Aces of Shades by Amanda Foody

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I really enjoyed Ace of Shades. While not one of my all-time favorite YA fantasies, it presented a fun world and characters. I am looking forward to the next book in this series!

  • Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart

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This book was like We Were Liars 2.0 for me. If you enjoyed We Were Liars, I would pick up this book. If you found We Were Liars not that surprising or original, I would pass on this one.

  • The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord

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This was definitely one of my favorite books of the summer! It’s definitely a tear-jerker, but one of my new favorite contemporaries.

  • Speak: The Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson 

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I haven’t read the original version of Speak, but I did see the movie, which my sister said is extremely similar to the book. After reading this graphic novel, I definitely want to read the books in its original format. Even though I haven’t read the original book, for what I know and have heard, this art in this book definitely captures the original story.

  • 99 Days by Katie Cotugno

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I didn’t go into this book with high expectations due to mixed reviews I read, but actually had a really fun reading experience with this book. If you’re not a fan of love triangles or unlikable characters than I would definitely stay away from this, however I think it would be perfect for fans of Jenny Han’s Summer trilogy.

  • How to Love by Katie Cotugno

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I have mixed feelings towards How to Love. This book is incredibly realistic. Seriously, it was like it was taken straight out of someone’s real life. However, at the same time, some parts of the story dragged for me and I didn’t find myself rooting for the romance.

 

What books have you checked out from the library recently?

E-Book Haul July 2018

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After getting my Kindle about a year and a half ago, I became obsessed with checking for Kindle Daily and Monthly Deals. I think these Daily and Monthly Deals are a great way to try out new books without worrying about shelling out $20 for a new hardcover or buying books that I borrowed from the library and loved. I’ve discovered a lot of new favorites and recent releases that I was excited for through these deals. By putting them on my Kindle, I’ve not only saved money but some space in my room which I’m in the process of decluttering.

Unfortunately, nothing was popping up that really interested in me for the past few months. This summer, however, there were several books that I just couldn’t pass up, especially this July. Here are some recent e-books that I’ve purchased through Kindle Daily and Monthly Deals as well as a few other e-books I purchased (any book with a * beside the title is still available as a US Kindle Monthly Deal throughout the month of July):

  • A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

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  • A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

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  • A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas

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I’m a huge fan of the ACOTAR series, so I was extremely excited when the first two books appeared as Daily Deals on the release date of A Court of Frost and Starlight. I was also happy to receive A Court of Frost and Starlight at a price less than the hardcover version, which I felt was a bit high for the page count despite its beautiful cover. Since I didn’t own any of the books in this series, I’m glad I now own them as e-books! Any books with a review will be linked to the book’s title.

  • The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

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I’ve been wanting to read this for awhile after seeing a lot of hype surrounding this book, so I was thrilled when it appeared as a Kindle monthly deal. This book was such a fun read!

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I’ve already read Things I Can’t Forget and enjoyed it, but read it through my library. Since I own every Hundred Oaks book as an e-book (with the exception of Stealing Parker), I was happy to add this to my e-reading collection.

  • Love, Life, and the List by Kasie West

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Love, Life, and the List is my favorite Kasie West book. I actually planned on buying this book, but for some reason, it never came in stock at any stores around me! Eventually, I borrowed it from my local library, but was sad I didn’t personally own it. Lucky for me, it showed up as a Kindle daily deal! Since I own every Kasie West book as an e-book (with the exception of Lucky in Love since I own a physical copy), to say I was excited to purchase this book at a discounted price was an understatement!

  • Top Ten by Katie Cotugno

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I’ve read two other books by Katie Cotugno, How to Love and 99 Days, and was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed them after hearing mixed reviews. Since the two books I read were on loan from the library and my library had no other books by Katie Cotugno in stock, I was so happy to see Top Ten as a Daily Deal one day.

  • Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody

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I was considering buying Ace of Shades because it was one of my most anticipated releases of the year, but decided not to after seeing a copy available in my library. Since hardcovers are fairly expensive, I wanted to wait and see if it would be a series I wanted to continue since I’m really picky about what series I read. I really enjoyed Ace of Shades and was surprised when it appeared as a Kindle Daily Deal since it was only released this year. Needless to say, I immediately added it to my Kindle collection.

  • Far From the Tree by Robin Benway

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I’ve heard a lot of positive reviews for Far From the Tree and after reading the synopsis, it sounds like a book I would really enjoy. I’ve seen this book as a Deal several times before, but always backed out and reasoned I would check it out of my library. One day when I found several Kindle Deals I was interested in, I decided to finally just purchase it!

  • Listen to Your Heart by Kasie West

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I didn’t get this as a Kindle Deal, but since it was an e-book, I purchased it at a cost less than the hardback version. Like I mentioned earlier, Kasie West books aren’t usually stocked in my area, since most of my Kasie West books are e-books, and I wanted to read this book the day it came out, I opted to purchase this as an e-book instead.

  • Stay with Me by Mila Gray*

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I’ve actually seen a few books by Mila Gray as deals and while I’ve been interested, they’ve always slipped my mind until the deal passed. This time, I decided to take the plunge and purchase one of her books. Mila Gray’s books seem like great summer romances, usually involving someone who serves in the military, and I’m excited to try out one of her books!

  • Things We Know by Heart by Jessi Kirby*

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I heard the general synopsis of this book and thought it sounded interesting, but with so many books, I forgot about it. In this story, a girl finds herself crushing on the boy who received her old boyfriend’s heart. I’m a big fan of contemporaries and I don’t believe I’ve read a book by Jessi Kirby, so I’m interested in checking this book out!

  • The Summers by Iva-Marie Palmer*

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I had never heard of this book before, but the cover really drew me in because it seems like the perfect summer read. This book seems to have a long triangle that takes places on a beach, which gives me similar feelings to Jenny Han’s Summer trilogy and Katie Cotugno’s 99 Days, except that the love triangle contains one boy and two sisters. While those aren’t my favorite contemporaries, I did have fun while reading them, so hopefully I have just as much fun reading The Summers.

  • Internet Famous by Danika Stone*

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I know I heard about this book before and included on a Top Ten Tuesday list, but with so many books always releasing and catching my attention, this one slipped to the book of my mind. I know this book is about an online romance possibly translating into real life. I love books incorporating technology, especially social media, so I can’t wait to read this one!

  • How to Keep Rolling After a Fall by Karole Cozzo*

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  • How to Say I Love You Out Loud by Karole Cozzo*

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I’ve seen Karole Cozzo’s books recommended to me on Goodreads, but I’ve never picked up one of her books. Reading the descriptions of her books, she seems to feature many characters with disabilities which is one of the main reasons why I decided to purchase these books. How to Keep Rolling After a Fall features a love interest that is in a wheelchair and How to Say I Love You Out Loud features a brother with autism and I’m excited to see how they are represented in her work.

  • Secret of a Heart Note by Stacey Lee*

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I knew the general idea of this book, but really wanted to read it after seeing JBookLover’s positive review on Booktube (see her review here). It definitely sounds like a unique concept, so I’m curious to see the execution of the idea as I read the book. I’m so happy that I will finally be able to read it!

 

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