Book Haul

Book Haul: June 2017

Hey guys! I have a massive book haul for June; a total of 42 books! This has been a great month for me when it comes to book collecting! I went to BookCon for the second time, June 3rd and 4th, and was able to snag some pretty cool books, swag, and ARCs (Advanced Reader’s Copies); along with getting some books signed by my favorite authors! It was an amazing experience! Now on to the haul..!

BOOKCON

BookCon is a convention that took place this year in NYC. It’s an experience made just for book lovers! You are able to meet your favorite authors, get autographs, snag free books and ARCs, obtain rad bookish swag, and attend panels hosted by authors on numerous different topics. Here’s what I was able to grab up:

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Zenith authors Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings, along with my best friend Miranda
  • Zenith- Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings
    • Signed ARC
  • Jane, Unlimited- Kristin Cashore
    • ARC
  • A Fierce and Subtle Poison- Samantha Mabry
    • Signed
  • All the Wind in the World- Samantha Mabry
    • Signed ARC
  • The Body Institute- Carol Riggs
  • Black Bird of the Gallows- Meg Kassel
    • Signed
  • Thief of Lies- Brenda Drake
    • Signed
  • True Born- L.E. Sterling
    • Signed
  • Running Full Tilt- Michael Currinder
    • Signed ARC
  • Select- Marit Weisenberg
    • Signed ARC
  • A Map for Wrecked Girls- Jessica Taylor
    • ARC
  • Gatekeepers- Jen Lancaster
  • There’s Someone Inside Your House- Stephanie Perkins
    • Partial ARC
  • The Child Finder- Rene Denfeld
  • The Golden Compass- Philip Pullman
    • My third copy of this book (it’s one of my favorites!)

OWLCRATE

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If you don’t know, Owlcrate is a book subscription box for Young Adult book lovers. Each box contains a book (in this case 2 books) and book swag such as bookmarks, tea, bath bombs, pins, and more! This month’s theme was Make It Out Alive. Here’s what I got:

  • The Sandcastle Empire- Kayla Olson
  • New World Rising- Jennifer Wilson

NOCTURNAL READER’S BOX

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Just like Owlcrate, Nocturnal Reader’s Box is a subscription box for fans of horror, sci-fi, and psychological thrillers. This box always comes with at least 2 books, plus bookish swag! This month’s theme was All Hail King, a box specifically for Stephen King fans. Of course I had to have it being a HUGE fan of Stephen King! Here’s what I got:

  • Gwendy’s Button Box- Stephen King
  • Pork Pie Hat- Peter Straub

STEPHEN KING BOOKS

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Since I have so many books in this haul by Stephen King, I decided to just group them together. As you can see, I’m slowly but surely building my Stephen King collection. These are not my complete collection; only what I bought in June. I will not be including Gwendy’s Button Box in this list since it was mentioned above.

  • The Bachman Books
    • This is a collection of short stories
      • Rage, The Long Walk, Roadwork, The Running Man
      • Rage is currently no longer in print; therefore, extremely hard to find. I got this copy off of eBay and I couldn’t be more excited!
  • The Skeleton Crew
  • Salem’s Lot: Illustrated Edition
  • End of Watch
    • Book 3 in the Mr. Mercedes series
  • Under the Dome
  • Duma Key
  • Desperation
  • The Dead Zone
  • Rose Madder

MISCELLANEOUS BOOKS

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  • Tsarina- J. Nelle Patrick
  • The Future of Us- Jay Asher
  • Wonder- R.J. Palacio
  • Lair Of Dreams- Libba Bray
    • Book 2 of The Diviners series
  • Pathfinder complete series- Orson Scott Card
    • Pathfinder, Visitors, Ruins
  • Crazy House- James Patterson

E-BOOKS

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  • Tiger Lily- Jodi Lynn Anderson

E-ARCS

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From Netgalley:

  • The End of the World Running Club- Adrian J. Walker

From Penguin’s First to Read program:

  • When I am Through With You- Stephanie Kuehn
  • The Dying Game- Asa Avdic
  • The Luster of Lost Things- Sophie Chen Keller

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20 thoughts on “Book Haul: June 2017

  1. 42 books!!! Wow, I don’t think I’ve had a haul that big, like, ever. Amazing! Of course, I lingered the longest around The King’s pile (surely that’s what he should be called??), and I haven’t read any apart from one (he has written more books than I’ve probably read in life or something xD) Dead Zone is what hooked me on Stephen King back when I was maybe 14 though! You haven’t read it yet, right? It’s amazing.

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    1. I will have to put The Dead Zone at the top of my King reading list. Planning on reading 1 King a month. Most are so big that it takes a good portion of time to read. (IT took me a whopping 2 weeks 😅) If I were to recommend one King to read it would be 11/22/63. It’s AMAZING!! It may even be my favorite book of all-time! History, time travel, JFK, a touch of horror/paranormal. What’s not to love?!
      And 42 books? Yeah, I typically don’t get that many in one month, but BookCon was a huge addition and those were all free. And my Stephen King haul were BOGO at a used book store in my small-town so I paid under $40 for all of them! It was a steal! I’m a bargain book buyer so I rarely ever pay full price for a book.

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      1. That IS a steal!! And I don’t actually have that one by King yet. I’ve heard about it 🙂 yes, they can take a while, but it’s so worth it! Have you read The Stand? It’s my most recent read of his, and it was amazing. I should read more of his books!

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    1. This is not a typical book haul month for me for sure! It was just a good month. And BookCon is great. I’ve gone twice now. If you ever get the chance to go, I highly recommend going! It’s so much fun and a great way to interact with fellow book lovers and authors!

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