Anna: Happy Saturday, bookish friends! Here’s my library/library sale haul from this morning. My currently reading pile is about to get a whole lot bigger!
Disappearing Earth and Mostly Dead Things are long-awaited, very-anticipated holds. I have high expectations!
I’m stocking up for My Harry Potter re-read. I grew up reading my family’s copy of Order of the Pheonix which is completely falling apart and now bound together by tape. I snagged this copy for 50 cents!
One of my current reads is The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls, so when I saw another book by her I couldn’t resist. I’m captivated by her writing and excited to try some of her fiction!
Have you read any of these? Check them out!
Alexis: Book haul!
Barnes and Noble is having a buy one get one paperback half off.
I’ve been meaning to read Florida for a while now, but my professor recommend it so I finally picked it up!
I’m looking forward to reading Vicious, as it’ll be my first VE Schwab read.
Have you read either of these?
Alexis: Yesterday, I went to a secondhand bookshop called 2nd and Charles. My mom and I both had three bins full of books we wanted to sell or donate, so we sold as many as we could!
But while we were there, I wanted to find one book to get that I’ve been meaning to read. And that book was The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George.
Earlier this year, I read The Book of Dreams by Nina George and I loved it! It was a five star read for me. I can’t wait to read The Little Paris Bookshop next week before grad school starts.
Alexis: About a month ago, I requested three books from the library, and of course they all came around the same time!
- Nocturna by Maya Motayne
- The Editor by Steven Rowley
- The Scent Keeper by Erica Bauermeister
I already started Nocturna, and I can’t wait to read the other two!
On a different note, what’s your favorite Starbucks drink? I usually go for a matcha latte with almond milk, but the espresso machine was down, so I settled for a green tea frappuccino.
Check out the books below!
Alexis: We love book mail! We’re so thankful to have won We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faaizal and China Dream by Ma Jian through Bookstagram giveaways.
I’m roadtripping to my grad school city tomorrow to finalize my apartment. I can’t wait to have my own space and get a ton of writing done!
I’m looking forward to cracking one of these books open on the drive.
While I was in Kansas City this week, I visited a used bookstore and got these two books: The Blood Flower by Anita Amirrezvani and The Star-Touched Queen by Roshanki Chokshi.
I can’t wait to read them!
What are your weekend plans? I went to my cousin’s bridal shower today and I’m going to a Lebanese food festival tomorrow. I hope you all have a great rest of your weekend!
A bookstore where everything is $3 or under? Yes, please! I picked up four books, the max I should probably put in my suitcase, from Lucky Dog Books in Dallas, Texas. My boyfriend, who reads nonfiction/business books, found 5 books!
- On Gold Mountain by Lisa See
- Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge
- Water Wings by Kristen den Hartog
- Rose’s Garden by Carrie Brown
Anna: I love a good thrift haul! Here’s a small one from yesterday. I think it’s safe to say I found a new favorite spot. Not only did I get to dresses for spring, but I picked up a new romance and an old favorite both for under a dollar!
What’s your favorite weekend activity?
Time for a book haul! I ran to Target last night (in the pouring rain) because I needed cookie dough ice cream.
I told myself I was only going to read library books for a while, but both King of Scars and Pachinko were 20% off. Whoops!
These are two of my highly antipcated reads and I can’t wait to crack them open, after I’ve finished my library books, of course.
Alexis: The little snow that we got turned into mush and then rain, so I was able to get my library books! Here’s a library haul part 2.
- Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
- The Afterlife by Thomas Pierce
- Caraval by Stephanie Garber
- The River of Doubt by Candice Millard
For a change of pace, I’m intersecting my fantasy reads with some different genres! Even though I love fantasy and YA fantasy, I’m tired of the same tropes being recycled (I’m looking at you, love triangle). Sometimes I need to take a break and read something different.