April Book Haul: Springtime Edition

Welcome to another monthly book haul! Spring is finally here with its nicer weather, and I’m hoping to start doing a little more outside reading now. April was a busy month in general and in my bookish life. I’m staying ahead of where I need to be in my Goodreads challenge, spending more time reading (and less on social media), and continuing to read through my massive book collection.

This month I did well at controlling my book buying. Compared to recent months, April’s haul is pretty slim. I finally took a trip to a newish local comic book store in the Metro Detroit area, called Vault of Midnight. I posted a picture or two on my Instagram, but I might write-up a little post on it in my blog. I had a great experience and definitely will be shopping there again.

Also I went to another awesome used book sale with my friend Stephanie from Life’s a Cup of Tea while she was in town. I found some great books and spent hardly anything. There are so many good May book releases for this month so hopefully I can resist the temptation! Onto the haul!


Zodiac Starforce: By the Power of Astra by Kevin Panetta (Writer), Paulina Ganucheau (Illustrator): This comic is giving me serious Sailor Moon vibes!

Jonesy Vol.1 by Sam Humphries (Writer), Caitlin Rose Boyle (Illustrator): I’ve been collecting the single issues, but I was finally able to find the fist full volume.

Brave Chef Brianna #1 by Sam Sykes (Writer), Selina Espiritu (Illustrator): I love Kaboom! comics and the story seems like a lot of fun.

Wayward #1 by  Jim Zub (Writer, Illustrator), Steve Cummings (Illustrator), John Rauch (Illustrator)

America #1 by Gabby Rivera (Author), Joe Quinones (Illustrator): Everyone has been talking about this comic, so I couldn’t resist picking it up. I love that I’m seeing more and more comics everyday.

The Pirate Bride by Sharon Drake: Historical Romance for the win!

Moonlight Over Paris by Jennifer Robson

One of the Guys by Lisa Aldin

Audacity by Melanie Crowder

1001 Things Everyone Should Know About African-American History by Jeffrey C. Stewart: Love this! Always need to brush up on my history!

Don’t Fail Me Now by Una La Marche: This seems like an interesting contemporary featuring two people from different backgrounds.

When Everything Changed by Gail Collins

ARCs/Review Copies

Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner: This was on my TBR after seeing some great reviews of it in the blogosphere. Glad I was able to get a review copy.

That concludes this April’s book haul! What books did you buy this past month? What books have you recently added to your TBR? Tell me in the comment section below.:)

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5 thoughts on “April Book Haul: Springtime Edition

    1. I saw Zodiac Starforce on your blog first, and it caught my eye. Hopefully I get to them soon. I’m so behind on my graphic novel/comics reading.

  1. You live in/near Detroit? I was born in Windsor, just across the river! And I should go comic-shopping soon: it’s been too long!

    As for April’s books, I bought The New Jim Crow and Hanya Yanagihara’s A Little Life (cuz it’s just too long to read from the library). I also set up a membership at a nearby indie shop which will also special order anything in print, so I’m looking forward to doing more business with them (love their politics)!

    Hope you’re having a good May!

    1. Yep, I live in the Detroit Metro area. I haven’t been to Windsor in some years, but I used to go all the time as a kid, but I need to go back since I’m so close to the area. I’ve been hearing a lot of good things about Yanagihara’s book, but haven’t read it yet. And that’s so cool that you got a membership at your local book shop. I love my indie shops and they always go above and beyond to help me find books or just recommend different reads. 🙂 Happy Reading!

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