January & February Book Haul!

Welcome to a new book haul! I’ll call this month’s post the “birthday edition”. Remember at the end of the year, when I talked about my new year’s resolution to go on a book buying ban? Well, this month didn’t go so well…

I received some books for my birthday and I got some gift cards for Amazon and Barnes & Noble as b-day and graduation presents. And then Book Outlet had a President’s day sale! Yikes! And then, I stopped by one of my favorite independent bookstores to “browse”, and buy a couple of books. Keep your eyes peeled for another Independent Indies post about them next month. Needless to say, I didn’t do so hot. But next month is a new month and I can start fresh again.

Another reason I’ve been shopping around is to grab some books to fulfill some of the reading challenges I’m participating in this year! Without further ado, here are my purchases from January & February! The other purchases I made later on this month will be featured in March. 🙂


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“This  One Summer” by Jillian and Mariko Tamaki -Super excited to read this! The artwork looks amazing!

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Nihongo no Satome Vocabulary Book for level N3 – I’m really set on taking the N3 level for the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) this year, so I thought this book would be a good start.

B-day gifts: 

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A super cool “50 books to read before you die” bookmark given to me as a present from my friend Lisa! I love how the titles are engraved unto the bookmark.

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Gifts from mom!

“Gabi: A Girl in Pieces” by Isabel Quintero – The cover art is really intriguing and it looks like a good read

“Hyperbole and a Half” by Allie Brosh – Been on my TBR pile for a while, it looks really funny

“The Darkest Part of Forest” by Holly Black – The newest Holly Black book?! *squeals with delight*

Paperback Outlet:

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“Eve of Darkness” by S.J. Day – Been eyeing this novel for a while

“The Devil Wears Plaid” by Teresa Medeiros – I’ve been on a Highlander romance kick recently, so I picked up this book

“The Weird Sisters” by Eleanor Brown – Impulse buy

Barnes & Noble:

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Bargain buys!

“Afterlife with Archie” Vol.1 by Roberto Aguirre – Sacasa & Francesco Francavilla – Archie comics + zombies =awesomeness!

“The Illustrated Grimms’ Fairy Tales” (Unabridged) – The artwork is nice and it includes pop-up pictures

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“Radiance of Tommorow” by Ishmael Beah – I picked this book for one of my 2015 reading challenges

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“Audrey Hepburn: International Cover Girl” – Love this actress and her look is timeless!

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A Sojourner Truth Quote Tote

And those are my purchases from January & February. What books have you bought lately? Comment below! 🙂

*All pictures taken with my Nikon camera by me

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