A Very Fangirly Book Haul (20+ books because I love making my bank account suffer)

I’M BACK!

I got back from my Poland trip on Tuesday but I wanted to take 2 more days off instead of immediately diving back into blogging and stressing myself out again.

In the last couple of days/weeks, I’ve been feeling very drained and I was stressed out to the MAX because I felt so pressured to write posts, comment on everyone’s posts, do some blog-hopping, write some more posts and so on and I almost considered taking a break!

But then my Poland trip came along and I pre-wrote a few posts that would go up while I was away. I visited my family for a few days and it was a lot of fun and a great time to relax and not worry about any obligations (including blogging)!

It was really good for me and I had time to reflect and think about some changes I wanted to make to my blog (especially schedule- and content-wise) and I am back to being motivated and HAVING FUN again. Blogging shouldn’t feel like an obligation and I’m glad that I was able to get rid of the pressure that I’ve been putting on myself!

Soooo, let’s hope that I’ve learned my lesson!


But enough about me and my #stressedout self.

As you can tell by the title, this will be a humongous book haul! I’ve accumulated all of these books in April and May even though I’ve technically been on a book buying ban but that obiviously didn’t work out LOL.

I am officially declaring a book buying ban for June though because my poor bank account needs a break! Let’s hope that I will pull through and it will go better than the last months XD

By the way, this is basically my Fierce Fangirl Friday post for tomorrow! I know it’s only Thursday but I have a blog tour post scheduled tomorrow so I am doing the post today!

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Without further ado, let’s check out which books I’ve bought in the last few months!


*all pictures are my own and I KINDLY ask you to credit me if you decide to use them!*


USED BOOKS

Ever since I discovered Medimops, which is a German website for used books, I’ve been buying sooooo many of my books from there! Sometimes you get the books for half the price or even less and all of my books have been in perfect condition so far! I check the site at least once a week to see if any new books that are on my TBR have been added!

Since I can’t order from BookOutlet because the international shipping costs are outrageous (they literally want me to pay 50$ shipping for one book????? *CRIES*), Medimops has been a great alternative! That site is for people from Germany and Austria only though!

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LOOK AT THESE BEAUTIES THEY’RE ALL USED BUT LITERALLY PERFECT. AND I GOT THE LEGEND GRAPHIC NOVEL AHHHHHHHHHH I’M CRYING BECAUSE IT’S SO PRETTY AND THE TRILOGY IS ONE OF MY FAVOURITES AND THE GRAPHIC NOVEL LOOKS SO GOOD even though I imagined Day to look a little different but #whocares IT’S GORGEOUS *insert a million heart eyes here* ❤

Books2

I got these two books from Amazon Warehouse Deals for almost half the price which is SO COOL. I love Lily Collins so I had to get her book! I’ve already started reading it and it’s so inspiring! And because I’m #dumb and I like to make my bank account suffer, I had to buy the second book in the Raven Cycle series even though I haven’t read the first one and I don’t even know if I’ll like it! But as I said, I’m #dumb and #obsessed with buying books!

Books3

These three books have been on my TBR for so long and they’re not really used but I got them from the Amazon third-party seller thingy??? If you know what I mean??? I’m so excited to read ALL OF THEM!


NON-USED BOOKS

YES, I HAVE BOTH BOUGHT AND READ THE ACOTAR SERIES IN APRIL AND MAY AND I’M SO HAPPY THAT I DID BECAUSE THEY’RE MY NEW OBSESSION AND I’M IN LOVE AND I COULD SCREAM ABOUT THEM ALL DAY. But I won’t. Just know that I could 😛


(BORING) UNI BUYS

Uni reads

I have to read these 4 books for uni and that’s all I’ll really say about them because #boring. LET’S MOVE ON!


GIVEAWAYS

I have won a Goodreads Giveaway for a German thriller and even though I don’t really read books written in German, this one sounds good! And it’s signed which is nice!

I also won a giveaway and received a Kindle copy of Seeking Mansfield! I honestly don’t remember entering the Giveaway but I’m not complaining! The books sounds lovely!


NEW RELEASES

LOOK AT HOW PRETTY STRANGE THE DREAMER IS I AM HONESTLY OBSESSED WITH THE COVER AND I STARE AT IT EVERY SINGLE DAY WOWWWWW I’M IN LOVE

Carry On has been published for a while now BUT THEY RECENTLY CAME OUT WITH THIS NEW BOOK COVER AND I FELL IN LOVE WITH IT THE MOMENT I SAW IT AND WHEN I RECEIVED IT IN THE MAIL I LITERALLY TOOK 30 PICTURES WITH IT BECAUSE #pretty #gorgeous #beautiful #incredible #WOWZA ❤ and it has a map on the inside which is SO DOPE! I CAN’T WAIT TO MEET SIMON AND BAZ!

Dimple

LAST BUT DEFINITELY NOT LEAST… Look what was waiting for me when I got back from Poland!!!!!!! I legit squealed! I’ve been anticipating When Dimple Met Rishi since last year and I CAN’T BELIEVE IT’S FINALLY HERE AND I GET TO HOLD IT IN MY HANDS!!!!!!! *heart eyes*


That’s it for my super huge and super long book haul!

I decided not to add my Kindle and Netgalley buys/accumulations because this post is long enough but I might make a seperate about those! Let me know if you’re interested!

Thanks for reading!

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Have you read any of the books that I’ve mentioned in this book haul? Which book should I read first? Have you accumulated any new books lately? Do you buy used books? Let’s chat in the comments!

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123 thoughts on “A Very Fangirly Book Haul (20+ books because I love making my bank account suffer)

  1. I CAN SEE THAT LITTLE RED NAIL OF YOURS IN THAT LAST PIC, JACKIE. XD Anyways, I’m so glad you’re back from Poland, but I’m also glad you realized some things about blogging! Blogging is DEFINITELY not meant to be something stressful, so if you need to post less or unfollow some blogs, it’s completely okay. ❤ And WOWOWOW I'm jealous!!! But YAS I'm soooo happy you got Ari and Dante — one of my favorite contemporaries ever! (Have you read Simon Vs yet??? WAIT. DID YOU READ SIX OF CROWS LIKE YOU SAID YOU WOULD???)

    And AGH I'm soooo excited to read Strange the Dreamer! I have it checked out from the library haha, but I'm buddy reading it with someone so that should be fun! WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI. I NEED. *cries* Yay for the giveaways and also yay for the Legend graphic novels! I read part of it (actually, I read the last part of Champion because I wanted to see how they would do it XD), and it was okaaaaaaay, I guess. Hope you enjoy all your new books! ❤

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    1. HAHAHA I DIDN’T EVEN NOTICE THE RED NAIL 😂😂😂

      Thank you so much May! I definitely need to try and post less and maybe unfollow some blogs that I never talk to to take off some of the stress and pressure I’ve been feeling! 💜

      Yaaaassss I’m so excited to read it! And ummmm… I haven’t.. read… either of those hehe *RUNS* 🏃🏼‍♀️

      Ohhh I hope you enjoy your buddy read! I’ve never done that before (but we should totally do one one day!). And I love the Legend graphic novels and I recently ordered the entire trilogy because I wanted to reread it so that might be happening soon! Thank you sooooo much, my dearest May 💜

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      1. Yeah, and if you don’t comment on everyone’s posts, that’s fine too! YOU first, Jackie dear. ❤

        NOOOO JACKIEEE YOU SAID YOU'D READ AT LEAST SOC. *CRIES*

        OMG WE TOTALLY SHOULD DO A BUDDY READ. Maybe Illuminae since like that's one of the books I actually own that you haven't read yet??? After you finish all your current reads of course. ❤

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      2. Awww cute May 💜

        I KNOW I DID BUT I’LL TRY TO AT LEAST READ LIKE A CHAPTER! I’ll just read it really slowly? Maybe? Like a chapter a week or something? We’ll see XD

        OMG YES! I think July might work for me! I have two buddy reads planned already but I think I can handle 3 XD if that’s okay with you?

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      3. Yes!! I’ll just read a chapter every once in a while until I can find the right time frame to binge-read the rest!

        Yes, I think I can handle 3 😉 oh that’s fine with me, we can do it late July if you want! Or even August! Depending on how badly you want to read it 😂

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      4. Alright, that’s good then! I almost felt bad for keeping you from reading it XD
        CAN I JUST SAY THAT I CAN’T WAIT TO READ IT! One of my blogger friends has made a Fangirl Friday post about Illuminae and IT GOT ME SO EXCITED! July can’t come fast enough!

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      5. JULY IS SO FAR AWAY!!! I want it to come faster because 1) Illuminae buddy read! and 2) my blog writing project thing. Buuuut I’m dreading it because 1) I need to work on all my writing stuff and the deadline is the first of July. D: XD

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      1. YAYYY *whoops* and YEAH IT IS PROBABLY VERY VERY VERY BAD.

        and YES but it’s also like, “I could be… sleeping right now.” “I could be… staring into the void right now.”

        🙂 ALSO did you know that I’m learning German right now in school? Hallo, ich spreche Deutsch nicht gut. And also I’m SUPER SORRY IF THAT IS NOT GRAMMATICALLY CORRECT *smacks self*

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      2. Hahahaha YES this is me right now! I have like 3 ARCs to read and May keeps begging me to read Six of Crows and I’m just like….. sitting here 😂

        Ahhhh! THAT WAS PERFECT JULIANNA! Can you choose to learn German at school? And how long have you been learning? TELL ME EVERYTHING XD

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      3. I KNOW. I HAVE LIKE 10 ARCS TO READ PLEASE HELp. I HAVE A NETGALLEY ADDICTION????? And haha but YOU SHOULD READ SIX OF CROWS asdffg;akf;jk

        YAY!! I AM #ACCOMPLISHED. And yes, we can choose to learn German in school 😀 and THIS IS MY SECOND YEAR OF LEARNING IT AND THE YEAR IS ALMOST OVER.

        I feel like I can *kind of* understand it but I am REALLY, REALLY bad at having conversations in real life in German? But I would love to be proficient and fluent in the language some day!

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      4. ME TOOOOO! I still have ARCs waiting to be read that I requested in like MARCH I’m literally the worst… and I’ll read SOC soon(ish) I definitely want to read it this summer!!!

        Yaaaaaasssss! That’s so cool! German is so so so SO difficult to learn if you’re not native though like I could never imagine learning it if I had a different mother tongue! It’s really hard so good luck 😉

        BUT I’M ALWAYS HERE TO HELP YOU IF YOU NEED HELP LIKE JUST HIT ME UP IN THE COMMENTS OR EMAIL ME OR USE TWITTER I DON’T CARE I’M HAPPY TO HELP 💜

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      5. Yes it’s the worsssttttt and whenever I feel like I’m getting somewhere with the ARCs, I get approved for like 5 new ones at ones and I’m back where I started 😂

        I willllll I can’t wait!

        Yay I’m glad to hear that you love it! And you’re welcome! I mean it, come to me whenever I’m happy to help! 💞

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      6. Hahahah yes I know right? Like my standards are super low for requesting books? Like if I’m 15% interested in it then I click the request button and it’s like “oh of course they won’t accept me” and then they do and it’s like “WAIT WHAT”

        And GAHHH I HOPE YOU LOVE IT!

        Yay of course! ❤

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  2. AHHHHHHHH YAY YOU’RE BACK AND OMG THIS IS AN AMAZING HAUL!!!! I really want to get the Legend graphic novels because it is one of my favourites but I don’t think I can take the heartbreak in pictures!! I read the Raven cycle and really enjoyed it, I hope you do too!! I bought the entire ACOTAR series too…and I’m hoping to read them soon! Oh I really want to read Strange the Dreamer, I have heard amazing things!!! I ALSO NEED WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI, IT HAS BECOME REQUIRED READING!!! GREAT HAUL, I HOPE YOU ENJOY ALL THESE BOOKS AND GOOD LUCK WITH THAT BAN!

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    1. YAYYY THANK YOU RENDZ! 💜

      And ahhh same, I love the Legend trilogy! I’ve already flipped through the graphic novel and it looks so good! But true, the heartbreak is going to be so painful!

      Ohhhh, please read ACOTAR soon! It’s so easy to get lost in it and you become addicted like… immediately!

      I hope you enjoy them when you read them! And THANK YOU SO MUCH! 😇🎉

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  3. Wait, you can / have to read Sherlock Holmes for uni?? I’m jealous! Great book haul, I got Solitaire on my tbr and I can’t wait to read it. The Raven Cycle is really good so I think you’ll love them!

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  4. Oh my, so many books!

    I liked the paperback cover for Carry On a lot better than the hardback cover the publisher originally chose, though I do have both on my shelf now. I preordered it and got it signed, so that’s a special little thing. 🙂

    I wouldn’t say your Uni haul is boring, really. You’ve got Sherlock on there and the Dorian Grey book is interesting. There are a lot of adaptations where he gets portrayed differently and I’d like to read the original story to see what the “truth” is.

    I’ve got a lot of the same books on my TBR but I don’t think I’ve read many of these yet. I want to get more into When Dimple Met Rishi because it starts off so well. My TBR is high and threatening, though, so I have quite a few obligation reads to get to first. *lol*

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    1. Ohhh, it’s so cool that you’ve got Carry On signed! And the new cover is just beautiful! 😍

      Hahaha, okay you’re right! I’ve really enjoyed Dorian Gray and I’m looking forward to read Sherlock!

      And I totally get that! My TBR is monstrous and it keeps getting bigger! And then there are all these Netgalley ARCs still waiting to be read and I get so overwhelmed! 😂

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  5. I can relate to the title so much omg 😂 but the acotar series looks so good all together! I loved that series as well. Have you read Throne of Glass!?

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      1. I read ACOTAR first as well, but after so many friends told me to read ToG as well, I caved and bought the whole series! And I finally started them on Tuesday night and I am already almost done the first book! It is SO good!

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  6. SO MANY BOOKS! I am still waiting for two of my books to get in so I can do a book haul because boy I bought so many books plus been gifted books this month because of my birthday. I hope you enjoy everything you got!

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  7. OMG SO MANY GREAT BOOKS! I can’t wait to see what you think of all of these, especially When Dimple Met Rishi and Stranger the Dreamer as I’ve heard some amazing things about those two books. 🙂

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  8. So glad to hear you had a great vacation! Family time is the best… I got burnt out on blogging about a year ago and it was so hard… you’ve got to do whatever you need to keep it fun! ❤ The pressure we put on ourselves is HUGE!! I love all the pretty books you bought! You are SO LUCKY to have that used book access… I LOVE used books, especially when they seem like new!! I have just downloaded Strange the Dreamer so I am SOOOO looking forward to that! Enjoy your reads 🙂

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    1. Thank you! Ugh, yes! I didn’t think that would ever happen to me but I’ve been stressing myself out lately and blogging just hasn’t been as enjoyable as it was at the start! It’s getting better though 💜

      Thank you Dani! And YES, I’m so in love with that site! It’s so cool when used books look like they were NOT used hahaha! Thank you! I really hope you enjoy Strange the Dreamer! I’ve only heard amazing things!

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  9. Honestly, even if you don’t love book one of the raven cycle, you should definitely read book two! I personally thought it was a lot better – book two is probably one of my all-time favorite books, and I think book one was a 3 star for me? so it’s definitely a change.

    AND ARI AND DANTE IS SO GOOD AAAAAAH

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  10. Great haul. I’m currently on a ban as well. mostly due to space b/c we are in the process of moving and don’t have enough bookshelves to house my books as it is… Yet in May I was set loose in a used bookstore and came out with 17 books. Some of those I’d already read but many I have not. EEK.

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  11. Good luck with your book buying ban! A lot of good books – I hope to pick up a copy of Unfiltered and Strange the Dreamer soon! 😄

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  12. Oo so many good books! And that Carry On is absolutely gorgeous! I haven’t seen that before! I think June book ban is probably for the best!

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  13. Yay, welcome back! I hope you won’t feel that blogging pressure again anytime soon – but well, it’s bound to happen to anyone, really Glad you’re motivated again though 🙂
    Fantastic book haul! I hope you’ll love The Raven Boys series as much as I did! 🙂

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  14. Instead of BookOutlet, have you tried Book Depository? They ship internationally and it often has some good deals.

    Hope you enjoy some of these books! My personal favourites are Aristotle and Dante, and ACOTAR!! I’ve also placed myself on a June book buying ban so I hope it sticks!

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      1. Sometimes I find Book Depository a little cheaper than Amazon, but the best thing I find about it is that I can purchase books in other languages and not have to pay more for post and packaging because of the international delivery. It’s my go to book store for French books.

        And I’m implementing my book buying ban as of now.

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      2. Since I was little. My grandparents taught me as they used to spend 2 months in France every year. I also studied it at school and university. I’m a little rusty though as I haven’t spoken it for a while.

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  15. EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THESE I WANT!!!!! I have been SO bad lately for just buying books…all the time…when I have a bunch to read already…it’s a really bad habit that I’m having a hard time breaking…

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  16. Awesome Haul! You have bought lots of amazing reads! The used books really looks like New. I love ACOTAR Series! I recently finished ACOWAR and I loved it. I can’t wait to read When Dimple Met Rishi!
    Hope you enjoy reading all of these books! 🙂

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  17. Welcome back! I bought The Raven Boys this month too! I have been eyeing the new cover for Carry On for so long now. All that I’m waiting for is for the book to pop out in my local bookstore.
    I haven’t read ACOTAR although I hauled ACOMAF this month. The book buying is never ending even though i’m technically on a book buying ban too. 😭😭

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    1. Thank you! I really hope you’ll enjoy the Raven Boys, I’ve only heard amazing things! And fingers crossed!

      Ahhhhh please read ACOTAR!!! It’s so addicting and I couldn’t stop reading! I’m literally obsessed with the series now 😍

      And you want to know something? A few hours after I posted this and talked about the book buying ban, I ordered 8 (!!!) new books! I’m the worst 😭😭😭

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      1. Ooo… I should start reading ACOTAR soon. My never ending TBR pile. 😦

        It’s okay, I never succeeded in a book buying ban either. Whenever my eyes land on a “Book Fair” advertisement online, my eyes will always sparkle and any previous thoughts on being on a book buying ban is thrown out of the window. *Pats* I shall give you an advice that I hope will work. That is to not visit any websites that sells books or any bookstores. I managed to stop buying books for 1 month just by doing that. But afterwards when I found out that I missed out on a Mega book sale which have books discounted up to 90%, boy, I was pissed. T^T

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      2. Oh yes, I feel the same! I check my Amazon wishlist every day to see if the prizes went down and if they did I immediately buy the book! But you’re totally right! If I stopped checking those sites I’d probably stop buying all these books 😂 thanks for the advice, I’ll try to do that for the next weeks! And fingers crossed I won’t miss out on any discounts XD

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  18. That UK cover of “Strange the Dreamer” should be the main cover lol. I started listening to it and the world building is top notch. I’m also excited for “When Dimple Met Rishi.” Nice book haul! Never feel guilty when you treat yourself lol

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