July Book Haul

I was impressed with my self-control this month and I almost went an entire month without buying books until Indigo decided to have an epic sale. I mean, I couldn’t pass up on the points, right? So throughout the entire month I got five books all in one big splurge.

22247695After reading Anna and the French Kiss last month, I’ve been meaning to get my hands on the other two books. So my collection is finally complete! I fell in love with Anna and St. Clair’s love story and since I read that they make appearances in the other books, I had to check them out! Plus, everyone says they love this series and I can’t blame them. Stephanie Perkins has such a way with words. She makes you want to laugh, scream, cry and throw the book all at once. But, in a good way, obviously. Hopefully I can hold off on finishing this series and get to some of the books I’ve had collecting dust on my shelf for a while.

Of course, while I got this series, I also had to get some Jaci Burton as well. Who can pass up a good sports romance? Especially with those delicious covers! I have to be honest, when I first discovered Jaci Burton’s books, they were total cover buys. Don’t get me wrong, I obviously read the synopsis, but it helps to have the perfect eye candy gracing every single cover.
12683841Keeping with my romance theme, I got another Kasie West book. I have yet to read any of her books (I have two on my TBR shelf currently), but I hear good things! I always skim through a book to see if I like the writing style of the author, and I always love a good, lighthearted romance. I got On the Fence, which is about a tomboy who doesn’t know what it means to be a girl, but she falls for her neighbour. It sounds pretty good, as do her other18298225 books, so I thought I might as well add to my unread collection!

Now, the last book I bought is kind of random, and doesn’t really go with my “romancey” theme. I decided to see what all the fuss was about Simon vs. the Homo-Sapiens Agenda. It’s a book about a boy who struggles to come out being gay, and he secretly emails another boy. He becomes blackmailed by another student who threatens to expose his sexual identity to the entire student body if he doesn’t 19547856do what he’s told. I’ve seen people rave about this book, and I’ve been back and forth on reading it, but I finally took the plunge. I actually have the author’s latest book, The Upside of Unrequited, so why not? It’s a short read too, so maybe I can sneak it in sooner rather than later.

Well I guess that sums up my month for book-buying! Now, to actually get to the reading part that comes after the purchase! No more buying books until I actually read my TBR (who am I kidding? That thing is never going away.), or at least a good chunk of it.

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