March’16 Bookhaul

Oh my, oh my. What an insane month!
I didn’t only get around to read a lot, I also bought waaaay too many books. Oopsie!

But I have to say I didn’t buy a lot of books in December, January, and February so I think it’s okay to go over the tops once in a while. Also, I was on vacation at my parents’ in Germany and of course I had to order some (used) books while being there and I did a little shopping too…

So I accumulated 21 books altogether. I know, I know…it’s massive. I was hoping to be able to picture all of the books, but the package I have been waiting to arrive for ages, but they haven’t arrived yet and I lend the other book to my friend.

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These are all my books. Please ignore The Demon King. I bought it long ago but my parents sent it with the rest of the books and I hauled it by accident…

Some of the books I ordered used from Rebuy, others I got on sale in German bookstores and others were just regular priced books. There are many German books – sorry guys! I will link you the English translation if available.

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July Book Haul & August TBR

Yeah…I admit it, I have gone totally crazy in July… But to my defense, my local bookstore dealer had discount so I just couldn’t resist. Some books were as cheap as 1€ and some even free. Yay!

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February Bookhaul part 2 (Ebooks)

After I showed you all the paperback books I accumulated in my last post, I will show you today all the ebooks I got throughout this months.

The Duff by Kody Keplinger

Seventeen-year-old Bianca Piper is cynical and loyal, and she doesn’t think she’s the prettiest of her friends by a long shot. She’s also way too smart to fall for the charms of man-slut and slimy school hottie Wesley Rush. In fact, Bianca hates him. And when he nicknames her “the Duff,” she throws her Coke in his face.

But things aren’t so great at home right now, and Bianca is desperate for a distraction. She ends up kissing Wesley. Worse, she likes it. Eager for escape, Bianca throws herself into a closeted enemies-with-benefits relationship with him.

Until it all goes horribly awry. It turns out Wesley isn’t such a bad listener, and his life is pretty screwed up, too. Suddenly Bianca realizes with absolute horror that she’s falling for the guy she thought she hated more than anyone.

Never Never – Part One by Colleen Hoover and Terryn Fisher

Best friends since they could walk. In love since the age of fourteen.
Complete strangers since this morning.
He’ll do anything to remember. She’ll do anything to forget.

 

 

 

 


Siddhartha
by Herman Hesse

Siddhartha, written by Hermann Hesse in 1920 deals with a man’s lifelong search for self discovery during the time of Buddha. He grows up the son of a Brahman, and his quest for self discovery takes him through living as an asthetic until he actually meets the Buddha, but decides not to follow him, but rather discover the joys of sex and a wealth through a beautiful courtesan. He lives the life of the Playboy until one day he renounces it all to seek a more spiritual being. In the end Siddhartha does find enlightenment.

 


To All The Boys I Loved Before
Jenny Han

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is the story of Lara Jean, who has never openly admitted her crushes, but instead wrote each boy a letter about how she felt, sealed it, and hid it in a box under her bed. But one day Lara Jean discovers that somehow her secret box of letters has been mailed, causing all her crushes from her past to confront her about the letters: her first kiss, the boy from summer camp, even her sister’s ex-boyfriend, Josh. As she learns to deal with her past loves face to face, Lara Jean discovers that something good may come out of these letters after all.

 


Alarm
Shay Savage

Chloe’s life is safe and comfortable. Meeting a tall, dark stranger covered in tattoos is not in her plans. Bad boys just aren’t her type, even if they gorgeous and built like a brick wall. The alarms in her head warn that Aiden Hunter is definitely on the list of men her mother told her to avoid, but she doesn’t listen.

Still, she finds herself drawn to Aiden and the excitement she is missing in her own life. He fills her days with thrills and danger, and her nights with passion she’s never experienced before. Even though she knows he’s hiding something from her, Chloe pushes away her concerns and dives into this new way of living.

Near the beach in Miami, Aiden teaches her to live life to the fullest as Chloe battles the internal warning bells that tell her to be wary. By the time she realizes her fears may be justified, it’s too late.

Aiden’s past is catching up to him, but is he the hunter or the hunted?

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February Bookhaul (part 1)

Wow, another month is nearly over. Can you believe it’s March soon? March also mean one moth closer to spring. Here in Finland this will likely take another 2 months since real spring won’t starts before the end of April.

Anyway, this month I lost my mind a little when it comes to buying books. I actually said I won’t buy as much as I did in January but well…I got 29 books all together. OMG!
14 regular books and 15 Ebooks. Because it’s such a massive book haul, I will divide it into regular, paperback books and Ebooks.

So that’s the entire pile of craziness that I bought from Academic Bookstore, Suomalainen Kirjakauppa, Sofie Secondhand Bookstore and Rahva Raamat (Tallinn).

So as you can see I really got A LOT of books. But let’s start to get a bit more into detail.

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January Bookhaul

I know, January is not over yet, but I’m confident that I won’t buy any more books this month. All together I got 21 books of which 10 are E-Books, that may or may not have been partly free on Amazon and 11 normal books in either paperback or hardcover.

I got two books in Germany, while I was there over Christmas and New Year’s to spend with my family and friends.

THE first one, “Still” (Silent), was a recommendation of my Godfather’s wife, and is by the German writer Zoran Drvenkar, who was born in Croatia but came to Germany at the age of 3.

The book tells the story of a girl that has escaped her captures, but hasn’t spoken a single word ever since she returned, and only sits on a chair and stairs out of the window. Mika Stellar now tries to find out more about the men who made her silent. He wants revenge for they did to her and won’t stop until he has found these men.

“When the lakes remain silent, silent death arises.
A man, who is looking for his daughter but loses his identity with it.  A girl, staring out of the window for six year,  waiting for someone to bring her the key to her memory.  Four men and one mission, that consists of hunger and discipline, and doesn’t spare any sacrifice. A winter in Germany, a lake in the forest and shadows that move underneath the ice.”

There are many 5-Star ratings and praises for this book and it really sounds thrilling! Usually, I don’t read thrillers or crime a lot, but this definitely caught my attention.

THE second one is “Kein Rockstar für eine Nacht”  (org. title “Lick”) by Kylie Scott. That was a lucky find while browsing the bookstore and it sounded interesting, so I bought it.

“Waking up in Vegas was never meant to be like this.

Evelyn Thomas’s plans for celebrating her twenty-first birthday in Las Vegas were big. Huge. But she sure as hell never meant to wake up on the bathroom floor with a hangover to rival the black plague, a very attractive half-naked tattooed man, and a diamond on her finger large enough to scare King Kong. Now if she could just remember how it all happened.

One thing is for certain, being married to rock and roll’s favourite son is sure to be a wild ride.”

I’m actually super excited to read this book. It just sounds so entertaining and fun! And I really dig these kind of novels! Continue reading “January Bookhaul”