Happy August everyone!
It’s been a good run for me so far, in terms of reading and I want to share my mid-year book haul! These are the ones I bought and received since April.
After donating two boxes of books earlier this year, I decided to buy books only if I’m sure that I’m going to read it or it’s something I read before that I want a personal copy for keeps.
Physical Copy Book Haul
📚 The Soulmate Equation by Christina Lauren – Not a superfan but I enjoyed Christina Lauren’s Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Dating. I wanted to read more books from them. Besides, there are a lot of positive reviews for this book which makes me really excited!
📚 The Silvered Serpents by Roshani Chokshi – While I think I already have moved forward from reading fantasy novels, I still want to give this a try. I had The Gilded Wolves already that’s why I bought this book!
📚 Isn’t It Bromantic? by Lyssa Kay Adams – I had the audiobook on loan, but I needed a print or e-book to read along. I inquired for a print copy from my local bookstore but they didn’t have it yet. After a few days, I bit the bullet and 1-clicked this from Amazon. Then a friend told me it was already available locally. This is why I ended up with both physical and digital copies! No regrets though, as it was my favorite from the series! I’ll post my review soon!
📚 The Silence of Bones by June Hur – I’ve been wanting to read this since I love historical K-dramas. This is set in Joseon Era but with murder stuff so color me very intrigued 👀🔪🔪
📚 The Intimacy Experiment by Rosie Danan – I loved Danan’s debut, The Roommate. I’m very excited to read this one because I enjoyed Naomi’s character!
📚 Dial A For Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto – I’ve already read this one last month and I really enjoyed it! It was utterly hilarious and I loved the romance subplot! Definitely recommended!
📚 The Perfect World of Miwako Sumida by Clarissa Goenawan – I got this signed finished copy of this book from the author in exchange for a review. I’ve skimmed some of the contents and found it really intriguing! I’m excited to read this one!
Second Hand Books
My friend, JM (@JustReadJM), was selling some of his books and found some I really loved but didn’t have physical copies yet. I bought these four books from him!
📚 Sadie by Courtney Summers – This is my favorite YA thriller. I can still feel the goosebumps just by thinking about my whole reading experience.
📚 Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy – One of my favorite contemporaries ever! I’m so glad I got this because this is a signed first edition!
📚 Meet Cute by Helena Hunting – I really had fun listening to the audiobook, thank you, Teddy Hamilton. I’m excited to re-read this one!
📚 The Friend-Zone by Abby Jimenez – I enjoyed this one in audio as well. Thanks again, Teddy Hamilton! 😂 This is one of my favorite books of 2019!
Kindle Book Haul
I’m not about to expose myself to the ones I got on BookBub deals for free. Yep, there’s more! But I’m only showing the ones I bought and spent actual money on hahaha! 🤣
From these, I’ve managed to read Mutually Beneficial, Undercover Bromance, Isn’t It Bromantic? and Dare To Live, Dare To Love. I enjoyed the first three books I mentioned, while the last one was a DNF.
Digital Review Copies
📚 Love, Comment, Subscribe by Cathy Yardley – Highschool frenemies turned unlikely collaborators. This will be out on October 1, 2021 by Montlake.
📚 If The Shoe Fits by Julie Murphy – a Cinderella retelling! Cindy, a shoe designer, volunteers to fill in for a spot at her stepmother’s reality dating competition. This will be released on August 03, 2021 by Hyperion Avenue.
📚 Like A Love Song by Gabriela Martins – Teen pop star, Natalie, agrees to fake date budding actor William Ainsley to save her image. But fake starts to get real as things progress. This will be out August 03, 2021 by Delacorte Press.
📚 The One True Me & You by Remy K. England – One small fandom convention. One teen beauty pageant. One meet cute waiting to happen. This book will be released on March 1, 2022 from Wednesday Books.
📚 The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood – When a fake relationship between scientists meets the irresistible force of attraction, it throws one woman’s carefully calculated theories on love into chaos. This book will be released on September 14, 2021 from Berkley Romance.
📚 Donut Fall in Love by Jackie Lau – A baker provides the sweetest escape for an actor in this charming romantic comedy. This comes out on October 26, 2021 by Berkley Romance.
📚 Fools in Love edited by Rebecca Podos & Ashley Herring Blake – An anthology that plays with some of the most popular romance tropes brought by fifteen bestselling YA authors. This collection releases on December 7, 2021 by Running Press Kids.
📚 The Love Con by Seressia Glass – Cameron cosplays as a fake boyfriend for his best friend, Kenya, for a reality show competition. But their feelings for each other are as real as they can be. This releases on December 14, 2021 from Berkley Romance.
From this bunch, I’m most excited about The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood! I love my STEM romance so much! I’ve already read Like A Love Song by Gabriela Martins for a Blog Tour and I loved it so watch out for my review soon!
So here goes my reading plan for the rest of the year! Since most titles from my physical book haul are ones I’ve already read. I can focus on the titles in my Kindle!
Reading Update 📖
As of writing, I’m currently reading Sunny Song Will Never Be Famous by Suzanne Park. I’m about halfway through the book and I have to admit it’s a little slow for my liking. I hope it picks up because I like the premise.
I also picked up The Intimacy Experiment by Rosie Danan, just so I can balance the sweet YA with this steamy adult romance hahaha!
Let’s Chat! 💬
Tell me about the books you’ve recently hauled! Which book are you most excited for?