Book Haul #15: Feb 2014 Acquisitions

It’s been over a month since my last book haul so I reckoned I needed to post one before February ends! No sales this month but I was able to get some nice books! I bought a bunch of YA contemporaries that I just now realize all have pretty yellow spines. (See photo below!)

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Kristen Paige Madonna – Finger Prints Of You
Sara Zarr – What We Lost
Gwendolyn Heasley – Where I Belong
Jennifer E. Smith – This Is What Happy Looks Like

Earlier this Feb, I also bought copies of Tahereh Mafi’s books for her upcoming signing in the Philippines! (So excited!) I had to get another copy of Shatter Me because the one I had signed when Tahereh came to Manila for the first time was the one with the outdated cover!

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Tahereh Mafi – Unite Me
Tahereh Mafi – Shatter Me
Tahereh Mafi – Ignite Me
Laurie Halse Anderson – The Impossible Knife Of Memory (Signed)

the impossible knife of memory

laurie halse anderson

Lastly, I bought a copy of The Impossible Knife Of Memory, which was high on my list of 2014 Standalones TBR! I was so excited to see that it was a signed copy! What a lucky find, right? ;-)

Have you read any of the books mentioned above? What awesome books did you get recently?

Hazel @ Stay Bookish

Hazel Ureta is an advocate of stories. She is the blogger and Editor-In-Chief of Stay Bookish because she loves talking about books. She enjoys reading Young Adult novels the most and writes them too.
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  1. Charlotte @ Gypsy Reviews on February 22, 2014 at 7:09 am

    I’m so envious that you guys can find signed copies in your bookstores! I haven’t read most of the books you posted but I really love how you sort of colour-coordinated them :) Happy reading Hazel!

  2. Sunny A on February 22, 2014 at 7:25 am

    Such awesome photography Hazel! The only book I’ve read and heard of there besides The Shatter Me series is This is What Happy Looks Like. Loved it. Happy reading :)

  3. Shelly on February 22, 2014 at 9:12 am

    Ahhh what a great book haul! The yellow covers are all so pretty (yellow is my favourite colour)! And it’s so great that you found a signed copy of The Impossible Knife of Memory, it’s been on ‘to-read’ list for a while. Hope you enjoy all the new books! :D

  4. Aarati on February 22, 2014 at 10:28 am

    Cool haul. I wish we could get signed books too. Actually scratch that, I wish we could get this paperbacks in our country. Happy reading. stop by my StS if you can.

  5. Kayla Elizabeth on February 22, 2014 at 11:00 am

    I started ‘The Impossible Knife of Memory’ on Thursday and finished it within 24 hours, it was amazing. I tweeted this, but Laurie Halse Anderson just gets it… she gets it and it shows in her brilliant books :)

    Okay, I will stop the fangirling :)

  6. Veronica Robles on February 22, 2014 at 11:48 am

    Such pretty yellow spines! I bought “This is what happy looks like not that long ago”. And I’ve been meaning to read “Where I Belong”. Your Book haul makes me happy! :)

  7. KATJA on February 22, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    Super haul, and I love the way you’ve colour grouped the spines :)

  8. Rachel on February 22, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    You always make everything look so pretty! These pictures are beautiful. I’ve read This is What Happy Looks Like. It wasn’t as good as her first book, but it was decent enough. I hope you like it a lot better than I did! AHH I need to read Ignite Me. I have it out from the library but haven’t started it yet. I’m scared of how it ends!

  9. Mel@thedailyprophecy on February 22, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    I love signed books and she has a great signature! I really like the colorful, yellow spines :D Happy reading!

  10. Lisa @ Lisa Likes Books on February 22, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    Laurie Halse Anderson has such a pretty signature. I would love to have a book signed by her. I actually did check out The Impossible Knife of Memory from the library when it first came out, but there were so many people waiting for it that I didn’t have time to read it. Boo. I liked This Is What Happy Looks Like. A lot of people were saying it wasn’t as good as The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, but I think I liked it just as well if not more. Enjoy! :D

  11. Georgie @ What She Reads on February 22, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    Okay, so I am so jealous of your signed copy. My bookstore does the same thing when they’ve had an author in they get them to sign so many of their book and then they sell them but so far all I have been able to find are cookbooks (not that i’m really complaining).

    I love that you grouped them in colour and what a lovely depth of field… 50mm?

    I still need to steal back my sister’s copies of Tahereh Mafi Shatter Me series (as I’m the best older sister in the world and bought her the whole series before I read it myself). Oh, and This is What Happy Looks Like is high on my TO BUY list.

    Great haul little lady :-)

  12. Kayla @ The Thousand Lives on February 22, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    Great book haul! I really want to read Jennifer Smith’s books – they look so cute <3 And Anderson's signature is SO BEAUTIFUL. Seriously, it's like art

  13. Leigh @ Little Book Star on February 22, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    You take such great pictures of books :D I also have This Is What Happy Looks Like and Shatter Me but have not read TIWHLL. Hope you enjoy all of your books!

  14. Cee on February 22, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    I love the color organization in these pictures! :D I really hope This Is What Happy Looks Like is awesome. I love the font sooo much! :D

  15. Alexa S. on February 23, 2014 at 2:43 am

    You take such pretty book photos! Love that you got another copy of Shatter Me :) I think the covers with the eyes on them are really pretty! Also, I enjoyed This is What Happy Looks Like — super cute contemporary!

  16. Cait @ Notebook Sisters on February 23, 2014 at 4:49 am

    That’s awesome how they’re colour-coordinated! YAY. Love that! I once did every bookshelf in our house in colours…it looked amazing. But then my family got cross because they couldn’t find any books. Boo. They changed them all back. ;) My StS!

  17. Biena on February 23, 2014 at 7:51 am

    Book haaaulll! I love that it’s color coordinated! Are you aiming for a green and yellow February?

  18. Chiharusei on February 23, 2014 at 9:33 am

    I haven’t come across a copy of, The Impossible Knife Of Memory, and I’ve been dying to get my hands on it. Do you have any suggestions where I could still get it? I’m also from the Philippines. :)

    • Hazel @ Stay Bookish on February 24, 2014 at 10:33 am

      I bought mine at Fullybooked, Rockwell! :D Hope you find a copy!

  19. Annie on February 23, 2014 at 11:56 am

    I love your photgraphs – they’re one of the reasons why your book hauls are one of my favourite posts to read! You’ll have to tell me how Fingerpirnts of You and This Is What Happy Looks Like are! They’ve been on my TBR for a while but I’ve never got to them!

  20. Iris on February 23, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    I love what you did with the color organization! The yellow spines really pop out ! I always love the photos you take :) I have the Shatter Me books as well (all of them in hardcover! *yay!*)

  21. Isa on February 24, 2014 at 10:28 am

    Saw your books haul photos on tumblr, they’re gorgeous! Shatter Me has made it’s way at the top of my wishlist, I keep hearing amazing things about the writing and Warner. Also, those covers are beautiful. Laurie Halse Anderson’s signature is so pretty! Hope you enjoy your new books. :)

  22. Nikki @ The Paper Sea on March 3, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    I didn’t enjoy The Impossible Knife of Memory much, but damn, Laurie Halse Anderson’s signature is beautiful! It’s so elegant. *_____*

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