Not buying books when you enter a bookstore feels like depriving yourself of water when you’re really damn thirsty.

Anyway, here are some of my recent book acquisitions!


1. Mark Haddon – A Spot Of Bother
2. Ernest Hemingway – The Sun Also Rises
3. Gayle Forman – If I Stay
4. Gayle Forman – Where She Went
5. Jamie McGuire – Beautiful Disaster

The first two books were bought secondhand at a very low price from a small nameless stall at a street near school. I’ve read Haddon’s The Curious Incident and liked it so I was naturally curious about A Spot Of Bother. I’ve never read Hemingway before but he is one of the greatest American writers and I’ve always wanted to read him so I decided to get the copy of The Sun Also Rises.

The next three books were bought from Fullybooked. Gayle Forman’s If I Stay and Where She Went has been rotting in my to-reads list for a long time now so I’m glad that I finally have a copy. Beautiful Disaster is one of the most popular NA books right now and I’ve always speculated why the hype for this book was so exuberant. I guess I’ll find out soon, now that I have the book!


For some reason, I keep finding signed books. I’m not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing. On one hand it’s awesome because it’s SIGNED but then on the other hand, I can never resist the temptation and I tend to splurge unnecessarily. Oh, well. I still can’t wait to read it!

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. kyleeee (@feelgoodKYLE) on July 2, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    I’ve been wanting to read the last 3 books since forever! Hope you’ll enjoy reading them all. And the signed copy of Beautiful Disaster is really.. well, special. :))

    Kyle @

    • hazelureta on July 2, 2013 at 11:48 pm

      You should get a copy soon too! Haha thanks I guess. :)

  2. Saraaaaa on July 3, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    If I Stay and Where She Went were awesome! :)

  3. grech racal (@grechie20) on July 3, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    Enjoy beautiful disaster, it has a follow up book, walking disaster, both I really love…

  4. DannyBookworm on July 4, 2013 at 3:33 am

    I loooooved If I stay and Where She Went sooo bad! And.. of course Beautiful Diaster :) Great books!

    • hazelureta on July 4, 2013 at 6:55 am

      I’m very excited to read all of them! :D

  5. Alena Abesamis on July 4, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    I’ve heard a lot of good comments about Beautiful Disaster and I’m also curious about it. Please tell me your say when you’re done reading it! :)

  6. elena on July 6, 2013 at 11:17 am

    I really need to re-read the Gayle Forman books! I hope you enjoy :)

  7. Bryann James Almeda on October 15, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    I just have one question , is the signed copy more expensive than the unsigned ones? :D anyway, nice haul! :D

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