Book Haul #21: The Hiatus Haul

As I talked about earlier on the blog (and on Twitter), I’ve been in a bad blogging rut the past weeks which led to an inevitable hiatus from me. Your comments on my most recent post + your tweets, however, are giving me some perspective on things. I started thinking about the posts I loved doing on the blog and so I decided to do my usual book haul post, which I adore mostly because it’s a chance to share pretty books + pretty photos of books. Here are the books I got during my hiatus:

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Bought
Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas

For Review
Boomerang by Noelle August (ARC)

Won
Where The Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller
Tease by Amanda Maciel (Signed)

From book signings
Burn for Burn & Ashes to Ashes (ARC) by Jenny Han
Anna, Lola & Isla (ARC) by Stephanie Perkins

  let's get lost by adi alsaid

From Netgalley
Just Like The Movies by Kelly Fiore
One Past Midnight by Jessica Shirvington
Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid

Thank you Bloomsbury, Harlequin Teen, National Bookstore, Simon Teen, Penguin Teen, and Harpercollins INTL for the galleys and ARCS! Also, thanks to Dahlia Adler for my BTS twitter party prize! ♡

Just because I was on hiatus doesn’t mean I stopped reading/buying books, does it? I’ve actually been ordering a lot through BookDepo, where I spend my earnings from designing blogs! I ordered Ruin and Rising and Wish You Were Italian last month but they still haven’t come. I’m also still waiting for other books, payments from designing blogs too, to arrive at my local post office.

As for going to the bookstore, I actually haven’t visited that much lately, except for that time I bought Dangerous Girls. I mostly only went because I had to buy books for the signings, like with Burn for Burn, as well as Anna and Lola. I actually already had Anna and Lola before but gave away the old copies that I read because I wanted the new covers so that they matched Isla. Speaking of Isla and the Happily Evera After, I never imagined that I’d get an ARC. (Okay, I might have daydreamed about it.) I read it as soon as I could and JUST LOVED IT. Definitely pre-order if you haven’t yet, so you can get the cutesy buttons that come with!

From the rest of my haul, I’ve already read Boomerang (which hopefully I can review soon because I have an extra ARC I can give away then) and Just Like The Movies, which I both enjoyed. I’ve read a lot of good books during my hiatus actually, which totally doesn’t add up. Hopefully, after this book haul post, I’ll really get my blogging vibe back again!

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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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23 Comments

  1. Kayla Elizabeth on July 12, 2014 at 11:34 am

    I received ‘Let’s Get Lost’ from Edelweiss in the last week and am absolutely loving it! I am really excited to finish it (hopefully tonight!). I hope you enjoy it as much as I am :)

    • Hazel @ Stay Bookish on July 12, 2014 at 1:57 pm

      I’ve been excited for Let’s Get Lost ever since I first heard about it! I think I’ll really be able to enjoy it too and can’t wait to get into it soon! I’m glad to hear you’re loving it! :D

  2. Kaylie on July 12, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    Yay for book hauls! I’m so jealous you got to read Isla and the Happily Ever After already. I want it soooooo bad.

    • Hazel @ Stay Bookish on July 12, 2014 at 1:59 pm

      August is very very near! Isla will come soon! I sure hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I did! :D

  3. Mel@thedailyprophecy on July 12, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    Burn for burn sounds like an interesting series. I’ve heard a lot about Jenny Han lately. One past midnight looks very creepy (love it) and I like the sound from Let’s get lost. Happy reading! :)

    • Hazel @ Stay Bookish on July 12, 2014 at 2:06 pm

      Right? I hear the series is pretty awesome! I’m definitely excited for both One Past Midnight and Let’s Get Lost! :D Thanks, Mel! <3

  4. Shelly on July 12, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    So many opinions about this haul! First, AHHH ANNA AND LOLA AND ISLA AND AHHH THE GLORY! I seriously can’t wait for Isla and I’m glad to see that you enjoyed it! I also need to start the Burn for Burn series, I’ve only heard good things about it and it seems like something that I’d enjoy! Also, YES TO DANGEROUS GIRLS, it’s so good! And you MUST tell me how good Where the Stars Still Shine is, I’ve been debating about buying it for the past year! Great haul :3

    • Hazel @ Stay Bookish on July 13, 2014 at 10:38 pm

      Isla was awesome- I’m sure you’ll like it, Shelly! I still haven’t started Burn for Burn either so if you want we can do a readalong sometime! Haha, everyone has book pushing Dangerous Girls so I just knew I had to check it out! I’ll try to write a review for WTSS when I read it! :)

  5. Lola @ Seeing Night Reviews on July 12, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    I don’t really go to bookstores anymore either, but do go every month to the library and buy a lot of books. This weekend, I’m reading Strange Sweet Song and The Diviners. :D
    Happy reading!

    • Hazel @ Stay Bookish on July 13, 2014 at 10:34 pm

      Ooh, I have a copy The Strange Sweet Song but have yet to read it! And I’ve also been wanting to read The Diviners- I hope you enjoy both! :)

  6. Zaira F on July 12, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    I see Dangerous Girls! I’ve been wanting to read that. Did you get it from Fully Booked?

  7. Kayla @ The Thousand Lives on July 12, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    Oooohhh all the pretties! It’s like a dream to see Anna, Lola, and Isla all together <3 Congrats on getting Let's Get Lost! They didn't have it available for the US on Netgalley, so I just have to wait till the end of the month. Hope you enjoy it!

    • Hazel @ Stay Bookish on July 13, 2014 at 10:32 pm

      Pretties, indeed! I know! I love stacking Steph’s books and just admiring and hugging them <3

  8. Abby @ Enthralling Reads on July 12, 2014 at 11:38 pm

    Can I just say that your hauls are my favorites!! So pretty shot! I’ve been wanting to read Dangerous Boys! AHHH Must buy it once I visit FB again :D Boomerang seems like a god book especially that almost everyone’s talking about it! Happy reading, Hazel!

    • Hazel @ Stay Bookish on July 13, 2014 at 10:30 pm

      Awww thanks so much, Abby! Boomerang is fabulous- I’m sure you’ll enjoy it too!

  9. Jen on July 13, 2014 at 1:28 am

    THIS HAUL CONTAINS TOO MUCH AWESOME. I CAN’T. *looks away* JUST KIDDING I’M STARING/DROOLING. I’m dying to read BOOMERANG and ISLA! I loved Where the Stars Still Shine. I’ve heard amazing things about Let’s Get Lost, I’m curious about that one! Happy reading, Hazel <3

    • Hazel @ Stay Bookish on July 13, 2014 at 10:29 pm

      You are adorable, Jen! <3 I know you loved WTSS, which is actually one of the reasons I'm excited about it! I'll let you know what I think of Let's Get Lost! :D

  10. Prima on July 13, 2014 at 6:06 am

    OMG!! ISLA!! I’m just fangirling over it. I just love those covers for the series :D

  11. Kazhy on July 13, 2014 at 10:15 am

    Lovely photo as usual, Hazel! (I demand a bookshelf tour! ;D) I am tempted to pick up a copy of Dangerous Girls because that cover’s SO GORGEOUS *_*

    • Hazel @ Stay Bookish on July 13, 2014 at 10:16 pm

      Thanks, Kazhy! I’ll get to that bookshelf tour sometime- I still have to rearrange my shelf (yet again)! I hear Dangerous Girls is really good too so I’m excited! :)

  12. Christy @ Christy's Book Addiction on July 15, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE Dangerous Girls! I really loved Anna and Lola too, I can’t wait to get ahold of Isla :) I hope you enjoy all of your new books :)

  13. Nikki @ The Paper Sea on July 18, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    Stephanie Perkins’s books look so good together! I really should get around to reading ANNA this summer. Also, I’m loving the new designs for the BURN FOR BURN series!

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