Book Haul #44: October 2015

book haul 44

“Oops! I didn’t mean to haul so many books again,” is officially the story of my life. It’s becoming a problem but it’s a problem I quite love having.  I’ve got almost twenty books on this haul- books I forgot to include in my last haul, books received from friends, books won, books for review and only one book bought this month. 

power sale haul

Last September, Powerbooks had their Power Sale and I bought three awesome books. Heartbeat by Elizabeth Scott was a book that made me super emotional a few years back while The Secret Ingredient by Stewart Lewis was something that interested me after reading a fellow blogger’s review. I’ve also been wanting to acquire Never Have I Ever by Katie Heaney because I can totally relate with that title.

carry on ph launch haul

I still have to recap the launch we organized for the release of Carry On by Rainbow Rowell but it was a hugely delightful event with fun games and raffles where I won some awesome titles like The Harder We Fall by Mina Esguerra, The Last Best Kiss by Claire LaZebnik, Blackbird Fly by Erin Entrada Kelly. Since I hung out with some fellow bloggers then, Louisse kindly gave her copy of What We Saw by Aaron Hartzler to me and I also got King Dork Approximately by Frank Portman from Kai, who was clearing out her shelves. I also borrowed Damage Done by Amanda Panitch (not pictured above but pictured in the first photo) from Dianne.

cora carmack haul

Back in July, I ordered signed copies of Cora Carmack’s books with some blogger friends. They finally came today! I’m SO psyched since All Lined Up, All Broke Down and Faking It are some of my favourite New Adult books ever! Cora’s dedications were lovely and she even acknowledged our twitter friendship. *flails*

the one thing book mail

You guys know I’m a huge fan of The One Thing by Marci Lyn Curtis, which stands to be one of the best YA contemporary books I read this year. Marci, being one of the sweetest authors I’ve ever had the pleasure to know and be friends with, sent me a love package with a signed copy of her book, signed book plates and bookmarks and extras to give away. <3

more book mail

Usborne sent me one of the exclusive, first-look proof copy of How Hard Can Love Be? by Holly Bourne and it came in this awesome package that I posted about on Instagram. I also won an ARC of Bounce by Noelle August from Fay of The Bibliophile Soprano‘s Twitter giveaway while Merit Press sent me Randy Ribay’s An Infinite Number of Parallel Universes for review.

In conclusion, October was a good book month. I officially doubt November can live up to it.

Which reminds me- one week left to vote for Stay Bookish for the Bloggys 2015 Philippine Blogging Awards! If you haven’t voted yet, please please do! Your support is greatly appreciated!

What awesome books did you acquire this month? Have you read any of the books I mentioned? How is your weekend so far?

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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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13 Comments

  1. czai on October 24, 2015 at 9:10 am

    I read The Secret Ingredient a few months back and I liked its inspirational aspect… but over all, it’s more like an ‘okay’ book for me.. hope you enjoy it more than me :)

    • Hazel @ Stay Bookish on October 26, 2015 at 2:46 am

      Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts on it, Czai! I like inspirational books and I really hope I’ll enjoy The Secret Ingredient. :)

  2. Jen @ The Bookavid on October 24, 2015 at 10:02 am

    So many great books here, november will definitely be a happy reading month for you. Can’t wait for my copy of Carry On to arrive.

    • Hazel @ Stay Bookish on October 26, 2015 at 2:48 am

      Right? I really hope I’ll get to read a lot this coming November still, since the new semester will be beginning then. Hope your copy of Carry On arrives soon, Jen!

  3. Kyra @ Blog of a Bookaholic on October 24, 2015 at 10:33 am

    Squee! SO MANY PRETTIES! Usborne contacted me to review How Hard Can Love Be? as well – I can’t wait for my copy to arrive.

    These all look amazing! Enjoy your new books!

    Kyra @ Blog of a Bookaholic
    My Book Haul!

    • Hazel @ Stay Bookish on October 26, 2015 at 2:49 am

      I know! Yay for reviewing How Hard Can Love Be! I’m SO excited for Amber’s story. Look forward to hearing your thoughts, Kyra!

  4. Rowena on October 24, 2015 at 11:49 am

    Can I just say that you take gorgeous book pictures? Cause you really do. :)

    • Hazel @ Stay Bookish on October 26, 2015 at 2:50 am

      Rowena, you are too sweet! Thank you SO much for your kind words!

  5. Cali W. on October 24, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    Great book haul! I love signed books, it makes them more special. :)

    • Hazel @ Stay Bookish on October 26, 2015 at 3:05 am

      Thank you, Cali! I love signed books too and always treasure them. <3

  6. Tanya on October 25, 2015 at 11:35 am

    I have What We Saw out from the library right now. I’m looking forward to that one. And I just love Cora Carmack. :) I enjoyed her Losing It series but I love the Rusk University series even more.

    • Hazel @ Stay Bookish on October 26, 2015 at 3:07 am

      I’m looking forward to it too! So happy to hear from a fellow Cora Carmack fan! I looove everything she writes. But yes, the Rusk U series is my fave as well. :D

  7. Alexa S. on October 27, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    I really, really liked Bounce! It’s my favorite of that NA series, mostly because I thought the romance was super sweet and the individual stories were quite strong. Awesome haul, Hazel! Enjoy all your books :)

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