I think I’m pretty lucky when it comes to finding bargain books! I visited Book Sale, a local shop with discounted books, this week and bought some really cheap steals:


1. Jenny Han – The Summer I Turned Pretty
2. Elizabeth Gilbert – Stern Men
3. Meg Rosoff – How I Live Now
4. Deborah Reber & Caroline Goode – Love, Love, Love

I’ve already read The Summer I Turned Pretty before! In fact, I’ve read the whole series. Sadly, I only had actual copies of  the second and third book. I was really happy to have found a copy of the first book at Book Sale since I’ve been looking to complete my collection.

I squealed so much when I discovered Meg Rosoff’s How I Live Now and got it for only Php50 (that’s about a dollar or so)!!! If you don’t already know, How I Live Now was recently made into a film and is coming out soon. The movie stars Saiorse Ronan, who I just adore so much! I better read this in time for the movie.

The other two books, I pretty much bought out of a whim. I haven’t read Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat Pray Love but I’ve always been curious why it was so popular. I’ve never seen the whole movie either so I have only a slight clue what the story was about. I found the cover of Stern Men really cute and simplistic though so I decided to get the book. I’ll probably have my mother read it first and check out if it’s any good. (I do that sometimes, especially when it comes to adult books) Love, Love, Love looks like a cute read although I’m not sure I’ll be reading it any time soon.

My digital bookshelf is also overflowing with new ebooks! Check ’em out!


1. Julie Cross – Letters To Nowhere (For review)
2. Rosie Best – Skulk (From Netgalley)
3. Julie Halpern – The F-It List (From Netgalley)
4. Robin Constantine –  The Promise Of Amazing (From Edelweiss)
5. Jaimie Admans –  Not Pretty Enough (For blog tour)
6. Nikki Godwin – American Girl On Saturn (For blog tour)
7. Piper Shelly – Play With Me (For blog tour)
8. J. Lynn – Wait For You (Bought)

Thanks to Julie Cross, Netgalley, Strange Chemistry, Feiwel & Friends,  Edelweiss, Harper Collins, Jaimie Admans, Nikki Godwin and Piper Shelly!

I recently finished reading Letters To Nowhere and damn, it is such a sweet read! I’ll post a review soon. Don’t forget that tomorrow is Swoon Worthy Saturday! Come back and check out who I’ll be featuring then. (Oh and SWS is a meme now! Join the fun here.)

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. Erika on August 16, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    Those look amazing! :)

  2. Megan on August 17, 2013 at 1:35 am

    Nice bargain finds! I used to go to school near a store that sometimes had YA paperbacks for only $1 and hardcovers for $3. I miss it so much.

    I got Skulk as well. I’m pretty excited to read that one!

    • Hazel @ staybookish on August 17, 2013 at 3:10 pm

      Thanks! Why don’t you go there anymore? :( I hope Skulk is as good as it sounds! :D

  3. Jen on August 17, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    OOH LALA. Ugh, I still have to read The Summer I Turned Pretty, so badly! And ohmygoodness, I also really need to read How I Live Now since it’s being made into a movie. SQUEE. And The F-It List sounds great! I can’t wait to see your thoughts on it. Lovely haul, Hazel! <3

    • Hazel @ staybookish on August 17, 2013 at 3:15 pm

      You have to read them soon!! Yey, thanks for dropping by, Jen!! :D

  4. Leigh (LittleBookStar) on August 17, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    Bargain books are the best, but can get out of hands cause they’re cheap and so the consumers would want to buy more. :) I got The F- It List too! Hope you enjoy.
    Here’s my STS: http://wp.me/p2Da8V-wi

    Little Book Star

  5. Lucy @ Queen of Contemporary on August 17, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    I’m going to try and find How I Live Now at my library soon because I must read it before the film comes out.
    Happy reading, Hazel!

  6. Crystal @Crystal in Bookland on August 18, 2013 at 1:55 am

    I’m going to have to definitely look into some of these books. I’m just now getting into some contemporary and some of these look really good! I have heard of Letters to Nowhere, and have only heard positive things!

  7. michelleandleslie on August 18, 2013 at 5:33 am

    i want to read rosoff’s how i live now myself. i saw the movie trailer the other day and now it’s on my list of books to get. fantastic book haul! happy reading :)

    hope you can stop by my StS.

    -michelle @ Michelle & Leslie’s Book Picks

  8. Sarah on August 18, 2013 at 10:50 am

    I talked about How I Live Now for a chapter in my dissertation. It’s such an interesting book, both funny and horrifying and the narrator Daisy has one of the best voices I’ve ever read. Can’t wait to read your thoughts on the book.

  9. Lisa on August 18, 2013 at 11:40 am

    I’ve been wanting to read The Summer I Turned Pretty for quite a long time. I hear mostly good things about it. I got one of the books in the series from a giveaway the other day. Maybe that will serve as a reminder.

    I got The Promise of Amazing and American Girl on Saturn as well. I’m pretty excited to read them. They both sound really good.

    I hope you enjoy your books (:

  10. tabithasbookblog on August 18, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    The Summer I Turned Pretty! I adored that series, and I just love Conrad Fisher *swoon*.

    I’m also really looking forward to The Promise of Amazing (such a cute cover), and then The F It List!

    Hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    – Tabitha @ Tabitha’s Book Blog

  11. Francoise on August 18, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    I love it when you books on sale. I just love that feeling once you’ve purchased it and it’s sitting on your bookshelf.

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