book haul

MIBF Books


Bought from National Book Store
1. Melissa De La Cruz & Michael Johnston – Frozen
2. Margaret Stohl – Icons
3. Alyson Noel – Keeping Secrets
4. Maggie Stiefvater – The Raven Boys
5. Libba Bray – Beauty Queens
Bought from Fully Booked

1. Rainbow Rowell – Attachments
2. Marcus Zusak – The Book Thief
3. Courtney Summers – Some Girls Are
4. Rainbow Rowell – Fangirl
5. Leigh Bardugo – Shadow and Bone

Non-MIBF Books


1. Robyn Schneider – The Beginning of Everything
2. Lauren Myracle – The Infinite Moment of Us



1. Lauren K. McKellar – Finding Home
2. Chantel Guertin – The Rule of Thirds

First of all, I want to express my gratitude to Rachel from Hello, Chelly! It was so very kind of her to send me a copy of The Infinite Moment of Us! Thank you so much, Rachel!

Anyway…. do I even need to tell you how excited I am about the books I got? The first three books from my haul (Frozen, Icons & Keeping Secrets) are for the book signing happening on Saturday/Sunday! We have three international authors coming here and ahhhhhh!!! *fangirls* Speaking of,  I finally have  a copy of Fangirl! It’s one of my super-dying-to-read books and I cannot believe I finally have it in my hands. Same goes with The Beginning of Everything, The Raven Boys and The Book Thief! As you can imagine, I’m quite stoked. But I have a huge as in capital D-I-L-E-M-M-A! Which book do I read next? HELP!

PS: This may or may not be my last book haul ever… I’m so broke I can hear my wallet crying a whole ocean.
PPS: Today marks my 3rd month as a book blogger!!!!!! *confetti*

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. Kazhy on September 13, 2013 at 1:29 am

    Yours are probably my fave book haul posts ever because PRETTY PICTURES OF BOOKS *_* See you on Saturday…? :D

    • Hazel @ Stay Bookish on September 16, 2013 at 7:40 pm

      Hihi, I try. ;) <3 Awww, we didn't see each other last Sat! Next time, definitely! :)

  2. Diana on September 13, 2013 at 3:35 am


    • Hazel @ Stay Bookish on September 16, 2013 at 7:41 pm

      I’ll be reading that one as soon as I finish Fangirl!! Gah, I’m crazy excited!! :)

  3. Mel@thedailyprophecy on September 13, 2013 at 3:53 am

    THE BOOK THIEF. I love that book so so so much <3 It's one of my favorite. And Shadow and bone too! I can't wait to read Fangirl & The raven boys. Happy reading!

    • Hazel @ Stay Bookish on September 16, 2013 at 8:06 pm

      I’ve been meaning to read it for the longest time! I was actually doubtful about Shadow and Bone for a while because it’s not the type of book I usually pick up but I’ve heard too many awesome things to pass it up! I’m reading Fangirl now and then I’ll be reading The Raven Boys next! :D

  4. Lucy @ Queen of Contemporary on September 13, 2013 at 4:31 am

    Fangirl is my favourite book of all time so I really, really hope you enjoy it! Attachments is also brilliant.

    Happy reading, Hazel!

    • Hazel @ Stay Bookish on September 16, 2013 at 8:09 pm

      Of all time? Even more than E&P? Woah! No worries, I’m reading it now and am enjoying it a lot. Thanks, Lucy! :’)

  5. Kayla on September 13, 2013 at 5:49 am

    It’s so… beautiful!!! *wipes away a tear* Read Finding Home first! I just got that one on NetGalley too and I want to see what someone else thinks!

    • Hazel @ Stay Bookish on September 16, 2013 at 8:13 pm

      Thank you so much, Kayla! >:)< Okay, I'll read that soon! Will let you know what I think after. :D

  6. Jenna @ Rather Be Reading YA on September 13, 2013 at 10:52 am

    It looks like you got some good ones. I thought about requesting The Rule of Thirds but something about it made me hold off. I don’t even know what it is, but I’ll be watching for reviews.

    • Hazel @ Stay Bookish on September 16, 2013 at 8:15 pm

      I did! ;) The Rule of Thirds is about a girl who’s a fashion photographer while her friend is a model. They join some contest. I love photography so I requested the title! I’m hoping it’s good. :D

  7. Jordianne on September 13, 2013 at 11:36 am

    OMG! Why did I find your blog just now? And OMG! You’re only seventeen!

    • Hazel @ Stay Bookish on September 16, 2013 at 8:17 pm

      Haha, probably cos I’m new and unestablished! =)) I am only seventeen but I’m gonna turn 18 soon. ;)

  8. Crini on September 13, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    I feel like EVERYONE besides me got ‘Fangirl’ and now I want it too :D
    The Raven Boys is/are awesome. Hope you like it

    • Hazel @ Stay Bookish on September 16, 2013 at 8:18 pm

      I think it’s the most awaited book for September! It certainly is mine! You must pick it up! I’m reading it right now, and it’s pretty good. :)

  9. Francoise on September 13, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    Wow you’re so lucky! Nice haul! I wish I could so many books like that

    • Hazel @ Stay Bookish on September 16, 2013 at 8:20 pm

      Haha, well I’ll probably broke for 187366219 years…. Anyway, thanks for dropping by, Francoise! :)

  10. Brittany @ The Book Addict's Guide on September 13, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    AWESOME book haul!! Rainbow Rowell! The Raven Boys! The Beginning of Everything!! SOOOO many good books there :D

    • Hazel @ Stay Bookish on September 16, 2013 at 8:21 pm

      I know, I know! I want to read them all at onceeee! Haha! If only that were possible. Thanks for dropping by, Brittany. <3

  11. Kyle Magistrado on September 13, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    AMAZING haul, Hazel! (And did I already mention that your photography skills are exceptional??)

    Among those, I’ve only read Icons and Beauty Queens. Beauty Queens was a hilarious + fun read, although I feel “meh” about Icons. Hopefully both will be good for you! :))

    As for the others, I’ve seen really great reviews! FANGIRL!!!!!! and SHADOW AND BONE!!!!! So pretty books~~!! *grabby hands*

    Happy reading! ^_^

    • Hazel @ Stay Bookish on September 16, 2013 at 8:24 pm

      Kyleeee, thank you! I’m really happy you like my photos! <3 Am so glad you commented about Beauty Queens. While I've read Libba Bray before, I didn't know what Beauty Queens was about. But it was P50 and I couldn't resist buying such a good deal! :)

  12. Sandra @ Tea Between Books on September 14, 2013 at 12:51 am

    You bought so many amazing books Hazel! The Raven Boys, Fangirl & Shadow and Bone are like at the top of my TBR list (which is HUGE) and I’m currently reading The Book Thief which I’m really enjoying :D
    And conrats on the months anniversary!

    • Hazel @ Stay Bookish on September 16, 2013 at 8:27 pm

      Haha, they were on top of mine too and I’m so glad I finally have copies! Happy to hear you’re enjoying The Book Thief so far! Thank you, Sandra! ;) It’s always good, having you come by. :D

  13. glass on September 14, 2013 at 2:02 am

    I heard that Beginning Of Everything is great book. I would recommend Courtney Summers.

    Great haul, Hazel.:)

    Glass @ Way Too Hot Books

    • Hazel @ Stay Bookish on September 16, 2013 at 8:28 pm

      I’ve heard the same! I’m excited about reading Courtney Summers’ books but I’m prioritizing my dying-to-read books first hihi! :)

  14. Rachel @ hello, chelly. on September 14, 2013 at 6:57 am

    That is one pretty awesome book haul!! And you are so very welcome, I really hope you enjoy the book :)

    • Hazel @ Stay Bookish on September 16, 2013 at 8:31 pm

      Thank you, Rachel! Zeroing my money was totes worth it. ;) I’m just so grateful that you sent me The Infinite Moment of Us especially since I live several seas away! You are so lovely! <3

  15. Marie Grey on September 14, 2013 at 7:59 am

    Wow!!! Great books!! <3 you're so lucky. I can't attend MIBF this year. Ugggh!! Anyways, take care. I love your blog, it's so cute. x

    • Hazel @ Stay Bookish on September 16, 2013 at 8:32 pm

      Aww that’s too bad. There’s always next year though, and the year after that, and the year after that… :) And thanks, dear! I’m happy you like it! <3

  16. Celine Anne on September 14, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    Love your book haul! I also bought Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell and I’m super duper excited to read it as well! <3

    • Hazel @ Stay Bookish on September 16, 2013 at 8:33 pm

      Thank you, Celine! I’m reading it and am loving it so far! Hope you enjoy it too! :)

  17. Cayce on September 15, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    The Beginning of Everything!!! I really want to read that book! And Find Home looks great too. :) Yay for reaching the 3 months landmark *throws some more confetti*

    • Hazel @ Stay Bookish on September 16, 2013 at 8:42 pm

      I’ve heard great things about it! I like the cover of Finding Home! I think it’s Aussie- hopefully it’s good. Thanks so much, Cayce! *hugs*

  18. Becca @ Nawanda Files on September 16, 2013 at 3:19 am

    My wallet is sobbing too. September had so many good releases that I went equally as crazy. I really need to get a copy of Icons… without breaking my book buying ban that is. And Fangirl — that’s like a “must read” for every blogger ever ;D Great, great haul!

    • Hazel @ Stay Bookish on September 16, 2013 at 8:45 pm

      Right?? Thank god, it’s my birthday month and my mom is trying to be kind by ignoring the fact that my room is overflowing with books haha! I agree! I bet it’s on everyone’s TBR! Thank you, Becca! <3

  19. Jen on September 16, 2013 at 6:33 am

    HAZEL. TOO MANY PRETTIES FOR MY EYES TO HANDLE. *shields eyes* I LOOOOVED The Beginning of Everything and Shadow and Bone! AND EEEEP Rainbow Rowell books! You have great books ahead of you, happy reading, dear!

    • Hazel @ Stay Bookish on September 16, 2013 at 8:50 pm

      HAHA YOU’RE THE CUTEST, JEN! *hugs* I think it was your review that got me really psyched about TBoE! ;) I’m very excited to get into these! Thank you for dropping by, lovely! It’s always good to have ya! :)

  20. Savindi @ The Streetlight Reader on September 16, 2013 at 7:50 am

    I really hope you enjoy The Raven Boys! It’s definitely one of my favourite YA Titles. You should read it soon so you can read The Dream Thieves which comes out on Tuesday! The Book Thief is also one of my favourite books. It’s such a heartwarming read.

    I hope you enjoy all of your books!

    • Hazel @ Stay Bookish on September 16, 2013 at 8:58 pm

      Glad to hear that! I’m definitely excited to read it! At least I won’t have to wait until the next book comes out, right? ;) Thanks for dropping by, dear! <3

  21. Kimi on September 16, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    OMG SO MANY BOOKS!! Too pretty for my eyesss ahhhh X.X :))

    I was at the MBIF too! And my wallet is crying too…

    For your next read, I highly recommend FANGIRL!! Really really really awesome book!! I bought it at the MBIF and finished it the same day. You won’t be able to put it down, I swear ;)

    Oh, and I am planning on reading The Beginning of Everything next. I’d love to hear what you think about it! :)

    • Hazel @ Stay Bookish on September 16, 2013 at 9:02 pm

      I’m drowning in them ahhhh save me!!! Haha!!!! Thanks, Kimi!!! :) I’m still reading Fangirl- rather slowly, actually. Just savoring each word, I guess. ;) I’ll be reading TBoE this coming Saturday (yeah, I made a schedule lol) so you’ll probably finish first. :D

  22. Jillian on September 22, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    You got some fantastic books! I enjoyed The Beginning of Everything and I really need to read The Raven Boys because I just picked up The Dream Thieves. I really LOVE your blog btw.

    • Hazel @ Stay Bookish on September 23, 2013 at 2:42 pm

      Glad to hear you enjoyed TBoE! I’m reading The Raven Boys right now! :) Thank you, Jillian! I find yours very lovely! :D

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