Saturday, September 21, 2013

Book Haul #25

This post will start with an apology. I'm sorry for not having been the greates blogger or commenter throughout the past few weeks. It's my final BA year in uni and I have to work harder than ever before. Plus, I have a part-time job, so blog and reading kind of take the third place in my to-do list. I'm slowly getting back to the rhythm of school and work though and I promise I can do better. I'm scheduling posts for next week and I promise to do more reviews, too. Anyhow, this week was amazing for me when it comes to books: I received three books that I've been dying to read and also snagged a few e-copies that came out this week. As always, if you've read any of these, let me know what you thought and don't forget to leave your links down below so I can visit all of you lovelies back!

Physical Copies

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell


In the Fields by Willow Aster


I received a signed bookmark of Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker which I won during NA Crush Tourney via I Heart Big Books. Thanks so much, girl! It looks gorgeous:)

Oh, one more thing! I wrote down all my unread paperbacks/hardcovers and I'll pick my next reads randomly from there and guess what? I picked Lola and the Boy Next Door which I am absolutely l-o-v-i-n-g! I didn't have that good luck with Anna's book last summer (which I'm beginning to realize was kind of awesome, too.. I guess my values of reading have changed a little during the course of a year.) and I can't understand how come I waited so long to give Lola's story a try. I can't wait to see what I'll pick next!

Oh and there are a LOT of giveaways to participate in (check either the giveaway tab under the blog title or the top of the sidebar) and only one week left to participate in my favorite one--my birthday giveaway. I wish you all the best of luck!

What did you get this week? Leave your links below and I'll check out your goodies :)

In My Mailbox is a weekly event hosted by The Mod Podge Bookshelf and Stacking the Shelves is a weekly event hosted by Tynga's Reviews.


  1. I enjoyed A little too far and hope you do too

  2. Eleanor and Park is suppose to be really good. I've heard excellent things about it. Come visit me as well.

    Books of Love

  3. Yay for Rainbow Rowell's books! I hope you enjoy them all. And have a great last year in college! It'll go by so quickly :)

  4. I've been curious about the Ally Carter books and Fangirl. And I've been seeing a lot of the Burning Sky lately :) Great haul!

    My Haul!

  5. I love Eleanor & Park! I read it recently and it was really good. I'm reading Fangirl at the moment, and that is also an amazing book. And the Gallagher Girls series is great. Happy reading!

  6. I just finished Fangirl and loved it. Things I Can't Forget sounds great, too. I'm glad you're enjoying Lola. I love Stephanie Perkins. Great haul and happy reading!

  7. I heard great things about some but haven't read any I confess. Happy reading!

  8. I love Rainbow Rowell's books! I hope you do too. :)

  9. Things I Can't Forget is really good! I also want to read Eleanor and Park. Enjoy all your books :)

  10. The burning sky sounds awesome and Fangirl looks adorable :D Good luck with school!


  11. That whole picking books randomly with slips of paper thing is such a great idea! :D I usually just pick the first book my finger lands on with my Nook, and then skip to a different book if I get bored lol. Probably not the best way to get things done, but it's worked so far. Still, your idea makes it more fun so I'm probably going to be trying that in the future.

  12. Thanks for stopping by my STS! Fangirl is supposed to be great! I also heard good things about A Little Too Far. Happy reading!

  13. Fabulous stack! I have Fangirl from NetGalley and need to read it. I was hoping to get to it this past week, but looks like maybe next week. We'll see. I've got tour books to read first. :) Thanks for stopping by my STS! Followed you on GFC, Twitter, and GR.

    Tressa @ Tressa's Wishful Endings

  14. I really want to read Fangirl :-) Enjoy!

  15. I love love love Fangirl! And The Burning Sky! And A Little Too Far! Three very different books, but I enjoyed all of them. If you haven't yet read them, I hope you do too! :)

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  16. I've been meaning to pick up the Gallagher Girl's series for ages, but everytime I'm about to get them I forget which one is the first. Maybe one day :) Enjoy your new books, I really liked Catching Parker but I haven't read the follow-ups.

    -Mari @ The Sirenic Codex

  17. I'm so happy to hear that you're enjoying Lola! :) I cannot wait for Isla. Also I need to get myself a copy of Fangirl! Everyone is talking about that. Great haul girl :)

  18. the Burning Sky look awesome. You got amazing books this week. happy reading.

  19. OOOH nice haul. I for one have heard A LOT about fangirl

  20. You got some great books, too! I loved Fangirl. I'm intrigued by Things I Can't Forget. I loved Catching Jordan, but didn't enjoy Stealing Parker nearly as much. I just re-read Lola a week or so ago. I loved it even more the second time around. Absolutely adore Cricket Bell. ::sigh::

    Happy reading!

  21. I'm so glad to hear you're enjoying Lola! It took me forever to get around to Anna, but I fell in love with it almost instantly when I did. Lola was just as great for me. I actually wouldn't have enjoyed either of them a few years ago, so I can understand what you mean about reading tastes changing. And I'm so excited about Fangirl! I should be picking it up soon, actually. Enjoy! :)

  22. OH MY I WANT ELEANOR & PARK and FANGIRL! I need to buy them both! So pretty! and yeay, Lola and the Boy Next Door is a GREAT PICK! hope you enjoy it!

    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

  23. Good luck with your final year of school! What an exciting time! You're smart to make that your priority, and you certainly don't need to apologize.

    I loved Fangirl, and I'm planning to read E&P this week. I hope to read The Burning Sky soon, too, since I've heard so many great things about it.

    Stephanie @ Inspiring Insomnia

  24. Great books! I really want to read Fangirl and Elenor & Park. I hope you enjoy, Siiri!

  25. Siiri, I haven't been the best commenter lately either! I've been on a lot of vacations and then when I get back work (full-time) and laundry are the primary things in my life. *sigh* So I totally get it.

    I hear Fangirl is really good, can't wait to read that. I liked/loved Anna and the French Kiss but it was a little angsty for me. I loved Lola more. Happy reading and don't stress! :)

  26. Aha! You've bought all Rowell books. If I will like Fangirl, I will buy E&P immediately.

    And don't worry about not being active on blogging. Don't let blogging consume your life. :D I for one took a 3-5 day break because I want to concentrate on reading and school.

    Thanks for stopping by my STS!

  27. Well, obviously I approve of this haul. You got three of my very favorite contemporary novels. Just be warned that the heroine of Things I Can't Forget is a piece of work and a hypocrite, but she's learning. I loved the character arc, and it was just so true to my emotional journey, even if our backgrounds were different.

    Also, The Burning Sky is a total swoon-fest.

    Hope you love them all!

  28. LOVE the way you picked your latest book! I'm such a moody reader that I don't think I could handle doing that. BUT such fun! And glad you picked Lola. That's a good one. CRICKET is one of my favorite book boyfriends, especially because he's not at all the stereotypical bad boy.

  29. Great haul! I heard such great things about The Burning Sky! I'll need to get it myself soon. Also, I love Ally Carter's Heist Society series and once I'm done with that, I'll need to get started on the Gallagher girls :)
    Also, I'm feeling you with that final BA year! I was also studying full time and working two jobs on the side, so I know how stressful it can get. Just give yourself the time you need :)
    Thanks for stopping by!

  30. I should start my posts with the apology you put in this one. I have not been a great blogger or commenter through the past weeks either. I've actually become kind of flakey about that - telling people I'll comment that day and then not comment for a while. *sigh* Dude, I'm amazed you can manage university, a part-time job, and your blog. I was always behind when trying to do that myself.

    FANGIRL!! ELEANOR & PARK!!! :D :D:D: :D:D: You haven't started any of them yet, right? You already know my opinions about them and I want to read your reactions as you get through them as I read about you and Lola!

    I'm curious to know what you'll think of A Little Too Far. That one apparently made the USA Today bestsellers list and has been pretty popular among bloggers, I think. I know you read NA and Lisa Desrochers was pretty good with sexual tension, if I'm remembering her YA books properly. Also curious to see how you'll like The Burning Sky and Ally Carter's first GG novel. I have the first one but haven't read it or the second one yet. I did, er, read 3-5 though and they were pretty fun. Light. Have you read her Heist Society novels?

    It's amazing how your reading values change over time, right? There are so many books I read a couple of years ago that I know I wouldn't like anymore. I'm glad you gave Lola a shot even though you didn't have the best memories of Anna. I like this little slip of paper method you've got going for you!

    1. :D LOL. I'm just overwhelmed with everything. I ought to manage my time better. Ha! I used to go to work more than two times a week, but this semester I can't afford it.

      I know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait to pick them up. When I get Fangirl from that paper slip jar, I'll start E&P because I really want to read it first. I'm pretty sure I'll like them, but you never know ;)

      Heh. I know Nick really enjoyed it and lots of other bloggers, too. Lately all these NA titles that have gotten even the tiniest bit attention than the others, have rocketed to the USA Today or NYTimes bestseller lists. I hope I'll enjoy all of the e-books I received that week since they all seem soooooooooo good. Oh, you read them out of order? O.o OK. I usually like to read books in the publishing order so it'll probably take a little more time for me to read 'em :D and nope, I haven't. I hear from Jenny that they're amazing though.

      YES! It's kind of like that for me with The Mortal Instruments series for instance. I'd probably re-read them due to Simon and Isabelle, but they really don't affect me that much anymore. Or, in the opposite case, I'd love to re-read Anna since I know I'd love it way more than last time :)