Saturday 4 May 2019

A Tiny Haul: April 2019

Hi, and thanks for stopping by.

Last month might have been my smallest book-buying month in a couple of years...I only bought two YA books! I also preordered Jenn Bennett's Serious Moonlight (which I've already read as I was lucky enough to receive an arc, but wanted to support Jenn by buying a copy too!).

Stephanie Garber’s Legendary

After being swept up in the magical world of Caraval, Donatella Dragna has finally escaped her father and saved her sister, Scarlett, from a disastrous arranged marriage. The girls should be celebrating, but Tella isn’t yet free. She made a desperate bargain with a mysterious criminal, and what Tella owes him no one has ever been able to deliver: Caraval Master Legend’s true name.

The only chance of uncovering Legend’s identity is to win Caraval, so Tella throws herself into the legendary competition once more—and into the path of the murderous heir to the throne, a doomed love story, and a web of secrets…including her sister's. Caraval has always demanded bravery, cunning, and sacrifice, but now the game is asking for more. If Tella can’t fulfill her bargain and deliver Legend’s name, she’ll lose everything she cares about—maybe even her life. But if she wins, Legend and Caraval will be destroyed forever...

Mary H.K. Choi’s Emergency Contact

For Penny Lee high school was a total nonevent. Her friends were okay, her grades were fine, and while she somehow managed to land a boyfriend, he doesn’t actually know anything about her. When Penny heads to college in Austin, Texas, to learn how to become a writer, it’s seventy-nine miles and a zillion light years away from everything she can’t wait to leave behind.

Sam’s stuck. Literally, figuratively, emotionally, financially. He works at a cafĂ© and sleeps there too, on a mattress on the floor of an empty storage room upstairs. He knows that this is the god-awful chapter of his life that will serve as inspiration for when he’s a famous movie director but right this second the seventeen bucks in his checking account and his dying laptop are really testing him. 

When Sam and Penny cross paths it’s less meet-cute and more a collision of unbearable awkwardness. Still, they swap numbers and stay in touch—via text—and soon become digitally inseparable, sharing their deepest anxieties and secret dreams without the humiliating weirdness of having to see each other.

I also bought some non-fiction for a change!!

What's been your favourite bookish purchase lately? Let me know by leaving a comment down below!!

Till next time



  1. *GASPS* I love that cover for Legendary!! Emergency Contact's cover will always be one of my favorites too though.

    1. I loooove the Emergency Contact cover so much too!

  2. I hope you love them all! I’ve heard good things about the Eddo-Lodge book.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

    1. Thank you! It was really, really great - highly recommend!