Book Haul | July '16


Hello, everyone! Today, I thought I’d bring to you my July book haul! It’s been a long time since I actively bought books- I’ve been trying to be good, limit my buying and read the books that I already own. I’ve been doing okay with it, considering I’ve been trading a lot. Anyways, let’s get into it.



If you guys are unaware, Books for Trade is a community on Twitter (but also other social media platforms) that allows readers to exchange books. I think this is such a great idea; we all have those books that we bought on a whim, only to realize after having read them that they were rather mediocre. Giving those books to someone who wants to read them, and getting something you want to read in return for the small price of shipping is wonderful. I’ve done four successful trades this month, and I have some lined up for August as well! These are the books I received:

  1. If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo -> exchanged for The Shadow Society by Marie Rutkoski ~ Goodreads | Amazon
  2. Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige -> exchanged for A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray ~ Goodreads | Amazon
  3. Half Bad by Sally Green -> exchanged for Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi ~ Goodreads | Amazon
  4. Talon by Julie Kagawa -> exchanged for A Court of Mist & Fury by Sarah J. Maas ~ Goodreads | Amazon

Book Outlet


Book Outlet had a Fantasy 50/50 sale last week, and I took advantage of it and bought myself a couple of books:

  1. The Novice by Taran Matharu ~ Goodreads | Amazon
  2. The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins ~ Goodreads | Amazon

The other three are books I’ve had on my wish-list for a very long time, so when I saw them on the website for a really low price, I decided to add them to my order. I also really wanted to buy A Little Life, but the HC was $9.99 and that was basically the full price for all these books. XD

  1. The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton ~ Goodreads | Amazon
  2. Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas ~ Goodreads | Amazon
  3. Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed ~ Goodreads | Amazon



After a few months of hiatus from Owlcrate, I decided to give it another go, especially since the theme for the July box sounded awesome. Honestly, I was hoping for the Evil box; I really wanted a Draco Malfoy POP or a Dementor one, or a Voldemort one. But I’m really happy with the Good box too. I’m so glad I didn’t buy This Savage Song when it first came out; I had a faint idea that it was going to be in the box. I hadn’t expected a hand-written letter, though. How awesome. 😀

Goodreads | Amazon

So that’s all for the books I bought this month. Let me know what books you bought in July that you really enjoyed. Comment down below, and as always, thanks for stopping by and happy reading. <3

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  1. I also haven’t buy any books this month! 😀 There are some books on your haul that I really want to read. I’ve heard amazing things about Dangerous Girls, so I hope you’ll enjoy it!

  2. I haven’t bought any books in so long, so I let myself buy six books from Book Outlet this month. It was a lazy Sunday, I got a Book Outlet email, wondered over to the store, and you know the rest! I just couldn’t resist! One of the books I bought was Half Bad 🙂

  3. Great haul for this month! The Books for Trade community seems like a great idea, I have a fair few books I’ve brought and weren’t really a fan of, I think it would be brilliant to trade them for something else I may like more.
    The Novice sounds amazing as well, I really need to pick that series up soon.
    Also I loved the Owl Crate theme for this month as well, I skipped July because I already had a copy of This Savage Song but the rest of the goodies were amazing. It was a great box though! 😀

  4. I’ve never done Books for Trade before, but I should really look into it. I have a lot of books from a book unhaul I did and have been dragging my feet about letting them go. I’ve heard good things about Dangerous Girls and the Miniaturist, so I hope you enjoy them. I really enjoyed This Savage Song and I hope you do it. Great haul and lovely pictures by the way!

  5. Great book haul! I love the Talon series so much so far! I got the Good box from OwlCrate too. I would have rather had the Evil box, since I already had the Funkos they sent out in the Good box.

  6. Very cool.
    You didn’t like Talon? I liked it. I haven’t read the others yet.
    Nice haul from Owlcrate! I’m going to have to get one!!
    Good luck with your exchange. I only have ebooks, lol. 🙂

  7. DOBBY! I love the Dementor and Draco pop figures though! They’re so cool looking. Trading books sounds like so much fun but I don’t really have many friends who read like I do so it’s not really fun.

  8. Omg you bought amazing books and I’m so jealous! I’m dying to read The Novice and Talon hope you enjoy and cant wait to see your thoughts. It’s such a pity that Book Outlet shipping for my country is too expensive because they’ve great deals.

  9. I’ve never heard of Books for Trade, but it sounds like such a great idea! I’ll definitely have to check it out. Awesome haul!

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