Book Haul: August ’17

Hi, everyone! Today, I come to you with a book haul – which is a post I haven’t done in a really long time on my blog. I’m currently on a book buying ban, meaning that I can’t buy a new book unless I’ve read at least five books that I already own, so I haven’t been buying many books, hence the scarcity of those types of posts.

Book Outlet

The aforementioned ban was going pretty well for me until I found out that Book Outlet (the devil on my shoulder) was having a sale. You could buy $25 of books, and get $5 off, or $50 worth of books and get $10 off, or $75 of books, and get $20 off. I decided to avail the second option, and bought $50 worth of books, and so the total of my cart was $40. They had a great selection of books this time around; many were already high on my TBR, so I decided to cheat a little, and buy them. For $40, seven hardcovers and two paperbacks was a steal.


haul 2


binti 1

Other Buys

This was a book that only recently came to my attention, even though I’ve now come to learn that it’s considered a cult classic. Apparently, The Hunger Games is sort of a rip-off of this Japanese classic. It’s over 600 pages long, but that only makes me more excited to read it. I’ve heard it’s dark and gory and disturbing – and those are all my favorite things in books. 😝


Let me know in the comments if you’ve read any of these books, and if you have – what did you think of them? What’s the most recent book that you got your hands on? As always, thank you so much for stopping by – and happy reading!


  1. I really enjoyed Ruined and Walk on Earth a Stranger so I can’t wait to see what you think of those. 🙂 Thanks for sharing and, as always, fabulous choices! <3

  2. The Girl at Midnight is really good! It introduces a magic system and magic creatures I hadn’t seen before in another book so that’s definitely a plus!

    I’m very excited for Wintersong and will be reading it soon too!

  3. Such a great haul, Aimal! I’ll be looking forward to your thoughts on all of these, especially The Reader: I have that one on my TBR and the cover is absolutely stunning 🙂

  4. Awesome haul!! I am on a book buying ban too, since I realize I’ve been buying books at a faster rate than I read them 🙂

    Those are amazing pictures. Random question: are those real flowers?! I’ve recently started bookstagramming and still figuring out how to make nice backdrops haha…

    I watched the Battle Royale movie a loooong time ago. When I read Hunger Games sometime later I noticed the similarity right away haha…. I am also wondering if both are somewhat a ripoff of Lord of the Flies. Anyway I haven’t read the book but hope that you enjoy it!

  5. What an awesome haul!! And your pictures are so pretty. I own Walk on Earth A Stranger but haven’t read it yet.
    I remember hearing about Battle Royale even before I read the Hunger Games and thought it sounded really interesting. I hope you like it!

  6. Bookoutlet is so amazing. I am always surprised by the great books and deals on there! Your pictures are lovely! I am really curious about The Reader. Looking forward to your opinions on it! 😊


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