Book Haul // Book Expo ’17

Hello, everyone! Today I come to you with a super exciting post (at least for me), and that is – as you could probably tell by my title – my Book Expo book haul. I was so fortunate to get to attend the conference this year; it took place from the 31st of May to the 2nd of June, and although I only attended the last two days, I had the time of my life!

Ever since I was a child, reading meant the world to me, but I never considered a career in it until I moved to the US. Since I finished my internship at Macmillan Publishing last December, I’ve been thinking about a career in publishing. It’s such an appealing option to me, and not just because I love to read… it’s also because I spent some time in a publishing office and saw the environment, saw the people working with me, saw how I could possibly thrive in the industry. Book Expo really cemented that passion within me; I loved each and every second of my time there. Watching people from the industry networking, talking to publicists and authors and editors; getting free books was just the icing on the top of the cake, honestly. Book Expo was a lot more than that for me.

But I’m rambling; I know why you’re here! The books! I was lucky enough to get my hands on some incredible upcoming releases, including some of my most anticipated releases of the year. I feel so incredibly lucky, I cannot even explain it. So without further ado, let’s get into it.

Note: I couldn’t figure out how to arrange the photos, so I mostly just sorted them by color, hehe.


♡ Warcross by Marie Lu // Goodreads

♡ Invictus by Ryan Graudin // Goodreads

Love, Hate and Other Filters by Samira Ahmed // Goodreads

Calling My Name by Liara Tamani // Goodreads

You Bring the Distant Near by Mitali Perkins // Goodreads

Dear Martin by Nic Stone // Goodreads

Lighter Than My Shadow by Katie Green // Goodreads


The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo // Goodreads

Forest Dark by Nicole Krauss // Goodreads

Sourdough by Robin Sloan // Goodreads

Everything Must Go by Jenny Fran Davis // Goodreads

Unearthed by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner // Goodreads

Click’d by Tamara Ireland Stone // Goodreads


Reign the Earth by A. C. Gaughen // Goodreads

All the Wind in the World by Samantha Mabry // Goodreads

City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty // Goodreads

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng // Goodreads

Release by Patrick Ness (!!!!!!!!)  // Goodreads

Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao // Goodreads


Mis(h)adra by Iasmin Omar Ata // Goodreads

Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust // Goodreads

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert // Goodreads

Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert // Goodreads

The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater // Goodreads

When I Cast Your Shadow by Sarah Porter // Goodreads

The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding by Alexandra Bracken // Goodreads


No Saints in Kansas by Amy Brashear // Goodreads

There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins // Goodreads

Three Daughters of Eve by Elif Shafak // Goodreads

Liberty by Andrea Portes // Goodreads

The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton // Goodreads


This is Not a Love Letter by Kim Purcell // Goodreads

Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi // Goodreads

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera // Goodreads

27 Hours by Tristina Wright // Goodreads

As You Wish by Chelsea Sedoti // Goodreads

So that’s my Book Expo haul! It’s massive, and kind of insane (can you image what it was like for me to carry half those books each day on a two-hour commute?!) But I’m so happy with everything that I got, and they’re all books that I want to read. What are some books in my haul that you have your eyes set on? And if you were me, what would you get to first? Let me know in the comments! As always, thanks for stopping by, and happy reading!


  1. Ahhhh your haul is so beautiful!!! LOVE the pictures. I am so happy you had such a wonderful time at Book Expo, and that it only solidified your desire to go into publishing. It is a goal of mine to make it to Book Expo one year… I hope they have it in Chicago again at some point, as it would be more feasible for me to attend.

  2. This haul is beautiful 😉
    It has so many great books I have my eyes on, most especially 27 Hours, They Both Die At The End, Forest of A Thousand Lanterns, The Belles, There’s Someone Inside Your House and Warcross <3 Hope you'll enjoy them all!

    • Thank you so much for stopping by – those are some of the ones near the top of my list. 🙂

  3. What an incredible book haul! I think almost every single one of those titles is on my TBR. I’m glad to hear you had a wonderful time too. I haven’t been to a book conference yet but definitely hope to some day.

  4. What a haul! Looking forward to reading your thoughts on many of these 🙂
    I’m definitely looking forward to hearing more about Beasts Made of Night and They Both Die At The End.

    • Yes! I’m so excited to get to both of those; they’re definitely two near the top of my list. 😌 Thank you for stopping by!

  5. Book Expo looks totally awesome, and for someone aspiring to be in publishing I can imagine it’s the best. Nice haul too- I can’t wait to read Unearthed! Sourdough looks really interesting, and Reign the Earth- that cover!

    Thanks for visiting my blog! 🙂

    • The author who wrote Sourdough is the sweetest human being – if the book’s anything like his other book (Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore), I’m sure I’ll love it. Thank you for stopping by! ❤️

  6. Sounds like you really enjoyed yourself and picked up a lot of books you’re excit3d for. I love how you arranged them in your photos.

    The two I’m looking forward to are The Belles and There’s Someone Inside Your House!

    Enjoy your books!

  7. I’m totally, totally living vicariously through you, Aimal! There are SO MANY BOOKS here that I’m dying to read, despite my reading/blogging slump – They Both Die at the End, Warcross, Invictus, Dear Martin being some of them. I also didn’t know that Celeste Ng is publishing another book, so I’m super excited for that one. I hope you have a great time reading all of these fabulous titles. <3

    • I feeeeeel you about the slumps! It’s not that I don’t WANT to read books, but just that I literally can’t bring myself to get to them! I haven’t read Celeste’s other book but I’ve heard such amazing things that I had to stand in line for this one. Thanks for stopping by, Reg. ❤️

  8. Glad you had fun! I didn’t have a chance to go this year, but went last year, and it’s great to see so many books and book loving people in one place like that. 🙂

  9. I’m so glad you enjoyed your internship in publishing! I recently read an ARC of Dear Martin and it was really great so I can recommend it. All those books look amazing!

  10. Beasts of the Night and Forest of a Thousand Lanterns and The Language of Thorns! Just a few of the ones I’ve already ranted about, lol… Such a great haul, have fun reading!

    • Thank you so much! The Language of Thorns sampler is absolutely stunning, I can’t even imagine how beautiful the finished copy will be! x

  11. You got some really awesome books! I’m most excited for They Both Die At the End, Warcross, and Invictus!

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