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!