Book Haul #5

Hi guys! It’s been a while, but welcome to my fifth book haul on the blog!

I’ve been reading some of my sisters’ books, but believe me, I have tons of books left to buy. These ones are some I was eagerly waiting to buy, and now that it’s done, I can’t wait to read all of them! I’ve been hearing lots of great things about those books, so I hope it’ll meet up all of my expectations. Did you read these books, or are you planning to? Which one should I start reading first?

IMPORTANT QUESTION: Would you be interested in reading, or re-reading one of these books with me? 

99 days, Katie Cotugno
Published : April 21st 2015 by Balzer + Bray

Day 1: Julia Donnelly eggs my house my first night back in Star Lake, and that’s how I know everyone still remembers everything—how I destroyed my relationship with Patrick the night everything happened with his brother, Gabe. How I wrecked their whole family. Now I’m serving out my summer like a jail sentence: Just ninety-nine days till I can leave for college, and be done.

Day 4: A nasty note on my windshield makes it clear Julia isn’t finished. I’m expecting a fight when someone taps me on the shoulder, but it’s just Gabe, home from college and actually happy to see me. “For what it’s worth, Molly Barlow,” he says, “I’m really glad you’re back.”

Day 12: Gabe got me to come to this party, and I’m actually having fun. I think he’s about to kiss me—and that’s when I see Patrick. My Patrick, who’s supposed to be clear across the country. My Patrick, who’s never going to forgive me.

Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda, Becky Albertalli
Published : April 7th 2015 by Balzer + Bray 

Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised.

With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon’s junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now, change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out—without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he’s never met.

Magonia, Maria Dahvana Headley
Published : April 28th 2015 by Harper Collins

Aza Ray is drowning in thin air.

Since she was a baby, Aza has suffered from a mysterious lung disease that makes it ever harder for her to breathe, to speak—to live.

So when Aza catches a glimpse of a ship in the sky, her family chalks it up to a cruel side effect of her medication. But Aza doesn’t think this is a hallucination. She can hear someone on the ship calling her name.

Only her best friend, Jason, listens. Jason, who’s always been there. Jason, for whom she might have more-than-friendly feelings. But before Aza can consider that thrilling idea, something goes terribly wrong. Aza is lost to our world—and found, by another. Magonia.

Above the clouds, in a land of trading ships, Aza is not the weak and dying thing she was. In Magonia, she can breathe for the first time. Better, she has immense power—and as she navigates her new life, she discovers that war is coming. Magonia and Earth are on the cusp of a reckoning. And in Aza’s hands lies the fate of the whole of humanity—including the boy who loves her. Where do her loyalties lie?

Emmy & Oliver, Robin Benway
Published : January 2nd 2012 by Poppy/Little Brown 

Emmy’s best friend, Oliver, reappears after being kidnapped by his father ten years ago. Emmy hopes to pick up their relationship right where it left off. Are they destined to be together? Or has fate irreparably driven them apart?

Emmy just wants to be in charge of her own life.

She wants to stay out late, surf her favorite beach—go anywhere without her parents’ relentless worrying. But Emmy’s parents can’t seem to let her grow up—not since the day Oliver disappeared.

Oliver needs a moment to figure out his heart.

He’d thought, all these years, that his dad was the good guy. He never knew that it was his father who kidnapped him and kept him on the run. Discovering it, and finding himself returned to his old hometown, all at once, has his heart racing and his thoughts swirling.

Emmy and Oliver were going to be best friends forever, or maybe even more, before their futures were ripped apart. In Emmy’s soul, despite the space and time between them, their connection has never been severed. But is their story still written in the stars? Or are their hearts like the pieces of two different puzzles—impossible to fit together?


What are the last books you bought, e-books, hardcovers, paperbacks…? Let me know in comments! 🙂

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12 thoughts on “Book Haul #5

  1. Great book haul! I’ve read Magonia and sadly for me, it didn’t live up to ita potential and it’s hype. I would love to re-read this with you, however I’m way too busy this month to add additional books to my reading at the moment!
    As for all the other books? I seriously want them, especially Simon vs the Homosapiens Agenda and Emmy and Oliver! xoxo

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      1. Definitely! I’d love to chat about Magonia along with you. Maybe if you have Twitter I can follow along with you as you read to discuss things as you go through the book! (If that makes sense. I feel like that sentence was extremely incoherent).
        ❤ xoxo

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  2. Nice haul! They all sound pretty great. I’m reading the first book in the Outlander series right now–not as into it as I thought I’d be, sadly.

    Hope you check out my debut novel, THE WAITING ROOM 🙂 I’d love to hear your thoughts on it!

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