Book Haul (this month has been a bit crazy)

We’re still not at the end of the month but I’m already drawing a line: NO MORE BOOKS! (until the next month, of course)

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I bought 19 books this month, not even kidding, 19! Let me explain, I did not buy them all at the same time… that would be nuts. So let’s start with the beginning…

When I got to Portugal, having just arrived from Brazil, I went to a concert with my niece and her cousin. There, at the shopping mall, I wondered around and bought my first 2 books of the month:

1. Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination by J.K. Rowling (already read!)

2. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

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A few days latter I went to another shopping mall with a friend, and while she was dead set in a book with all of Jane Austen’s novels, I went and picked up 2 more books:

3. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

4. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

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The next day I went yet to another shopping mall with my mom, and while she was cutting her hair, I went to the same shop to exchange something, that’s when I got:

5. Girl Online by Zoe Sugg

6. One Plus One by Jojo Moyes

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(and I’m already at six!!!)

I got to Barcelona and started to read a few reviews and watching a few videos and suddenly my shopping bag at Amazon was overflowing, but I hold it out for a while, thinking “I can wait ’till next month”… turns out I really couldn’t, one and a half week of looking everyday to my shopping bag, I finally reduced it down to 9 books and completed the order:

7. Landline by Rainbow Rowell

8. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz (already read)

9. The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet by Bernie Sue and Kate Rorick

10. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews

11. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

12. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

13. Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

14. Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

15. Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli (already read)


OMG! by now I had 15 new books this month, but they weren’t yet at my house when I went again to a shopping mall and got one more… shame on me (but it was just so precious):

16. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman


That was it! No more books for this month… and maybe the next!!!

But when the Amazon order came I was a bit disappointed… see, the Stephanie Perkins books, 2 came from the british editor and the other came from the US editor… they’re not the same size exactly, so it was just driving me crazy! At the same time I found out that there are 2 bookshops in Barcelona that sell exclusively books in English (hurrayyy!!!), and online, one of them had the book in question in the right size, so I thought “I’ll go have a look, if the book’s there, I buy it and return the Amazon one, simple, just that one book!”…

Are you guessing yet?! The first bookstore I went is amazing, seriously people, amazing (by Iberia Peninsula standards). I saw a LOT of books in my wishing list, a lot a lot, but I kept my mind on the prize… except that they didn’t have the book on stock, so I ended up picking up 2 books, one of them I really wanted for quite a while, and the other one I just couldn’t resist…

17. The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (this was a great buy, 5 books in one!)

18. The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton

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At this point I really thought that I should just go home, it was unlikely that the other bookstore would have the book, but still… so I went! They didn’t, what they did have was a hardcover of a very recent book that I really wanted…

19. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir (hardcover… what was I thinking?! but it’s so shiny….)


Here they are (minus 4 that stayed back in Portugal)… see what I was talking about the Stephanie Perkin’s books?!


42 thoughts on “Book Haul (this month has been a bit crazy)

  1. impossiblegirl123 says:

    So many good books! I adore the Night Circus and oh my stars do I love the Anna and the French Kiss series. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is a true pearl and the list just goes on. Great picks! I understand why you couldn’t resist buying them!

  2. IF says:

    I really loved the graveyard book from Neil Gaiman and the Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy is hilarious, they are both really good 😉 have some nice readings and don’t forget the thesis :p

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