First thing's first, despite, the controversy surrounding the novel, hooray for Go Set A Watchman's releases today! Mockingbird shaped me as a teen so I have high hopes anyway.
This week's topic couldn't have come at a better time. I have bought - cringe - over 20 books this past month. I know, I know. Excessive. But I love books, books are life, I regret nothing (I say as my debit card jumps off the ledge. Eep!).
So last ten books I've gotten? Piece of cake.
1. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas
Affectionately known as ACOTAR, it's been at the top of my TBR list since months before its release when the author announced it on Twitter. It's just so pretty and it's a fairy tale retelling of one of my favs, Beauty & the Beast, so I had to buy it.
2. Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson
Released last year, Since You've Been Gone seems like such a fun book and it has such a fun cover! I love the premise of the shy girl stepping out of her comfort zone under the (somewhat) guidance of her more outgoing BFF. I predict some super cute friendship moments, which is what makes it the perfect read for the "summer read" category in our Literary Ladies Summer Reading Challenge.
3. Saga Volume 2 by Brian K. Vaughn & Fiona Staples
I read Volume 1 exactly a year ago and really liked it so I picked up Volume 2 for a quick, entertaining, "gotta hit my GoodReads challenge" read. Plus, as a teen who loved manga, I really appreciate graphic novels.
4. Ruin & Rising by Leigh Bardugo
Book Outlet is my book kryptonite. I log on and suddenly my cart's full of books I don't need and might not ever read but am going to buy anyway because, cheap books. Ive been trying to be more selective with my purchase because of that little impulse, but when I saw the final installment to The Grisha Trilogy for like $6 in hardback, it felt like a steal. Now that I have the entire trilogy sitting in my shelf there's not excuse not to binge read it.
5. Ashes to Ashes by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian
I read the first book in this trilogy earlier this year and I have the 2nd on my shelf ready to go. I'm hoping that having the final installment will motivate me to finish up the trilogy because I really did enjoy the first book.
7. To All The Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han
The sequel, P.S. I Love You, came out sometime in May (I think) so when I caught the first book on BookOutlet for like pennies I had to buy it. Plus, a cute contemporary about a girl who writes letters to the boys she fancies, address them but put them under her bed, and then they miraculously all get sent out one day... it just seems like such a fun, summer read.
8. The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
I've had my eye on this novel for so long that I truly don't remember what it's about. I just knew that I really wanted it and it had been sitting in my BookOutlet cart for months.
9. The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson
Last week, I mentioned my embarrassment that I hadn't read a Brandon Sanderson novel yet. It's that same feeling that led me to pick up The Rithmatist because I caught it on BookOutlet in hardcover for pretty cheap (are we seeing a pattern here?). Although I don't think I'll read this as my first Sanderson novel, I'm glad to have it.
10. Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen
Kind of a given considering it's the Literary Ladies Book Club book of the month for July. Despite my obsession with her novels in high school, I haven't read a Sarah Dessen book in quite a while. So I can't wait to read it this month and talk about it with everyone! (Twitter chat: 7/30, Review & link-up: 8/4)