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Haul | Book-ish

Books, glorious books, wonderful books! I'm so happy, but my wallet isn't. My wallet hates me and wants to kill me now. I understand since I did go a few dollars over budget, but it was for books. For the good of intellectual stimulation. 

These are some books I got from Book Depository online and Kinokuniya during my field trip. Not all the books I got are here though. Love Letters To The Dead (reviewed here) since I lent it to a friend and Ms Marvel Volume 1, which hasn't arrived yet. 

Here are the books I got, and hopefully will enjoy! 

Harley Quinn Vol. 1 Hot In The City by Amanda Conner | Something I keep secret. I'm a huge comic book nerd. Give me X-Men, Batman, Avengers but Harley Quinn will always steal my heart. I think I love her more than the Joker (crazy, I know). What can I say? She's bubbly, she's psychotic, she's perfect. And I have a great Harley Quinn impression.

Saga Volume 1 & 2 by Brian K. Vaughn | I bought the first volume a month ago, loving it. So when I saw the second volume in the bookstore, I immediately took it and placed it in my basket. It's such a gritty and surreal comic about an inter-species couple and their baby trying to be safe amidst war between species.

Ms. Marvel Generation Why Volume 2 by G. Willow Wilson | A Pakistani-American Muslim headlining her own comic? Of course I was going to buy it. Seeing my religion explored so positively for mainstream audience is amazing. A great step in diversity. Unfortunately Ms Marvel Volume 1 hasn't arrived yet. So I don't think I'll read it just yet.

It by Alexa Chung | A few fashion bloggers recommended me this book after my review of #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso here. I know little to nothing about Alexa Chung, only that she has an eyeliner line with Eyeko and is an apparent fashion icon. So I'm intrigued to what this book will offer, hoping she is as inspiring as Sophia Amoruso.

Love & Misadventures by Lang Leav | A selection of poems about, well, love and misadventures. I'm not a poet, nor do I read a lot of them. This caught my eye with its simple but beautiful cover. I've read a few of the work Lang Leav has written. I can see why it's so popular with teenagers. It's romantic, it's human.

Bossypants by Tina Fey | Tina Fey is my role model. I love her and anything she does. She could spit on my face, and I'd never wash my face ever again. She's brash, hilarious in wit and a comedy goddess. She's also an amazing person. I borrowed Bossypants a few years ago, finishing it halfway so I intend on finishing it now.

All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven | The book I'm currently reading, slow and steady I may add since I have exams right now. I didn't know much about the book beforehand. It's praised for having a great, realistic portrayal of depression. That said, it was also called okay and boring. I'm one-third into this book, and I have to agree.

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart | Everyone has been recommending me this book. They claim that it isn't just good. It was 'scream and throw it against the wall' good. I don't know much about it, only the notoriety around it. Some love it, some hate it, and some found it pretentious. I can't wait to see what the book has in store.

I hope some of these books tickled your fancy! Personally, I'm excited to read Ms Marvel and We Were Liars. Do any of them interest you? I'd love to know!


  1. Drooling over all of your books, ahhh. I'm excited to hear your thoughts on All The Bright Places and We Were Liars! I've been thinking of reading It and Bossypants for a while now but haven't gotten around to them! I so wish I was a comic book fan but alas, the life isn't for me. Great haul and happy reading!

    May x • The MaydenBloglovin'

  2. I like the sound of the Miss Marvel one, sounds intriguing! Tell your wallet not to hate you, money spent on books is never wasted ;)

    ♥.•*¨ AmandaSays ¨*•.♥

  3. IT by alexa chung is such a fun book to have. I really enjoy flicking through it when im bored

  4. Bossypants by Tina Fey has been on my reading list for a months weeks now, I need this book!! Let me know how that turns out :D

    Pam Scalfi♥

  5. Is there anything better than the smell of new books?! I love It by Alexa Chung too, I think it's such a classic, every fashion blogger seems to own it!

  6. I have seriously been meaning to get the Alexa Chung book, and I have read Tina Fey's book & love!
    Tegan xx - Permanent Procrastination

  7. I definitely have to check out that Tina Fey book. I've been thinking about purchasing it, I think I might as well go ahead an do it. Amazing list.

    K / House of KTS (formerly known as Pure & Complex)

  8. Ugh, this reminds me that I have not been doing a good job of reading. There's just so much things to do! >.<

    But I have been wanting to read Bossypants and We Were Liars. Let me know what you think. :)

    <3 Trou
    The Peculiar Trouth

  9. great picks, I was interested in reading bossy pants also! :)

    (IG: @TheStardustBohemian)

  10. I have "Bossy Pants" and "It" on my to-read list. You definitely should let us know how you like them!

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Bloglovin’

  11. Wow, looks amazing - I need some new books! x

  12. Now I'm really excited about your review of We Were Liars! Sounds really intersting!!! Also love Alexa Chung! Can't for your opinion about her book, Bash! As they say: Reading is dreaming with open eyes! So these treasures are for real great investments!! ;-)


  13. Nice choices dear!!

  14. Ah I haven't read if of these - I seriously need to start

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

  15. I have All the Bright Places but I haven't read it yet. I also want to read the Tina Fey book, I heard it's really funny. We Were Liars has a really good ending, and is a really nice summer read. I hope you enjoy :)

    Brooke | brookewrote

  16. Excited to hear your reviews after reading all of these books! My book habit got a little too expensive, so I got a library card!

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

  17. love that tina fey book!! and definitely want to check out Alexa Chung's! :D

    Animated Confessions

  18. I have Tina Fey's book on my bookshelf! And I'm convinced you'll love Alexa Chung, Sophia is a whole other level of inspiring but Alexa is pretty cool as well!

    XO Naomi in Wonderland

  19. Good reads my dear, I want to read Tina Fey's book, but i have a long list of book to reads before that one! specially fashion books. xx
    Glamoury Armory Blog

  20. Oooh, great haul! I really want Tina Fey's book. I need some books for my holiday this month so thanks for the inspiration! Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose’s Rooftop

  21. Great collection of books! They all look so interesting. Really need to get back into reading myself :) Enjoy dear!


  22. I love Tina Fey and I always wanted to read this book! Great selection and great knowing your views on them :)


  23. Money spent on books is well spent! Great selection,
    xo Annie
    New England Romance

  24. They seem like all pretty good books. I haven't red in forever though. great to see what you like to read :D


  25. I am always looking for a good book to read so I appreciated reading your detailed review! Now to chose the one I want to read first will be tricky!


  26. Book hauls are my favourite!! I really want to buy the last two books as they seem interesting!

    It would be great if you could pop over to my blog and maybe leave a comment :)


  27. Ah, yes I saw Alexa Chung's book in Anthropolgie and was very tempted to buy it.

    Allie of ALLIENYC

  28. nice books!! :)

  29. I can't wait to hear your reviews

  30. Tina Fey is in my kindle, and I still need to read it, it just that I haven't had have time lol. Nice haul.

    Kreyola Jounerys | Instagram

  31. TINA FEY IS SO GREAT HAHA. She's so witty and definitely a great role model

  32. Ooooh! I love this! I wanna buy a bunch of new books and read all summer!


  33. wonderful book collections! thanks for sharing :)

  34. THOSE COMICS LOOK SO COOL. And I recommend Lullabies by Lang Leav!

  35. Heey! I've read love & misadventure by Land Leav about a hundred times now, haha. It's one of my all time faves! I actually have a post about that.

    Check it out here:
    Nat xx

  36. i want your book collection!! check out my blog too

  37. I need to check out We Were Liars!!

  38. These books seems interesting, especially book, which was written by Alexa Chung and the last one, "We were liars" :)

  39. Great selection!

  40. Currently just looking for the right book for myself, thanks for sharing such great tips! ♥


  41. I look forward to you thoughts on It by Alexa Chung. She's funny and humorous and yes, many said the book is really good!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  42. Wow so many great books! Looking forward to your reviews.

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

  43. wow, great selection :)

  44. Books are the greatest things ever. The first 3 books are a definite must-read for me!

  45. This is amazing! ;A; I love to hear about what other people are reading~ and these all sound so interesting ^^ I've heard so many good things about Alexa Chung's book and I'm so tempted to buy it! *u* Thank you for sharing!
    ~Kiyomi from kokorosasa

  46. I kinda want to check out All the Bright Places because of the book cover haha. Good luck with your exams! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

  47. great post honey and amazing the book!!! ;)
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  48. I feel so outdated that I am not able to read books these days. :( I'm taking these books in my notes because I just have to check them out. Thanks for sharing! :)

    Win any top of your choice from Banggood on my blog!


  49. Wow babe, I definitely loved what you got here!!! I've never heard of this website, but will be sure to check them out!! :)

  50. Love that you spent your money on books.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  51. wow amazing! great post dear!

  52. We Were Liars sounds really interesting. Ill await your review since I don't read nearly as much as I should.

    xx Falasha

    Bite My Fashion ll Instagram ll Bloglovin'

  53. Awesome post! Love the books too. Have a great day! :)


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  55. I have Bossypants, and liked it as well as #GirlBoss, but have not read Alexa Chung's book, It. I love her style though. All looks like great reads. Have a lovely weekend. /Madison
    New Look & New Inspiration <3

  56. Best haul ever!
    Nice blog, dear! (:

  57. I loved girl boss as well!! Can't wait to hear what you think of Alexa Chungs book love her style! X

  58. Ms. Marvel!!!!!!! You have that in you country? I don't have it here so I have to buy the digital versions :(

    Dara | Hola Darla | @DarlaOct

  59. OMG I'm so jelly! I haven't read any of those books so thank you so much for posting this. I really want to read Bossypants by Tina Fey because she's definitely a very influential woman. I'm also interested in buying a copy of Love & Misadventures, All The Bright Places, and We Were Liars. Hehe.

    By the way, I really want to thank you so much for all the kind words you left in the comment section of my blog. I really appreciate everything you said. :'> This just proves that you're one of the best bloggers out there and I'm really lucky to come across your blog a few months ago. xx

    Roxanne ♥ | Awkward Turtle

    1. Aww, thank you so much Rox. That's one of the sweetest things anyone has said. Thank you <3

  60. i'm in love with this! great post x

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  61. Woo book hauls are the best kind of hauls right?! I love x-men too but haven't read the comics - I'll have to give them a try. I fancy We were liars too, will be looking out for your review! x

    Jasmin Charlotte

  62. I love reading Tina Fey book is on my amazon list of books I need to buy lol, right now I'm reading a book called Bitten by a Canadian author so far it's really good :)

  63. Books are a wise investment and you have quite a good haul here. A friend of mine was just telling me about We Were Liars and I totally need to add it to my reading list.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  64. food for the brain...and the soul :) love!!
    kisses from dubai ♥

  65. Lovely haul post!! I've read "We Were Liars" and it was good. Looking forward to your review on that :)

    Nihaad - Read & Seek


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