January Book Haul

Oh, hey. Two posts in as many days. Would you look at that!

Anyway, in case you couldn’t tell by the title of this blog post, I’m telling you all about the books that I’ve bought in 2017. It’s not many, but it is four — with a fifth one coming supposedly next week.

I’m just going to jump right into it, because I have nothing else to say.

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  1. Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan
  2. You Can’t Hide (Shadow House, Book 2) by Dan Poblocki
  3. Rebel Angels (The Gemma Doyle Series, Book 2)
  4. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

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Two Boys Kissing — this isn’t a book that I’ve been wanting to read, but the author is. I first heard about David Levithan from the book community on YouTube, specifically from Peter Likes Books, because he’s raved about the author so much, and I love LGBT stories, so this particular book is the first one that I decided I wanted to read first. The cover’s beautiful, and if I like this one, then perhaps I’ll see about reading the other books by this author.

You Can’t Hide (Shadow House, Book 2) — I’ve wanted this book ever since I finished the first one in October 2016. My favorite part about this series is the fact that there’s a mobile app to go along with it, where you’re given alternate stories about some of the characters in the book that aren’t living. Each little sigil you come across in the books, you just trace it in the app to unlock a bonus chapter about how the characters came to haunt such a house like Shadow House, and you begin to connect them to their present-day counterparts.

Rebel Angels — I was so close to finishing this series. I was on the last book, The Sweet Far Thing, made it about halfway, and then somehow forgot about reading the rest of it and abandoned it in the end. This was quite a few years ago, and it was around the time that I was overwhelming myself by reading several books at once, and this series got lost in the fray. So, last year, I decided that I wanted to go back and restart this series from the beginning, but first I had to buy a copy of this book because the one time I read it, I borrowed it from the library over ten years ago (it got returned, don’t worry). I’ve forgotten what had all happened, but I do remember that I was enjoying the books immensely, so I can’t wait to get back to them.

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe — I’ve heard such great things about this book in the community, and it’s been recommended left, right, and center, but this book is another one that got put off until the hype died. So, now I’m pretty sure that I can read this without feeling too much pressure about liking it. The awards on the cover don’t really mean anything to me, since that’s not why I read books, but clearly it’s well loved among readers and I can’t wait to find out why and if I’ll be adding myself to that bandwagon.

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Bonus Book That’s Not Here, Yet:

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I don’t care what the “reviews” say. I’m going to be blatantly biased and say that I will love this book because I love Clinton Kelly and everything he’s done thus far, and the fact that his latest book is more like a conversation between friends (that’s how he kind of describes it), I will appreciate this book and probably read it a hundred times over this year.

But that’s just me.

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Also, can I just say that I don’t even like Wendy Williams? I just used this .gif because everything she does is a .gif that fits into any situation and scenario. But I can’t stand her.

Anyway, that’s it for this post. I got more wordy than I intended. Oops.

Hope y’all enjoyed it, anyway. 🙂

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