It’s Another Book Haul! – June 2015


Who’s ready for another book haul?  Throughout June, I went on a couple trips to various bookstores and ordered a couple of great books online.  Here is the selection that I bought in June! :

The first book I bought was from an independent bookstore near my hometown called Books on First.  I haven’t been to this little bookshop in almost 10 years, and it was just as I had remembered it.  After looking around for awhile, I found a book and the most perfect little journal.


Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Quick Summary : Anna is going into her senior year with the right friends, a great job, and a possible boyfriend in the near future.  But then she is being sent off to a boarding school all the way in Paris.  She is less than thrilled until she meets a boy who may make the switch worth it.  The only problem is his serious girlfriend. Can a year change that and end in a French-kiss?

Genre : Young Adult Contemporary


Book Lover’s Journal

Quick Summary : This little journal will allow any reader to have a detailed account of every book that they have read.  There are sections for each entry that include: rating, notes, thoughts, and book information.  This is a must-have for bibliophiles.

After I hit this shop, I went to Barnes & Noble and picked up this long-awaited copy.


Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

Quick Summary : Lia is about to get married to a strange prince.  It is her duty for the stability of her parent’s kingdom, but when she runs away on the morning-of, she is now in hiding in the last place people would find her. Now a secret bounty hunter is in her shadows along with the left-at-the-alter prince who are both trying to bring her back for different reasons.

Genre : Young Adult Fantasy

The next few books were purchased from Barnes & Noble online.


The Diviners by Libba Bray

Summary from Goodreads : Evie O’Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City—and she is pos-i-tute-ly ecstatic. It’s 1926, and New York is filled with speakeasies, Ziegfeld girls, and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is that she has to live with her uncle Will and his unhealthy obsession with the occult.

Evie worries he’ll discover her darkest secret: a supernatural power that has only brought her trouble so far. But when the police find a murdered girl branded with a cryptic symbol and Will is called to the scene, Evie realizes her gift could help catch a serial killer.

As Evie jumps headlong into a dance with a murderer, other stories unfold in the city that never sleeps. A young man named Memphis is caught between two worlds. A chorus girl named Theta is running from her past. A student named Jericho hides a shocking secret. And unknown to all, something dark and evil has awakened.

Genre : Young Adult Historical Fantasy


The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas

Quick Summary : This is a collection of the Throne of Glass Novellas.  My suggestion is to wait to read this book until after the first book.

Genre : Young Adult Fantasy


Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

Quick Summary : This is the sequel to Throne of Glass.  You can find my review of the first book HERE!


Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Quick Summary : After a family tragedy, sixteen-year-old Jacob finds himself on a mysterious, remote island standing in from of an abandoned home.  Soon, he finds that the people who used to live there may be more peculiar than anything.  Maybe there was a reason this house is the only thing around..

Genre : Young Adult Fantasy


Write it Down Journal

Quick Summary : This journal is full of various full-colored pages with fun designs to help organize your thoughts.

While I was in Nashville a few weeks ago, I researched indie bookstores and found this awesome store right outside the city.  Pernassus Books is a must-see if you are visiting Music City. I only got one book and a few bookish items while there.


More Bookmarks!

Quick Summary : I got another package of magnetic bookmarks to add to my collection.


The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

Quick Summary : This is the first in the Chaos Walking series.  Living in a town where everyone can hear each others’ thoughts can drive you crazy.  But there is a secret that is hidden in the town that will make Todd and Manchee run for their lives.

Genre : Young Adult Dystopia


I also bought a small indie bookshop button and two free bookmarks to remind me of this shop.


Finally, I got this book in this month’s Owlcrate.


More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

Quick Summary : This book is set in the streets of the Bronx as we meet Aaron Soto.  He may not have grown up in the nicest area, with the most money, or with the greatest friends, but one summer will change his life forever.  He may not be the Aaron that he himself knew just a few months ago.  This book focuses on the ideas of class, race, and sexuality.  This is Adam Silvera’s debut novel, and it seems to be a good one.  The reviews of this book on Goodreads show high hopes!


Well this was everything I purchased in June 2015. I am excited to read all of these and use my new journals!  I hope to get to many of these pretty soon.  What books did you guys get this month? 

More bookish posts coming very soon!  Stay tuned here on my blog or on my Instagram @treestandbookreviews!

See y’all soon 🙂

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