Friday, June 5, 2015

BookCon/ May Book Haul

So, I usually just put the books I aquired during each month in my wrap up post, but this time, I thought it best to do just a BookCon NY trip haul post because I got a bunch of books and wanted to do a special post for them.

I will have another post up soon about my BookCon experience and a sort of survival guide to those who wish to do it next year, but pretty much, I had an awesome time. I met up with my friend and fellow blogger, Mara from The Reading Hedgehog and we had fun exploring New York together and experiencing BookCon. She will also be writing a BookCon post soon, that I will link to this one when she gets it up. We also got to meet another fellow blogger, Kel from Booked Til Tuesday who gave us BookCon tips and brought us lunch (Thanks again!) But more about that in my other post, this one is about my loot. While in NY Mara and I had to visit The Strand which was just as amazing as promised.  Three stories of tight rows of shelves is pretty much a booklover's dream. I didn't buy as many books there as I could have, but it was awesome.

Here's some pictures of everything. I hauled 22 books in May between books that I bought at BookCon and The Strand and books that I got free at BookCon and ones people gave me. Some of these were ones that I brought to get signed so not all of them I bought this month but I'll list everything below.

These are all the books I got signed

Getting books signed at BookCon was harder than expected (more about that in my next post). I actually missed Maggie Stiefvater's autographing session but I met up with her by chance afterward and she was kind enough to signed them all for me (Thanks again Maggie!) But apart from that I really enjoyed getting to meet Courtney Alameda (Shutter) and Michael Buckley (Undertow) They were both awesome and I really look forward to reading Michael's new book. I was sad that I didn't get the opportunity to get my copy of The Maze Runner signed by James Dashner, but I did get to see him in panel and he too is a very awesome fellow.

Other books that I bought

Free Books!

And of course all the swag I picked up. I got lots of buttons too, but those are already on my bag.

And without further ado, here is all the books I hauled this month:

Books given to me or that I got for free:

#1: Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen (This was given to me by Mara)
#2: Beastly Bones (Jackaby #2) by William Ritter (Also given to me by Mara--thank you!!!!)
#3: Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys 
#4: Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys (Both of these were also given to me by Mara)
#5: Undertow by Michael Buckley (Free with the signing at BookCon)
#6: The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare (BookCon giveaway)
#7: Feral Nights (The Feral Series #1) by Cynthia Leitich Smith (BookCon giveaway)
#8: Reawakened by Coleen Houck (BookCon ARC giveaway)
#9: The Time Fetch by Amy Herrick (BookCon Giveaway)
#10: Demon Dentist by David Walliams (BookCon ARC giveaway)

Books I bought:

#11: The Crown of Embers (Fire and Thorns #2) by Rae Carson
#12: The Bitter Kingdom (Fire and Thorns #3) by Rae Carson
#13: Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige 
#14: The Finisher (Vega Jane #1) by David Baldacci
#15: Illusionarium by Heather Dixon
#16: This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel
#17: Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver
#18: Shutter by Courtney Alameda
#19: Nether Isle by Nicoline Evans 
#20: The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson 
#21: An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
#22: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

So that's my haul! Definitely can't wait to read all the new books I got. Now I just have to find shelf space for them!

I'll be back later with my BookCon experience post. 

Slainte, Hazel


  1. Sounds like you have some great reading ahead of you. Enjoy! I haven't read any of them and only heard of two. I'm intrigued by the theme of Dorothy Must Die. Let us know how it goes.

    1. I'm reading it now, so I'll have my review up before long. So far, I'm finding it an enjoyable read :)

  2. I have to face my piles of books and SWAG this week for my video post. 0_o

    1. Yeah, I can imagine it will be a task :P I did actually manage to find places for all my books though! *success!*