Another Used Books Haul // y’all better not get used to it

Hi friends! Today I’m back with another book haul, the second ever, because I got more physical books for very cheap this past month and I think it’s fun to share them with you.

This time they’re all used ones with the exception of one, so let’s get right into it.

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📕 Fingersmith by Sarah Waters – I don’t know much about this, only that it’s f/f historical romance (but please correct me if I’m wrong) and a few of my friends really liked it. My copy shows a few signs of having being moved around a bit but I don’t think anyone ever read it. What’s cool is that inside I found a tiny bookmark with the address of a Munich based bookstore which apparently only sells English used books…if this isn’t used-books-store-inception then I don’t know what is, plus free bookmarks are always cool (even though I always use post-its instead lmao)

📕 The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis – all I know about this is that it’s brutal and feminist and looking at the inside it seems to have a few POVs (I love stories told in multiple POVs). It gives me The Nowhere Girls meets Sadie vibes and I’m here for this. This also was in very good condition, I hope someone has read it before me but if they did they definitely did a good job at not cracking the spine.

📕 Ash by Malinda Lo – this is another f/f romance set in a fantasy world and I wasn’t sure I would like it but it was so cheap I just had to buy it. It shows a few signs of being used and read and I love it, it’s just a nice feeling knowing someone read the same copy before you.

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📕 Das Mozart-Mysterium by Christoph Öhm – this was actually the only not-used book I bought, but for the price of one. I found out that at the discount where I sometimes go to buy groceries they have this box with a lot of books that they sell for 2.99€. They are basically new books but from what I understand they have some flaw, maybe during transportation they got a bit damaged (maybe the cover got a bit dog-eared, or there’s a scratch somewhere), so they can’t sell them at normal bookstores for their normal price. I always take a look whenever I go but I never found anything that I wanted to read, but this one caught my eye because of the cover and because Mozart is my favorite composer. It’s apparently an historical mystery featuring Leopold Mozart (W.A. Mozart’s father) as a protagonist/investigator and it’s supposed to have to do with music? I don’t know, it honestly sounds a bit trashy but a) I need to grow comfortable reading in German regardless of quality; b) …it was cheap lmao?

📕 Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Search by Gene Luen Yang – this is a story set after the events of Avatar: The Last Airbender and it’s about Zuko’s search for his mother. There are other comics set after the cartoon but I was mostly interested in this one because I love post-redemption-arc Zuko, and when I was notified that they had it in stock, used for a reduced price (although stil somewhat expensive) I decided to go for it. It was mostly an impulsive purchase but the book is honestly massive and what’s even better is that every page has comments by the creators on the margins, so I don’t regret it. I also don’t think anyone has read it or even opened it before me, which is honestly a shame.

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And that concludes my haul! Have you read any of these? Do you like reading used books?

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First Ever Book Haul // amazing what having space for physical books & finding out about online used books stores will do to your book buying habits

kay, first of all, can we agree that that’s the longest title I’ve ever had in a post? Second, welcome to an actual book haul, something I didn’t think I’d ever do! As most of you know, I’ve been reading predominantly ebooks for the past 4 or 5 years (long before I started blogging), and I never really saw the point of announcing to everyone what I’d bought (or maybe………………………..I was avoiding facing the hard truth that I always end up buying more books than I can read. But in the past month I’ve kind of given in and bought a few physical books and I decided I would try sharing it here.

Excuse very poor bookstagrammability of my photos but here’s all the books I bought:

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Also featured in the picture is my new plant which I called Dan (short for Danielle) because she’s orange and I’m rereading All for the Game so it was the obvious choice for a name. I hope she’ll enjoy her new house 🌸

Used books

dav  The reason I managed to buy so many is because, as the title says, I found an amazing site based in Germany which sells used books of all kinds. It has a very decent English (and even Italian and French, as far as I could see) section, which is both a blessing and a curse. I don’t know what they do in terms of selling abroad but if you’re in Europe it might be worth checking out their site. In any case, they have enough English books that after a while I gave up trying to scroll through it all and literally pulled out my goodreads TBR and searched for every book on it that I think I might want to own in physical copy, and lo and behold I actually found quite a lot. I also love the feeling of used books, plus all of these are in almost perfect conditions and if they have a little more signs of use the price definitely reflects that so it’s all worth it.

I ended up picking these four up:

📕 If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio – I’ve heard it’s gay and that everyone who reads it cries a lot

📕 A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini – this is not a book I intend to read anytime soon but it was literally less than 3€ and it’s one of those books I want to read when I’m like, a Proper Adult and my mental health is stable enough that I don’t need books for escapism

📕 The Secret History by Donna Tartt – do I know anything about this book? No but it was 2.50€ and all of my friends loved it.

📕 The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury – I’ve actually read this years ago! And I really liked it and I want to reread it at some point. Also the cover is stunning.

New books


davI decided to also treat myself to some new books:

📗  Six of Crows (collector’s edition) by Leigh Bardugo – I pre-ordered this back in July when it was announced and I don’t regret it one bit because it’s stunning with its fanart and maps and red sprayed edges!!!

📗 Check, Please! (Vol.1, #Hockey) by Ngozi Ukazu – I read this as a webcomic in March 2017 and I loved it so much. I haven’t kept up with it and I’ve been meaning to reread it and catch up with it for ages, so when I saw it was coming out as a physical book I wanted to get it so I can reread without having to click “next” on tumblr and also I wanted to support the author because this is such a feel-good comic and she deserves it. I can’t wait to read it again!

📗 9 From The Nine Worlds by Rick Riordan – I want to own anything related to the Magnus Chase universe in physical copy eventually, so this was a first step towards that. Also the cover is so pretty, a picture doesn’t do it justice.

Extra – Library books

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I also wanted to mention library books because I think more hauls should include them.

My friend recommended the Artemis Fowl books by Eoin Colfer and when I was at the library to return some stuff I saw they have most of the series so I tried getting the first book. I still haven’t read it but I’m looking forward to it.

Not featured in the pictures are a physics and a chemistry textbooks and three books full of music sheets because I had to study for the audition of my choir. I got them at a different library than the Artemis Fowl one and can I just say libraries are awesome?

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That’s it for this haul! Have you read any of these? Did you like them? Also, would you guys be interested in seeing more hauls, even if most of the time I would be talking about ebooks? Please let me know in the comments!