Filling the Shelves: June Book Haul!

Happy Friday, friends!

Well, June’s not even over and I’ve already bought WAY too many books! I couldn’t help myself; I was already in the area for my yoga class, so why not walk across the street for the library sale? It’s like avoiding the 50% off candy after Easter – that just doesn’t happen!

So far, I really don’t have too many new releases I’m planning on reading in July so hopefully I’ll have some downtime in my library holds to read some of my own. Or at least that’s the plan!

Some pictured had previously been purchased, but I think they arrived a little too late last time to be included in my last haul. So here they all are! I had some rearranging to do, but we’re moving soon so really, it wasn’t really rearranging to make room for books so much as it was a little pre-packing. Right?

The Books:

The Round House by Louise Erdich

I’ve been wanting to read her latest novel, LaRose, but I’ve heard amazing things about The Round House – what a lucky find!

And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

My step-mom recommended this earlier in the month – and guess what I found!? I loved his earlier novel, A Thousand Splendid Suns.

The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman

I still haven’t read anything by Alice Hoffman, even though Practical Magic is one of my all time favorite movies.


Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple
and Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

And I found some great beach reads! I still can’t believe I found all of these amazing (and kind of recent) titles!


Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

I still haven’t read this, and after seeing 10 different copies on different shelves at the sale, I took the hint.

The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie R. King

A continuation of the infamous Sherlock Holmes mysteries. There was a time I saw this novel EVERYWHERE – I’m so excited to read this!

Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver

Barbara Kingsolver, so yeah. It’s kind of an automated response now.

Spool of Thread by Anne Tyler

An emotional family tale, I was a little reluctant to purchase this novel, but then I kind of forgot to take it out of my bag. Hope it’s good!

From Thrift Books:

The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

After reading a few other novels set in the Netherlands, I thought this was the perfect continuation. It sounds absolutely charming.

The Story of Land and Sea by Katy Simpson Smith

After reading her latest novel, Free Men, I fell in love with her unique settings and characters. I really haven’t read too many novels set around the Revolutionary War, and her stories are absolutely fascinating.

The Tin Horse by Janice Steinberg

Recommended for fans of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, and a beautiful cover – this was definitely bought on a whim.


The Passage and The Twelve by Justin Cronin

Someday, somehow, I am going to finish this series!!

The Sage of Waterloo by Leona Francombe

I seriously couldn’t help myself, it was only $3! I instantly fell for this delightful story told by farm rabbits. I have no doubt this will still be one of my favorite 2016 reads by the end of the year!

Book of the Month Club

Sadly, this is my last month with Book of the Month Club. Luckily they had another stellar month of selections, so I’m leaving a happy camper. 🙂


The Enchanted Islands by Allison Amend

An American Midwesterner and her husband, an undercover spy, are sent to the Galápagos Islands at the start of World War II. How great does that sound!?

What books have you picked-up lately?




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