Summer Haul (Part I) | Used Books & Book Outlet [CC]


Hi guys! Welcome back to my channel! So
today’s video is going to be my summer book haul. I’m gonna try to go really
quickly through these because I do have quite a few. I’m not sure if I’m gonna be
able to give you synopses for all of these; however, if you are interested in
finding out more about a book that I show you guys, as always I will leave all
the links down below for you guys to go and check them out. Let’s get started! This is one that I
actually forgot to talk about in my last haul. Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen. This is the Penguin English Library Edition which I absolutely love! Except that I am
a little sad that they changed the texture of the covers. This is an older copy that
I have of one of these books – this is Jane Eyre. The [old] covers are kind of
rubberized, they have an author portrait in the back as well as, like, they’re just
kind of a thicker cardboard-type paper. And these are a lot thinner, it’s
obviously not rubberized at all, and there’s no portrait. Either way,
these books are beautiful and they’re not too expensive as well. I buy
these on the Book Depository because they are UK editions and the Book
Depository is usually where I buy all my UK editions. Confess by Colleen Hoover. I
already read it. It was okay. I definitely
think I like Maybe Someday more than this. I don’t have this something that
calling whoever does with all of her books but with the two that I’ve read
there has been other kind of media – like for Maybe Someday it was songs, which I’m still obsessed with a couple of those. I listen to them on Spotify sometimes. For
this one, because the main protagonist – or one of the main protagonist – is an
artist they actually have the art in the book which is really good because
you can actually see what they’re talking about when [the art] is
mentioned in the story which is really nice. And I’ve mentioned before that my
library has a little nook hidden away in a corner of the building and it’s a
little store and basically paperbacks are five for a dollar. These are my most
recent purchase from that little store. The first is Fahrenheit 451. This is a classic
I’ve never read before but has been highly recommended. It takes place in a
world where reading is illegal and the main protagonist in this, his job is to
burn books, and he burns them in a fire that’s 451 degrees…hence the title. I’m very intrigued by that
obviously since, you know, books are kind of ~my thing~ I’m intrigued to see what
kind of world would be without books and reading was illegal. I can’t even imagine it, so this is a
classic that I definitely want to read. Next up is In Cold Blood by Truman
Capote. This is one that I read for my AP English class. (I just almost smacked myself in the face) It’s one of those books where, like, I don’t even necessarily think I’m going
to reread this again anytime soon but it’s one that I read in class and it just
kind of stuck with me. This is a true crime story and Truman Capote
interviewed these two men who committed a gruesome murder in the late 1950s, I believe. Yes, November 15, 1959. [They] murdered an entire family in their
farmhouse and Truman Capote really got to know them, he interviewed them, and he really wanted to get to the bottom of what made these men break
into their house and murder an entire family. And it’s definitely a
really interesting book and I enjoyed this book. And like I said, it’s one that kind of sticks to you a little bit. The next three I picked up mostly for,
like, nostalgic reasons. The first one is Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark This is a book that I remember being
terrified of in elementary school. I thought that it was a scariest thing! I
remember just flipping through it and just being scared by the
drawings and stuff and now looking at it I don’t think this is really that
scary at all but I remember being terrified of it. I saw it and even
though it’s not in the best condition, I mean, like, it was less than
twenty-five cents so I decided to pick it up. Tuck Everlasting by Natalie
Babbitt. This is actually one that I did not read when I was younger but I did read this
for my children’s literature class in college and I remember really, really
liking it. And last but not least I have Peter Pan
by J.M. Barrie. I’ve never read Peter Pan but the movie that came out in the early 2000s
was one of my all-time favorites! I actually saved up my own money to buy
that, and I replayed it so much I think the DVD even got scratched at some point.
And I had the biggest crush on the Peter Pan actor. I don’t even know his name but I
remember him from my childhood. I was obsessed with him. I loved him. I’m excited to finally read this. And last from the library I have Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard. This is the second book in the
Red Queen trilogy. I actually got this because my younger brother and I signed
up for the summer reading challenge my library was holding where if you read for a
certain number of hours and did like a certain number of activities you got
a free book and this is what I chose. I wasn’t the biggest fan of the first
book. I liked it enough. I thought it was good, and I can definitely see why a lot of
people love it. It just wasn’t something that I felt like I had was dying to get
my hands on the next book. However, since this was given to me by my
local library I was like, “okay well I own it. Now I can actually see if the
series improves and if it’s something that I want to invest my time into. And
next I’m going to fly through these really quickly because I actually
already mentioned most of these in my last video which is my video for the
National Hispanic Heritage Month reads. I decided that I’m going to try to read
books by Hispanic authors all throughout the month and these are three books that
I ordered off the Book Outlet. The first one is The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey.
I’ve talked about this. It is a paranormal fantasy, I believe.
The synopsis just really gives me very, kind of, Daughter of Smoke and Bone kind of
vibes on which I’m totally into! Super excited to get to it this one this month. Next up is Dream Things True by Marie
Marquardt. This one is kind of a star-crossed lovers, contemporary romance
where immigration kind of comes into play and I really want to see how that
is handled in a contemporary YA romance because that’s definitely something that
I haven’t seen before. And then next is The Weight of Feathers by Anna Marie
MacLemore and I think this one also has a kind of like star-crossed lovers
situation but there is a lot more magical realism in this. Again, I’ve
heard really good things about this one so I’m very excited as well. Last, I have The Unexpected Everything by
Morgan Matson. I started reading Morgan Matson books this year. Really, really
became a fan of them, but I hadn’t actually gotten my hands on this which
is her newest release, I think she released this earlier on this year, so I
saw it on the Book Outlet and I just jumped at the chance of getting it. Look guys PUPPIES! Puppies! Puppies! So many puppies! I love
puppies so much andIi want a puppy so bad but we can’t have any in the apartment
so I just keeps, like, looking at pictures and vines of them all the time which is
definitely not the same but that’s all I have Anyway! Okay next up! I went to a local
used bookstore a little while ago to trade in some of my unhauled books and I got
two books. The first one is Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes. This is the first
book in the Falling Kingdoms series. I didn’t own a finished copy of this. The
copy that I have it is actually an ARC, so I’ve been dying to get my hands on a
finished copy. However, I’ve noticed that Morgan Rhodes books, or at least for this
series, the books tend to be a little bit more expensive normally than your
average YA fantasy book – for a hardcover – so I was really excited when I
saw this at the bookstore and I traded it in for a couple of books so I got
this! Next, I got A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin. It’s an older edition
because again when I go to used bookstore I get really excited when I
see older editions of books and I’m more tempted to buy older editions if
they’re in good condition. You know, they did have the new additions, which
would actually matched the additions of the three other books that I have. I
opted to get this one just because it’s from the 90s (I think) and even if it does
look a little antiquated, I kinda liked it. Plus, it was cheaper and I did like
the little design – I don’t even know if the newer ones have this kind of design
thing – but I liked it for ~this~ so… So I think that was it! Those are all the books that I picked up.
I do have actually a pre-order coming which you probably already know which
one it is 😉 I don’t have it with me yet because I am
going to the Leigh Bardugo event on October 2nd. So if any of you guys are going
please let me know. I’m thinking of maybe having some sort of, like, mini,
unofficial meetup of sorts because I know that I think Hannah and Brandon
are going so if any of you guys are interested in that… I’ll have the event
details down below and everything. It’s happening here in the Bay Area in Los Altos, I believe. I’m super, super excited if you guys are interested in
having some sort of little mini meetup or maybe we’ll just, like, gather
around as we all wait in line for the event to start or something, I don’t
know. I just think it’d be really cool to meet people and talk to people at
the event. So if any of you guys are interested in that please let me know. I’ll have all
the information linked down below for you guys to check out and yeah that’s
going to be it for this video I really hope that you enjoyed it and I’ll see
you next time! THANKS FOR WATCHING! Here’s my last video if you want to watch more. Don’t forget to subscribe! ^^ …I guess…if you want…I’m really not good at asking this of people yet. Have a good day/night!

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