Holiday haul 2015

The holidays are sadly over, but I’m working on my resolution to post more hauls. I hope you all stocked up on books this season. As for me, I have a relatively small haul this year, which is great, because I have way too may books I haven’t read yet. Here is my holiday haul for 2015:

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The Light Keeper’s Legacy by Kathleen Ernst: my aunt gave this to me because she lives in Door County, WI for half the year, and this is a book by a local author.

Exquisite Corpse by Pénélope Bagieu: a French graphic novel (translated) I read as a part of the holiday BookTubeAThon (<–click to read my thoughts on it). I got this at Barnes & Noble with a gift card that Santa gave me.

I Judge You When You Use Poor Grammar by Sharon Eliza Nichols: a book of photos with funny signs that have grammatical errors. Many of them made me lol. From my brother’s fiancé.

Improbable Libraries: A Visual Journey to the World’s Most Unusual Libraries by Alex Johnson: a fascinating look at unique libraries around the globe. I also read this for the holiday BookTubeAThon. From Santa.

Harry Potter: Magical Places from the Films by Jody Revenson: a book I also read for the holiday BookTubeAThon, which details the locations and sets used for the Harry Potter films.

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin: from my boyfriend who is awesome and left a package on my door in the middle of the night on Christmas Eve. Now Michelina doesn’t have to lend it to me.

Plotted: A Literary Atlas by Andrew Degraff: a really cool compilation of artistic representations of various novels and short stories. This book had been on my radar since before its release, and it is just as awesome as I expected. Also from my boyfriend.

The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani: the first in a trilogy for middle readers (not quite children’s, not quite YA). I am so excited to finally read this – I haven’t bought a middle reader book for some time and I’m glad to be getting back into reading them because there are so many great-looking new ones. Bought at Barnes & Noble with my gift card.

And finally, my Tolkien 2016 calendar, which is awesome not only because it’s Tolkien, but also because it’s Tolkien as illustrated by Tove Jansson, the author/illustrator of the Moomin books. The edition of The Hobbit from which these illustrations came was never translated into English, so I’m excited to have the calendar.

Let me know if you’ve read any of these books or what you got under your tree!

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