February 2019 Book Haul // the month I succumbed to retail therapy

While January was the month of self control, February was kind of the month of Treat Yo Self. Work stress and depression meant that I was adding books into my Barnes & Noble cart a lot more frequently than normal… oops. The good (?) thing is that most of my spending was in pre-orders for books not coming out yet, but the bad news is that Future Kaleena has to remember to have money in the bank for when they ship!

As always, I want to reiterate that you do not need to buy and own a lot of books in order to be considered a book blogger or lover. I am quite frugal with everything else so that I can buy books because I love them, but I do not ever want to make you feel bad if you cannot afford to buy books or have poor access where you live.

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Here are 20 Anticipated Reads for March 2019 // Don’t send your TBRs after me

Spring is in sight, and March releases are just around the corner! I know that much of the world is blanketed in snow, but where I live in California has been oscillating between sunny and rainy days – and the trees & flowers are all confused. 🥀🌼🥀🌼

ANYWAYS! This post is about books, not the hot/cold weather patterns of Northern California. And friends, us book lovers and bibliophiles are in for a treat this March! My actual anticipated tag on Edelweiss for March has twenty-one (21!!!) books on it. So, uh, I apologize right now to your TBRs because I was only able to weed out a couple. 

📝 In case you are wondering how I manage to keep track of upcoming releases and choose the books I am most excited to highlight, check out my Edelweiss 2.0 Guide!

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January 2019 Book Haul // the month I kind of behaved

Friends I am so incredibly proud of myself – I only bought five books in January, and two of them were the same book! This is such a drastic improvement over my going completely overboard last year, and I am pleased that the majority of my haul was on sale.

You’ll notice that my haul post is in a slightly different format this month. I wanted to play around with it a bit and include the summaries from Goodreads rather than just listing everything. I also included ARC approvals so you can see what I have coming up, as well as the books that I told my local library they should buy. I recently started using my local library a bit more and have made it my personal mission to get more amazing and diverse reads into the collection!

As always, I want to reiterate that you do not need to buy and own a lot of books in order to be considered a book blogger or lover. I am quite frugal with everything else so that I can buy books because I love them, but I do not ever want to make you feel bad if you cannot afford to buy books or have poor access where you live.

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14 Anticipated Reads for February 2019 // RIP My Wallet

Friends, it was so hard for me to even narrow this post down to 15 releases and I think that February 5th will bankrupt me. So much for all that savings in January, eh?

There are so many books that I am excited to read eventually, and each of the fifteen listed in this post have earned a spot on my monstrous TBR. I know it might take me a century to get through everything, but I certainly want to try!

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10 Anticipated Reads for January 2019

Friends, my bank account is WEEPING from all the books I want to get that are being released in January! Can you believe it is almost 2019?! Where has the year gone?! I am not convinced that we didn’t somehow enter a wormhole that accelerates how we perceive time without knowing it.

2018 has been an amazing year of fantastic releases, and by the looks of it 2019 is off to a great start! There are honestly so many books that I want to read, and I narrowed it down kind of for January. Let’s get started!

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