March 2021 Book Haul

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At the end of every month, I like to look back at all of the books that I got to see how much money I’m spending. Since March just ended, this is my book haul for the entire month.


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Even though I have way too many books already, I seem to end up buying more books every month. I do however try to buy most of my books used or at a discounted price if new.

For the month of March, I purchased a total of 13 books and was gifted one book for free from an author. These are the books from my March book haul:

1. Cress – $4.12

Cress book and sunflowers

I purchased Cress by Marissa Meyer off of Depop. It was a used paperback copy that matched my copies of Cinder and Scarlet from the Lunar Chronicles. I originally read this book as an eBook, but I wanted to own a physical copy to reread in the future.

If you’ve never purchased books from Depop, I recommend checking it out! I have a Depop shop as well if you’re interested in checking out what I currently have for sale.


2. Audrey, Wait! – $0.10

Audrey, Wait! book and sunflowers

This book by Robin Benway came from a local thrift store. It was a used hardcover copy. I haven’t read this book yet, but I enjoyed the book Emmy & Oliver by the same author. Also, the synopsis sounded interesting.


3. Waiting for Tom Hanks – $0.50

Waiting for Tom Hanks book and sunflowers

This book by Kerry Winfrey came from a thrift store as well and is a paperback copy that looks like it was barely read. I honestly don’t know much about this book, but I’ve seen it on Bookstagram and it looks like a cute story.


4. Chain of Gold – $1.63

Chain of Gold book and sunflowers

I was honestly surprised to find Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare at a thrift store. It was 25% off because the thrift store was having a book sale for reading month. This hardcover book was in great shape. I actually haven’t read any Cassandra Clare books yet (I know, I’m terrible), but I think I will enjoy them. I just couldn’t see passing this book up!


5. Beartown – $1.23

Bear Town book and sunflowers

I haven’t read any books by Fredrik Backman, but when I saw this book and the next two books in this haul, I decided I would give him a try. I’ve heard so many great things about Backman on Bookstagram, which is why I’m interested in reading this book. This hardcover copy was in pretty good shape, and I just couldn’t pass it up at the thrift store. Even though I don’t read a lot of adult contemporary books, I think I will still like this book.


6. Anxious People – $1.23

Anxious People book and sunflowers

This book by Backman came from the same thrift store as Beartown and is a hardcover copy as well. I know a lot of people read this book last year and really liked it, so I’m hoping I will enjoy it as well.


7. A Man Called Ove – $1.23

A Man Called Ove book and sunflowers

This was the third Fredrik Backman book that I bought from the same thrift store as the other two, but this one was a paperback copy. I remember hearing Jesse the Reader from Booktube talk about enjoying this book, so I thought I would give it a try as well.


8. Making a Play – $0.94

Making a Play and sunflowers

This is the fifth book in the Field Party series by Abbi Glines. I read it last year as an eBook and really enjoyed it. I already have the other four books in the series, so I thought I would buy this one as well. I purchased this hardcover book new off of Book Outlet. It was so cheap because I had reward points to use.

If you’ve never shopped at Book Outlet, you can use my link for $10 off of your first purchase of $25 or more. You can actually get quite a few new books for that price, so it’s a great deal.


9. Hope and Other Punch Lines – $0.94

Hope and Other Punch Lines and sunflowers

I also bought this hardcover book in the same Book Outlet order as Making a Play. This book is by Julie Buxbaum. I haven’t read it yet, but I gave 5 stars to the other two books that I’ve read by her: Tell Me Three Things and What to Say Next.


10. An Ember in the Ashes – $1.16

An Ember in the Ashes book and sunflowers

This book is the first in a series by Sabaa Tahir. I have heard great things about it, so I was excited to find a paperback copy at my local thrift store. It was also 25% off like Chain of Gold. 


11. The Passion of Dolssa – $0.27

The Passion of Dolssa book and sunflowers

This is a historical fiction novel by Julie Berry that I found at a thrift store. I am excited to read it since I read Lovely War last year by the same author and loved it. This hardcover book was in great condition, except that I noticed when I got home that it smells like cigarette smoke. I am hoping I will be able to get the smell out since I want to read it.


12. Airports, Exes, and Other Things I’m Over – $1.06

Airports, Exes, and Other Things I'm Over book and sunflowers

This was my first book purchase from my local Dollar Tree. My friend Brooke on Bookstagram talked about finding great books at Dollar Tree, and I had never thought about looking there. This book was a brand new hardcover. I haven’t read it before, but I read another book by Shani Petroff called Romeo and What’s Her Name, and I really liked it.


13. The Midnight Library – $1.00

The Midnight Library book and sunflowers

On the last day of the month, I found this hardcover book by Matt Haig at one of my local thrift stores. I was surprised to see it since I heard so many people talking about it on Bookstagram a couple months ago. I honestly never thought about reading it before, but since I know that it has good reviews, I thought I would give it a try.


14. Transference – $0

Transference book and sunflowers

This is the only book on this list that I didn’t buy. The author of this book, Tessa Cox, reached out to me and sent me a free copy in the mail. I’m excited to read it because she says that it has some similarities to Twilight, and I love that series.


How much did I spend?

I try not to spend too much on books, so I am happy to say that I only spent a total of $15.41 for the 13 books that I bought. That is approximately $1.19 per book!


Have you read any of these books?

If you have read any of these books, I would love to know your thoughts (without spoilers). Please leave your comments down below!

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