Book Haul – July 2019

Mae l’ovannen (well met!), friends!

I am so happy right now, guys.

What better way to spend birthday and Christmas money than to create a beautiful book stack?!

I know it’s blurry, but I thought it was kind of a cool effect. ๐Ÿ™‚

First of all, I got a deal on four books that I’ve been so excited to read: Romanov by Nadine Brandes, Twinepathy by C.B. Cook, The Girl Who Could See by Kara Swanson, and Hide and Seek by Mya Gray (check out Mya’s blog!). I LOVE the covers on these books, especially The Girl Who Could See. It’s even more beautiful in person. The colors and the scenes making up the girl are so, so gorgeous. I love it.

Aren’t they so pretty?!

Browsing Mya’s blog once, I discovered that there is a site that sells slightly imperfect books or extra inventory from publishers for AMAZING prices. For example, they might have a hardcover that was originally $17.99 for $5.99. Trust me, the price is legitimate, and the Bargain Book copies from this site are lovely. This is the amazing site Book Outlet!

Of course, I had to check it out. What I found blew me away. I bought SIX BOOKS for UNDER $40!!!! I was so excited and grinning so hard when the package arrived.

Books from Book Outlet often have a small dot or line on the edge of the book or sometimes a price sticker on the cover. Maybe a couple of the pages are slightly bent or the cover has some slight wear to it from the handling. Book Outlet also has Scratch and Dent copies (books with significant damage for very low prices). However, all of their books are new and unread. (Disclaimer: I did only buy hardcover Bargain Book copies, so I can’t tell you the condition of the Scratch and Dent ones.)

When my books came, I was expecting them all to have marks on the edge and some price stickers, too. However, when I opened the package, only THREE out of the six had marks on the edge, and NONE of them had price stickers!!! I was so happy about that fact alone. ๐Ÿ™‚ The six books I bought were Within These Lines by Stephanie Morrill, The Door Before by N.D. Wilson, Outlaws of Time: The Legend of Sam Miracle by N.D. Wilson, Unblemished by Sara Ella, Beren and Lรบthien by J.R.R. Tolkien, and Fawkes by Nadine Brandes. They are in such great condition, guys. I took some pictures to show you. ๐Ÿ™‚

1.Within These Lines

This historical fiction looks so good. It’s set in World War II, one of my favorite time periods to read about. The cover is beautiful, and the story between the cover looks amazing, too. I heard about this book because I follow Go Teen Writers, and Stephanie Morrill is the one who started the blog.

It might be a little hard to tell in this picture (sorry!), but some of the pages are a little bent on the top. That’s all that’s “wrong” with this book!

2. The Door Before

I am loving the 100 Cupboards series by N.D. Wilson right now, so I snatched up the chance to get the prequel for the series at a discounted price. It’s a nice hardcover without a dust jacket. All the “imperfection” it has is a small dot on the edge. I love the theme on the cover, with the three kids and the landscape showing through the different cupboards.

3. Outlaws of Time

Like I mentioned earlier, I am loving N.D. Wilson’s writing, so I bought this book by him as well. About a foster child who is swept up into a quest to defeat an evil villain and involving time twists and best friends, it looks so good!

As the pictures show, this book is also in great condition. With only a slightly crunched dust jacket on the top and a small line on the edge, it’s still a beautiful, new book. ๐Ÿ™‚

4. Unblemished

I’ve heard good things about this YA fantasy, and it was such a good price, I snatched it up as well. And THAT COVER, GUYS!!! It’s so gorgeous.

(Sorry that this picture shows mostly her nose. It was the best angle.)

Only a few page and dust cover bends!

5. Beren and Lรบthien

Aaaahh, guys, I can’t say how excited I was to get a TOLKIEN book for an AMAZING price. And it is SO beautiful! It’s in such great condition. It only has a small mark on the edge and some very slightly bent pages. The cover is beautiful. โค

6. Fawkes

Oh, my goodness, Fawkes is so, so beautiful. It’s definitely in the best condition out of the six Book Outlet books. The only thing it has is very slight page bends. That’s all. They’re hardly even bent at all. The dust jacket is smooth and lacking in bends. And, just let me say, the cover is SO cool! The gunpowder, the mask in the center, the castle in the background, the gorgeous blue color, the gold embellishments on the edges…<3

Seriously, that’s ALL. ๐Ÿ™‚

I was so excited about finding Book Outlet, so I now want to share it with everyone! I highly recommend checking it out. You might find some great reads for amazing deals! ๐Ÿ™‚

Have you read any of these books? If so, what did you think? What do you think of my amateur photography skills? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Are any of these on your TBR? What’s your current read? (Mine is The Story Peddler) Let me know in the comments!


18 thoughts on “Book Haul – July 2019

    • Awesome!! Glad to be of assistance (for adding books to your wishlist ๐Ÿ˜‰ ). Which ones have you read? I’m so excited to dive in to all these new storyworlds…:)


      • I have read The Door Before (which I was very skeptical about but AALKSDJF THE WAY IT TIES INTO EVERYTHING *mind blown again*) and Outlaws of Time, which maybe I should read again in a year or so… I was kinda disappointed with parts but still really enjoyed it. (: (How could N.D. Wilson release books that are not brilliant?? Every. Single. One. Brilliant.)
        I’ve been wanting to read The Girl Who Could See, forever now. And Beren and Luthien. You’ll have to let me know what you think of them!

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      • My brother just finished The Door Before and loved it, so I am so excited to read it! (Plus, I LOVE 100 Cupboards and am just about to finish The Chestnut King ๐Ÿ™‚ ). Outlaws of Time looks SO good! I can’t wait.
        Will do! I’ve been wanting to start doing book reviews, so maybe I’ll do some for those. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Wow, this is a great book haul, Amelie!! Thanks for sharing!!! I’ve heard good things about The Girl Who Could See and the 100 Cupboards series, so I need to check both of those out, along with Fawkes and Romanov. And I need Beren and Luthien for my Tolkien shelf!! I got The Fall of Gondolin back when it first came out (my Nana got me an illustrator-autographed copy for my last birthday!), but I still have to finish reading it… I know, horrible fangirl, but Challenge II doesn’t give one a whole lotta time to read anything but school stuff. :/

    And AhHH I MUST CHECK OUT THAT SITE **RIGHT NOW**!!!! That’s AMAZING that they have hardcovers for such great prices (and they’re obviously still in almost-perfect condition). Thank you so much for telling us about it!! I’ve been wanting to expand my collection of actual-irl-paper books for a long time, and I LOVE buying hardcovers, but most of those prices… *sighs in broke teenaged fangirl* And I’ve got a birthday coming up next month, so it’s a perfect time to start curating my To Buy Next list!! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    • Thanks so much, Shay!!

      Aaaah, yes, 100 Cupboards is SO amazing!!! I actually just finished the series (including The Door Before) a couple days ago, and I absolutely loved them! I can’t WAIT to read the other books! Beren and Lรบthien is BEAUTIFUL. Wow, that’s so cool about The Fall of Gondolin!!! I so want to read that one, too! (I totally understand. Challenge kept me super busy, too.)

      YES, I was SO happy with my purchase! Definitely buying from there again. I’ve been making a wishlist of books I want that they have on there. ๐Ÿ˜‰ You’re so welcome! (I know, the price of most hardcovers…)

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