Friday, July 31, 2015

Book Haul #5 (July 2015 Pt. 2)

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme, hosted by Tynga's Reviews 

I am back with part 2 of my July book haul. My first post this month included two books that I added to my collection before I left to go away on vacation. To check out that post click the link:
July Book Haul Pt. 1

If you read that post you may recall that I mentioned how I hoped to be able to find books in each of the provinces I drove through on the way to our final destination of Newfoundland. Although I wasn’t able to get any books in Quebec or New Brunswick, I did pick up several in Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. And yes, there were far too many for me to bring home all at once, so I had to leave a few behind. As you can imagine this wasn’t an easy thing to do. I am keeping my fingers crossed that they can be shipped to me at some point. Otherwise I will just bring them home next time I go down.
Here is my July east coast vacation book haul:

Books from Prince Edward Island:

Our first stop touring all things L.M. Montgomery on Prince Edward Island was to the very house the author was born. After touring the house I had quite a hard time deciding what books to purchase. I knew there were several of her non-Anne related novels that I hadn’t read before so this was a perfect opportunity to get a couple of them. The little shop also had all of L.M’s published journals, which I would love to read, however they were a bit out of my budget so I decided on another one. I was pleased to see that The Years Before “Anne” by Francis W.P. Bolger was signed by the author.

As we drove around the beautiful island we came across a colorful house in Cavendish that sold used books. How could I pass that up? So in we went and out I came with 3 books to add to my collection.
I’ve read (and really enjoyed) another novel by Lyn Andrews, but I haven’t been able to find any of her other titles until now. The addition of The House at Riverton completes my Kate Morton collection. That is until her new book is released later this year.

Books from Nova Scotia:

As we were only driving through Nova Scotia to catch the ferry to Newfoundland, I didn’t have much of an opportunity to shop, but I was able to pick up 2 books that caught my eye.

Books from Newfoundland:

Because I overbought in PEI, I really had to restrain myself when shopping in Newfoundland. I did find many books that I would have loved to buy, but in the end I settled for 2. Because we have a home and a large family in Newfoundland, I visit there quite often, so next time I’m there I can pick up some of the titles I wasn’t able to buy. I found the Beverly Lewis bind-up for only $8! Needless to say I couldn’t pass that deal up.

Today I checked my mail and received a book from Bethany House in exchange for an honest review. Unfortunately this will likely be the last physical copy I receive from them as they are no longer shipping to Canada. Thankfully I will still be able to review eBook copies of their ARCs. 

Whew! Not bad eh? I’m going to really have to be a good girl for the next month or so and try my hardest not to bring in any more books. I will also have to really push myself during August to read as much as I can to make up for the lack of reading done in July. 

Did you bring in many books this month? If so I’d love to hear about them.
Stay turned in the next couple of days for my pittyful July wrap-up and more posts about my vacation.
Happy reading all!


  1. That is pretty awesome to get all those books from so many different places! Enjoy them :)

    Cheryl @ I Heart Fictional People

    1. Thank you for stopping by Cheryl. I hope I enjoy them all as well. :)

  2. New follower. So many different books from so many different places, plus they look great.

    Grace @ Books of Love

    1. Welcome new follower. Thank you for checking out my blog. :)