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Before this, I’ve been doing book review posts, so I want to make a change for the ‘Book Section’ category on my blog, and so I decided to make a book haul post. I’m still making my book review post as usual but this time around I just add new things into my ‘Book Section’ category.

Just in case no one knows what book haul is, let me tell you the definition of book haul. So, a book haul is when you go and buy books and then you do either a post, vlog, or any other form of social media posting about new books you bought.

In this post I’ll be writing about my not-so-recent books that I bought. I went to Melbourne last month and went for book hunting. I only bought the books that I’m interested in, for example if the book had a great synopsis then I’ll sure buy it. So, last month I only bought 3 books.

And, those books are: WHEN IT’S REAL, NOTE TO SELF, and FLAME IN THE MIST.


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WHEN IT’S REAL by Erin Watt.

Synopsis: From #1 New York Times bestselling author duo Erin Watt comes the addictive contemporary tale of a teen rock star in need of an image makeover and the teen girl hired to be his fake girlfriend. Meet Oakley Ford, a teen celebrity, renowned pop star, child of famous movie stars, hottie with millions of fangirls…and restless troublemaker. On the surface he has it all, but with his home life disintegrating, his music well suddenly running dry, and the tabloids having a field day over his outrageous exploits, Oakley’s team decides it’s time for an intervention. The result: an image overhaul, complete with a fake girlfriend meant to show the world he’s settled down. Enter seventeen-years-old Vaughn Bennett, a devoted sister, part-time waitress, the definition of “normal.” Under ordinary circumstances she’d never have taken this gig, but with her family strapped for cash, she doesn’t have much of a choice. And for the money Oakley’s team is paying her, she figures she can put up with outlandish Hollywood parties and a team of publicists watching her every move. So what if she thinks Oakley’s a shallow, self-centered jerk? It’s not like they’re going to fall for each other in real life…right?


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Some of you already know what this book is about because I already made a review, but just in case newcomers haven’t read my review for this book, they can read the synopsis.

NOTE TO SELF by Connor Franta.

Synopsis: In his New York Times bestselling memoir, A Work In Progress, Connor Fanta shared his journey from small-town Midwestern boy to full-fledged internet sensation. Exploring his part with humor and astounding insight, Connor reminded his fans of why they first fell in love with him on YouTube—and revealed to newcomers how he relates to his millions of dedicated followers. Now, two years later, Connor is ready to bring to light a side of himself he’s rarely shown on or off camera. In his diary-like look at his life since A Work In Progress, Connor talks about his battles with clinical depression, social anxiety, self-love, and acceptance, his desire to maintain an authentic self in a world that values shares and likes over true connections, his struggles with love and loss, and his renewed efforts to be in the moment with others and himself. Told through short essays, letters to his past and future selves, poetry, and original photography. Note To Self is a raw, in-the-moment look at the fascinating interior life of a young creator turning inward in order to move forward.

And…last one.


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FLAME IN THE MIST by Renee Ahdieh.

Synopsis: The only daughter of a prominent samurai, Mariko has always known she’d been raised for one purpose and one purpose only: to marry. Never mind her cunning, which rivals that of her twin brother, Kenshin, or her skills as an accomplished alchemist. Since Mariko was not born a boy, her fate was sealed the moment she drew her first breath. So, at just seventeen years old, Mariko is sent to the imperial palace to meet her betrothed, a man she did not choose, for the very first time. But the journey is cut short when Mariko’s convoy is viciously attacked by the Black Clan, a dangerous group of bandits who’ve been hired to kill Mariko before she reaches the palace. The lone survivor, Mariko narrowly escapes to the woods, where she plots her revenge. Dressed as a peasant boy, she sets out to infiltrate the Black Clan and hunt down those responsible for the target on her back. Once she’s within their ranks, though, Mariko finds for the first time she’s appreciated for her intellect and abilities. She even finds herself falling in love—a love that will force her to question everything she’s ever known about her family, her purpose, and her deepest desires.

This is the first book in the ‘Flame In The Mist’ series. There’s no information about the second book yet since Flame In The Mist still freshly-new because it was published two months ago.

So, that’s all for my 1st book haul post. I can’t wait to read these books, but I put it on my TBR list (to-be-read list). See you guys on my next book haul post.


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