March Book Haul || The Month I Forgot What Self-Control Was

Proof I lost the self-control I gained

I honestly don’t know what happened…
One minute I was planning accordingly what I was going to get this month and the next thing I know, I am staring at a trove of books and a sobbing bank account in the corner rocking itself back and forth.
I went overboard in March on books. I knew I was going to be spending more on books than usual as TeenBookCon was happening and I waddle out of there with a new stash of greatness, but wow March was also painted with B&N sales and awesome finds at my local Half Price that I literally could not pass up.
As always, before I get into the bounty of which my kindle and shelves cry out to in joy, let me preface this with I am a super frugal andΒ hella cheapΒ person. Most–if not all– of my purchases were deals from, amazon, audible, etc. which amounted to many of them being free, as well as through my carefully thought out monthly book budget as I have placed reading and supporting authors and the arts a priority when planning my personal finances. With that being said, take a look at my walk of shamelessness.


πŸ“šΒ Denotes already read. * Denotes signed/autographed copy

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So I kind of forgot what self control was in March and went batshit crazy in the book department. Which is fine for me–just not for my wallet. Oops. . Most of the books I got in March were from/for @teenbookcon (WHICH WAS AMAZING AND I MET SO MANY LEGENDS THERE! LIKE WOW A TIME) so I knew March's haul was gonna be a biggie, but I didn't expect it to be THIS big. According to my spreadsheet, I bought 45 books and e-books combined 😲 . I don't know whether to be shocked or impressed…πŸ€” . So #QOTD: What is the largest amount of books you ever bought/recieved? . . #booksbooksbooks #booksofinstagram #fictionallysam #readinggoals #bookhaul #march #teenbookcon #readingaddiction #bookstagram #bookaddict #youngadult #romance #bookworm #bookaholic #reading

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πŸ“šΒ Denotes already read.


πŸ“šΒ Denotes already read. 🚫 Denotes DNF.
  • Again, But Better by Christine Riccio (Netgalley), Publishes May 7th 2019
  • Aurora Rising by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman (Netgalley), Publishes May 7th 2019
  • πŸ“šHissy Fit by Lani Lynn Vale (Inkslinger PR), Published March 19th 2019
  • 🚫Space by Penny Reid (SocialButterfly PR), Published March 11th 2019
  • πŸ“šAdvice From a Jilted Bride by Piper Rayne (Inkslinger PR), Published March 21st 2019
  • Shadow Frost by Coco Ma (Edelweiss), Publishes October 1 2019


πŸ“šΒ Denotes already read/listened too.

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Are any of these on your TBRs, or have you already read them? If so, what did you think?Β 



  1. Lauren

    April 11, 2019 at 11:38 am

    Saaaaaaaaaaaaaaam! This is so many books!
    At the same time…the Montague siblings are not to be passed up!

    1. Sam || Fictionally Sam

      April 11, 2019 at 12:08 pm

      I knoooowwwww! I didn’t realize how many books I got until I made this post πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ
      Tis is very true!!!

  2. Stephanie

    April 11, 2019 at 1:28 pm

    Such a pretty stash of books!!!!!
    I don’t buy too many books (lack of budget, lack of space). I basically just figure that since some of the money I pay in taxes (happily!) goes toward the library, so I pretty much own every book in there and just need to pick it up when I feel like it. πŸ˜€ I do buy copies of things I love love LOVE and want to own forever, though, and nonfiction books that I’ll use over and over again (like cookbooks, knitting books, gardening books, foreign language books, etc). My small shelves are getting overrun, though, and I need to read them down!
    Happy reading with your new stash!!!

    1. Sam || Fictionally Sam

      April 11, 2019 at 3:04 pm

      Thank you! And thats a great way to look at it! Libraries are such a great resource for those who get them and I love the crap out of mine (especially when I go on a book buying ban) when I get the chance to waddle over there each month!

  3. TheCaffeinatedReader

    April 11, 2019 at 3:55 pm

    GIRL you and I apparently can never have money and be in a bookstore together because we will buy it out, or at least we would have this March, but I mean, talk about some pretty good deals!!! And Ahhhh I love so many books in your haul! (I also have to say I was surprised at how much I enjoy The Host!)

  4. bookishluna

    April 11, 2019 at 4:44 pm

    I love the title of your haul, it gave me a good chuckle.

    1. Sam || Fictionally Sam

      April 12, 2019 at 8:41 am

      Hahah thank you! Glad I could make you laugh! <3


    April 11, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    OMG, your book hauls make me feel so much better about my own self-control, or lack of (I know that’s little help to you though πŸ˜‚)
    I really want to read The Priory of the Orange Tree, but it’s so expensive. It would look lovely on my bookshelf though, so maybe next month… πŸ˜‰

  6. Charvi

    April 12, 2019 at 5:15 am

    OH DAMN SAM! That’s a huge haul! I’ve only read Eliza and her Monsters but almost all of the others are on my TBR too 😍

    1. Sam || Fictionally Sam

      April 12, 2019 at 8:44 am

      I knoooowwwwww!!!!!!! I went batshit crazy and I don’t know who is more happy about this–my heart or my shelves πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

      1. Charvi

        April 12, 2019 at 8:55 am


  7. Catarina @ Pages & Plots

    April 12, 2019 at 10:54 am

    There are so many of them on my TBRs! I also just got both Evelyn books, the Deaths and the Husbands!

    1. Sam || Fictionally Sam

      April 12, 2019 at 3:04 pm

      OMG YESSS!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’ve been itching to read them so I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on them when you get to reading them as well!

  8. inkandbrushes - books,art and musings

    April 14, 2019 at 2:45 am

    I am reading the shadow frost. It is going to be the fantasy of the year!

  9. inkandbrushes - books,art and musings

    April 14, 2019 at 2:57 am

    I am reading shadow frost and this is going to be the fantasy of the year!

  10. Jayati

    April 15, 2019 at 1:04 am

    Oh my god! THIS IS CRAZY
    Moving on, a lot of the books you bought are on my TBR too and I can not wait to see what you think about them!
    Happy Reading!

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