Books That I Got Last Week

Hello, bookworms! Sorry I’ve been quiet since my last update. As I mentioned earlier in my posts, I was away last weekend to visit my friends in Tokyo and I had another bout of inflammatory flare-ups supposedly from physical exhaustion caused by excruciatingly high temperatures in recent weeks.
For those two reasons, I didn’t get to read nor blog as much as I wanted 😦

That said, I did buy/get a ton of books during my stay in Tokyo and I’d love to share them with you today!

First up, these are the books that I bought at Books Kinokuniya Tokyo. They specialize in foreign books and the entire floor is occupied with books, books, books… I was completely blown away.

Seventeen by Hideo Yokoyama and The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza.
Six Four, which I’m currently reading made me a Hideo Yokoyama fangirl and I really wanted to read this book. The moment I spotted this book at BKT, I thought I had to snatch it; there were only two copies left! I’m so excited to read this.

Next up, let me share with you the books that I got from the Book Exchange. But before that, take a look at this:

Again, books, books, books… how pretty they all look! I seriously wanted to swim in there!

Now, here are the books I picked up:

I usually don’t gravitate toward Sophie Kinsella books because heroines in her books tend to be either obnoxious, annoying, or simply unlikable (they eventually grow on me, of course) but I am curious to read Finding Audrey as I heard this book is her very first YA book and deals with some heavier stuff compared to her other books.
And Vanity Fair – Oh. My. Gosh. I honestly don’t know what got into me… this is not something I normally pick up, but when my friend described this book as “Heidi and Clara kind of stuff,” I thought I might like it and I ended up picking it up. It would have been left untouched otherwise lol (Just look at how bulky it is…)

Lastly, I’ll wrap up this post by sharing the books that I got from my friend and the ones that I got at a sale in Shibuya:

I have a book monster-like friend on Twitter and she reads 100 to 120 books every year. Much bigger a bookworm than I am. She is also very attentive to what others say and remembered the books that I said I wanted to read! She gave me Her Every Fear and Stay With Me, and she also gave me A Princess in Theory as a blind-date book! I don’t think I need to tell you how heavy my suitcase became after the meet-up… I had to send out all the books from my hotel the next day!

And oh, I almost forgot – I got The Hammer of Thor and What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours at Kinokuniya Bookstore in Shibuya. They were both on sale and were marked down to only $4 each! What a steal!


There you have it, guys. These are the books that I got in Tokyo. Quite a haul, isn’t it?
I honestly have no idea how to tackle these books, but let’s just pretend that I’ve got all the time in the world. I’m simply happy to look at these books! They are all so precious and pretty ❤

Thanks again for dropping by for this book haul post.
Happy reading and I’ll see you in my next post!


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  1. Finding Audrey! I really liked that book. My friend is a big fan of the Red Queen series. Is the Cruel Crown a prequel? Ooh, I got Vanity Fair from Barnes and Noble the other day- I’m excited to read your review on it. :)) I haven’t read any of the Magnus Chase books except the first one, but I have read all the Percy Jackson and Kane Chronicles books.

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  2. Omg so many great books were brought to that book exchange, how amazing! You were able to snag so many, too – lucky!!! I’ve never read a Sophie Kinsella book but a few of them are on my TBR list! Looking forward to hearing what you think of that one!

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  3. Looks like some good books coming up for you. I read the first two in the Aveyard series and enjoyed them, but the next one “King’s Cage” has received mixed reviews so I haven’t gotten to it yet. Happy Reading Noriko.

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  4. Beautiful book haul Noriko!! 😍 I know what you mean. I have SO MANY BOOKS, and just bought four more. 🤦🏽‍♀️ I don’t have any idea when I’ll get to read them, but they sure make me happy when I look at them. 😊

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