In my last book haul, I said that my New Years resolution was to only buy one book for every five I read, so really I should have only bought three books this month. However, this month was also the first time I ever got paid from my job, so I caved and bought SO MANY BOOKS. I’m gonna try and cut back next month, so hopefully it won’t throw out my overall year total too much… But it was pretty bad. I have no self control.
However, I also received three of the books I won through Goodreads First Reads, and got a couple of eBooks from authors, so they will also be included – as well as a list of the books that I’ve been approved to read on NetGalley, reviews of which you can look out for over the next month or two.
Goodreads First Reads:
The first of my Goodreads wins that I received this month was ‘A Reunion of Ghosts’ by Judith Claire Mitchell. It sounds a lot like ‘The Virgin Suicides’, in that it involves three sisters writing one suicide note, but other than that I don’t really know what it’s about. This book is released on the 24th of March, so expect me to be reading and reviewing it around that time!
The second Goodreads win that I received was ‘Organize Every Day: An Amazing Way To Get The Most Out Of Every Day’ by Can Akdeniz. I read this the day that I received it, so check out the review I posted!
The third and final Goodreads win that I received was ‘Corrupted’ by A. D. Croucher, the second book in a series. I bought the first one last month, in preparation for the arrival of this one, so I’ll probably end up reading them fairly soon. On the giveaway I won, it didn’t say that it was going to be signed, so it was a lovely surprise when it turned up with a little message in it!
The first gift I received this month was ‘Us’ by David Nicholls. This was a Christmas present I ordered for myself using my Christmas money, but it took a while for it to arrive. The reason I decided to buy this was because it was signed! David Nicholls book ‘One Day’ is one of my favourite ever books, so I couldn’t resist getting his new release, and I can’t wait to dive into this.
The second gift I received this month was ‘Learning To Live’ by Kira Adams, which I received in exchange for an honest review. I posted that review a couple of weeks ago, so you should go and read it! It tells the story of Ciera and Topher, a nerdy girl and a popular jock, and the trials and tribulations they go through during their developing relationship. It wasn’t the best book I’ve ever read, but I still enjoyed it and I want to say another massive thank you to Kira for sending me a pdf and letting me read it.
‘The Wolf In Winter’ is the twelfth book in John Connolly’s Charlie Parker thriller series. I already own the other eleven, so when I saw this book half price in Morrison’s I had to buy it. I can’t really talk too much about the plot of this book, because it is the twelfth one in a series, but if you like thrillers I would seriously recommend John Connolly’s ‘Every Dead Thing’ because it’s one of the first murder mystery/crime novels that has made me feel physically sick and absolutely terrified.
The next book I bought was ‘Nocturne’, the sequel to ‘Claire De Lune’ by Christine Johnson. I bought ‘Claire De Lune’ ages ago, because it’s about werewolves, but I wanted to wait and get the second book in the series before I power read them, so now it’s like four years later and I’ve finally gotten the second one. Not sure when I’m going to get around to these, but they’re short so I’m sure I’ll read them really quickly when the time comes.
If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll know that back in September I bought three Douglas Coupland novels, and even though I still haven’t managed to read any of them, I couldn’t resist buying these two: ‘Miss Wyoming’ and ‘Girlfriend In A Coma’. I don’t really know much about either of them, but all of the Douglas Coupland novels I’ve bought have such interesting plots and ideas behind them, so I couldn’t resist grabbing these.
I recently discovered that the Waterstones in Swindon has quite a big clearance sale, and I managed to pick up both ‘My Love Lies Bleeding’ and ‘Bleeding Hearts’ by Alyxandra Harvey, brand new, for a pound each. I’ve read the first two books from the Drake Vampire Chronicles series before, but I really wanted to buy them all and re-read them, so I’m getting closer to that goal. The Drake Chronicles series focuses upon Solange Drake, the only female vampire born and therefore a threat to the vampire queen. From what I can remember, each book focuses on a different Drake sibling, and I did really enjoy them when I read them before, so I’ll get around to these soon.
The final book I bought this month was ‘Radiance’ by Alyson Noel, the first book in the Riley Bloom spin-off series from The Immortals. I bought ‘Shimmer’ back in September, and I thought that it was the first book in the series, so I was pleasantly surprised when I found ‘Radiance’. Also, the charity shop I bought it in has a buy two, get one free policy, so I actually got this book for nothing; yay!
I’m not going to go too much into these ones, because there are quite a few of them! So I’m just going to list the titles that I’ve received this month, linked to their reviews if I’ve already posted them. I’ll be reading them all over the next couple of months, depending on when their publishing dates are, so keep an eye out for the reviews when I publish them.
- ‘A Grimm Legacy’ and ‘Grimm Memories’ by Janna Jennings
- ‘Phobic’ by Cortney Pearson
- ‘The Walls Around Us’ by Nova Ren Suma
- ‘I Was Here’ by Gayle Forman
- ‘The Orignals: Rise’ by Julie Plec
- ‘Mind Games’ by Teri Terry
- ‘Clarity’ the trilogy by Loretta Lost
- ‘Endgame: The Calling’ by James Frey
- ‘We Are Watching’ by M. Stephen Stewart
- ‘Cruel Summer’ by K. R. Conway
- ‘The Last Leaves Falling’ by Sarah Benwell
- ‘Ignite’, ‘Entice’ and ‘Incite’ by Erica Crouch
- ‘All Fall Down’ by Ally Condie
- ‘Stung’ by Joss Stirling
- ‘How (Not) To Fall In Love’ by Lisa Brown Roberts
- ‘Summoner: The Novice’ by Taran Matharu
- ‘Silverwood’ by Betsy Streeter
- ‘Untouched’ by Lauren Hawkeye
- ‘The Sham’ by Ellen Allen
- ‘Dorianna’ by Catherine Stein
- ‘Whispers In The Dark’ by Chase Jackson
- ‘Gifted’ by Donald Hounam
- ‘Zombified’ by Adam Gallardo
- ‘Heaven Has No Regrets’ by Tessa Shaffer
- ‘Denton’s Little Deathdate’ by Lance Rubin
- ‘We All Looked Up’ by Tommy Wallach
- ‘Crash and Burn’ by Lisa Gardner
- ‘Soul Crossed’ by Lisa Gail Green
- ‘The Naturals’ by Aaron Patterson, Melody Carlson, Robin Parrish and K.C Neal
- ‘Forsaken’ by Kristen Day