I have just decided to merge the ‘books I read’ and ‘book haul’ posts into one post at the end of every month. I’ll just give you a list of the books that I bought, got or won, and a list of those that I’ve read. So here we go, my monthly ‘book stats’ post!
This World We Live (Susan Beth Pfeffer) In is book three in the Last Survivors series (which also has ‘Life As We Knew It’, ‘The Dead & the Gone’, and the not yet published ‘The Shade of the Moon’. I loved it as much as I did the other two, and I’ll write a review about it asap.
The Silmarillion (J.R.R. Tolkien) is a book about the beginning of Middle Earth, and I have heard from people that it’s a bit harder to read than Lord of the Rings (it took me three full weeks to finish those three books), but I really wanted to read it.
I Am A Dalek (Gareth Roberts) is another Doctor Who Quickreads book. This one features the Tenth Doctor, Rose Tyler and a Dalek. I like Daleks. And like the other QuickReads books that I’ve read, I wished it was longer.
A lot of people have told me that they loved the Book Thief (Markus Zusak), and someone I follow on Tumblr was very enthusiastic about it, so I decided to order it. It happens around the second World War, which I have always found interesting.
And the 5th Wave (Rick Yancey) was really a perfect book. I have written a review about it, and oh boy I can’t wait for the sequel!
The last book, Shadow Prowler/De Vloek van de Schaduw (Alexey Pehov), is according to the publisher written by ‘the Russian Tolkien’, which is why they send it to me (or my mum actually). My mum had entered a contest on Facebook, where you could win a poster of the Hobbit. That was a couple of days before my birthday, in May, and in June she found out that she had won. Only she hadn’t gotten the message in her normal inbox, meaning that it had taken her a while to find the message. She send an email to the publisher that had organized the contest, telling that she hadn’t read the message until a month later and asking if they still had the poster. They send an email back saying that they didn’t have it anymore, but they would send her a book in stead. And they send this one. I am quite curious, seeing as I liked Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit by Tolkien, so I’m going to read this as soon as possible. The only thing I do not like is the fact that it’s in Dutch. Oh well…
I also discovered the free eBooks on Amazon, and went a little overboard, I ‘bought’ about a hundred books, of which I have currently read only three. The only thing you need is a kindle app, which you can download for your computer, or your phone), and an account on Amazon. You can view the 100 most popular eBooks here, or you can just simply search ‘free eBooks’, and you’ll have about 400 pages to pick from!
On Goodreads there are a couple of lists that give you some good free eBooks (though not all of the books on those lists are free anymore, and not all of them are the full books, just a couple of chapters). Here’s a small list of a couple of the books that I’ve downloaded (or ‘bought’) from Amazon in the past month. I’ll probably make a list on Goodreads with all the Amazon eBooks that I’ve got, if I do, I’ll make a post with it.
- Dollhouse by Anya Allyn
- Jenny Pox by J.L. Bryan
- Open Minds by Susan Kaye Quinn
- Entangled by Nikki Jefford
- Awaken His Eyes by Jason Tesar
- The Deepest Cut by J.A. Templeton
- A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
- Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
And there are a lot more books to choose from, just go to Amazon and give it a try!
Books I Read
And now for the books that I’ve read this month. I have read quite some actually, I have read so much books that I’ve decided to add another thirty to my reading challenge. I now challenged myself to read a hundred books before this year is over. Seeing as I’ve already read more than fifty at this moment, that won’t be much of a challenge, actually.
- While I Live by John Marsden | ★★★★☆
- Awaken His Eyes by Jason Tesar | ★★★☆☆ | Review
- Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell | ★★★☆☆ | Review
- Entangled by Nikki Jefford | ★★☆☆☆ | Review
- I Am A Dalek by Gareth Roberts | ★★★★☆
- Dollhouse by Anya Allyn | ★★★★☆ | Review
- The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey | ★★★★★ | Review
- The Host by Stephenie Meyer | ★★★☆☆
- Snow White Blood Red by Cameron Jace | ★★☆☆☆
- Ashes to Ashes, Cinder to Cinder by Cameron Jace | ★★☆☆☆
- This World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer | ★★★★☆
- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald | ★★☆☆☆
- Torn by Amanda Hocking | ★★★☆☆
- The Titan’s Curse by Rick Rioardan | ★★★☆☆
I have also decided to make a book tumblr! I will probably post my reviews there as well (or a shortened version of them), and I’ll reblog/post a lot of book stuff. So if you feel like following a book blog on Tumblr, go to likejkrowlingsaid!