As August comes to an end, it is time for another book stats post. In this post I will show you which books I bought and/or got, the books I read and the books I pulled out of my book jar.
I promised myself I wouldn’t buy a lot of books anymore because I wanted to save up for HobbitCon (which I will make a different post about soon). But I ended up buying nine books this month. A couple of those were from the Book Depository’s Shoddy clearance, so they were a bit cheaper than they normally are. Oh well.
Hunter’s Moon by Paul Finch | I really like Doctor Who books, but there are so many of them that I never really know which ones to read. I ended up buying this one, because I liked the summary. I was a bit ‘shocked’ when I saw that this book was in paperback, though all of my other DW books are in hardcover.
Alice in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll | After reading Splintered, I realised that I had never actually read the original Alice in Wonderland story. So I went to TBD and found myself this copy. It wasn’t until it got delivered, that I found out it also had Through the Looking Glass. A win-win situation!
Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake | I initially bought this book because I had heard a lot of good things about this book. I really like stories like this, about ghosts and stuff, so the summary also spoke to me. I saw it at the Book Depository, and I just grabbed it immediately before someone could take it before me. Hehe.
My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent | The second Shoddy Clearance book, and I bought this because the summary sounded nice, and the cover looked really awesome as well.
Poison Study by Maria V Snyder | I personally wasn’t really a fan of her book ‘Inside Out’, but this book sounds a lot more interesting. And it kinda hopped into my basket, and my mouse kinda just clicked on ‘buy’ and it just got delivered at my house. Oops.
Cinder by Marissa Meyer | This is another ‘I heard a lot of good things about this book’-book, and it was indeed a very good book. Though I found the book very predictable, I liked the story a lot, and I can’t wait to read the second part!
The Long Weekend by Savita Kalhan | This is one of the books I bought at the Shoddy clearance, I thought the summary sounded nice, and it’s a thin book, so I might go and read that tomorrow (I’ll probably finish it tomorrow evening).
The Way Through the Woods by Una McCormack | Another Doctor Who book. My friend had this, and she said it was a nice one, so I ended up buying this one when I sat it at the Waterstones. I like that the Waterstones actually has a lot of DW books to chose from. Ahhhh, I love British shops in the Netherlands!
Comes the Night by Norah Wilson, Heather Doherty | The third Shoddy Clearance book. Also a ‘the summary sounded nice’ boo. Though I am not really a fan of books written by multiple writers (I found that out when the book got delivered, because it wasn’t there on TBD’s website as far as I know), I’ll just give this one a chance.
I also got myself a couple of books through NetGalley, a website I just discovered, which has a lot of ARC books that you can request, read and review. I have read one of those books now, and I have reviewed it as well. I am still thinking which one of the books I am going to read next, though.
I read a couple of books this month, of course, and I also reread a couple. And I have also started some books, only to put them down after a couple of pages, because I wanted to read a different book. I have decided to add ‘am reading’ to this title, because though I have a widget for this in my sidebar, I sometimes reread books which I of course don’t add to my currently reading list on Goodreads (because it changes the date, and that’s quite annoying). The books in italic are the ones that I am currently reading.
And I have also picked two new books for my book jar. There are already three books on my Goodreads list that I still need to read, but I am going to start one of those as soon as I finish CoB, probably ‘Ten Things We Did’. Anyway, here are two new books to add to the list:
How I Live Now by Meg Rossof (which is good, because there’s a movie coming out of this one, and I’ve been trying to read this a while ago, but I couldn’t get into it). And This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers.