Book stats: August 2013
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.
- Parasite by Mira Grant
- BZRK Reloaded by Michael Grant
- Monsters by Ilsa J. Bick
- There Comes a Prophet by David Litwack
- Echo Prophecy by Lindsay Fairleigh
- No One’s Angel by Kelly Walker
- Found by Stacey Wallace Benefiel
Books I Read / Am Reading
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.
- The Secret Hour by Scott Westerfield | ★★★☆☆
- Cinder by Marissa Meyer | ★★★★☆ | Review
- Hollow Earth by John and Carole E. Barrowman | ★★★☆☆ | Review
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling | ★★★★★
- The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith | ★★★☆☆ | Review
- Parasite by Mira Grant | ★★★★☆ | Review
- Hunter’s Moon by Paul Finch | ★★★☆☆ | Review
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
- The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien
- City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
Book Jar picks
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.