Book Stats: May 2014

The fifth month of the year is over and gone, and I’ve got some nice things to show you! This month was my birthday, and I got a discount code for, and a VVV cheque which I could spend at several shops, including the Waterstones and American Book Centre in Amsterdam. So of course, I did. And then I went shopping with my mum. We went to Amstelveen (because that shopping mall was opened on Hemelvaart) and there I got three books (and a little pug).

Books bought, received



  • The Dalek Generation by Nicholas Briggs – A Doctor Who book about Daleks written by the man who voices the Daleks, the Cybermen and a lot of other creatures in the show. I HAD to take it with me!
  • Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake – Though I didn’t love Anna Dressed in Blood as much as I had hoped, I really wanted to read the second book in the series. When I got an email that I could get a discount on stuff at, I went to look at the English book section (of course, what else); and I found this one. So I thought, why not?!
  • Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas – I had heard a lot of good thing about this series on Goodreads and from different bloggers, so when I saw it at the Waterstones, I decided to bring it with me. The summary sounds promising, and I can’t wait to get started in it!
  • Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead – I had tried to read it before, but couldn’t get any further in it, it might have had to do with the fact that I had an ebook (I do prefer physical covers with some books). A couple of weeks ago, I watched the movie and thought it wasn’t very good. It made me think (or actually hope) that the book was a lot better. Though it’s about vampires, a mythical creature I kind of despise, I am very curious for this series.
  • 30 Second Mythology by Robert A. Segal – Kind of like the J.R.R. Tolkien in 30 seconds books, but this time it’s about (Greek/Roman) Mythology. I’d been looking at a lot of Mythology books when we went shopping, but I could only find stuff about Greek and/or Roman Mythology. It’s such a shame that Norse Mythology isn’t more popular! But I am still very curious about this book!
  • Sudoku puzzle book – We were at this little bookshop that sells books and DVD’s and other stuff for really cheap, and my mum (who’s a Swedish puzzle freak) had these two large books. I am personally more of a Crossword/Sudoku person, so I took this one with me.

Also I wanted to show off the new plushie I got. It’s a little pug! Isn’t it adorable?! I saw it at a shop when I was with my mum, and I fell in love with it right away! It still needs a name though… Any suggestions?


  • To Know Me by Marcy Blesy – I found this freebie on Amazon, and I thought both the summary and cover were awesome; so I thought why not.
  • Edgewood by Karen McQuestion – According to Goodreads, this is a science fiction book, so I am very excited for it! It was also an Amazon freebie!

Read this month

So five full books (three of which were rereads), and the rest are all short stories. Which books did you buy and read this month? Tell me in a comment!