I started this month planing on not buying any books. My TBR has been growing faster than I can read, I did make it almost two weeks before I broke and bought books, so I tried. I’m also trying to read more different things, so hopefully that is reflected in my book buying for this month.
Station Eleven – By Emily St. John Mandel – I picked this up second hand from a local charity shop, and it’s a book that I’ve been aware of for a while but haven’t got around to picking up. I’m looking forward to getting to this one – I’ve heard some really good things.
The Golem and the Djinni – By Helene Wecker – Another great charity shop find, I’ve nearly picked this up on kindle a couple of times, but I prefer a physical copy where possible. This is another book that I’ve heard good things about.
Crooked Kingdom – By Leigh Bardugo – I picked up the UK paperback version of this book so I could take it out and about with me because I couldn’t bear the thought of damaging that beautiful hard cover with the stained pages. I am also using this edition to tab all my favourite scenes/quotes. I’m so glad I picked this copy up, now I can enjoy this book without worrying.
Ice Like Fire – By Sara Raasch – I read and enjoyed snow like ashes earlier this month so when I saw the next book on buy one get one half price I picked it up. Hopefully I’ll get to this before the end of the year, I’m interested to see where this story will go next.
Nemesis – By Anna Banks – This book came in Novembers Royals & Rogues themed Fairyloot box, and I am really looking forward to picking it up. I had been aware of this book before its release, it was already on my wishlist so I was happy when I unboxed it.
All the light we cannot see – By Anthony Doerr – I’ve been hearing wonderful things about this award winning book for a while now, so when it was on Kindle sale, I snapped it up. I’ve been reading more on my kindle app recently, and while this is quite different from what I normally pick up, I’m looking forward to a change.
The Three Body Problem – By Cixin Liu (translated by Ken Liu) – Another highly acclaimed book which I picked up in the kindle sale. I’ve been interested in picking this up for a while, so I seized the opportunity. I often feel like I don’t read enough Sci-fi, so hopefully this will help with that.
I’ve been wanting to explore the DC comics universe for a while now and this month I read volume one of Gotham Academy and loved it. Shortly after I went on a shopping trip to York – home of one of my favourite comic book shops Traveling Man (they have four UK locations and a well worth checking out). Needless to say I came home with a few new graphic novels to read.
Batgirl volume 1: Batgirl of Burnside – By Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher, Babs Tarr & Maris Wicks -This one really appealed to me and I’ve heard some good things, I’m looking forward to giving it a try.
Batwoman volume 1: Hydrology – By J.H. Williams III & W. Haden Blackman – I picked up a single issue of Batwoman several years ago and have been meaning to pick up the series ever since.
Gotham Academy – Volumes 2 & 3 – After enjoying volume one so much I wasn’t going to wait to pick up the next volumes. I really enjoyed the characters and their friendships which formed in volume one and I’m looking forward to seeing what happens next.
So the books just sort of piled up there. I’m hoping to get a lot of reading done over the next month to make up for all the books I’ve been buying. I need to be stopped. Have you read any of the books in this haul? Which books should I make a priority? Got any tips on self control? Feel free to chat with me in the comments.