December Book Haul

I went in to December planing on buying no books, but kindle sales soon put an end to that. Then Christmas happened and then I hit the sales. For the foreseeable future I’ll be trying the read five books before buying more rule in an attempt to motivate myself to read more of the books I already own.

Purchased by me:

Dark Matter – By Blake Crouch
I had my eye on this for a while after hearing some interesting reviews, so when I saw it was on a limited time sale for £1.69, I took advantage of that bargain price.
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Highly Illogical Behaviour – By John Corey Whaley
I saw this for £0.99 on kindle and was intrigued, I remembered the buzz that surrounded this books release so I decided to check it out for myself. You can find my review for this book here.

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe – By Benjamin Alire Saenz
After hearing so many wonderful things about this book, how could I pass up the opportunity to read it when it was on sale in the kindle store. I’m really looking forward to reading this one soon.
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Our Chemical Hearts – By Krystal Sutherland
Another Kindle bargain, I read the free chapter sampler and then just kept on reading. I have already finished this book – I think I’m on a contemporary kick – and I have talked about this a little bit in my December Wrap up and I will eventually post a review.

Cruel Beauty – By Rosamund Hodge
This book has been cropping up in my recommendations for years, so when I saw it on display while book shopping, I decided to pick it up. It’s supposedly a dark retelling of beauty and the beast and I’m curious to see how it does, I know some people love it while other hate it.

Pantomime – By Laura Lam
This book seems so unique and it’s been blurbed by so many amazing authors, I just could not resist picking this one up. I’m excited to get to it.

Radiance – By Catherynne M. Valente
I’m making an effort to read across more genres next year, and I always feel like I need more science fiction books in my life. Also just look at this cover, how could I not pick this up?

Received in subscription boxes:

Flashfall – Jenny Moyer
This is the book that came in Decembers science fiction themed Fairyloot box, and while I had not previously heard much about this book, I am definitely looking forward to picking it up.

Bone Gap – By Laura Ruby
This was the book came beautifully wrapped in Decembers Book Box Club box, the cover is stunning and I love magical realism. I’m really looking forward to reading this in the near future.

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The Memory Book by Lara Avery
My December Book Box Club box also contained an advanced reader copy of The Memory Book which was an exciting bonus. I don’t know much about it, but I’m looking forward to diving in.


Iron Cast – By Destiny Soria
I’ve heard so many good things about this book so I was thrilled when I unwrapped this on Christmas morning (my sister is amazing). I’m really looking forward to diving in, and I must say, this book is stunning as well (it will definitely be getting a lot of love over on my instagram in the near future).
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Fantastic Beasts and where to find them: The Original Screenplay – By J.K. Rowling
I adored the movie so much I saw it for a second time, hopefully this will keep me going until the DVD release. This book is stunning, I am so happy to have it.
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Arcanum Unbounded – By Brandon Sanderson
I was thrilled to unwrap this stunning book and I am greatly looking forward to delving further into the Cosmere. This collection features novellas, illustrations and stunning diagrams for all the systems of the Cosmere – this book is a real treat.

The Archived – By Victoria Schwab
I’ve read several books by Victoria Schwab (mostly ones published as V.E.Schwab), and enjoyed every one so far, so I was really happy to unwrap this. This has a really interesting and unique concept – I’m sure I’ll love it!
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From Tor UK:

Truthwitch – By Susan Dennard
The UK branch of Tor asked if anyone would be interested in reviewing the new paperback edition of Truthwitch, I put myself out there not thinking I would be chosen. Imagine my surprise and excitement when I got a message saying that a copy was in the post. I am so grateful and excited for this opportunity – Truthwitch has been on my radar since it first came out last year, it’s right up my alley. Expect a review in the next couple of weeks.

So this is my embarrassingly large book haul (for saying I wasn’t going to buy new books this month) – hopefully things will be a little different in the new year. I hope 2017 is treating everyone well.


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