Happy almost-July! If you’ve been following my blog at all over the past six months, one of my New Year’s Resolutions was to keep my book hauls limited to once a season instead of once a month. That means keep my book buying limited to 6-8 books per season instead of per month. So, I’m doing pretty good with that, though I did go over 8 by a tad this month. I intend to put myself on a ban come October or November for Christmas reasons, so I’m not beating myself up too much over it.
Anyways, to the books!
The above is all of the books I’ve purchased, minus one, which will be in a photo below. I forgot about it when I took this photo, which really… it says a lot. ._.
But a book shown above and not in the photos below because again, forgot, is A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J Maas. This particular book purchase was a bit of a peak for me as far as me realizing how truly obsessed I am with collecting books to my person. I was in Barnes and Noble, in line to buy three other books, and I purchased this book in amazon while I waited to get to the cashier. Really. I’ve already read it, wrote a blabber on it, and found it to be just okay.
Death Note vols 10-12 by Tsugumi Ohba – These were re-purchases for me, and as I’ve already read them, are not part of my ever-intimidating TBR (these books are what put me over the 8, so I’m ok with it). These books are the culmination of a ten-year-long feud I’ve had with a person who was totally unaware of it. I made a post about it, too.
The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemison and A Time of Dread and Malice, both by John Gwynne – These purchases were the three I was in line to buy at BN when I purchased the Maas book via amazon. They were having a 50% off fantasy sale and these three were on the table of options. I couldn’t not get them!
The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang – This one I picked up without knowing too much about it beforehand, aside from reading the synopsis. I first heard of the book when I saw on twitter someone retweeting the author, who had written a blog entry entitled ‘On the necessity of brutality: why I went there‘ as a response to the criticism she had received for the content of this book. Reading that post alone made me want to buy it, so I did. I feel like I’m going to really love this one. If you wanna buddy read it, do let me know!
Curse of Strahd by Christopher Perkins – This is the one not pictured in the top image because I am a ding dong. Guess who’s gonna try to be a Dungeon Master! Time’s up, it’s me. I’ve been slowly going through this book and a few other DnD books in preparation for my own campaign. I’m hoping I take to being a DM. Currently, the only one in our group who knows how is my husband, who stated he misses playing as a character. So I’m hopefully going to give him the chance to do that.
Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente – I’ve had my eye on this book for ages. It popped up on a recommended reading list for ‘if you liked Uprooted, you’ll like this’. I haven’t the foggiest where I found that list though, so sorry, no link. Might have even been Goodreads, I have no clue. Am v. excited for this, though.
Nod by Adrian Barnes and Dragon Keeper by Robin Hobb – both of these were purchased when I took my dad out to get him some books for Father’s Day. I couldn’t not get myself some things. The first, I was recommended by a friend. The second will be a buddy read with Zezee when we continue our trek through the Realm of the Elderlings books within the next month or two.
Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones – I didn’t know that Miyazaki’s movie was based on a book! So considered I loved the film, I’m hoping I’ll love the book as well.
And that’s it! I’m hoping to do fewer than 8 books these next three months, and next to nothing the last three, aside from Christmas gifts received. Gotta knock that TBR down to a reasonable amount. Wish me luck! If you’ve read any of the above or plan to read them, let me know!