Hello, fellow bookworms!!
So, this was my birthday month and it would have been next to impossible for me not order/ buy some books for myself. Nobody else was gonna do it for sure. (I don’t mean that in a sad way but it’s just that nobody’s really a reader in my acquaintances or family/friends. It’s sad, I know but it’s also the truth.
Because this was a birthday month, I might have gone a teeny bit mad and nobody was there to stop me. Not even my sister who generally has a good head about her when it comes to me buying books. Oh, well. Things happen and then, you end up having a ton of books. That’s life.
So, without further ado, let’s get started!
The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
Well, this is my third edition of the Lord of the Rings and it’s the Collin’s Classics! They are super pretty because of the illustrations on the covers and I have wanted the ease of having three different books that I could carry around and read for the longest time. So, there’s that.
Leaf by Niggle by J. R. R. Tolkien
I have long waited for this one to be available at a reasonable price and it finally was. So of course, I grabbed that opportunity. I haven’t read it and I have only the summary to help me but it’s not a terribly long book so I shouldn’t have a problem devouring it.
House of Names by Colm Toibin
I have wanted to read this one for almost a year now and haven’t gotten around to my e-book. However I saw the used copy for less than 200 rupees, I bought it without a second thought. I know I am going to read it and I know it’s gonna be fairly good.
Nyxia by Scott Reintgen
A trilogy? I think that I have seen around on the bookstagram and it certainly sounded interesting enough when I read the summary. It was absolutely an impulse buy and I hope I don’t regret it.
Stone of Farewell (Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn #2) by Tad Williams
My struggle with trying to find a good copy that’s not astronomical in price is enormous. Still, whenever I see that there’s a good copy available, I take it. The same happened with the first part of the third book of the same series. Here’s to hoping I get the first and last part of the trilogy soon.
Delta-V by Daniel Suarez
So….I used to gravitate towards plots like the one this one suggests and I think I was just tempted because of it. Because there’s some action promised in this one and it better be there. Once again, a used hardcover less than 200 rupees worth. Heck yes, I was gonna get it.
The Lighthouse Keeper by Alan K. Baker
I have no excuse for this one apart from the cover of the book and the slightest chance of something of fantastic nature happening in the book. That’s it. That’s all I needed to buy this one for.
Sea of Rust by C. Robert Cargill
Oh, boy. So remember when I fell in love hard and fast for the Murderbot Diaries? Yeah, this one sounds very much like that series. So yes, I absolutely had to buy this one.
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
So, this one does intimidate me but I have been wanting to read this one since I was…what, nineteen or something? Yeah, this book doesn’t really need an introduction so I am not gonna talk about it till I have read it.
Onyx & Ivory by Mindee Arnett
So, from what I have read about this book, it has a very Rohan-esque vibes from LOTR and this cover made me pretty fall for it so fast. So I bought it on my actual birthday from a local bookshop, I do hope I love it and get to the next book too. It’s already out, innit?
Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
I don’t think there needs to be a reason for this other than the ‘There was a collector’s edition and I wanted it.’ So, yeah.
House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig
This one came with a book box, I only ordered the book box because of this book and a few items that were gonna come in the box. It’s eerie, it’s spooky and it’s a Twelve Dancing Princesses retelling. Do we need anything else?
The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman
This one also came in the same book box and it’s all about a bookish person with anxiety dealing with life in general. Sounds like a pretty good book and I can’t wait to dive into it.
Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
Just as there’s no reason for Crooked Kingdom, there’s no reason for this other than the fact that this is Bardugo’s first adult novel which has secret societies and magic? I think. So, that sold it for me.
The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
So, I have been intimidated by the Wheel of Time series for the longest time because of the sheer scope and number of books in the series but! Recently, I have been watching a lot of Daniel Greene’s videos over on YouTube and finally found the courage to make the purchase.
The Great Hunt by Robert Jordan
I bought the second one in the series simply because I was getting a good deal out of it and I am almost always anxious about the next books being available in the series if I wanted to immediately pick up the next one. It’s weird and it’s only possible because I am actually earning my own money otherwise I wouldn’t have gone this way.
So that’s it for the books bought this month, well, apart from the ones that aren’t here yet. Have you read any of the books? If yes, then, what are your thoughts on them? If not then after reading the blurbs, would you want to? Also, what was the last book you bought? Tell me all about it in the comments below.