February has been a weird month, reading wise but also it was weird because of RL things as well. However what didn’t change was my habit of buying books. Luckily, I still sticking to my goal of buying the books only in a series or buying standalones that are already on my tbr. Not much of a impulse buying trend for me.
Let’s all thank whatever gods are out there doing their work.
The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin
Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri
The Blinding Knife and The Broken Eye by Brent Weeks
Partition Voices – Untold British Stories by Kavita Puri
This month, I knew exactly what I wanted to buy and I went after it. There were some books that came from January’s purchase. So there was that. As well.
The Dutch House by Ann Patchett was something I have been craving ever since I started seeing it everywhere, even Indian book boxes were offering the book and yeah, you bet I wanted to read it. I just didn’t have a copy and I wanted to buy a paperback because hardcover was a bit expensive. So I finally bought it in a sale.
Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin is a book that’s been eluding me for ages, whenever I would go on Amazon or any other online stores, it would show as available but when I got to the actual payment, it would inform me that either the price had increased or it was unavailable. It was very frustrating to say the least.
Now, Empire of Sand was something of a whim of a buy. It was released way back but somehow I was just now hearing great things about it and I had seen it about the bookish world but hadn’t really gone learning about it. It’s my bad, I know. It’s here and oh goodness, I got it for so cheap I am still stunned.
Then come the books two and three of the Lightbringer series. I am currently trying my best to collect all the books in the series and all in paperback (which is a struggle because the last book is not available in paperback last I checked). The Blinding Knife and The Broken Eye. Now, just two more books and I will be kinda done? I know that the paperback will take a while to get here but till then maybe I will finish reading the series by reading an e-book of the last book? I am still not sure.
Then in a surprise turn of events I won a participation prize/gift from a book box. It’s Partition Voices – Untold British Stories by Kavita Puri. It’s non-fiction and it sounds really interesting. I have seen so many books about the experience of Indians and Pakistanis during the partition but those stayed in the country, it would be something else to read about the experiences of those who moved continents.
And that’s it for this month. I do have a few ebooks that I bought recently but they might come up in the reviews, hopefully.
Till the next time!