Did I go a bit book-buying happy this month? Yes, I definitely did. I’m going to blame it in part to Mother’s day. Also, trying to complete some of my favorite series that I don’t own yet and finding a sale on Amazon. Finally, the fact that I subscribed to three different book subscription boxes so I can compare them might also have something to do with the amount of books sitting on my bookshelf right now. But mostly, books make me happy 😊
On Mother’s day I got:
📖 Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
📖 Illuminae by Amie Kaufman
📖 Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
📖 Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
📖 To Best the Boys by Mary Weber
📖 A Curse so Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer (which I’m currently reading).
All of these I read samples of before I bought them, and they were all highly recommended by both my Bookstagram friends and my Goodreads friends.
I’m happy that I finally own all the Throne of Glass books by Sarah J. Maas, which was on my bookish bucket list. I also bought the first of the Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi, which is one of my comfort books, and the second one of the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series by Laini Taylor, which is another series I want to complete. All of these were on sale on Amazon for less than $8 and I could not resist.
I got We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal and Romanov by Nadine Brandes from my owlcrate and shelflovecrate boxes, along with some very nice book merchandize. I’m still waiting on my last box from faecrate so that I can do a comparison post for all three boxes.
Books I read
I actually made a small dent on my physical TBR this month which I’m very proud of. I read a hardback of Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller, and half paperback/half audio of One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake (I did a mini review of these yesterday). Unfortunately, these were a three and a two star read respectively, which was sad since I’ve had such good luck lately with my books. It was bound to happen I guess.
When it comes to e-books and audio books, I read/heard:
📖Legendary by Stephanie Garber (e-book) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
📖The Red Scrolls of Magic by Cassandra Clare (e-book) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
📖Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa (e-book/audio) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
📖Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo (e-book) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
📖Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J. Maas (e-book/audio) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
📖The Sparrow by Denna M. Davis (e-arc) ⭐️⭐️
📖The Space Between Time by Charlie Laidlaw (e-arc) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
📖Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young (audio) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I can’t wait to read what all my fellow book bloggers accomplished this month 😊