I thought July was bad and was determined not to get too much in August besides the Deventer book market. But it sucks when that is at the start of the month. It never does deal with my book buying needs the rest of the month. So August was even worse.
I’m going to go hide under my TBR pile that is never going to get smaller.
+ = Read
★ Because You Love to Hate Me. Edited by Aimeriie +
I’ve had this book on my radar since it was announced last year. I thought the combination of authors and booktubers could be interesting and I watch some of these booktubers. There are also some great authors a part of this like V.E. Schwab and Marissa Meyer. And it has some authors I want to read books of like Cindy Pon and Adam Silvera. Figured this would a great way to read something by them.
★ Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices 1) by Cassandra Clare
I KNOW. I said I wasn’t going to read on with these. That I was DONE. And yet here I am because everyone and their mother (aka Cait from Paper Fury) are shouting it is so good.
★ Skuggan (The World of Voodoo 1) by Petrus Dahlin and Lars Johansson
A friend was unhauling some books and she had some for Merijn and she thought I might find this interesting so here it is. I might.
★ Song Rising (The Bone Season 3) by Samantha Shannon
I saw this online at a sale for 10 Euro. That is rather cheap for a hardcover here considering it only came out this year.
★ Troll Trouble (Spiderwick Chronicles 2 part 2) by Holly Black and Tony Diterlizzi +
Spiderwick is just such a cute series from what I’ve read so far and La La in the Library was so lovely to send this little book with some bookmarks to me. Thank you again. ❤ ❤
★ Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz +
I’ve been hearing about this book for a few years now and as a Dutch publisher recently published it I figured I should finally give it a go.
★ The Novice (The Summoner 1) by Taran Matharu
Same goes for this book really. I’ve heard some mixed things about it but I’m still mostly curious.
★ Etched in Bone (The Others 5) by Anne Bishop +
It is finally here! Of course I had already read this as I got the manuscript 3 weeks early but I’m still super happy with my finished copy.
★ Sunbolt (Sunbolt Chronicles 1) by Intisar Khanani +
I won this book from the very lovely author over on Facebook and I am so happy. ❤
★ The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell
I’ve been super looking forward to this book.
As you could already see in my post about the Deventer Book Market, I hauled quite the stack in August. But next to those books I also got some others.
★ The Jewel (The Lone City 1) by Amy Ewing
★ The Finisher (Vega Jane 1) by David Baldacci
At Zwartraafje’s high tea this month she also held a small book trade. I traded a book for The Jewel with her. And someone else really wanted to be rid of The Finisher. Apparently in Dutch this was published in 2 parts.
★ Ruined (Ruined 1) by Amy Tintera
So Cait from Paperfury was screaming about this book last year. So when I saw this book somewhat cheaper in hc I decided to get it. It sounds very appealing to me.
★ Pindakaas en Sushi (Pindakaas en Sushi 1) by Roderick Leeuwenhart
This book I had seen on some Dutch blogs as it is a Dutch book, obviously from the title. It is about anime conventions and such I believe within the Netherlands. And as I used to read a lot of manga back in high school this appealed to me. In august my town had a comic festival and the author had a stand there where he was selling and signing the books. I could not pass that up.
★ Revocatie (De Demon van Fellswyck 2) by Jurgen Snoeren
Preorder! I really enjoyed the first book of this fantasy series by this Dutch author earlier this year and as this is a duology I had to have it.
★ Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick
My parents were here the last few days of August and of course I could not get away without any book gifts. The first one was this Dutch edition of Wonderstruck in hardcover I saw for 5 euro. I’ve been curious about his work with the illustrations and text so this was too good to pass up.
★ Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson
Something competely different but ever since I first saw this tiny hardcover in the bookstore I’ve had my eye on it. The cover is so stunning too. So of course my mom then had to buy it for me. I’m very curious how I’m going to find this. I like space but never have the patience to really learn about it so this seems like a good place to start. If I like it I might go back and look at some of his other work.
★ The Ghost Line by Andrew Neil Gray and J.S. Herbinson +
★ The Goblins of Bellwater by Molly Ringle +
★ The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee +
Netgalley. So excited I got approved for this!
★ The Tiger’s Watch (Ashes of Gold 1) by Julia Ember +
And oh my gosh I was approved for this on Netgalley too. I am so happy. ❤
★ The Last Namsara (Iskari 1) by Kristen Ciccarelli +
And also was not expected to be approved for this on Netgalley.
★ The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers 1) by Becky Chambers +
You might remember that my husband gifted me the second book at Christmas last year without me having the first one. I haven’t purchased it yet and when I saw that the ebook was 1,- Euro I had to grab it quickly. This way I can read it and see if I can find a matching hardcover in the mean time. Hopefully.
★ Faefever (Fever 3) by Karen Marie Moning +
★ Dreamfever (Fever 4) by Karen Marie Moning +
★ Shadowfever (Fever 5) by Karen Marie Moning +
I finally decided to just get these so I can finish the first 5 of the series (as the others move away from this main character I think) this year.
What is the most exciting book you hauled in August?