Well folks we have gotten to the end of 2016. I don’t know what shape you are all in, but know this, it’s been a tough year for all of us. The hassle of Christmas has come and gone once again, and the hustle and bustle of shopping, relaxing and catching up with friends whilst on holidays is either done, upon us, or about to finish, none the less, 2016 is almost over. December has seen the release of a few great books all around and hopefully many books have been brought and read thanks to Christmas. Now as the New Year is right around the corner, I hope you enjoy my final post for the year. Continue reading “December 2016 Book Haul and Reading List Wrap Up”
November was a great bookish month. Filled with exciting new bookshop openings and the attending of a few book fairs, November has been a great book month. I read less books than I usually do in a month, but I was finding it hard to find new and different books to get interested in this month. A lot of young adult books caught my attention this month as did the release of Stephenie Meyer’s new book that reached our shelves. Far different than all her other work so far.
Anyway, here is my list of book that I read, brought and won this month:
These are the books that I brought and won this month:
- Two by Two by Nicholas Sparks
- Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
- Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland
- Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
- Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling
- The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks
You can check out the post that is before this one to see a detailed list as to why I brought these books and how I got some of them.
I completed and read only these four books this month.
It was a slow reading month.
So this month it has been a rather slow month. A really slow reading month. I am only reading my 4th book as I write this post now. It was also my birthday this month and yes I did get books for it. Well what else do you get a bibliophile? I participated in an Instagram photo challenge which you can check out on my Instagram page, if you like.
Anyway here is my small list of books I read, brought and won this month:
September had been a great reading month for me. I have found some great book to buy and read and have loved all of them. I even reached and finished reading my 40th book for this year! YAY ME! At the beginning of September I took my sister along to the #YaFanFest which was being held by Allen & Unwin. It was a great night out and we got to hear from some great writers including Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman. It also increased my TBR pile. I also went to the Sydney University Book Fair which was on a weekend and in the city with my mother and sister. There weren’t that many great books there, but I still managed to grab four books to add to my overgrown library. I also got my first paying job and am loving it.
So here is a list of books I brought, and read this month:
Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley –
I love this book so much. It is a poetic beauty that any book lover/ book nerd needs to read immediately. If you are a fan of second hand book shops, than you are going to love this book. It is a simple love letter to books and words all at the same time. My book review will be coming out shortly.
The Easy Way Out by Steven Amsterdam –
This was a hard book to read. It is about a nurse who helps the dying, die. It is easy to read but a hard book to swallow as it talks a lot about death and different perspectives and problems with it. If you like books that make you think, than you are going to love this book. My book review will be coming out in October.
Black Rock White City by A.S. Patric –
This book won the 2016 Miles Franklin Literary Award. That is the main reason I picked up this book as I wanted to see why it was picked to win. You need to read it to understand. The writer’s knowledge of emotions and pain is extraordinary. If you like books that make you wonder about your life, than this is the book for you. My book review will be coming out in October.
The Dress by Jane L. Rosen –
I brought this book because I wanted something light and easy to read that wouldn’t make me question my own life. I am a huge fan of The Devil Wears Prada and even though this book is nothing like it, it resembles it, with its fashion talk. There is one dress, and I wish I could get one of them and it changes the lives of a handful of people in the book. It is funny, quirky and a great read if you like rom-coms. My book review will be coming out in October.
Run by Kody Keplinger –
It’s no secret that Kody Keplinger is a great writer. If you have read The Duff than you are going to love this, and if you have seen the movie too. With a two characters change in point of views throughout the book, it feels like you are reading two books at once. If you like Thelma and Lousies kind of adventurous books, than you will like this one. My book review will be coming out in October.
The Secret Recipe for Second Chances by JD. Barrett –
Who doesn’t love a book that makes you hungry? I know I do. An Aussie born and bred writer talking about suburbs I know and have been to is the best kind of book to read. It talks about food and there are even recipes within the chapters, there is a love story, and even a reoccurring ghost in there too. If you like Aussie books, than you are going to love this book too. My book review will be out in October.
By Your Side by Jason Carrasco –
I brought this book from the Sydney University Book Fair. I started reading it, but it wasn’t my cup of tea. I wasn’t in the mood to read about more death. I think I might go back to it one day though.
French Women Don’t Get Fat by Mireille Guiliano –
I also brought this book from the Sydney University Book Fair. I haven’t read it yet, and I don’t think I will until my TBR is finished. It is one of those books I have heard about when studying and I knew I wanted a copy of it for my collection.
Some of my best friends are writers, but I wouldn’t want my daughter to marry one by Robert Turner –
I loved the title of this book and couldn’t not buy it at the Sydney University Book Fair. It is in my collection now and maybe one day I will get to it.
The Wonder by Emma Donoghue –
I just brought this book to read after The Secret Recipe for Second Chances and I can’t wait to get stuck into it. I read Room earlier this year and I just loved it. I think Donoghue’s writing is amazing and she is definitely an automatic author buy from now on.
The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee –
Was given to me by its publisher Harper Collins. I started to read it, but then its text was too small for my eyes and I couldn’t keep going with it. It sounds like a great book and I am making my sister read it and hopefully we can review it together.
- #YAFANFEST16 proof by Allen & Unwin
- With Malace by Elieen Cook
- The Perfectionist by Sara Shepard
- V for Violet by Alison Rattle
- Bullet Catcher by Joaquin Lowe –
All of these 5 books are on my TBR to read when I can. My sister has been going through them though so I might see if I can get her to write some reviews for them.
I also won 4 books from Mills & Boon by watching an episode of The Bachelorette and on Twitter at the same time and entered a Dymocks Books Twitter competition. The book have the boys on the cover from the photoshoot they did in the episode. The books are pretty cool. (You can see a picture of them on my Instagram).
So as you can see I have had a pretty good reading month. Unlike last month, which was an awful reading month.
So the statistics for this month = brought 10 books, read 6 books, added 5 to my TBR and 3 to my book collection.
October is my birthday month, and I am hoping to get a few more because of that. I have already worked out which books I am going to buy and read for October. Look at me I am already organised for the next month.
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I was in dire need for new books today. So I went out and brought some. I grabbed these 2.
The 2016 Miles Franklin Award Winner Black Rock White City by A.S. Patric for some real life reality check.
The Dress by Jane L. Rosen for some happy romantic difference.
Can’t wait to see what comes out of these books.
What are you guys reading this weekend?
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