March Book Haul

I’m not going to lie… I got a lot of books this month! πŸ™ˆ I bought them, got approved on Netgalley, some signed copies from competition wins, and had some ARC’s sent to me. So it’s really not my fault 😊


I’m afraid to tally it up considering it’s taken up a few pages in a notebook, but I’ll number the list and throw in any pics I have of them at the end but I won’t do it for them all or I’ll be here all night trying to do the post up πŸ˜‚

*whispers* there’s eighty nine books on the list…. 😱

Incidentally, I also treated myself to a new Kindle and case at the beginning of the month as they were reduced a bit on Amazon! My Mother’s Day gift to myself 😊

Anyway, I digress as usual! Without further delay, here are all the lovely books that have made it to Chez Bibliophile this month (*takes a deep breath*)

  1. Fear by Jeff Abbott
  2. Panic by Jeff Abbott
  3. Caught by Harlan Coben
  4. Six Years by Harlan Coben
  5. Hold Tight by Harlan Coben 
  6. Backspin by Harlan Coben
  7. No Second Chance by Harlan Coben
  8. The Associate by John Grisham
  9. Cop Town by Karin Slaughter
  10. The Blue Zone by Andrew Gross
  11. The Broken Window by Jeffrey Deaver
  12. Live Bait by PJ Tracy
  13. The Disciple by Steven Dunne
  14. Fragile Mind by Claire Seeber 
  15. Wicked Game by Matt Johnson
  16. The Crossing by Michael Connelly
  17. Guilt by Association by Marcia Clarke
  18. Raven Black by Ann Cleeves
  19. Red Bones by Ann Cleeves
  20. White Nights Ann Cleeves 
  21. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
  22. Vendetta by Dreda Say Mitchell
  23. The Life and Death of Sophie Stark
  24. Sewing The Shadows Together by Alison Baillie
  25. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard 
  26. The Santangelos by Jackie Collins
  27. The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena
  28. Cut by Marc Raabe
  29. Tag, You’re Dead by JC Lane
  30. Raven Sisters by Gabi Kreslehiner
  31. See How They Run by Tom Bale
  32. The Long Count by JM Gulvin
  33. River Road by Carol Goodman
  34. The Passenger by Lisa Lutz
  35. The Teacher by Katerina Diamond
  36. #MysteryThriller 😏
  37. Sleep Sister by Laura Elliot
  38. My Husband’s Wife by Jane Corry
  39. Rage by Jonathan Kellerman
  40. The Butcher’s Theatre by Jonathan Kellerman
  41. K is for Killer by Sue Grafton
  42. The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy
  43. Blood On The Tongue by Stephen Booth
  44. Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey
  45. The Burning Air by Erin Kelly
  46. Blacklands by Belinda Bauer
  47. Heavenfield by LJ Ross
  48. Case 48: The Kidnapping of Isaiah Rae by Emma Kavanagh
  49. The Boat House by Mark Sennen 
  50. The Sea Detective by Mark Douglas-Home
  51. The Woman Who Walked Into The Sea by Mark Douglas-Home
  52. Death of a Diva by Derek Farrell
  53. The Silence of the Sea by Yrsa Sigurdardottir 
  54. Reacher Said Nothing by Andy Martin
  55. Maestra by LS Hilton
  56. The Hollow Men by Rob McCarthy
  57. The Night Manager by John Le CarrΓ©
  58. City Of Shadows by MJ Lee
  59. Death In Shanghai by MJ Lee
  60. Three by Conrad Jones (signed)
  61. A Tapping At My Door by David Jackson
  62. The Missing by CL Taylor
  63. The Second Chance Shoe Shop by Marcie Steele
  64. A Time To Die (Winterlong) by Mason Cross
  65. Too Close for Comfort by Adam Croft
  66. Dregs by JΓΈrn Lier Horst
  67. Closed for Winter by JΓΈrn Lier Horst
  68. Ordeal by JΓΈrn Lier Horst 
  69. After You’d Gone by Maggie O’Farrell
  70. The Last Thing I Remember by Deborah Bee
  71. Cry Baby by David Jackson
  72. Give It Back by Danielle Esplin
  73. Pariah by David Jackson
  74. The Hunting Dogs by JΓΈrn Lier Horst
  75. Flowers for the Dead by Barbara Copperthwait
  76. Resthaven by Erik Therme
  77. Distress Signals by Catherine Howard
  78. Two Evils by Mark Sennen
  79. Song of the Dead by Douglas Linskey
  80. In The Shadows by Tara Lyons (signed)
  81. Holy Island by LJ Ross (signed)
  82. Sycamore Gap by LJ Ross (signed)
  83. Epiphany Jones by Michael Grothaus
  84. Never Tell by Claire Seeber
  85. Trouble by Jesse Kellerman
  86. Fresh Blood by Tony Parsons
  87. False Hearts by Laura Lam
  88. 26 Miles to the Moon by Andrew Males
  89. Dear Amy by Helen Callaghan



So, quite a lot of books made it into my shelves this month! πŸ˜‚ All I can say is…


Any on the list you have? Want to read? Let me know in the comments! 

See you next month for hopefully a much smaller book haul… πŸ˜‚ (yeah right!!!) 

February Book Haul

This month has been a slow reading month for me! I managed to only read 12 books, which is still a lot, but in comparison to January’s 31 books, it’s much less. I also haven’t read a book in 8 days, and I addressed the possible reason for that in my I Hit The Wall post last night, which you can readΒ HERE.

However, just because I haven’t been reading much, it hasn’t stopped me from buying LOADS OF BOOKS along with some Netgalley approvals, author review requests, proofs and pre-orders.

Today is February 29th, and in those 29 days, I’ve manage to amass a grand total ofΒ FIFTY EIGHT BOOKS!!!! πŸ˜±πŸ“šπŸ˜±πŸ“šπŸ˜±πŸ“šπŸ˜±πŸ“šΒ 

(I had planned on putting thumbnail pics of all the books, but I’d be here all day! πŸ˜‚)

So, without further ado, here are all the lovely books that I have given a home to this past month 😊❀️

  1. In Her Wake by Amanda Jennings
  2. The Truth About Julia by Anna Schaffner
  3. The Interview by Damian Bruce
  4. Games People Play by Owen Mullen
  5. A Tapping at My Door by David Jackson
  6. False Prophet by Richard Davis
  7. Loose Cannon by Jack Steele
  8. Mercy by Jussi Adler-Olsen
  9. Frozen Out by Quentin Bates
  10. The Invisible Man From Salem by Christoffer Carlsson
  11. Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
  12. Not My Father’s Son by Alan Cumming
  13. The Child by Sebastian Fitzek
  14. Play Dead by Richard Montanari
  15. A Simple Act of Violence by RJ Ellory
  16. The Unfinished Symphony of You and Me by Lucy Robinson
  17. The Suspect by Michael Robotham
  18. The 50/50 Killer by Steve Mosby
  19. The Skin Gods by Richard Montanari
  20. The Killing Room by Richard Montanari
  21. Broken Angels by Richard Montanari
  22. The Killer Next Door by Alex Marwood
  23. The Echo Man by Richard Montanari
  24. February by Kerry Wilkinson
  25. Harry Potter and The Cursed Child Official Script by JK Rowling
  26. The Needle House by Robin Roughley
  27. The Surgeon by Tess Gerritsen
  28. The Apprentice by Tess Gerritsen
  29. The Sinner by Tess Gerritsen
  30. Body Double by Tess Gerritsen
  31. Vanish by Tess Gerritsen
  32. The Mephisto Club by Tess Gerritsen
  33. Keeping The Dead by Tess Gerritsen
  34. The Killing Place by Tess Gerritsen
  35. The Last Refuge by Martin Roy Hill
  36. Frozen Past by Richard C Hale
  37. The Back Road by Rachel Abbott
  38. The Mozart Conspiracy by Scott Mariani
  39. The Doomsday Prophecy by Scott Mariani
  40. The Heretic’s Treasure by Scott Mariani
  41. No Coming Back by Keith Houghton
  42. Punishment by Anne Holt
  43. Medusa by Torkil Damhaug
  44. Two Evils by Mark Sennen
  45. The Silent Twin by Caroline Mitchell
  46. Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben
  47. The Crow Girl by Erik Axl Sund
  48. Between You and Me by Lisa Hall
  49. The Teacher by Katerina Diamond
  50. Perfect Days by Raphael Montes
  51. Without Trace by Simon Booker
  52. The Game by Tom Wood
  53. Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner
  54. The Chosen One by Sam Bourne
  55. The Skeleton Road by Val McDermid
  56. Heartbreaker by Tania Carver
  57. The Quality Of Silence by Rosamund Lupton
  58. Snake Ropes by Jess Richards


My name is Kate and I have a book-buying problem… β€οΈπŸ“–

So, have any of you read any of these books? Any worth bumping up the TBR?

Have you bought any books this month?! 😊

Book Haul!

New year, new books… Right?! Just me?? πŸ˜‚


I have been reading (I’m on book 14 of the year!) but not reviewing this week, so I decided I’d do a post on the books I’ve bought so far this year!


I’ve been (relatively) restrained in my book purchasing in the last couple of months, but I’ve managed to buy quite a few in the past two weeks!


So without further ado…


The Book Depository.Β 


The first, The Long Way To A Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers, I have wanted for ages purely based on its cover. I love all things galaxy related so this beautiful cover caught my eye early on.

The second book I bought from them was Motive by Jonathan Kellerman. I’m amassing a collection of his Alex Delaware novels, and this one I didn’t have!

This site is fast becoming a favourite of mine! It’s an Irish based online second hand bookshop. Best of all, the books are all €2 each! Yes, TWO EURO!!! This is the second time I’ve bought books from them, and they are excellent! The books are in perfect condition, and delivery is also very quick. Here’s a pic of my haul from them!

I got two Agatha Christie novels (I’ve never read anything by her!), more Kellerman books (both Jonathan and Faye), some more true crime from Ann Rule, a John Sandford (I’m slowly collecting his Prey series too), Simon Kernick, Chelsea Cain and PJ Tracy, and I had to buy Confessions of a Shopaholic as I loved the movie! 😊




I had vouchers that I got for Christmas, and I had looked once or twice since then to see if I could find anything but nothing caught my eye. I went in this morning and came upon these four beauties. Thanks to the voucher and loyalty points, they only cost me €3! A steal for 4 newly published books! πŸ˜‰



Last but not least, here is what I’ve bought myself to read on my KINDLE:

I’ve been missing Jack Reacher lately (I’m saving Make Me) so I got all the short stories and read them all this week! (I also read the James Carol ones)



I also purchased-

The Cold Cold Ground by Adrian McKinty

The Missing and The Dead by Stuart Macbride

The Lost Boy by Camilla Lackberg

The Chemistry of Death by Simon Beckett

The Blind Goddess by Anne Holt

The Samaritan by Mason Cross

The Cross: An Eddie Flynn Novella by Steve Cavanagh.


Add them together and I think I’ve bought 30 BOOKS since January 1st 2016 but shhhhh….

I have nothing to read! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚


And to punctuate that sentence, here’s my current physical TBR bookshelves…



OUT OF CONTROL!!!!! πŸ˜ŠπŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“šβ€οΈ

What have you bought lately?! Any of the above?! Do leave me a comment below! πŸ˜‰πŸ“š