May Book Haul

So it’s the 1st of June, and I’m actually getting my May book haul post done ON TIME for once!πŸ˜‚

Someday, I’ll do this post with photos for each of the books, but until such a time as my haul is less than 20 books (I know, not going to happen! πŸ™ˆ) then it’s just going to have to be a list with whatever photos I can find at the bottom of the post! πŸ˜‰

May saw many beautiful books coming to Chez Bibliophile. Between my 30 books for turning 30, ARC’s from publishers and authors, Netgalley, competitions AND the books I bought myself, there’s a ton of books on this list! So without further ado, I give you my May book haul…

  1. The Night Stalker by Robert Bryndza
  2. The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison
  3. Marked by David Jackson
  4. The Helper by David Jackson
  5. Breaking Dead by Corrie Jackson
  6. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
  7. Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
  8. Sins of the Father by David Harrison
  9. Her Final Breath by Robert Dugoni
  10. Murder In The Genes: The Trilogy by Jams N. Roses
  11. Cold Comfort by Quentin Bates
  12. Blackwater Lake by Maggie James
  13. Random by Craig Robertson
  14. Shallow Waters by Rebecca Bradley
  15. Skin and Bones by Tom Bale
  16. Savage Run by CJ Box
  17. Terror’s Reach by Tom Bale
  18. Twisted River by Siobhan MacDonald
  19. The Cold Cold Sea by Linda Huber
  20. Missing Girls: In Truth Is Justice by Larry Crane
  21. Snake Skin by CJ Lyons
  22. The Ocean At the End Of The Lane by Neil Gaiman
  23. Play Dead by Angela Marsons
  24. Outside Looking In by Michael Wood
  25. Willow Walk by SJI Holliday
  26. Killer Year edited (AND SIGNED!!!) by Lee Child
  27. Missing You by Harlan Coben
  28. Half Lost by Sally Green
  29. The Accidental Life of Greg Millar by Aimee Alexander
  30. Miss Perigrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
  31. Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt
  32. The Rainmaker by John Grisham
  33. The Conspiracy Club by Jonathan Kellerman
  34. The Revenant by Michael Punke
  35. Bone by Bone by Carol O’Connell
  36. Fallen by Karin Slaughter
  37. Cuckoo by Julia Crouch
  38. 1st To Die by James Patterson
  39. The Accident by Chris Pavone
  40. Promise Me by Harlan Coben
  41. Black Skies by Arnaldur Indridason
  42. Golden Son by Pierce Brown
  43. David Beckham by David Beckham
  44. Dust To Dust by Tami Hoag
  45. Ice Station by Matthew Reilly
  46. Slash and Burn by Matt Hilton
  47. Open Season by CJ Box
  48. Winter Kill by CJ Box
  49. Dead of Winter by Lee Weeks
  50. The Burning by Jane Casey
  51. Snow Drops by A.D Miller
  52. Dust by Hugh Howey
  53. Roadside Crosses by Jeffery Deaver
  54. Cut and Run by Matt Hilton
  55. Time Bomb by Jonathan Kellerman
  56. Fallen Idols by Neil White
  57. Run by Jeff Abbott
  58. Silent Prey by John Sandford
  59. The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley
  60. The Trap by Melanie Raabe
  61. After The Crash by Michael Bussi
  62. Back Of Beyond by CJ Box
  63. Broken Promise by Linwood Barclay
  64. The 500 by Matthew Quirk
  65. Daddy’s Girl by Lisa Scottoline
  66. The Vanished Man by Jeffery Deaver
  67. Blind Faith by CJ Lyons
  68. The Fault in our Stars by John Green (signed 1st edition for €1!!!!)
  69. The Plea by Steve Cavanagh (signed 1st edition)
  70. Montecristo by Martin Suter
  71. As Red As Blood by Salla Simukka
  72. As White As Snow by Salla Simukka
  73. As Black as Ebony by Salla Simukka
  74. Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
  75. Sins of the Father by David Harrison (signed by the author competition win!)
  76. Where Roses Never Die by Gunnar Staalesen
  77. Deadly Harvest by Michael Stanley
  78. Epiphany Jones by Michael Grothaus
  79. When we Collided by Emery Lord
  80. The Silent Dead by Tetsuya Honda
  81. Streets Of Darkness by A. A. Dhand
  82. The Caller by Mel Comley and Tara Lyons

Well, I knew there was a lot, but I didn’t think there was EIGHTY TWO!!!! 😱 Maybe I can hope that this month I won’t buy so many books πŸ˜‚

Are there any on there you’ve read or what to read?! Do leave me a comment and let me know 😊

Until next month… Happy shopping πŸ˜πŸ“š


April Book HaulΒ 

Hey everyone!!!

So we’re into May, which I love as its my birthday month! 😊 No prizes for guessing what I’ve asked for… BOOKS!!!! 30 of them, because, yes you got it, I’m turning 30! πŸ™ˆπŸ˜‚

I’m a couple of days late with this post because myself and my husband were away over the Bank Holiday weekend so even though I scheduled a load of reviews, I didn’t get around to tallying up the books that have made their way to Chez Bibliophile during the month of April! πŸ“š

Anyway, below you’ll find the list of books that I’ve gotten over the past month. These are books I’ve bought, downloaded, won or recieved an ARC of in April! 😍

  1. While My Eyes Were Closed by Linda Green
  2. East of the City by Grant Sutherland
  3. Blood Defence by Marcia Clark
  4. The Drowning Ground by James Marrison
  5. Black-Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin
  6. Past Crimes by Glen Erik Hamilton
  7. Dead Men’s Dust by Matt Hilton
  8. Shatter by Michael Robotham
  9. Tell No One by Harlan Coben
  10. The Hunter by Tom Wood
  11. Dead Ringers by Christopher Golden
  12. The Poison Artist by Jonathan Moore
  13. The Wrong Girl by Laura Wilson
  14. Subject 375 by Nikki Owen
  15. Bloodstream by Luca Veste
  16. Blood Mist by Mark Roberts
  17. No Name Lane by Howard Linskey
  18. The Drought by Steven Scaffardi
  19. Dead White Female by Lauren Henderson
  20. Gone Astray by Michelle Davies
  21. Six Four by Hideo Yokohama
  22. The Black Angel by John Connolly
  23. Darkest Fear by Harlan Coben
  24. Ritual by Mo Hayder
  25. The Distant Echo by Val McDermid
  26. Never Look Away by Linwood Barclay
  27. Twisted by Jonathan Kellerman
  28. Gone by Jonathan Kellerman
  29. Bones by Jonathan Kellerman
  30. The Beautiful Sound of Silence by Paul Charles
  31. Fidelity by Thomas Perry
  32. Sorry by Zoran Drvenkar
  33. Books To Die For by John Connolly & Declan Burke
  34. Executive Power by Vince Flynn
  35. Flesh & Blood by Jonathan Kellerman
  36. Criminal by Karin Slaughter
  37. A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby
  38. Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham
  39. The Confession by John Grisham
  40. The Litigators by John Grisham
  41. The Plea by Steve Cavanagh
  42. Heavenfield by LJ Ross
  43. The Hanging Club by Tony Parsons
  44. Impure Blood by Peter Morfoot
  45. Sunset City by Melissa Ginsburg
  46. Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel
  47. One of our Jeans is Missing by Paul Charles
  48. Fear Dreams by JA Schneider
  49. Last Light by CJ Lyons
  50. Dead Is Best by Jo Perry
  51. My Girl by Jack Jordan
  52. Valentina by SE Lyons
  53. The Evolution of Fear by Paul Hardisty
  54. Spare Me The Truth by CJ Carver
  55. Dodgers by Bill Beverly

So, a total of fifty five books have found their way to me over the course of last month, which is way less than previous months so I feel a bit better about it! I’m sure my credit card does too… But just in case, I’m off to Amazon!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Do let me know in the comments if you have read any of these books! πŸ˜‰

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