November 2018 Book Haul

Hey guys,

I’ve been terrible at this blogging stuff lately, so I’m way behind on everything. I mean, at last count, I am 36 (yes, THIRTY SIX!!!!!) reviews behind. But I promise I’ll rectify that before Christmas as I have some Rapid Reviews to get done 🙂

Anyway, for any of you who don’t know, this is where I list the books that have made Bibliophile Book Club their new home in the previous month. The books are usually bought books, ARC’s sent from publishers, Netgalley review books and just basically any books I get go on here.

You guys, I have been SO RESTRAINED in my book-buying this past month so this is the smallest haul in recent memory! 

  1. Emperor Mage by Tamora Pierce
  2. The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang
  3. These Precious Scars by Emily Suvada
  4. The Hermitage by LJ Ross
  5. Song of the Dead by Douglas Lindsay
  6. The Plotters by Un-Su Kim
  7. Changeling by Matt Wesolowski
  8. Holding by Graham Norton
  9. Snowblind (AGAIN, I know, I’m obsessed) by Ragnar Jónasson
  10. The Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson
  11. Us Against You by Fredrik Backman
  12. Last Ones Left Alive by Sarah Davis Goff
  13. How Long ‘Til Black Future Month by N. K. Jemisin
  14. The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz
  15. The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye by David Lagercrantz
  16. Vita Nostra by Marina & Sergey Dyachenko
  17. A Killer’s Alibi by William L. Myers Jr.
  18. Black Wings by Megan Hart
  19. Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce
  20. Empress of all Seasons by Emiko Jean
  21. Becoming by Michelle Obama

That’s it! 21 books in November! And I even managed to get some read. I read 21 books last month as well so it worked out nicely 🙂 

Have you read any of these? Would you? Do let me know in the comments!

This is my last book haul post for the year as I’ll be doing December’s in January, so until next year, happy reading 🙂

September 2018 Book Haul

Hi guys!

Its book haul time! 🙂

*For any of you who don’t know, this is where I list the books that have made Bibliophile Book Club their new home in the previous month. The books are usually bought books, ARC’s sent from publishers, Netgalley review books and just basically any books I get go on here.

So, here’s what I’ve added to my library since last month:

  1. Snapshot by Brandon Sanderson
  2. Geek Girl by Holly Smale
  3. I Heart Paris by Lindsey Kelk
  4. I Heart Vegas by Lindsey Kelk
  5. I Heart New York by Lindsey Kelk
  6. I Heart Hollywood by Lindsey Kelk
  7. Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
  8. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
  9. Frostbite by Richelle Mead
  10. The People at Number 9 by Felicity Everett
  11. Shopaholic Ties The Knot by Sophie Kinsella
  12. Shopaholic & Baby by Sophie Kinsella
  13. Shopaholic & Sister by Sophie Kinsella
  14. Shopaholic Abroad by Sophie Kinsella
  15. Inkspell by Cornelia Funke
  16. The Rule of One by Ashley Saunders
  17. Gilded Cage by Vic James
  18. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
  19. How To Find Love in a Bookshop by Veronica Henry
  20. The Caged Queen by Kristen Ciccarelli
  21. Hush Hush by Mel Sherratt
  22. Cold Bones by David Mark
  23. Down To The Woods by M. J. Arlidge
  24. Strange Ink by Gary Kemble
  25. The Hangman’s Hold by Michael Wood
  26. The Fifth Season by NK Jemisin
  27. Blackout (US) by Ragnar Jónasson
  28. A House of Ghosts by W. C. Ryan
  29. No Way Out by Cara Hunter
  30. Dracul by Dacre Stoker & JD Barker
  31. Vengeful by V. E. Schwab
  32. The Black Witch by Laurie Forest
  33. Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
  34. One in a Million by Lindsey Kelk
  35. The Dead Girls by Derek Flynn
  36. Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman
  37. Storm Rising by Sara Driscoll
  38. The Next Person You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
  39. The Machinery by Gerrard Cowan
  40. Do You Dream of Terra Two by Temi Oh
  41. Still Lives by Maria Hummel

So, there you go! 41 books isn’t too bad at all, I actually thought it was less until I started to compile the list!

Have you read any of these? Would you? Let me know in the comments below! 🙂

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October 2017 Book Haul

Hey guys,

It’s book haul time again 🙂 And a few days late!!!

For any of you who don’t know, this is where I list the books that have made Bibliophile Book Club their new home in the previous month. The books are usually bought books (a LOT of bought books), ARC’s sent from publishers, Netgalley review books and just basically any books I get go on here.

I tried to be good in October, but I got spoiled by publishers this month so there’s quite a few extra books on here compared to last month! Double figures as usual, so here we go…

  1. The Masked City by Genevieve Cogman
  2. Murderabilia by Craig Robertson
  3. Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
  4. The Snowman by Jo Nesbo
  5. The Innocent Wife by Amy Lloyd
  6. Darktown by Thomas Mullen
  7. Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh
  8. The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra by Vaseem Khan
  9. Spellslinger by Sebastian de Castell
  10. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  11. The Burning Page by Genevieve Cogman
  12. Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine
  13. The Easter Make Believers
  14. The Memory Chamber by Holly Cave
  15. Know Me Now by CJ Carver
  16. Bone Music by Christopher Rice
  17. The Empress by SJ Kincaid
  18. Under Water by Casey Barrett
  19. Lament The Common Bones by Jen J Danna and Ann Vanderlaan
  20. The Death File by Jack Kerley
  21. Don’t Tell A Soul by DK Hood
  22. Lucy’s Book Club for the Lost and Found by Emma Davies
  23. Me Life Story; Sofa So Good by Scarlett Moffatt
  24. On The Bright Side by Hendrik Groen
  25. Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and Owen King
  26. Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff
  27. Origin by Dan Brown
  28. The Perplexing Theft of the Jewel in the Crown by Vaseem Khan
  29. The Strange Disappearance of the Bollywood Star by Vaseem Khan
  30. Scorched Earth by David Mark
  31. Three Things About Elsie by Joanna Cannon
  32. The Woman in the Window by AJ Finn
  33. If I Die Before I Wake by Emily Koch
  34. The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo
  35. Places in the Darkness by Chris Brookmyre
  36. Where The Past Begins by Amy Tan
  37. The Binding Song by Elodie Harper
  38. She’s Not There by Tamsin Grey
  39. The Wife’s Tale by Aida Edemariam
  40. Jade City by Fonda Lee
  41. Into The Drowning Deep by Mira Grant
  42. While You Sleep by Stephanie Merritt

So there you have it! 42 isn’t so bad, right? I managed to read 15 books in October too, which I’m pleased with, especially considering I’m taking a bit of time off from pressured reviews at the moment as my reading/reviewing mojo seems to want to be on holidays lately! That 15 brings my tally of books read in 2017 up to 160, if Ii make 200 by December 31st I’ll be thrilled, but I’m not going to jinx it 🙂

Here’s my October Reads collage:

 

And here’s some of the lovely books received in October:

 

~September Book Haul~

Hi everyone,

It’s BOOK HAUL time!!!!!! 🙂

For any of you who don’t know, this is where I list the books that have made Bibliophile Book Club their new home in the previous month. The books are usually bought books (a LOT of bought books), ARC’s sent from publishers, Netgalley review books and just basically any books I get go on here.

I’ve been really good again this month, restrained even. I am trying to pull down my TBR a little, because I have so much to read. But there are just so many good books out there that of course some are going to get picked up! Here’s what I got in September:

  1. The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld
  2. This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada (Read and LOVED this one!)
  3. Replica by Lauren Oliver
  4. Home by Harlan Coben
  5. Shadow Man by Cody McFayden
  6. The Euthanist by Alex Dolan
  7. You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott
  8. Purged by Peter Laws
  9. Dead is Good by Jo Perry
  10. Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames
  11. Darien: Empire of Salt by C. F. Iggulden
  12. Unwanted by Kristina Ohlsson
  13. Revenger by Alastair Reynolds
  14. Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard
  15. There Was A Crooked Man by Cat Hogan (Read that review HERE)
  16. Before It’s Too Late by Sara Driscoll (Reviewed here)
  17. Stranger by David Bergen
  18. Seventeen by Hideo Yokoyama
  19. The Tethered Mage by Melissa Caruso
  20. Senlin Ascends by Josiah Bancroft
  21. Anything You Do Say by Gillian McAllister
  22. Fresh Complaint by Jeffrey Eugenides
  23. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
  24. That Night by Chevy Stevens
  25. Last Christmas in Paris by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb
  26. Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff
  27. The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
  28. The Confession by Jo Spain
  29. Murder Game by Caroline Mitchel

I’m really quite pleased with how low these hauls are getting. I added up all of the books I’ve gotten since February 1st to today, and I’ve got 283 books added to my TBR shelves. Now some of the 283 have been read, as there would be Netgalley books and review copies, but I’ve only read 145 books so far this year, Then again, that’s not bad going either!

Here’s a collage of the books I read in September:

 

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And here are some of the lovely books I got last month:

 

So, there you have my September book haul. Have you read any of these books? Do let me know in the comments below…

It’s October now, which means new kindle deals, so I’m off to Amazon to get October’s book haul started… 🙂

Byeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee x

 

February Book Haul

Hi hi!

So I’m late posting up my book haul from February. There are a couple of reasons for this, namely I was away at the end of February and also the blog has been pretty busy and will continue like that this month. Hence I’m sneaking this post in 🙂

This post is basically any and all books that I’ve gotten during the previous month. This list includes books I’ve bought (Oh hi Amazon and Book Depository!), books I’ve been sent to read and review, books from publishers and so on.

I think that this has been my lowest book haul post to date, I’ve not checked, but it seems very small in comparison to last year. The reason for that is that I’ve been trying not to buy books. I KNOW!!!!!! But, I have totally cut down so there’s that!

Anyways, here are the books from my February book haul:

  1. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
  2. High Force by L. J. Ross
  3. Desperation Road by Michael Farris Smith
  4. Relics by Tim Lebbon
  5. The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo
  6. The Stolen Child by Sanjida Kay
  7. The Fourth Monkey by J. D. Barker
  8. Larchfield by Polly Clarke
  9. Six Stories by Matt Wesolowski
  10. Our Little Secret by Claudia Carroll
  11. The Caller by Chris Carter
  12. Blue Light Yokohama by Nicolás Obregón
  13. The Cutaway by Christina Kovac
  14. Deadly Game by Matt Johnson
  15. The Liar by Steve Cavanagh
  16. Every Three Hours by Chris Mooney
  17. Fear The Dark by Chris Mooney
  18. The Soul Collector by Chris Mooney
  19. The Dead Room by Chris Mooney
  20. The Secret Friend by Chris Mooney
  21. Only The Truth by Adam Croft
  22. The Breakdown by BA Paris
  23. The Damselfly by SJI Holliday
  24. Scare Me by Richard Parker
  25. Salvation Road by Mark Dawson
  26. Talking to the Dead by Harry Bingham
  27. Dark Water by Robert Bryndza
  28. Someone is Watching by Joy Fielding

So, 28… that is so much less than before. But I guess that’s a good sign of my restraint from book-buying, right? RIGHT????? 🙂

Until next time, I’ll leave you with a few photos of what I got. Also, if you’re on Instagram (Yes, I did screenshots of my own feed to see the books!), you can see my username there if you want to search and follow!

 

July Book Haul

Yay! I’m on time again with my monthly book haul post! 😂🎉

In case you’re new to the blog, this is a list of the books I’ve acquired during the month! The books are either purchased, Netgalley requests, author requests or review copies sent from publishers and there’s usually a long list!

Last month, I only had 40 books on the list (you can read that book haul HERE) which is good going, for me anyway! 🙈 This month, I haven’t actually counted them, I just wrote them out so I guess we’ll find out together!

Let’s do this! 😊

  1. Rage by Zygmunt Miloszewski
  2. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas
  3. Memory Man by David Baldacci
  4. The Dead American by Jake Needham
  5. Invisible by Barbara Copperthwait
  6. Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes
  7. Alex by Pierre Lemaitre
  8. The Racketeer by John Grisham
  9. The Opticians Wife by Betsy Reavley
  10. Post Mortem by Kate London
  11. The Sister by Louise Jensen
  12. The Hangmans Hitch by Donna Maria McCarthy
  13. Death Do Us Part by Steven Dunne
  14. Ruthless by John Rector
  15. All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  16. The Stepmother by Claire Seeber
  17. Cut To The Bone by Alex Caan
  18. Sacrifice by Hanna Winter
  19. Undertow by Elizabeth Heathcote
  20. Irene by Pierre Lemaitre
  21. All Involved by Ryan Gattis
  22. The Last One by Alexandra Oliva
  23. All Things Cease To Appear by Elizabeth Brundage
  24. Before The Fall by Noah Hawley
  25. Black Night Falling by Rod Reynolds
  26. Hostage by Robert Crais
  27. Salem’s Lot by Stephen King
  28. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
  29. 2nd Chance by James Patterson
  30. 3rd Degree by James Pattersom
  31. 4th of July by James Patterson
  32. 5th Horseman by James Patterson
  33. Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch
  34. The Second Deadly Sin by Åsa Larsson
  35. Wolf by Mo Hayder
  36. How Not To Disappear by Claire Furniss
  37. I See You by Clare Mackintosh
  38. I’m Thinking Of Ending Things by Iain Reid
  39. The Muse by Jessie Burton
  40. All The Rage by Courtney Summers
  41. Lying In Wait by Liz Nugent
  42. Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier
  43. You Were Never Really Here by Jonathan Ames
  44. The Deviants by CJ Skuse
  45. Monster by CJ Skuse
  46. Goodbye To The Dead by Brian Freeman
  47. A Death In The Family by Michael Stanley
  48. Blackout by Ragnar Jónasson (paperback)
  49. The Empty Chair by Jeffery Deaver
  50. The Stone Monkey by Jeffery Deaver
  51. Snowbound by Blake Crouch
  52. Knots and Crosses by Ian Rankin
  53. The Killing Club by Paul Finch
  54. The Mermaids Singing by Val McDermid
  55. The One That Got Away by Simon Wood
  56. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by John Tiffany & Jack Thorne
  57. By Gaslight by Steven Price
  58. Tall Oaks by Chris Whitaker (signed birthday present from the author 😍)
  59. The Constant Soldier by Willian Ryan
  60. Camilla by Pierre Lemaitre
  61. The Sculptress by Minette Walters
  62. Cross Kill by James Patterson
  63. The Hostage by James Patterson
  64. They all Fall Down by Cat Hogan
  65. Untouchable by Sibel Hodge
  66. Those We Left Behind by Stuart Neville
  67. So Say The Fallen by Stuart Neville
  68. Never Alone by Elizabeth Haynes
  69. Devil Smoke by CJ Lyons
  70. Saving Sophie by Sam Carrington
  71. The Memory Box by Eva Natiello
  72. Watching Edie by Camilla Way

Right, so 72 books came through my door during the month of July! 😱 I guess it could have been worse, and there are some cracking reads in there! 📚🙌🏻

Tag, You’re Dead by J. C. Lane

About the book: 

Six young people play a dangerous Game of Tag in public, chasing through the crowds, streets, and buildings of Chicago. This secret, one-of-a-kind, wildly expensive Game offers a macabre twist to the childhood version if you get Tagged, you get Dead. Three “Its” have their reasons for buying a place in the Game. Surgically enhanced Brandy is obsessed with destroying a naturally beautiful girl. Untalented Robert covets his target’s position as superstar of the basketball team. Brainiac Charles craves a battle against an intellectual equal. Given their elite social status, they reject any possible downside to the contest. Each expects the satisfaction of killing their prey, then walking away. Hand-picked innocents play as Runners, under threat to their loved ones should they refuse to participate: lovely, small-town Laura; celebrated athlete Tyrese; and Amanda, gamer extraordinaire. Alone, hunted by their adversary, each feels a single hope to survive. Technological wizardry controls the Game. As soon as Runners receive the Go signal on smartwatches locked to their wrists, the Game rockets them through the city, from the El to Michigan Avenue to the Lincoln Park Zoo. There is no time to rest. Every thirty minutes the Runner s location is transmitted to the It, which steadily diminishes the Runner s chance of ever reaching Home Base alive. The Game will not end until someone is Tagged, so the Runners must choose how to play. Will they accept death? Murder their Its? Or find a way to use individual strengths to stop the Game before anyone dies?

 

My thoughts:

Firstly, I want to thank the author for contacting me to review this book, it is a hidden gem that I would otherwise have missed!!!

Tag, You’re Dead has a very interesting premise, reminiscent of The Hunger Games but using modern technology, it’s a rip-roaring read. I was so surprised, and drawn in so completely that I started and finished it in one day!

This book was brilliantly written, with some extremely interesting characters. What struck me about Tag, You’re Dead is that while it may NEVER actually happen, it is something that could happen, in that it is delivered in a plausible way.

The characters that are thrown into this macabre game of tag are all very different to one another. There is nothing that makes them stand out as above average, so it’s very easy to root for the runners (those being chased) and get invested in the outcome. The concept of runners and Its is very unusul, but it makes for a super fast-paced read!

The blurb above tells you all you need to know about the plot so I won’t go any further into detail. What I will says is that Tag, You’re Dead is a highly unusual and inventive tale and I’m so glad I got to read it as it was (pardon the forthcoming pun) a fantastic change of pace for me compared to some of my usual reads.

J. C. Lane has done an exceptional job of creating a novel with wide appeal, as I’m pretty sure this book could be YA as well as a thriller, and it works equally well as both! I gave Tag, You’re Dead 4 stars on goodreads. It’s published on July 5th and you can pre-order your copy by clicking on the link below:

Tag, You’re Dead by JC Lane

I also have a fab guest post from J. C. Lane coming up on Bibliophile Book Club closer to publication day so make sure to keep an eye out for that! 🙂