February 2018 Book Haul

Hey 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, ARC’s sent from publishers, Netgalley review books and just basically any books I get go on here.

  1. Killman Creek by Rachel Caine
  2. The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
  3. Too Close To Breathe by Olivia Kiernan
  4. We Were The Salt of the Sea by Roxanne Bouchard
  5. The Rising Storm by Ceri Lowe
  6. Sticks and Stones by Jo Jakeman
  7. The Creation by The Behrg
  8. Our Dark Duet by V. E. Schwab
  9. The Rose and The Dagger by Renée Ahdieh
  10. Anaconda Vice by James Stansfield
  11. Drift Stumble Fall by M Jonathan Lee
  12. Spare and Found Parts by Sarah Maria Griffin
  13. The Vanishing Season by Joanna Schaffhausen
  14. My Little Eye by Stephanie Marland
  15. I Know Where You Live by Pat Young
  16. The Absent Man by Robert Enright
  17. The Strange Disappearance of a Bollywood Star by Vaseem Khan
  18. Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer
  19. Dead Girls by Graeme Cameron
  20. The Ninth Rain by Jen Williams
  21. The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
  22. Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hilier
  23. The Lies We Told by Camilla Way
  24. Arm of the Sphinx by Josiah Bancroft
  25. Witchsign by Den Patrick
  26. I Was Born For This by Alice Oseman
  27. Nobody Real by Steven Camden
  28. The Final Hour by Tom Wood
  29. The Nowhere Child by Christian White
  30. Beneath The Whispers by Jim Ody

January 2018 Book Haul

Hey 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, ARC’s sent from publishers, Netgalley review books and just basically any books I get go on here.

  1. The Golem of Hollywood by Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman
  2. The Primrose Path by Rebecca Griffiths
  3. The Game by Tom Wood
  4. The Dinner by Herman Koch
  5. Close To Home by Cara Hunter
  6. Die Last by Tony Parsons
  7. The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
  8. Punishment by Scott J. Holliday
  9. Nightblind US edition by Ragnar Jónasson
  10. Perfect by Cecelia Ahern
  11. Past Echoes by Graham Smith
  12. Anaconda Vice by James Stansfield
  13. White Midnight by Daniel Culver
  14. Body & Soul by John Harvey
  15. I Still Dream by James Smythe
  16. Obscura by Joe Hart
  17. The Echo Killing by Christi Daugherty
  18. Blunt Force Magic by Lawrence Davis
  19. Deep Blue Trouble by Steph Broadribb
  20. Our House by Louise Candlish
  21. The Bone Keeper by Luca Veste
  22. Furyborn by Claire Legrand
  23. Stateline by  Dave Stanton
  24. Bring Me Back by B. A. Paris
  25. A Breath After Drowning by Alice Blanchard
  26. Blood of Assassins by RJ Barker
  27. Two Kinds of Truth by Michael Connelly
  28. Those That Remain by Rob Ashman
  29. Coldmaker by Daniel A. Cohen
  30. Thirteen by Steve Cavanagh
  31. King of Ashes by Raymond E. Feist
  32. The Fandom by Anna Day
  33. Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips
  34. My Name is Nobody by Matthew Richardson

How good was I in January!? 🙂 Only 34 books, and I’ve already managed to read TEN of them!

 

Have you read any of the books on the list? Would you?!

Do let me know in the comments!

Until next time… 🙂

 

June Book Haul

Hi guys,

So, it’s time for my monthly book haul post, and I’ve been very good this month. I’ve tried to avoid book-buying, but let’s face it, I have an addiction to feed.

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 we go…

  1. The Fact of A Body by Alexandria Marzano Lesnevich
  2. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
  3. Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Gryffindor Edition
  4. The Paper Cell by Louise Hutcheson
  5. You Don’t Know Me by Imran Mahmood
  6. The Detriment by David Videcette
  7. Marked For Life by Emelie Schepp
  8. Ice Lake by John A. Lenehan
  9. The Tourist by Robert Dickenson
  10. Fateful Mornings by Tom Bouman
  11. Tin Man by Sarah Winman
  12. Black Wing by Ed McDonald
  13. Strange Practice by Vivian Shaw
  14. Maria in the Moon by Louise Beech
  15. My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent
  16. Under A Black Sky by Inger Wolf
  17. Cragside by LJ Ross
  18. Deadly Friendship by Tara Lyons
  19. The Bone Keeper by Luca Veste (Super early ARC, ONE TO WATCH!!! Loved it!!!)
  20. The Scarred Woman by Jussi Adler- Olsen
  21. Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart
  22. The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen
  23. The Relic Guild by Edward Cox
  24. The Cathedral of Known Things by Edward Cox
  25. The Watcher of Dead Time by Edward Cox
  26. The Dark Beneath by J. S. Law
  27. The Fear Within by J. S. Law
  28. In The Still by Jacqueline Chadwick

I’m feeling better about these hauls lately to be honest. I’m not buying as much, and I’m also trying to make a dent in my TBR. I managed to read 20 books in May AND 20 in June so at least I’m reading. Just not all of the books that are in my hauls! Oh well! 🙂

There you have it. Have you read any of these? Any you would reommend bumping up the TBR?? Do let me know in the comments! Until next month… 🙂

May Book Haul!

Hello!

It’s hard to believe May has been and gone already. It seems to have flown by! As it’s the 1st of June, I’m getting my book haul post in nice and early! Last year, my May book haul was crazy, because I turned 30 and I asked for 30 books as my present! 🙂 You can see what I got HERE, and I can guarantee the majority are still unread 1 year later!!!

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 did relatively well with not buying books this month. I say that, and then I look at this list:

  1. Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell
  2. You Don’t Know Me by Imran Mahmood
  3. My Soul to Take by Yrsa Sigurdardottir
  4. The Trapped Girl by Robert Dugoni
  5. The Twilight Wife by AJ Banner
  6. Stalker by Lars Kepler
  7. Sockpuppet by Matthew Blackstad
  8. Why Did You Lie by Yrsa Sigurdardottir
  9. Block 46 by Johana Gustawsson
  10. Exquisite by Sarah Stovell
  11. Snowblind US Edition by Ragnar Jónasson*
  12. The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter
  13. Broken Branches by M. Jonathan Lee
  14. The Boy on the Bridge by M. R. Carey
  15. Blue Gold by David Barker
  16. Trust Me by Angela Clarke
  17. Age of Assassins by RJ Barker
  18. Snowblind Signed 1st Edition by Ragnar Jónasson*
  19. Dying to Live by Michael Stanley
  20. Wolves in the Dark by Gunnar Staalesen
  21. Ghosts by Ed McBain
  22. Trick of the Dark by Val McDermid
  23. Sanctus by Simon Toyne
  24. Let The Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist
  25. Sanctum by Denise Mina
  26. The Wrath of Angels by John Conolly
  27. Give Me The Child by Mel McGrath
  28. The Demon of Dakar by Kjell Eriksson
  29. Trigger Mortis by Anthony Horowitz
  30. Infernal by Mark De Jager
  31. The Book of Strange New Things by Michael Faber
  32. Last Breath by Robert Bryndza
  33. No Middle Name by Lee Child
  34. The Ice by Laline Paull
  35. Nocturnal Animals by Austin Wright
  36. The City & The City by China Miéville
  37. Little Sister by Isabel Ashdown
  38. The Sixth Window by Rachel Abbott
  39. Deadly Fare by David Liscio
  40. Vanished by Kendra Elliott
  41. Nowhere to Run by C. J. Box
  42. Our Little Secret by Darren O’Sullivan
  43. Sweet Little Lies by Caz Frear
  44. Two Sisters by Kerry Wilkinson
  45. The Last Place You Look by Kristen Lepionka
  46. Each Little Lie by Tom Bale

*I clearly like Ragnar Jónasson’s books, pretty sure I have at least 5 copies of Snowblind now! 🙂

I think that’s all the books from the month of May! Pics below 🙂

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April Book Haul

Hi guys,

So, it’s time for my monthly book haul post, and I’ve been very good this month. I’ve tried to avoid book-buying, but let’s face it, I have an addiction to feed. Plus, I did what I always seem to do on the last day of the month, yep, I bought some books!

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.

Here we go…

  1. The Lost Ones by Ben Cheetham
  2. But For The Grace of God by Paul Grzegorzek
  3. Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight
  4. The Cleaner by Mark Dawson
  5. The Marriage Lie by Kimberly Belle
  6. Don’t Wake Up by Liz Lawlor
  7. The Roses of May by Dot Hutchinson
  8. Obsession by Amanda Robson
  9. Midnight Blue by Simone Van Der Vlugt
  10. If We Were Villains by M. L. Rio
  11. The Thirst by Jo Nesbo
  12. The Child by Fiona Barton
  13. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  14. The Escape by C. L. Taylor
  15. Everything But The Truth by Gillian McAllister
  16. Afterlife by Marcus Sakey
  17. I Found You by Lisa Jewell
  18. The Mayfly by James Hazel
  19. Dead Ends by Erin Lange
  20. Knights of the Borrowed Dark by Dave Rudden
  21. The Forever Court by Dave Rudden
  22. Strange The Dreamer by Laini Taylor

See!!! I told you I was good this month. I managed to read 17 books in April, so I only have a deficit of 5 books in what I took in versus how many I read, so I’m guessing this is my best month yet, but to be honest this is the first time I’ve ever actually checked books read vs. books received!

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

 

 

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!

 

The Fourth Monkey by J. D. Barker 🙈🙉🙊🐵

About the book:

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See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil…Do No Evil

Se7en meets The Silence of the Lambs in this dark and twisting novel from the author Jeffery Deaver called, “A talented writer with a delightfully devious mind.”

For over five years, the Four Monkey Killer has terrorised the residents of Chicago. When his body is found, the police quickly realise he was on his way to deliver one final message, one which proves he has taken another victim who may still be alive.

As the lead investigator Detective Sam Porter knows even in death, the killer is far from finished. When he discovers a personal diary in the jacket pocket of the body, Porter finds himself caught up in the mind of a psychopath, unraveling a twisted history in hopes of finding one last girl, all while struggling with personal demons of his own.

With only a handful of clues, the elusive killer’s identity remains a mystery. Time is running out and the Four Monkey Killer taunts from beyond the grave in this masterfully written fast-paced thriller.

The Fourth Monkey is out on June 27th and is available to pre-order NOW!!!

Amazon UK: The Fourth Monkey by J. D. Barker

Amazon US: The Fourth Monkey by J. D. Barker

About the author:

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Barker was born January 7, 1971 in Lombard, Illinois and spent the first fourteen years of his life in Crystal Lake, Illinois. A staunch introvert, he was rarely seen without a book in hand, devouring both the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew series by the age of six before moving on to classics such as the works of Dickens and Twain. The discovery of Shelley, Stoker and Poe fueled a fire and it wasn’t long before he was writing tales of his own which he shared with friends and family. These early stories centered around witches and ghosts thought to inhabit the woods surrounding their home.

At fourteen, Barker’s family relocated to Englewood, Florida, a climate better suited to his father’s profession as a contractor. He attended Lemon Bay High School and graduated in 1989. Knowing he wanted to pursue a career in the arts but unsure of a direction, he enrolled at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale where he later obtained a degree in business. While in college, one of his writing assignment found its way into the hands of Paul Gallotta of Circus Magazine. Gallotta reached out to Barker and asked him to join the staff of 25th Parallel Magazine where he worked alongside the man who would later become Marilyn Manson. Assignments dropped him into the center of pop culture and by 1991 Barker branched out, interviewing celebrities for the likes of Seventeen, TeenBeat, and other national and local publications. In 1992, Barker syndicated a small newspaper column called Revealed which centered around the investigation of haunted places and supernatural occurrences. While he often cites these early endeavors as a crash course in tightening prose, his heart remained with fiction. He began work as a book doctor and ghostwriter shortly thereafter, helping others fine tune their writing for publication. Barker has said this experience proved invaluable, teaching him what works and what doesn’t in today’s popular fiction. He would continue in this profession until 2012 when he wrote a novel of his own, titled Forsaken.

Stephen King read portions of Forsaken prior to publication and granted Barker permission to utilize the character of Leland Gaunt of King’s Needful Things in the novel. Indie-published in late 2014, the book went on to hit several major milestones – #2 on Audible (Harper Lee with Go Set a Watchman held #1), #44 on Amazon U.S., #2 on Amazon Canada, and #22 on Amazon UK. Forsaken was also nominated for a Bram Stoker Award (Best Debut Novel) and won a handful of others including a New Apple Medalist Award. After reading Forsaken, Bram Stoker’s family reached out to Barker and asked him to co-author a prequel to Dracula utilizing Bram’s original notes and journals, much of which has never been made public.

Barker’s indie success drew the attention of traditional agents and publishers and in early 2016 his debut thriller, The Fourth Monkey, sold in a series of pre-empts and auctions worldwide with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt set to publish in the U.S. and HarperCollins in the UK. The book has also sold for both film and television.

Barker splits his time between Englewood, FL, and Pittsburgh, PA, with his wife, Dayna.

My thoughts:

I was lucky enough to read and review an early copy of this book, and it’s definitely one to look out for in 2017! 

Initially, apart from the blurb and a cracking recommendation from author Lisa Hall, I didn’t know much about The Fourth Monkey. I had no real expectations going into the book, other than I had heard it was twisted, so needless to say I was looking forward to reading it.

The Fourth Monkey is a crime thriller featuring Detective Sam Porter, and it is eerily reminiscent of early Jeffrey Deaver. There are echoes of The Bone Collector whispering through the pages of this book, which is very exciting to see as it shows the author has some serious writing skills.

As usual, no plot dissection or spoilers here. The Fourth Monkey is creepy, atmospheric and completely compelling. Excellent characterisation and a twisty turny plot make this an enthralling crime thriller. I loved the concept and I think J. D. Barker has a knack for keeping the reader turning the pages.

Highly recommended!

To be in with a chance to win a draft copy of#4MK, all you have to do is get a selfie with you holding the book or proof of purchase and put it out on social media! 

Here’s the link for full details:

http://jdbarker.com/fourth-monkey-contest-win-draft-copy-upcoming-novel-4mk/

My #4MK Selfie!