June and July Book Haul 2018

Hey guys,

So I didn’t realize this until a week ago, but I didn’t actually do a June book haul. I’ve decided to do this month and last months haul in one post because of that, so it may look big, but it’s only because they’re together 🤣

For anyone that doesn’t know, this post is a list of the books that I’ve gotten during the months of June and July. It includes Netgalley, bought books and proofs that were sent to me. Also, this one includes all the books that I got while I attended Theakston’s Crime Festival at Harrogate recently. I’ll do a separate post about attending Harrogate when I get the chance but as it’s school holidays, I don’t know when that will be!

Without further ado, here’s what I’ve gotten since June 1st…

  1. Nightflyers by George RR Martin
  2. The Thinnest Air by Minka Kent
  3. Mageborn by Stephen Aryan
  4. The Wrong Side of Goodbye by Michael Connelly
  5. Vanishing Girls by Lisa Regan
  6. And So It Begins by Rachel Abbott
  7. Blood Lines by Angela Marsons
  8. Overkill by Vanda Symon
  9. Resin by Ann Riel
  10. Believe Me by JP Delaney
  11. A Steep Price by Robert Dugoni
  12. A Thousand Perfect Notes by CG Drews
  13. Light Years by Kass Morgan
  14. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
  15. Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
  16. Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
  17. The Court of Broken Knives by Anna Smith Spark
  18. The Bitter End by Ann Evans and Robert D Tysall
  19. Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter
  20. The Murder of Harriet Monkton by Elizabeth Haynes
  21. About A Girl by Lindsay Kelk
  22. Too Much Time by Lee Child
  23. Ink by Alice Broadway
  24. The Tall Man by Phoebe Locke
  25. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
  26. Ravencry by Ed McDonald
  27. Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghard
  28. Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
  29. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo (ebook)
  30. The Afterlife of Walter Augustus by Hannah Lynn
  31. The Life Changing Magic of Tidying by Marie Kondo
  32. The Bastard Legion by Gavin Smith
  33. The Bastard Legion: Friendly Fire by Gavin Smith
  34. Rosewater by Tade Thompson
  35. Aftershock by Adam Hamdy
  36. The Sisters of Winter Wood by Rena Rossner
  37. One of Us by Craig Di Louie
  38. Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig
  39. The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
  40. Mort by Terry Pratchett
  41. A Killer’s Mind by Mike Omer
  42. Snowblind (ebook) by Ragnar Jónasson
  43. Dark Sacred Night by Michael Connelly
  44. The Hangman’s Hold by Michael Wood
  45. After The Fire by Will Hill
  46. Hunting Annabelle by Wendy Heard
  47. Foe by Iain Reid
  48. The Edge of Sanity by Chris Thomas
  49. The Puppet Show by M. W. Craven
  50. A Noise Downstairs by Linwood Barclay
  51. Past Tense by Lee Child
  52. All That Remains by Sue Black
  53. The Bus on Thursday by Shirley Barrett
  54. Match Up edited by Lee Child
  55. The Devil’s Claw by Laura Dearman
  56. Hydra by Matt Wesolowski
  57. The Bone Keeper by Luca Veste
  58. Palm Beach Finland by Antti Tuomainen
  59. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
  60. To Catch A Killer by Emma Kavanagh
  61. Him by Clare Empson
  62. The Lost by Hanna Jameson
  63. The Secrets You Hide by Kate Helm
  64. The Dangerous Kind by Deborah O’Connor
  65. Degrees of Guilt by HS Chandler
  66. Her Name Was Rose by Claire Allen
  67. Jess Castle and the Eyeballs of Death by MB Vincent
  68. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

 

I’m sure I have other photos somewhere, but I cant find them this morning! 🙂

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

Until next time…

May 2018 Book Haul

Hi guys,

So I’m a few days late with this one as I had a couple of things on the blog, and today (Monday) is a bank holiday here too so I just didn’t get a chance to do up the post until now.

*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 without further ado, here are the books that I’ve added to my shelves and Kindle over the last month:

  1. Pressure by Betsy Reavley
  2. Lorali by Laura Dockrill
  3. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas*
  4. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas*
  5. A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas*
  6. A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas
  7. Shattermoon by Dominic Dulley
  8. Adrift by Rob Boffard
  9. The Island by M. A. Bennett
  10. Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp
  11. The Chemist by Stephanie Meyer
  12. The Lake of Dead Languages by Carol Goodman
  13. The Dying Detective by Leif G. W. Persson
  14. I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
  15. 84K by Claire North
  16. Safe by Ryan Gattis
  17. The Call by Peadar O’Guilín
  18. The Surface Breaks by Louise O’Neill
  19. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
  20. The Endless King by Dave Rudden
  21. Noirville Anthology by Various
  22. Problems by Jade Sharma
  23. Skin Deep by Liz Nugent
  24. Rhyming Rings by David Gemmell
  25. Hidden by Emma Kavanagh
  26. Beartown by Fredrik Backman
  27. Nemesis by Brendan Reichs
  28. The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness
  29. The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
  30. After He’s Gone by Jane Isaac
  31. Absolution by Paul Hardisty
  32. The Party by Elizabeth Day
  33. The Last Librarian by Brandt Legg
  34. The Woman In Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
  35. The Gods of Love by Nicola Mostyn
  36. Dead is Better by Jo Perry
  37. The Similars by Rebecca Hanover
  38. You Saw Too Much by Adam icholls and Jay Nadel
  39. The Extinction Trials by S. M. Wilson
  40. Cause To Kill by Blake Pierce
  41. The Priest of Blood by Douglas Clegg
  42. Trust No One by Anthony Mosawi
  43. The Puppet Show by M. W. Craven
  44. This Is How It Ends by Eva Dolan
  45. Bermuda by Robert Enright
  46. First We Make The Beast Beautiful by Sarah Wilson
  47. The Devil’s Half Mile by Paddy Hirsch
  48. Pond Scum by Michael Lilly
  49. Sabriel by Garth Nix
  50. World After by Susan Ee
  51. The Ruin by Dervla McTiernan
  52. What She Left by T. R. Richmond
  53. Caraval by Stephanie Garber
  54. Unrest by Jesper Stein
  55. A Man of Shadows by Jeff Noon
  56. Broken Bones by Angela Marsons
  57. Seven Bridges by LJ Ross

 

 

 

 

 

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So, there you have it. A bigger haul than usual, but some beautiful books in there. Have you read any? Would you read any? Do let me know in the comments!

Until next time…

🙂

March 2018 Book Haul

Better late than never, eh? 🙂

*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.

I have been pretty restrained lately with my book-buying, and I’ve been using the Borrowbox app when possible too. Borrowing library books is great, especially if you’re unsure as to whether you will enjoy the book or not! Anyway, I digress. On to the list…

  1. The Truth and Lies of Ella Black by Emily Barr
  2. Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow
  3. Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane
  4. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
  5. Shadowblack by Sebastian de Cassell
  6. Buried Lies by Kristina Ohlsson
  7. Bring Me Flowers by D. K Hood
  8. Everless by Sara Holland
  9. The Perfect Girlfriend by Karen Hamilton
  10. Crow Moon by Anna McKerrow
  11. Exhibit Alexandra by Natasha Bell
  12. The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens
  13. Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
  14. The Last Policeman by Ben H. Winters
  15. Fault Lines by Doug Johnstone
  16. Only Wrong Once by Jennifer Ruff
  17. Noirville Anthology by Fahrenheit Press Authors
  18. Those Above by Daniel Polansky
  19. The Rabbit Hunter by Lars Kepler
  20. The Fear by C. L. Taylor
  21. Blackfish City by Sam J. Miller
  22. The Defiant Heir by Melissa Caruso
  23. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
  24. The Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton
  25. The Darkness by Ragnar Jónasson
  26. Skin Deep by Liz Nugent
  27. Persons Unknown by Susie Steiner
  28. Into The Water by Paula Hawkins
  29. The Lost Letters of William Woolf by Helen Cullen
  30. The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager
  31. Motherland by G. D. Abson

So, 31 books. Not too bad at all, considering my March 2017 book haul total was 78!!!

Have you read any of these? Would you? I know there are some on there I am dying to get to, but a reading slump has hit so it will be a while before I pick them up!

Until next time… 🙂

 

 

 

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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… 🙂

 

Grist Mill Road by Christopher J. Yates

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About the book:

The year is 1982, the setting an Edenic hamlet some 90 miles north of New York City. There, among the craggy rock cliffs and glacial ponds of timeworn mountains, three friends—Patrick, Matthew and Hannah— are bound together by a single, terrible, and seemingly senseless crime. Twenty six years later, in New York City, living lives their younger selves could never have predicted, the three meet again–with even more devastating results.

Click HERE to order your copy!

My thoughts:

Grist Mill Road was a book I had liked the look of on Netgalley so I was delighted to be approved to read it. It wasn’t what I was expecting, but I really enjoyed the change of pace with this one.

The book jumps back and forward in time between Patrick, Matthew and Hannah and recounts a terrible event in 1982 versus how they are living their respective lives twenty six years later.

Character is key with this one. Each character has their own stuff going on, and I liked how the author managed to give the reader little bits of information on each throughout the book without actually giving away too much. The three characters are well-developed too, and they all have their own unique voices. Their pasts are intricately linked, and the author does a great job of tying it all together.

This is less of a whodunnit and more of a whydunnit. The reader learns early on what happened, and then gets all sides of the story as the book progresses. It takes a bit of time to get there though, but ultimately, the journey is well worth it.

Grist Mill Road is more thoughtful than your usual crime thrillers. It’s not as punchy, and it focuses on character development more than the actual crime itself. I really enjoyed the story, not least because it was a welcome change of pace from the norm for me.

Recommended for sure!

 

The Memory Chamber by Holly Cave

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*Many thanks to the publishers for my review copy!

About the book:

YOU ARE GOING TO DIE. 
YOU CAN PRESERVE A HANDFUL OF SPECIAL MEMORIES FOR EVER. 
WHICH ONES WOULD YOU CHOOSE?

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True death is a thing of the past. Now you can spend the rest of eternity re-living your happiest memories: that first kiss, falling in love, the birth of your children, enjoyed on loop for ever and ever.

Isobel is a Heaven Architect, and she helps dying people create afterlives from these memories. So when she falls for Jarek, one of her terminal – and married – clients, she knows that while she cannot save him, she can create the most beautiful of heavens, just for him.

But when Jarek’s wife is found dead, Isobel uncovers a darker side of the world she works within, and she can trust no one with what she finds…

Published by Quercus in February, you can pre-order your copy by clicking the link below:

The Memory Chamber by Holly Cave

My thoughts:

Imagine you could employ someone to build you a Heaven. A place designed completely from your memories and thoughts. Would you do it? In The Memory Chamber, that’s what Holly Cave is selling. The happiest of memories to tide you over in Heaven, that you can re-live forever. It’s definitely an intriguing concept.

In The Memory Chamber, we meet Heaven Architect Isobel. Its her job to create your Heaven. When she meets and subsequently falls for her client, Jarek, that’s where the problems arise. Initially, she wants to create the best Heaven for him, but when his wife is found dead, it opens up a can of worms both professionally and personally for Isobel.

What follows is quite a dark journey through a world that we know, but we don’t know. There is much more to being a Heaven Architect than we are initially told, and from there the story goes in quite an unusual direction.

The Memory Chamber has a very unique and original concept at its core. I love the idea that you could create this for yourself for when you die, but alas, it’s not real! The characters are interesting, and the story is nicely paced. A few twists and turns to be found, but the USP for this is definitely the concept.

I really enjoyed this one. I flew through it in a day because I needed to know what happened! It is definitely an intriguing read!

Recommended for sure!