I thought it would be fun to share the book binge I’ve been on lately, which is actually a little overwhelming…oops! One can never have to many books though right. Right?
Let’s start with the huge bookoutlet haul that came earlier in the week. In June they were having their big ‘scratch and dent’ sale so I was able to snag some great titles for under $35.00. I’ve already read Hidden Bodies but wanted a copy of my own. I will link each book to their Goodreads page below:
Christine by Stephen King – The master of horror weaves together a story of a possessed 1958 red-and-white Fury and hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.
Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes – This book was SO good. I love Joe Goldberg and this is a follow up to You. I’ve already talked about these books a few times on my blog. I definitely plan to re-read both of these books and I’m pumped for the premier of the show coming September 9th!
The Third Twin by C.J. Omololu – Okay I will admit, if you’ve read Hidden Bodies then chances are you know why this title caught my attention. But the synopsis of the book actually sounded pretty interesting. “Identical twins. Identical DNA. Identical suspects. It’s Pretty Little Liars meets Revenge in this edge-of-your-seat thriller with a shocking twist.”
The Way of Sorrows by Jon Steele – I actually did not realize that this was book three of a trilogy, I just thought it sounded really interesting. So I need to scoop up the other two books before I can read this one. It’s a fantasy novel and this book counts down the dwindling hours between humanity and the apocalypse. Evil goons, eternal angels, protectors of paradise…sounds pretty damn good!
I’m Traveling Alone by Samuel Bjork – This is the first book in the Holger Munch & Mia Kruger series. It’s a dark nordic noir set in Norway and a young girl is found hanging lifeless from a tree. She’s dressed in strange doll’s’ clothes with an airline tag around her neck that says “I’m traveling alone.”
The Owl Always Hunts at Night by Samuel Bjork – And this is the second book, same detectives but a whole new case. When I read the blurbs for these two books, they instantly gave me Mo Hayder vibes who happens to be one of my very favorite authors. Dark, disturbing and edge of your seat suspense.
Extreme Makeover by Dan Wells – This is by the same author of ‘I Am Not a Serial Killer’ which I have on my kindle (but of course, haven’t read yet). This is a satirical suspense about a health & beauty company that accidentally develops a hand lotion that can overwrite your DNA. I’ve seen reviews that claim this is laugh-out-loud funny while being terrifying all at the same time so I’m really looking forward to this one.
Hook’s Tale by John Leonard Pielmeier – I’m starting this one over the weekend for the #24in28 Readathon which is where you read for 24 hours out of the 48 hour period. Hook’s Tale is a retelling of the story of Captain Hook and I’ve really come to enjoy these types of books. I recently read Lost Boy: The True Story of Captain Hook by Christina Henry which was pretty dark so I can’t wait to see what this one’s all about.
The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid – This is YA/Science Fiction and I had seen other reviews around the web and Instagram and so my interest was peaked. It follows Nemesis who is a Diabolic. Created to protect a galactic Senator’s daughter, Sidonia. There’s no one Nemesis wouldn’t kill to keep her safe. But when the power-mad Emperor summons Sidonia to the galactic court as a hostage, there is one way for Nemesis to protect Sidonia. She must become her.
The Passenger by Lisa Lutz – This is a story about a woman who walks in to find her dead husband who apparently fell down the stairs. Instead of calling 911, she backs up her bags, clears out her accounts and takes off. Totally normal.
By Gaslight by Steven Price – This is a historical-suspense novel written in the same tradition as Michael Faber’s The Crimson Petal and the White which I read years ago and loved! Here’s a piece of the blurb from goodreads:
Epic in scope, brilliantly conceived, and stunningly written, Steven Price’s By Gaslight is a riveting, atmospheric portrait of two men on the brink. Moving from the diamond mines of South Africa to the battlefields of the Civil War, the novel is a journey into a landscape of grief, trust, and its breaking, where what we share can bind us even against our darker selves.
And of course if that weren’t enough I just ordered two books from Amazon that I told myself I would wait for but they were on sale so I had to! My willpower is weak.
The Poppy War by R.F. Kaung is so hot right now and since I’ve been in the mood for a fantasy novel, I simply couldn’t get this one out of my brain.
I decided to just go ahead and pull the trigger and buy it now even though I probably won’t get around to it until September.
Apparently it’s pretty dark (which is okay with me because I love dark) and follows a girl named Rin who gets into the prestigious military school, Sinegard.
While she’s there she discovers that she possesses some shamanic powers that could prove to be the only way to save her people as the Third Poppy War is only a spark away.
Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young is another book that I’ve really been wanting to read and I’m seriously missing my show Vikings so I’m hoping this will fill that void in my life.
This is a YA/Fantasy novel that follows seventeen-year-old warrior, Eelyn. She fights alongside her Aska clansman in an ancient rivalry against the Riki clan. Her life is brutal but simple: fight and survive. Until one day she sees the impossible – her brother, fighting with the enemy – the brother she watched die five years ago.
Man this sounds so good! I’ve seen some pretty mixed reviews on this so I’m not sure what to expect.
Bad ass warrior women, not sure how you can go wrong there.
Amazon Prime Day Haul
The majority of these books I scored for free during the Prime Day deals: The Bloodlands Collection, The King Tides, Whisper Me This and A Killer’s Mind where all free. The other books were discounted to $.99 or $1.99 so I scooped them up. And What Remains of Her by Eric Rickstad I won from Goodreads (because apparently people really do win those Giveaways).
So that about wraps it up! I did receive some ARC’s from NetGalley and Publishers as well this month but I’ll save those for the reviews. I’ve pretty much overwhelmed myself with the amount of new books I’ve managed to accumulate this month! Whew!
What about you? Have you scored some new reads this month that you’re really excited to read?
Have a great weekend and happy reading!