March Book Haul (2016)
So, here is my monthly book haul of everything I’ve either been given or bought myself. I’ve got quite a few advanced copies this month so I’ll start there first!
The first book I’ve got in my pile is Sunday’s Talking on the Phone with Monday by Christine Reilly. I was told that this title is based off a Beatle’s song, which is pretty cool. I’m probably not gonna get to this one until the summer when I’m feeling more like reading whimsical books. It’s about a multi-generational family that lives under one roof and has hints of some mental sickness.
The next one is Iris and Ruby by Rosie Thomas. This book takes place during WWII, which has been pretty popular lately by authors. I’m excited to read this since it takes place in Cairo during that time period; which I haven’t seen yet.
The Killing Lessons by Saul Black seemed something that isn’t my norm. It’s a mystery/suspense book. I’m planning on going into this blind, but I did manage to find out that this is the penn name for Glen Duncan.
My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix seemed interesting. I’m intrigued on what this book is to bring, I’m probably going to compare it to The Merciless because it has similar characteristics. I’ll try to post a review when it’s closer to it’s release date (May 2016).
Ice Diaries: An Antarctic Memoir by Jean McNeil. It’s a memoir of her trip down into the Antarctica is documented. It’s gonna be a pretty cool read to see what goes on down there and stuff.
Desert Boys by Chris McCormick. From what I’ve gathered from it’s goodreads page is that it’s a coming-of-age story that takes place in San Francisco. There also isn’t much talk about it at all. It does come out soonish (May 2016), I’ll post my review of it around then!
Chasing the North Star by Robert Morgan. This book is a historical fiction about a slave, Jonah, who runs away on his eighteenth birthday in 1850. I’ve been interested in reading more books that take place in different wars and centuries before mine. This looks promising from the goodreads reviews I was peeking at.
The Quality of Silence by Rosamund Lupton. From what I’m gathering from the synopsis is that this is a thriller/suspense novel that takes place in Alaska. The daughter, Ruby, is deaf and they, her mother and her, are looking for her father.
The Glass Houses (Morganville Vampires #1) by Rachel Caine. This story is about Claire, who is a college freshman at the age of 16. She decides to go into this house after she has a horrible time at the dorms on campus. I’m been seeing this compared to Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. I’ve been wanting to read that series for a while since I’ve seen the movie.
Identical by Ellen Hopkins. “How Kaeleigh and Raeanne figure out just what it means to be whole again when their entire world has been torn to shreds is the guts and heart of this powerful, disturbing, and utterly remarkable book.” I couldn’t find a better way to explain the topic of this book, but I think this sums it up.
The Summoning (Darkest Powers #1) by Kelley Armstrong. I was recommended this series from my friend Madison. She said that I had to read it because it was that amazing. The summary is that the main character, Chloe Saunders, can see ghosts and is locked up in a troubled teen home. That was an amazing catch for me since I enjoy these types of books.
Taken at Dusk by C.C. Hunter. This is the third book in the Shadows Fall series. I own the bind-up of the first two, so at least I can now marathon it if I feel like it. I’m not going to post what it’s about other than Shadows Falls is a camp for teens with supernatural powers.
Voyager (Outlander #3) by Diana Gabaldon. The third book in the series of outrageously long books (it’s over a thousand pages). But this is also a book in a series, so I’m not gonna be posting spoilers. Sorry.
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. I’m slightly embarrassed to say I’ve never read this or seen the movie. But here’s the synopsis via goodreads. “Hapless hero Arthur Dent travels the galaxy with his intrepid pal Ford Prefect, getting into horrible messes and generally wreaking hilarious havoc.“
The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks. Do I really need to say anything more than it’s a contemporary novel?
Starters by Lissa Price. It’s a dystopian duology about how seniors can rent bodies of younger people for payments. It sounds slightly weird, but I’m down to read new dystopian books whenever they fall into my lap.
That is everything for this month that I either have received or bought or grabbed from one of the little free libraries in the parks. I will try to post reviews of the books I said I would when I read them!