Going through the bookshelf I’ve been keenly aware about how many books I have waiting to be read and how slowly it takes for me to get through them. So I only went book hunting twice and got the bare minimum. No new ARCs or giveaway wins and I’m saving my new-book budget for this fall.
August 3rd Haul
- Legend by Marie Lu (Legend #1)
- Righteous Fury by Markus Heitz
- Into The Labyrinth by Weis & Hickman (Death Gate #6)
- The Seventh Gate by Weis & Hickman (Death Gate #7)
- The Dragons at War edited by Weis & Hickman (Dragonlance Collection)
- Relics and Omens edited by Weis & Hickman (Dragonlance Collection)
- The Dark Queen by Michael & Teri Williams (Dragonlance, Villians #6)
- The Mantle of Kendis-Dai by Weis & Hickman (Starshield #1)
I’ve heard really good things about Marie Lu’s Legend series. Righteous Fury was probably a mistake but it’s too late now……but it looks interesting. The rest are Weis & Hickman or Dragonlance books so they’re on my default buy.
August 25th Haul
- Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson (Alcatraz #1)
- Alcatraz Versus the Scrivener’s Bones by Brandon Sanderson (Alcatraz #2)
- Alcatraz Versus the Knights of Crystallia by Brandon Sanderson (Alcatraz #3)
- Guts by Gary Paulsen
- The Ironwood Tree by Tony DiTerlizzi & Holly Black (Spiderwick #4)
- The Wrath of Mulgarath by Tony DiTerlizzi & Holly Black (Spiderwick #5)
I did really good with this trip. It helped that there was pretty much nothing there, but I’ll take it as a mark of self control. The Alcatraz series is amazing and Sanderson so they were a great find. Guts by Gary Paulsen is a behind the writing of Hatchet and Brian’s Saga with the real life stories and experiences that went into them. Lastly, Spiderwick Chronicles that I just read this month and want to keep around for kids.
Our apartment complex had a book swap so I took a bunch of the books I was planning to rehome and picked up The Count of Monte Cristo. Honestly, I don’t know if I’ll ever get around to reading it but it was literally the only thing there worth considering. (The whole book swap was a flop.)