December was a great month for me book wise: I got 11 new books, and didn’t pay for any of them!! For someone who doesn’t really celebrate Christmas (The Husband and I worked all of the festive period), that’s pretty decent.
Our family does celebrate Sinterklaas (a Dutch tradition similar to Christmas), and The Husband got me two amazing books (I might have picked them out myself…). Storm by Sarah Driver, book three in The Huntress trilogy, and The Wild Robot Escapes by Peter Brown, the second book in the Wild Robot series. I really loved the first books in both of these series, and will be continuing them soon soon.
And then The Husband surprised me one evening after a very long day at work with this: Skyward by Brandon Sanderson. Did I mention yet that he is Amazing? I love my Sanderson, he knows. When he saw it in the bookshop he just couldn’t leave it there, he said. And I am so so so happy.
Unnatural History by Jonathan Green had been on my Want-to-Read list for ages, and when it fitted perfectly for a reading challenge (read a book with a dino on the cover…) I decided to pick it up… only to find out I could get it for free on my Kobo. So obviously I got it. I also read it, and wrote a review on it.
In December I got an idea for a project I want to do in February, for which I went through my Want-to-Read list so I could get an idea how much the ebooks of these various books would cost me… and Into the Heart of the Talis was for free on my Kobo as well, so I immediately picked it up. I read the first book in this series and loved it, and am very excited to pick up this prequel next month.
I mentioned I love my Sanderson right? Well, guess what, he wrote a novella for Magic the Gathering, which you can pick up for free. So if you want, head over here to get your copy of Children of the Nameless.
Those of you who read my book hauls more often might know that I always include my Audible Original picks as well. This month I got Zero G by Dan Wells, and Christmas Eve 1914 by Charles Olivier. I have already listened to the latter and really enjoyed it. I really like that we get to pick these audible originals every month, it makes me read/listen to things I wouldn’t usually give a try.
Another freebie we got last month is The Christmas Hirelings by Mary Elizabeth Braddon. I haven’t picked this one up yet, I guess it will have to wait for next year.
Another unexpectedly free book I immediatly had to pick up was A Rare Book of Cunning Device by Ben Aaronovitch, book 6.5 in the Peter Grant series. I will be listening to this one next month as well, before picking up Lies Sleeping in March. I just love this series so much, I want to continue it as soon as possible but also don’t want to catch up with it.
I spent my Audible credit on Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch. I listened to the first book in the Gentleman Bastard series and immediately had to pick up the second one. I have almost finished it by now.
Those are the new books I acquired. Did you get any exciting reads?
Hoping you are having a lovely day,