I did surprisingly well in May when it comes to hauling books. I say surprisingly, because The Husband and I did go to Amsterdam where we visited the Waterstones – and I have never left that without a stack of book. This time it was The Husband leaving with a stack though… my birthday is coming up, so I pointed out a few books to him I would like and he was kind enough to get some of them for me. Those will be appear in my June book haul though. I did get a discount code for Bookdepository which I ended up using on a preorder and a book which I have read via audio but wanted a physical edition of.
The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch was a bit of a disappointment compared to the rest of the series, but I still wanted a physical copy of it. One, because it may be the most beautiful cover I have seen in a long time. And two, because I have physical editions of the first and second book and I am a completionist?
I have started to use Scribd, so I figured I would include the books I downloaded on there in my book hauls as well. I already read all of these, and you can find my thoughts on them in my May Wrap Up. Countdown City is the second book following The Last Policeman, and I listened to it on the road to and from our little holiday. This series takes place several months before an asteroid strike that will wipe out mankind. Hell Ship – The Flying Dutchman by is a book I picked up for a reading challenge. It tells the story of the only survivor of the Fortuyn, aka The Flying Dutchman. House of Silence is a book that been on my want-to-read list for a long time. It follows a young woman who witnesses her fiancé murder someone. To avoid having to marry him she feigns insanity to be put in a sanatorium. Here she befriends Mrs Lincoln. And lastly European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman by Theodora Goss. This is the second book of the Athena Club, which consists of the female characters of classic scifi and horror stories – for example the daughters of Jeckyll and Hyde, Moreau’s puma and the bride of Frankenstein’s Adam. In this second book the ladies meet up with Irene Adler in Vienna, rescue Van Helsing’s daughter and go on an errand for Mina Murray in Budapest.
My Audible credit was spend on Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow, the second book in the Nevermoor series. I loved the first book, and just can no longer wait for the second book to come out in the right print. So I picked it up on audio and am looking forward to listening to it this summer.
And lastly the two audible originals I picked up in May: More Bedtime Stories for Cynics and Black Crow, White Snow. I don’t know to much about either of them. The first one I believe is pretty much what the title says. Basically, I saw Patrick Stewart was one of the narrators so I picked it up. If I remember correct Black Crow, White Snow is set on a ship, in a world where gender roles are reversed. Could be good…
So those are the books I picked up in May. Reviews will be going up within three months, if they are not already.
Have you read any of these? What did you think of them?
Hoping you are having a wonderful day,