Another month of me thinking I barely got any new books when this post clearly proves otherwise! Let’s take a look at the damage…

Physical Books Bought

The Wayward Children books are now auto buys and I pre-ordered the latest which is super pretty. I’ve also been waiting for a few books to be out in paperback before I buy them. I so often buy hardbacks and then don’t read them for years, it seems a bit wasteful unless they are nice editions.

Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
How to Stop Time by Matt Haig
On the Noodle Road by Jen Lin-Liu
The Truth and Lies of Ella Black by Emily Barr (Wildest Dreams)
Dead of Winter by Gerri Brightwell (Ninja Book Box)

I am planning on cutting down on subscription boxes, I only narrowly avoided getting three in February only because Illumicrate has been delayed. I think Illumicrate is the one I’m most likely to continue with, I have generally loved the book selections and there is variety in the extras. Plus the quarterly model works best for me. I do still get PawPost for Scully but she easily gets through all the treats each month!

Review Books

I loved Winter Damage so I was pretty happy to get a copy of Natasha Carthew’s new book in the post. I’m also looking forward to dipping into the British Library’s new classic science fiction anthologies. I got a wish granted for Children of Blood and Bone on NetGalley but I might just wait for my pre-order to turn up. I think I wished for it sometime last year…

Moonrise by various (British Library)
Lost Mars by various (British Library)
All Rivers Run Free by Natasha Carthew (Quercus)
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi (Macmillan)

Ebooks Bought

A few wishlist books popped up in the half term sale and The Ninth Rain was a freebie. I also think something weird was going on when I bought Hero at the Fall because I’m convinced Amazon told me it was book two, and I wondered how on earth I’d managed to buy books one and three in a trilogy. Turns out it was wrong, or I’m losing my marbles. Anyway, I’ve just started the trilogy and so far I am loving it so I’m sure it was worth purchasing…

Hero at the Fall by Alwyn Hamilton
The Ninth Rain by Jen Williams
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
The Murders of Molly Southbourne by Tade Thompson
The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
Sourdough by Robin Sloan