Sometimes I feel the more books I buy, the less I actually read. I am taking a break from subscription boxes other than Illumicrate. I did get the anniversary FairyLoot mostly because I am still gutted I missed the dragonscale scarf and I didn’t want to miss another one (although in the end, the scarf wasn’t as good as last year’s).

Physical Books Bought

A few pre-orders and several books out of subscription boxes make up the bulk of these ones. I read Obsidio immediately, sometimes I wish I had it in me to read all my books that way, but usually they go on the shelves for a few weeks, months, years…

Obsidio by Amie Kaufman + Jay Kristoff
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
Other Minds by Peter Godfrey-Smith
American War by Omar El Akkad
Once Broken Faith by Seanan McGuire
Improbable Botany by various
The Smoke Thieves by Sally Green (Illumicrate)
Blood and Sand by C.V. Wyk (Illumicrate)
State of Sorrow by Melinda Salisbury (FairyLoot)
Far from the Tree by Robin Benway (Wildest Dreams)

Review Books

I just finished I Still Dream so keep your eye out for a glowing review this week!

I Still Dream by James Smythe (HarperCollins)
Elefant by Martin Suter (HarperCollins)
Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward (Bloomsbury)

Ebooks Bought

I mean, at least these aren’t taking up any physical space, but do I really need so much material for the half an hour a day I spend on the train? I did read three of these in the same month as purchasing them, so that’s progress of a sort.

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
Red Clocks by Leni Zumas
The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell
Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher
Cat Among the Pigeons by Agatha Christie
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzie Lee
Three Things About Elsie by Joanna Cannon
Landmarks by Robert MacFarlane
Under the Pendulum Sun by Jeannette Ng
Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters by Matt Ridley
My Name is Leon by Kit de Waal
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
How to Hang a Witch Adriana Mather