I have a pretty small book haul for the last three weeks, which is fine with me:-) I’m continuing to curb my requests through the end of the year, although there have been a BUNCH of tempting things pop up on NetGalley lately, and I am waiting on several approvals still. But I’m pretty excited about these new additions to the pile:
Physical books for review:
I’ve discovered a wonderful source for collectible, signed UK editions of books: Goldsboro Books. How to Stop Time is my third or fourth purchase from them, and yes, the prices are heftier than if I just bought it from Amazon or The Book Depository, but I like the idea of supporting a brick and mortar bookstore, plus many of their books are signed. I’ve heard some good things about Matt Haig’s latest, so I decided to check it out. Plus extra special—it won’t come out in the U.S. until next February.
Several awesome books arrived from Orbit Books, three to be exact! The Stone Sky by N. K. Jemisin is the final book in her award-winning trilogy (as if there is anyone reading this that doesn’t know that!). I’ve seen some really good reviews for Anna Smith Spark’s The Court of Broken Knives, and I’m dying to see what all the hype is about. And a surprise from Orbit arrived just this week, a book that I’ve had on my Goodreads TBR for a while, A Secret History of Witches by Louisa Morgan. It’s got awesome reviews already, and I can’t wait to dive in! Thank you Orbit!!
And finally, I was thrilled when my copy of The Clockwork Dynasty by Daniel H. Wilson arrived from Wunderkind PR and Doubleday! Many of my blogger friends have already read this and loved it.
Digital books for review:
First, please appreciate the beauty of this amazing group of colorful books! Don’t you want to read them all?
I had to grab Under the Pendulum Sun by Jeannette Ng when it popped up on NetGalley the other day. After all, I did feature it as a Waiting on Wednesday pick!
Ruin of Angels by Max Gladstone was also a no-brainer. Although I’m a bit behind with his Craft Sequence, there isn’t really any hard and fast rules about what order to read these books in. And thanks to Tor.com, I was approved for the NetGalley version of the book. I’m really struggling with the Tor.com downloads that are usually offered. I’ve never been fond of Adobe Reader, and lately I haven’t been able to get my tablet software to work, which is one reason I haven’t been reviewing very many Tor.com novellas. So every time one appears on NetGalley, I immediately request it! (Also, I have to say I’m confused: is it Ruin of Angels or The Ruin of Angels? The cover says one thing, and Goodreads says another.)
Gluttony Bay by Matt Wallace is the sixth book in his Sin du Jour series. I’m behind! I still need to read book #5, Greedy Pigs. Gluttony Bay doesn’t come out for a few months, so I have time. All the covers of this hysterically funny novella series have very unsettling images. There’s something about food on covers that creeps me out…
And thanks again to Tor.com for approving my request of these last two novellas on NetGalley: Starfire: A Red Peace by Spencer Ellsworth and The Twilight Pariah by Jeffrey Ford. The reading experience will be much more pleasurable thanks to me being able to read them on my Kindle:-)