Happy Sunday everyone! It was almost a month ago that I posted a book haul update, so I thought I would catch you up on the most recent additions to my collection since then. These wouldn't be possible without gift cards, memberships, and the library!
A couple of weeks ago I stopped by Barnes and Noble armed with a gift card or two, coupons, and a membership. I think I walked out of that store with the best deal - I left with three new hardbacks that I had been interested in which were each inexplicably 60% off for members! The really interesting thing - I also saw copies of these on the regular shelves that weren't on sale.
A Passage to Shambhala (The Explorers Guild #1) by Kevin Costner and Jon Baird, Illustrated by Rick Ross - Released October 20, 2015
Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits by David Wong - Released October 6, 2015
The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson - Released September 15, 2015
Using gift cards that I had won in the past for Amazon, I picked up a few titles that I've been looking forward to as well.
The Demon's Lexicon (The Demon's Lexicon #1) by Sarah Rees Brennan - I've heard it's good for fans of Supernatural or Buffy the Vampire Slayer, so obviously I'm interested.
The Mime Order (The Bone Season #2) by Samantha Shannon - I loved the first book in this series and I'm excited to get to the next novel.
Nevermore (Cal Leandros #10) by Rob Thurman - This is the newest installment of one of my favorite urban fantasy series. I still need to read the ninth in the series, but this way I'll have two to read back-to-back.
Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen - This author's newest release happened to be on sale for the January sale at my favorite local bookstore. When I paid, the owner was very surprised to see that she had placed it on the sale cart! Contemporary isn't my go-to genre, but I have liked what Dessen I've read in the past.
I'd say I've had a pretty good Christmas/ New Year's in books. Since those were purchased with Christmas money and gift cards - I had quite a haul.
A coworker and I will sometimes swap books - usually historical fiction. She's recently let me borrow From Dust and Ashes (World War II Liberators #1) by Tricia Goyer and Year of Impossible Goodbyes (Year of Impossible Goodbyes #1) by Sook Nyul Choi. Earlier we had both read Night Song, the second in Goyer's series, and it was fantastic, so I'm looking forward to reading another installment of the series. As for Choi's young adult historical fiction, she gave it high praise and noted that it's partially autobiographical. I'll be interested in getting around to this story about a lesser known part of World War II's history.
Now, I almost always have a little something on my library hold list. Of course, this past Friday most of them came in at once. I was a little surprised since some arrived so early because there was a bit of a wait list for them the last I had checked.
Lumberjanes, Vol. 1: Beware the Kitten Holy by Noelle Stevenson - Since I read Nimona, I've absolutely needed to get my hands on more of her work. Now my chance has come!
Saga, Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughan, Illustrated by Fiona Staples - I've been told time and time again how amazing this is - it's time to check it out for myself!
I also picked up some music and a movie - I was introduced to Little Green Cars by Brigid @ Brigid Writes Things during my weekly meme Music Monday. I enjoyed what she shared enough that I wanted to listen to their first album, Absolute Zero. I've been listening to it and I'm liking this Irish indie rock band's sound.
So, have you read, listened to, or watched any of these? Do you have any recommendations for which I should read first? All comments are appreciated and I will try to respond to each and every one!