My to-be-read pile just keeps on increasing. I still have hundreds of books on my shelf (physical copy and e-books) that needs to be read and here I am with another big book haul for this month of April. I would also like to say that I am one of those people who will buy two different editions of the same book (i.e hardcover, paperback, e-book). Moreover, some of the books on this haul I have read, though I didn’t own before. So behold my book haul (34 in total) for the month. I’d say it’s a little bit of everything.
I’ve heard good things about this series and when I saw that the books were on sale I knew I just had to buy. Twenty-two bucks for a boxed set of the entire series is a pretty good deal in my opinion.
Having read the mixed reviews on Goodreads this series seems like it will be a “hit” or “miss”. Regardless, I want to give it a chance. Hopefully it will not disappoint.
I recall having Holes read to me by my fifth grade teacher and I really enjoyed the book so I knew I had to buy it. I would say Leviathan by Scott Westerfield was one of those books that piqued my interest due to its book cover. I mean it looks so cool!
Miss Peregrines’ Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Brig
The Tale of Desperaux by Kate DiCamillo
13 Little Blue Envelopes by Mauren Johnson
Golden Compass by Philipp Pullman
Leviathan by Scott Westerfield
Holes by Louis Sachar
State of Fear by Michael Chrichton
Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King
Jester by James Patterson
Violets are Blue by James Patterson
With the exception the Gallagher series by Ally Carter these books all had movie adaptations. The only ones I haven’t watched among them is Water for Elephants and One Day. I thought the movie adaptation of Memoirs of a Geisha is as equally as good as the book; though I definitely cannot say the same for The Notebook (the movie was better!)
I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You by Ally Carter
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
One Day by David Nicholls
The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
A Christmas Carol has been on my to-read-list for a long time now so I was super excited to get a hardcover edition of the book for only a dollar at the thrift store. Other than the original story there are also bonus short Christmas stories in the book.
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
World Without End by Ken Follett
Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell
I own three versions of And Then There Were None (hardcover, e-book, and now this paperback) It’s one of my all-time favorites so I obviously had to get more than just one copy. That goes the same for The Five People You Meet In Heaven in which I had the paperback version first then I saw a cheap hardcover version so I knew I had to buy it. I also added a nonfiction book to my purchase written by Malcolm Gladwell. I read Blink but I didn’t like it. I hope Tipping Point is better this time.