October Book Haul.

12182011_10156067103210018_892541656_nI decided to share my October book haul today because I’m not expecting to get any more this month.Β I received eight books this month from publishers for review, bought one, was sent one from a friend on Instagram and I won two in a giveaway.

12071832_10156003099455018_652304729_nA friend that I met through Instagram sent me a copy of Burying Water by K.A. Tucker because she wants me to read it. She’s told me a few times how much she loves this series. I’ve never read them, or heard of them before she bought it up.

We were meant to buddy read this book this month but other books got in the way for me. Hopefully I’ll be able to get to it in November. I don’t think I’m getting more than two books for review next month so those books won’t get in the way this time.

The next book I got my mother picked. She was reading it at the start of the month but 12077483_10156014063625018_1912407639_n
then stopped. I can’t remember why. I think she got the new book, The Girl in the Spider’s Web? I think that’s what it’s called. Anyway this one got put to the side.

I’m not 100% sure what it’s about other than the war and I think I Jewish family trying to survive. I haven’t really had a proper look at it.

I think I’ll get to it before she does though. She’s kind of a slack reader.

This is the one book I bought this month.

12064239_10156019375275018_1948691798_nThe next book I received from Hachette New Zealand to review.

I’ve read a lot of John Grisham’s books but not all of them. But I haven’t read any in a few years. My mother has I think half of his books and those are the ones I used to read. One was so old and read that it was falling apart.

Anyway, I’ve read and reviewed this book already. It was released in New Zealand last week. You can read my review of Rogue Lawyer here.

I also received three books from Allen and Unwin New Zealand on the same day as12023218_10156019548710018_1616737607_n
Rogue Lawyer. I’ve read all of them now but only reviewed one, The Woman in Black and other Ghost Stories which you can read here.

I was so excited when I opened the parcel and saw Illuminae in there. I’d wanted to read it for months.

I finished The Lake House a few days ago and loved it. I’ll be putting a review of both The Lake House and Illuminae on my blog soon. I had to get my head around them both before I could get my thoughts in order. They are both pretty big books but they both had me hooked from the first few chapters.

12165798_10156029029635018_1557712008_nI requested The Jewel and The White Rose from Walker Books Australia and New Zealand. I’d wanted to read The Jewel for a while so when I saw The White Rose had been released I thought I’d ask and see if they’d let me review them.

I’ve read and reviewed The Jewel, you can check out my review here. I read The White Rose yesterday and couldn’t put it down and so I ended up reading all of it. Now I’m stuck with a horrible cliffhanger until the next book comes out. I really enjoyed them both.

I’ll be posting my review for The White Rose next week probably.

The next two books are the ones I won in a giveaway. I was so surprised to win these 12166169_10156042376945018_871402318_nbecause I totally forgot that I’d entered giveaway through rafflecopter (is that what it’s called?)

I’d actually been looking for A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms by George RR Martin the day before I was told that I’d won a copy of it with After Alice by Gregory Maguire.

I haven’t read either of these yet. I’m not sure when I’ll get to them but I’m excited to read them both. I love George RR Martin and A Song of Ice and Fire so I’m sure I’ll like AKOTSK too. After Alice sounds really interesting. I loved Alice in Wonderland when I was a kid. I might read that and Through the Looking Glass again before I pick this one up.

12167577_10156045154410018_638439747_nI received a copy of Gold Fame Citrus from Hachette New Zealand for review.

I’d never heard of this before or the author. It’s a new dystopian novel. I started it today and I’m not really sure about the ages of the main characters but I think they’re in their twenties. But again, I’m not sure.

I’m not that far in yet but from what I can tell there’s hardly any water left in America, there’s a lot of dust and some kind of list you can go on to “help your country” which sounds kind of off putting.. I’ll just have to keep reading and find out.

The last book I received in October was again from Hachette New Zealand. I’ve read all 12177820_10156061608720018_1912361791_n
Gillian Flynn’s other books so I’m looking forward to this one. I down own any of her books though.

I think my favourite was is between Dark Places and Gone Girl. Sharp Objects was disturbing but predictable. I figured out the ‘mystery’ in that one early in the book. But the other two kind of had me guessing, especially Gone Girl. That was an awesome twist.

The Grownup is a short story, I think written for George RR Martin if I’m remembering correctly. It’s just over 60 pages so won’t take me long to read. Both The Grownup and Gold Fame Citrus are out in November, the third I think. I hope to have them both read by then.

That’s my haul for October. I don’t expect to get as many next month. I think two books are coming from Hachette New Zealand but that’s all I’m aware of. I don’t think I’ll get any more than those.

I just want to thank the all the publishing companies who sent me books this month. I am so happy I can review books for you πŸ™‚

Have you read any of these? What’s your favourite book you got in October? Leave me a comment and let me know.

– Aimee.

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